Used it for the first time myself this morning(white label)---my order from Amazon showed up on Fri---I ordered the VDH premium kit and thought what the heck might as well throw in a tub of Proraso that I keep on reading so much about.
Hadn't shaved since Fri morning--so had a good hairy growth goin on--this morning was also my first ever with a badger brush--I'm kinda thinking the badger is a little too weak to use with the Proraso--but first time out with either, so time will tell. Face lathered but didn't get as good as I get with the cheap VDH puck in bowl and cheap boar brush. But like I said both were new to me.
Pleasant smelling with a slight menthol tingle to the face---and got a nice close BBS shave with no irritation---don't know if this was from the soap or from the fact I hadn't shaved for 2 days. All in all a nice experience.
Its also cat approved--I shave before the shower--and was sitting on the edge of the bed watching one of the Sun morning news shows after my shave but before the shower, so the scent factor was high.
The cat came in the room sniffing the air and headed directly to the bathroom---works her way back to me and uses both paws to pull my hand down--gives it a deep sniff and then gives me a mock bite and starts running wildly around the house. I take this as a sign of approval because the is the same cat that rolls around in the sink after you've scrubbed it down with Comet.
I even have a slight Proraso smell after a shower using Ivory soap---cat came up and sniffed my face when I was sitting on the couch after the shower---I think she likes it.
You and your shaving CULT--Sorry I HAD to steal that one.