I got a sample of this shave cream (with aftershave balm) from eshave and I must admit it lathers extremely easily and does the job quite well in terms of getting a smooth, painless shave with little or no irritation. I just didn't like the scent of this one...at first when I smelled it in the jar I thought it reminded me of sushi (which at the very least intruiged me). Upon shaving with it I started to think it smelled more like the inside of a pumpkin (just after you open it up but before you scrape out the innards). Very "squashy" smelling. If you like this sort of thing, then this is the scent for you! It was at the very least interesting. It's just not my cup o' tea, I guess.