Terrific review! Thanks.
Samples are a bit more finicky to get right quickly especially if a soap is completely new to you. And as I think I mentioned in the review I did find the water range to be fairly wideWell, I'm going to have to give this stuff another try because it wasn't the greatest for me.
I do have to disclaim that I'm new to soaps with HeV Duc de Santal and L&L Harmony being the only other ones that I've tried so far.
The lather seemed to wear thin and just started to dissipate after adding just a couple of a 'tip-dips' of water during my face lather.
Even after loading more soap the glide didn't seem too slick and so I ended up rinsing off and reaching for my trusty Proraso red; which I keep close at hand during my transition/learning period of soaps.
As mentioned before though, I do only have the HeV and L&L to compare with at the moment.....but these two were both fantastic in all aspects and were easy to hit the sweet spot for a good lather.
I'll have to take a page out of the OP's bok and give it a few more tries before making a final decision.
Luckily, mine is just a sample.
Just stumbled on this review of Boellis Panama. As always, I really enjoy your views @DEdestroyer77. I have been thinking recently that I need to pare my den down to a more manageable level. I noticed that Cella provides really good performance for me, nearly as good as some of my "better" soaps. I've been considering a kilo purchase once I finish off my other soaps, with the thought that I would use Cella every day and pair different high performing aftershaves with it depending on my mood. However, I think I'd prefer doing that with Sudsy Soapery's soap, as that is truly my favorite soap based solely on performance. Maybe their almond and vanilla would be neutral enough?