TLDR its great soap and it smells great, go ahead and buy it!
Alright so first of all the smell. Its about what you would expect from the name. I have never met Nick Offerman (Parks and Rec fame) but after using this soap I feel like if I ever do, it is what he should smell like. Manly but not like Chuck Norris kick your butt manly just confident and competent outdoorsman and handyman manly. I don't have the greatest nose but to me I get sandalwood, maybe oak moss, and some sort of spiciness. Anyway it smells great and the smell lingers softly for some time.
The initial lather is very easy to produce and robust. It easily provides a thick foam either in a bowl or on the skin with excellent air and water holding properties and it cushions very well during shaving.
I find I do have to re-lather if I want an additional pass. To my experience this is just a difference between tallow and glycerine based soaps and it not a bad thing, its just how they are. With tallow I can usually do a first and second pass back to back because the slickness of tallow remains, where glycerine runs to stickiness as it thins and dries after a pass. A quick relather is called for before each pass of shaving with this soap (if you do multiple passes).
I find the initial lather builds faster and easier with glycerine soaps than I find with tallow based soaps so it is always a trade off. Glycerine seems to provide more cushion and protection where as tallow more slickness speed and a more aggressive shave. I find high quality glycerine (such as taconic) and tallow soaps to be equally good but with different areas of strengths and weakness.
At the end of the day, this is right up there with the finest glycerine shaving soaps I have used to date and I dont hesitate to recommend it. Left my skin feeling soft and healthy.