I tried the cream today. Not impressed with the performance. The scent is impressively "natural", though: freshly chopped pine (for me, at least) - although it didn't "win me". I wanted to try Havn or Slateroy, but G&C had the Fjellheim sample on sale, so I settled for this one. The problem, now, is that, after the lackluster performance, I don't think I'll try either. Just part of the game...I have a puck of Fitjar Havn, shaving soap. I’m still trying to figure it out, but I think it likes to be bloomed with water. Great scent and the balm is pretty nice.