I've used most of the traditional and artisan shave soaps and creams, from MDC and ABC, Valobra, Barrister and Mann, Eufros, Declaration Grooming, etc. SMN cream (more like a soft soap) provides a shave that is unbeatable, and the scent -- a combination of tabacco toscano and menthol -- is the most intoxicating I have ever used in a soap. For a traditional wetshaver, it provides a bit of luxury to the everyday. I have enough shave soap that I will never need to buy any more, but if I ever buy any again, it will be SMN.
Besides the incredible scent and excellent lather, this soap is by far the most moisturizing I've ever used! Even hours after your shave, you skin feels like it has just been treated with a balm. This for me sets the soap apart from its closest (?) contender, Martin de Candre!
The hint of menthol keeps it refreshing, the subtle scent of Tobacco Toscano (my favourite SMN scent yet) always a pleasure to have in my nose, and the great lather you get make this product my favourite shaving product I’ve ever used. Makes a clean shave ritual all the more pleasing
Average performance for price , and over priced, the before and after cream is good but overpricef
Never received it,