I purchased this Musgo pre-shave soap from Alfred at Fendrihan a while ago and have been meaning to write a review for sometime. What can I say other than I was impressed by this glycerin soap. The scent of the soap is great a lemon/lime scent is a perfect balance that gets one prepared for the morning shave. It lathers well and does seem to soften the beard, I leave the lather on my face and use it as a base and then apply the initial lather of my soap or cream. I have found that the soap leaves a nice slick base that assists me during my first pass. As this soap was not expensive at all and lasts a long time I would certainly recommend it to all B&B gents.