I had to get used to this scent. There's a lot of notes playing in it. At first, it smelled a bit peppery to me; now that I have become accustomed to the smell, I do like it. It's a very "manly" smell...and an old one. It's supremely easy to build a thick, creamy lather that the razor glides over. I was surprised how soft and refreshed it left my skin. This soap seems like it will last for many months. A great shaving product that will stay in my rotation. This is a hard soap that is glycerin-based. It comes in a plastic container with a srew-on top. Contains 4 ounces.