I am a art of shaving fan. My 100$ kit lasts a year. I shave every other day. I only use a nickel amount. I love the smell so I also use the aftershave lotion. 5 pumps of lotion. I think the little bit does go along way. Before I learned how to shave with the kit I was using way too much. The guy in the store was on the floor laughing when I told him how much I used. He showed me the proper amount and the money/math made sense.