I did this last year and I was more than satisfied with the process. I learned a ton about how to get the best shaves I can from Arko and really enjoyed those shaves. Arko may be cheap, but it's a top performer, so it's definitely a "high-value" soap! Over the past six months, I've honed in on a nice collection of soaps that work for me (along with a few that I will try - I'm not a heretic!). I've sold some of the others, PIF'd a few more and will be finding ways to get the rest to new homes. Of course, then I went the NYC and had to stop at Pasteur and C.O. Bigelow, so the collection has grown again...whoops. Anyway, knowing that August was coming, I grabbed two sticks of Arko. I don't have the discipline to 3017 a soap, but I can use one for a month. In my quest to actually use up the soaps I have, that's my M.O. - one month, one soap - and August is for Arko. If you want to join me, just post here (or don't). Even if you just want to use Arko in August rather than for August, feel free to add a SOTD post. I'm posting this now so that you'll have time to order some Arko and receive it in time, or let your Arko "air out" before use, or grate it and soak it in some aftershave in preparation for the month. Heck, you might do all three. Whatever the case, I'll see you in August!