Classy shaving soap
As described, lathers well, gives smooth shave, smells nice.
Smells like grandmas perfume
The soap itself is good like all dr harris soap, you don't need a stiffer bristle to get a good lather and the protection is nice but the scent is awful, it's very floral like my grandma's old cheap perfume. If you want a Dr harris I would recommend marlborough or even the sandalwood.
Arlington for Me
Arlington has been and continues to be my favorite scent for over 20 years. I try others, but come back to Arlington. The scent may not please some, I find it kind of a sweet, apothecary smell..don't know how else to describe it. One thing for sure, it's unusual and not duplicated by any other manufacturer. Whether I use a stiff or more relaxed brush, the soap lathers easily in my hard water and stays moist on my skin. I love the D.R. Harris entire line of shave soaps but Arlington gets it for me the most.74r97113m
Quality vs. Value
The soap is good quality, and the bowl is nice, but the Arlington scent is very overrated. Used this soap with the Arlington milk balm aftershave, which was much more milky than balmy, and I didn't care at all for either one. You can easily find much better value in other alternatives.
Doesn't appear to be mahogany
Soap is fair, label for bowl is misleading, came with a sticker indicating mahogany colored wood - doesn't appear to actually be made of mahogany