The product description portrays the qualities of this fine shaving soap way more elegantly than I ever could, so suffice it to say that the description is accurate. It produces a thick lather quickly and pampers your face with the great smelling fragrance of Sandalwood. The luxurious lather produced allows your razor to glide through your beard stubble whilst preserving the integrity of sensitive skin. I suppose it is pricey but when compared to other less expensive products, it does provide a superior shaving experience. Personal grooming does not have to be unpleasant or tedious and this product allows shaving to become an almost sensual endeavor. And, it may be my imagination, but all the ladies seem to want to stand closer to me since I have started using Muhle Sandalwood Shaving Soap. The porcelain bowl with a lid that it comes with is of fine quality and worthy of any shaving kit.