Since Arko shaving soap and I are roughly the same age, and I am not a young man, countless users for over 6 decades have tried it at least once. The design of the container is pricelessly cheesy and always makes me smile, although I have transferred the puck into my ceramic shaving mug for more lathering room. This tallow based cream lathers nicely and lasts a while, although not as long as artisan creams which cost 2 or 3 times more. No doubt, like tens of thousands before me, it's the you-either-like-it-or-you-don't scent that gives me pause. Like an aggressive, unholy love child of Lemon Pledge and Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Bowl Cleaner, when you lather up the ol' Arko right under your nose you will know you have done so. Pow! I've actually kind of gotten used to it, but I also alternate with TOBS Sandalwood just to give my olfactory bulb some relief. If there ever was a classic YMMV shaving product, Arko Shaving Soap might be it. Give it a try!