Best Shaving Soap
This is a great soap. Good lather, smooth, close shave. It also leaves my skin feeling smooth and not dry afterwords. I have bought an Arlington scented soap from this company before. This scent is different. I can't say which I liked better. This particular scent isn't too anything. However, the quality and performance of this soap transcends any scent or lack thereof. It is a bit pricy compared to most any other shaving soap, but will last a year and the quality cannot be beaten. I know this as I've tried most all popular (established brands, not new boutique) soaps and creams. This is my choice.
Excellent Lather and Wonderful Scent
This soap provides excellent lather and great razor glide. A properly loaded brush will last for four passes. The scent is spicy and warm, a little bitter orange and a lot of black pepper. Truly wonderful. One puck lasted for a year of daily shaving. I noticed that some reviewers had lather problems, maybe load a little more soap or use a little less water. I think that it can hang with TOBS shaving creams for lather and protection. Pairs great with Windsor After Shave Milk.
An okay soap
D.R. Harris's Windsor soap is an okay soap. My experience with it is it doesn't lather consistently well, and frequently requires a second round of bowl work to get enough soap for a second pass..let alone a third. Once on the face, it doesn't dry out, which is nice. That's a plus over Tabac, which requires more water to avoid tacking. The scent is really mild..faint, and doesn't last more than a few minutes. This is a fine soap in that there is little rasp from the razor, the triple milling makes it a long lasting product.
D R Harris soaps
I have tried quite a few Harris soaps, and although I won't comment on smells, every soap creates abundant quantities of thick lather that is good for 3 passes plus a few touch-ups. With these long-lasting pucks price shouldn't be much of a consideration, If it is try Arko or Cella, good performance with smells that are love-hate with some.
Extra Rich Lather!
This is clearly one of the best hard soaps out there. The lather is ideal and Windsor scent is a true British classic.