Sorry to disagree with the naysayers but I have been using this stuff for at least four years and love it. It is not overly oily and washes off the hands easily. It is absorbed into the skin and protects the face for the shave to come. The scent is, to me, wonderful (a strong suit of Caswell-Massey), and does not last long enough to clash with the shave soap/cream I am using that day. My soaps and creams lather up beautifully (though I admit I am generally a bowl latherer) and do not deteriorate when applied to my face. Lest you think I am a Caswell-Massey fan in general, I do not particularly care for their shave soaps/creams. Quality wise and efficacy wise, this product is a winner. The only downside is the price (as with most upscale pre-shave oils). $12.00 (or even $9.00) is a ludicrous amount to pay for only 2 oz. of a product like this.