I love these huge bars of soap. I've tried the lavender and a few other scents. They provide a generous lather. I've also used it as a shaving soap when I'm in a rush or bind. It makes a very thick shaving lather that's kind of spongy feeling. The scent is mild. One can smell the lavender, but it doesn't linger too long. The bars are 200g, so they tend to last awhile. The price is fair. It's not cheap, but not the most expensive soap on the market either ($3/bar).