I recently ordered a tub of Cella, just because it was something I wanted to try for a long time and there was a sale. Yeah, I'm a sucker for sales. The Cella did not disappoint. It produced a great lather that was slick and comfortable. The scent was a distinct almond, which was nice. However, my wife smelled it and thought it was just OK. Yes, scents are very subjective. She also uses a DE for her legs, so it matters to me what she thinks of shave soaps. I happened to have a sample of Captain's Choice Italia, and almond scented shave soap. The performance was nearly identical, though the Captain's lathered up thicker and slicker. However, I didn't measure out the soap for either shave, so I can't say that one is better than the other. I may have simply had a better ratio of soap to water for the Captain's. Yet, when my wife smelled the Captain's Italia, she was sold on it. In fact, it will be the next tub of shave soap I order for her, once she gets done with Stirling's Christmas Tree, another shave soap she is hooked on. It is great to have a wife that shares my enjoyment of this hobby, although she thinks I take it to a new level. So, bottom line, if you like Cella I encourage you to try Captain's Choice Italia and see which you prefer. They are both great soaps at very reasonable prices.