I was stumbling around the mall in a 'fun meter pegged' kind of haze after my wife on mothers day(took her shopping). During hour three of this shopping hell, as I trudged along like a lame pack mule loaded with spoils of her conqests, through the mind numbing haze of it all I spotted a gleaming beacon light in our local departmant store. Yes, it was an AOS counter with the full line of products!!! I couldn't go hog wild since It was her day, so i made a speedy grab for one of the travel size tubes of unscented shave cream as the sales girl was telling me she didn't know anything about it since they only just started carrying AOS. Yesterday morning was my first experience with the AOS, I was giddy. I chose my Vulfix brush and set it to soak in hot water while I showered. Out of the shower I sqeezed an almond sized dolop into my warm bowl and it made copious amounts of goodlooking lather. Applied to the well hydrated face, and '66 flare tip with a new Merkur blade. I didn't know what to think, I was expecting Beethovens 'Ode to Joy', and I got Black Sabbaths 'War Pig'! I was Irritated and even a little burned on the neck, a weeper or two below the mouth. I had to use my styptic pencil for the first time in at least 2 years on a chin nick. I felt dejected afterwards. I've been at this for several years so I know it wasn't my prep or technique. I guess my face just don't like it.