I bought this soap last fall, had good reviews, I was on a trip where there was a C&E store and was excited I was actually able to hold and smell a shave soap before buying it.
First try was a huge meh... thin disappearing lather, no cushion, no glide... a real let down. But it smelled great!
Tried it again a few weeks later and it was ok, but not great. Have several others I prefer to it. Back on the shelf...
Now after spending the last few months almost exclusively using AoS Sandalwood soap I decided to try the Sienna again. Nailed it!
Started out a little wet while loading, really bubbly, but it kept getting thicker and thicker. By the time the brush was fully loaded and I took it to the bowl I didn't even need to add any more water. (which is strange, I always do with every soap...). Just kept churning away and was rewarded with heaps of very nice lather. Provided a DFS for sure (the usual) little sting on the splash.
I'm pretty happy I haven't sold it off yet and gave it another try, as it's nice to have a soap that brings me back to a nice trip I took with my wife.