My second post-Florida shave was once again with the Tabula Rasa shave cream/soap (not sure what it is really – it is either a very thick cream or a soft soap). I find myself absolutely falling in love with this stuff, ever since I learned how to actually use it properly! And this was a product I really never liked in past reviews. But the secret was to first beat the Hell out of it by scrubbing it in your cupped palm and forcing it to take up water – something it really doesn’t like to do. Once properly charged though, it is the finest shave cream I have ever used, most notably for the way it leaves my skin feeling after the shave. The “unscented” smell is actually very earthy and vegetal. It provides an excellent buffer to a sharp blade and produces a very lubricating lather for 3-4 passes.