Impressions - Well.... it worked..... and for a surprising 3 passes (and might have had another one left in it). Overall? I am pretty underwhelmed. It was a fair amount of effort to lather up ones face with this thing, it was NOT luxurious in the slightest, and it did not make near the quality of lather of a full size simpson.... don't get the wrong impression, it made quality and very shave worthy lather, but it was not merengue like, or thick like that of a full size brush. Also - due to the size, it is a but prickly on the skin, which I normally don't mind, and actually enjoy a bit, but since the bristle is so short, it is a bit TOO prickly. The jiist is - the brush works.... and it works decent.... but it is not even close to luxurious, feels absurbly dinky, is not comfortable to use, is more effort than a standard brush, and requires a bit of water to be added to it after each pass to get the best result. It works much better than expected, but it was a FAR cry from fun and I cannot see myself using it again - unless it was to see how effective the brush was with hard soaps.... but even then.... I really have little to no desire to use this brush ever again. Neat little bugger... but I would not recommend it for actual use, as a $35 C&E best badger or a $20 E-Shave on ebay will give you a HELL of a lot more brush for a small fraction of the price.