I purchased this soap last week after an anniversary dinner with SWMBO, and I thought I would share my experience with the soap to date. It has a nice, natural lime scent, not strong at all, and the scent doesn't seem to linger long after the shave. I have attempted face and bowl lathering with my semogue 830, as well as my cheap badger brush from target, and cannot achieve anything other that a light foamy lather that offers very little protection or slickness, and dries out very quickly on the face. No matter how I load the brush, the amount of water used, or time spent lathering, the results are always the same. This morning I added a squirt of KMF lime, and finally had something usable. Overall, I would not recommend based on my experience, especially for the price. Just wanted to share, especially since there doesn't seem to be a lot of talk about C&E soaps. Anyone else had a better experience?