Used about 1/2" in a Fine bowl for a quick shave. Even in hard water with the little white 22mm Yaqi it lathered easier than any tallow soap I've used. Didn't notice any menthol scent but when I painted it on, I immediately felt the menthol. The scent in general was mild and unremarkable. Did a one-pass shave (with the Fine Marvel it's like a two-pass). Nice cream and only $8.99 from Amazon. A must if you're a cream guy.