I was pretty skeptical, but keep in mind I only have 5 months of lathering my own soap. The soaps at www.classicshaving.com only cost $5.00 USD for a 2.5" puck. They rubbed me wrong when they waited over a week to package and begin to ship it to me. Anyway, I am still on my first tub of Proraso, and actually get a better lather from a bar of Dove Men+Care 3 in 1 bar soap. I tried this Sandalwood soap from Classicshaving with my first straight razor shave, and was pleasantly impressed. The lather is the best I've made, it's the hardest soap I've tried, I love the scent, and my SR glided right on my face, chopping through the hairs while feeling as slick as a butter knife!