This is a soap that builds lather quickly, offers very good cushion and slickness. I used a silvertip brush for building lather and Merkur Slant w Lord Platinum blade. Very good shave w one pass. Scent isn't exactly like the after shave, but close enough for me! I bought a puck a friend too and he really likes the soap and scent as well! As far as those who want to compare this soap to Tabac in performance, the soaps are very similar in ingredients content and lather well. I find the Tabac to build lather a bit more easily with my silvertip brushes and our house water w average water hardness.
And a very good deal for the money!