Pros: Builds a thick lather easily. Smells nice in the bowl.
Cons: Scent is VERY short-lived. No glide at all, makes razor pull. Dries quickly, and leaves skin dry.
I had high hopes for this. Smelled great in the bowl, and came in a handsome wooden bowl. Lather builds nicely, and goes on thick. However, even with a new Feather blade, and good technique, I found it made my skin kind of dry and the razor would tug. No nicks, but it could easily happen. The smell after shaving is only soapy, not sandalwood. After the shave, it dries your skin out a lot. I'll continue to try it, but not pleased with it much yet.