I like this cream for the price. It lathers up easily and shaves well. I would say it is slicker than most of my soaps. To date I've been exclusively a soap guy, and this is my first cream. The Patchouli smell is robust and lingers long after the shave. It is very earthy. This could be a good thing or a bad thing. Patchouli doesn't go with every aftershave or cologne in my opinion, so I only use it if I'm skipping the cologne afterwards. I'm not a huge fan of patchouli fragrance, but if you like it, you'd probably rate the scent higher than I did. The packaging is nothing to write home about, in keeping with the price. Its rather new-agey, in contrast to my own personality which tends more towards traditional conservative aesthetics.