I know this is old news on this board, but I picked up two of Charles' shave sticks (grapefruit and peppermint, pine and cedarwood). These things are excellent! I thought that there would not be enough lather and I would have to reapply the stick, but I easily had enough lather for 4 passes with plenty left over. The stick made for easy touchups too. Just an outstanding, idiot-proof product. I would probably recommend these to new shavers as they are a great way to try QED soaps without the sometimes hassles of lathering the tubs. Good stuff.