I come from the viewpoint of a shaver of many years with tough hard black stubble that grows in various directions on my neck. I'm prone to bumps. I've used the Real Shaving Co cream for some time so I'm comparing to that generally. I also use Weleda shave cream now and then
The smell is rather old fashioned, it reminds me of stuff I was using 20 years ago.
I seem to need more of it to get a decent lather (I'm using a good quality brush)
The open pot means you can't easily dispense a certain amount, unlike a tube
I anticipate it will last a month and a half
It does shave closer than the RS Co cream
It's marginally less comfortable to shave with
My razor gets blunter quicker
I haven't used it long enough to be able to say it inhibits re-growth
It's expensive considering the Real Shaving Co cream is seriously cheaper
Overall I won't be shelling out for it again
Update after a month: I've been using it for four weeks and I've got used to it. The smell is strong and I'd prefer it was less pungent. I still think the smell is old fashioned polo neck and gold medallion style.
I don't see any evidence of slower re-growth, but it does shave closely and my face feels in good condition. I've used about a third of the pot so it will last longer than I initially thought. I shave on average six times a week. I haven't noticed fewer ingrown hairs or bumps.
It doesn't justify the expense when there are other products just as good costing much less. I've upped my rating from three to four stars because it is a nice shaving cream. A star off for smell and price.