Well, after all of the raving going on about Speick, I finally broke down and ordered the SC and a bar of the bath soap. It arrived last night and... man oh man I see what all the fuss was about! I truly love the scent...it is just as a lot of herbal websites descirbe the scent of the speick root: a cross between chamomile and patchouli...but even sweeter. This stuff smells great (and hats off to the gent who recommended the bath soap as it is just as wonderful as the cream, scent-wise). And as for the shaving...AWESOME. Lathered like a dream, stayed so "wet" while not runny...I think the beeswax helps as well...MMMmmm... So I must conclude that the Germans really know their shaving stuff! My favorite razor, the Merkur HD, is from germany. My favorite soap, Tabac, is from Germany. My (possibly...we'll see after a few more shaves) favorite cream is also from Germany. Sorry for the rant...I'm just very pleased with this new (to me) discovery.