Finally got round to giving this soap some real usage. It does perform really well, lathers great and maintains the lather without breaking down. Almond is not a smell I would normally go for but found it quite pleasant. No complaints with this soap. I bought this from the www.thiers-Issard.co.uk web site so I guess more straight shavers will be using this than DE shavers. It doesn't seem that easy to find on other web sites. Well worth a try!