I normally use Pace chamois cream and I prefer the Enzos Buttonhole cream for its easier application and great feel down where it counts. Have had no issues with irritation or sores while using it. An excellent product, if a bit expensive!
I use this chamois cream before every ride and it has totally alleviated any type of saddle sores I used to get. I'm sure the guys behind me also appreciate the peppermint fragrance too! Excellent tingling sensations. I won't use any other chamois cream.
There are several similar chamois cremes that I have found work well. Enzo's is pleasant to use and I find the jar is far more convenient than squeeze tubes. Enzo's is often priced a little more competitively than some other brands.
I enjoy using this chamois creme during the heat of the summer. When compared to other products I've used, I find it helps me stay cooler and drier in the seat area during rides lasting more than 2 hours, providing a welcome relief to the area around the perineum and seat area. Aside from providing a comfortable ride the end result is less, sweating, chafing and bacterial infection that can lead to painful saddle sores (trust me I know about saddle sores). To help prevent the chamois from absorbing all the creme during a long ride I find it helpful to treat the pad with a drier stick product before adding a thin coating of the creme. I also find it holds its smooth consistency over time where other products can become sticky. While there may never be a product that is 100% safe I prefer their natural ingredients over a petroleum based product and the cooling menthol really does work. This has been my go to summer creme for the last 3 summers. The tub makes application simple to the end. On sale it's an unbeatable value.
I've used a wide variety of chamois creams in my 25 years of cycling and Enzo's ButtonHole is by far my favorite. Works great, smells great, just that little bit of menthol to add to the warmtingle factor... and is a reasonable value unlike some of the other products on the market. Highly recommend this stuff!
I don't really like using chamois cream because as I am applying it the stuff tries to go everywhere or feels weird. Buttonhole cream stays on better and has a pleasant smell which doesn't hurt. If you are prone to post ride irritation I would strongly advise you to try this product.
I like this stuff a lot.....Better than Chamois Butter...Nice menthol and makes your butt really soft....not that I care if my butt is soft....Price is good compared to Assos
Button Hole is another excellent chamois cream. Comparable to other quality creams on the market as it works well and does what it is intended for. I would have given it 5 stars, but the peppermint scent is too intense for me.
Seems to lubricate well, better than some other products I've used. Strong menthol and peppermint smell makes me wonder about attracting bears where I ride in the Tetons. I'll just have to go faster.
Okay, it smells like peppermint breath freshner and who out there prefers tic tacs over fine chocolate? But it's half the price and you get twice as much! And when you live in the not idyllic weather of a flyover state, many hours of training are to be had indoors.
Having used quite a variety of chamois creams over the years (Chamois Butt'r, DZ Nutz, Assos, Beljum Budder) I can say without a doubt Enzo's is my new favorite. It is thicker than almost any other, and seems to be able to last on long rides quite well. I probably end up using too much of it; a little goes a long way with this cream. Does not give me any skin sensitivity issues, unlike the latest Assos cream that seems to give me a mild case of dermatitis after using it for a few months.