Enzos is my runner-up go-to chamois cream (a close 2nd to Doc's). It's relatively thick and holds up well on rides in the 3-5 hour range. The cream smells like peppermint candy, and is a good value for the 8oz jar.
Button Hole is the first chamois creme I ever used. I only tired it because I saw the 1oz. jar at my local bike shop and thought I would try it. Once I tried it, I loved it! I love the soothing tingle and I love the pleasing smell. Plus, I feel it definitely works! I am hooked and feel there is no need to try any other brand.
A few years ago I was riding 500 to 1000 miles per month and was having a problem with rashbumps in my seat area. I first tried a couple different pairs of riding shorts but continued to have the problem. Also tried a couple other suggestions of products to use. In 2003 I started using this product and have been using it since. It may not work for everyone but has been a ride saver for me. Just a small amount on each side and I am good to go.
I tried the Enzos cream because I was low on my go-to product, and BTD was running a one-day special. I was pleasantly surprised by the viscosity (thick , but not greasy), minty scent, and durability. I've used the Enzo's cream on rides up to 5 hours, in wet and dry conditions, and it's effectively prevented saddle sores. Even without special promotional discounts, BTD's everyday price is a good deal for the 8-ounce container.
I've used Enzo's Buttonhole cream for 5 years and I've been very satisfied with its effectiveness and longevity. It's worked great for me on rides from 25 miles to Centuries. It has a wonderful pleasant peppermint aroma and a slight tingling sensation on your skin. It's not as thick as ASSOS cream but very smooth consistency and spreads well with good coverage. It's a great value while being high quality, try it you'll like it!
I use this chamois cream for all types of riding including road, mtb and cx. It works well for both long and short rides and the quantity for price ratio is good. I especially like the consistency of the product, which is more of a paste than a cream. It has a nice fragrance and a slight tingle when applied.
I have tried them all and when I tried this my search was over. i don't even listen when others share their preferences. If you haven't tried this, give yourself some love and buy a jar. There is no going back.
I have ridden many centuries using this product and I no longer suffer from saddle sores. The menthol enhance formula warms the area where it is applied. The jar allows for an easy liberal application that lasts at least 5-6 hours.