EDIT: Just had that shave after a quick warm shower. Couldn't have asked for a better lather, a better scent or an easier shave. I'm a lavender freak, and when I first received the cream it smelled of lavender but with a bit of putty-like scent in there. I put the tub in the fridge (that's where all my creams live) and only broke it out again for tonight's shave. In use, the scent is flawless essential lavender oil (and no putty smell). Outstanding.