I shaved with Northern Elixir, my first NO soap, for the first time this morning. The scent, as expected, was just pure menthol. The quantity of menthol, for me, was just right- cold, but not too intense. Performance was top notch. Thirty seconds of loading then face lathering created an over abundance of thick, rich lather. The shave was ultra-slippery and protective with zero irritation even in places that I get minor irritation except with the elite soaps (a scar on the tip of my chin and Adam’s apple). Post shave, my skin felt soft and moisturized. I highly recommend Noble Otter, but unless you’re a menthol lover like me, choose a different scent.