I received my soap in the mail yesterday and shaved with it this morning. It does smell like citronella. Maybe I can leave it outside to keep the mosquitos away. Lol. Seriously, I shaved with it this morning and got a good shave. The only real problem I had was with the Derby Extra blade I used. Those things draw more blood than a phlebotomist. I threw out the the ones I had left. I wouldn't give those to somebody I didn't like. My next soaps I want to try are are Saponificio Varesino Mirto di Sardegna, Mitchell 's Wool Fat, and Stirling's Scot's Pine Sheep. William's is an inexpensive soap does the job as you all already know.