I have to admit, when I first smelled Tabac aftershave at my local barber shop I was turned off by the scent. Very floral, old-timey in a bad way. But I wanted to try the soap. I love it! This stuff is truly special. It smells almost exactly like Jovan Musk to me, a scent my father wore that I like very much. The soap is the smoothest I have ever used. It dried my face a little, but that isn't a deal-breaker for me. One use has placed it alongside my favorites. If only I hadn't used that Nacet blade! It would have been a fantastic shave!