I finally tried a CF cream today - Lavender. I'd heard that a little bit of this stuff goes a long way, so I applied a generous pea sized snurdle to a normally soaked brush and started lathering on my face. This cream is so solid that I had a tough time dissolving that pea sized drop, and this was with a fairly solid brush and a couple days growth to abrade it against. I ended up chasing a couple thin wafers of cream around until one got embedded in chin whiskers and wouldn't come loose and the other finally disappeared. The lather was fabulous and the scent equally good. 2nd and 3rd passes the lather wasn't as rich but still shaved well. When I was finished I found the other wafer hiding out on the underside of the bowl lid where I rested the brush between passes. I'm thinking that the 2nd/3rd pass lather would have been as good as the first if I'd been able to utilize those two wasted wafers. My face felt so good when I was done that I didn't apply any aftershave or balm, which is unheard of for me. For those with more experience using this cream: Is yours almost as solid as a soap? Do you apply some to the brush, or swirl the brush in the cream to load up? Do you follow CF's instructions to not soak the brush? I didn't read them beforehand. Do you build lather on your face or in a bowl? I was reluctant to swirl the brush in the cream from concern that I'd pick up too much, but think I'll try that next time. Maybe I needed more water to dissolve even that little pea sized snurdle.