I have just had my smoothest shave ever, I have been dabbling with Derby cream this week to see how it compares with an Arko stick. Whilst is gave me a great shave I don't like the lather being all in the brush and not in the bowl, it also makes it harder to clean the brush out. Today I went back to the Arko and tried a Shark blade in place of my regular Derby. WOW, what a smooth BBS shave. Loving the Arko! Finished off with Nivea balm, and a splash of Turkish lemon cologne.