The first joy of this shaving cream is that the lather is protective and slick. Unlike many creams, it's not just soap. There are properties in here that help a blade coast the planes of your face rather than stop short with a nick. The second joy is that the scent is hard to place. It's not a straight-up bay rum or black tea. It's all mixed together with hints of each playing off each other. So if you want to find the bay rum, you have to think hard about it. Or the tea notes, same thing. That's a mark of sophistication. My only quibble is that the site should tell you what volute the cream is. I believe the maker is up to Vol. 3 (third iteration or refinement). I'm not sure whether the one I bought is the latest, and an email sent to contact page was never returned. But volume, shmolume. Whatever version, it's a transportive cream that protects and seduces. Perfect for your autumn collection.
This soap lathered and preformed very well as I have come to expect from all of Dr. Jon's soaps. The scent was light but to be fair, most shaving soaps are on the light side to my nose. This one was strong enough for me to smell but was not one of my favorite scents.