You can guess that the olive oil plays a major role in the lather. It does. It makes lather but if you want to keep it, you need to shave within 3 minutes (that's 3 passes). By the third pass, I only have a transparent film of lather.
The product still works if you want to shave, the scent is practically non-existent. There's one but nothing very distinctive. Something olive oil/vegetal.
I would not buy this one again. The price was all right for a shave stick but not the performance that I was looking for.