Sue's Almond was one of the first soaps I bought and it is still a favorite in my rotation. The lather comes easily and i svery slick, but I do need a little extra moisturization after the shave. That's my only knock on the soap and it's not a big one. Getting this soap and a wooden bowl for $11.95 is a no brainer. Intense almond smell and a great shave.
Interesting..... soaps are VERY water dependent.... try using sue's soap with bottled water and see what happens... i'd wager you'd get surprisingly good results. Not to say this is something you would do daily - but it would be interesting to see if that were the limiting factor.