I cannot believe the difference between the 2. About 1/3 of the way through the William puck and I was suffering with some irritation and a few bumps. I put the VDH in my mug and in every aspect (that I can think of) it was better. More and thicker lather, better smell, maybe slicker and my skin said thanks. And, I cannot believe that I am posting on a message board concerning shaving soap!