I bought a jar of C&E Sweet Almond at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago (OK, three jars. For $8 for a nice big glass jar, they'd make good presents) but hadn't tried it yet. Last weekend I was at my in-laws and gave my father-in-law one of the Jars as a present. He tried it a couple days ago and called me to rave about the shave it game him. So, OK, I'm not a huge fan of almond scents but I'll give it a try. Shave with it this morning (with a Merkur Progress). Very, very, *very* nice shave...actually the best shave I've had in some time (I'm still faceterbating). I was also able to get more aggressive tahn usual with the Progress, bumping it up a half-setting more than I usually do for each pass.