When reading, I met this expression about a smile, but not sure what does it means here (warm smile / gentle smile ??)
Much thanks if anyone can explain its meaning to me o/
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A bit surprisingly 大辞泉 doesn't have an entry for ほんわり, but the following two may help
ほんわりとした笑顔 means a mix of the above: relaxed, soft-looking, feeling warmth. Typical situations that come to my mind are when one is taking a bath or having a cup of tea.