Your assumptions are spot on good sir!The Frakensoap known as Van der Williams (melted VDH with shredded Williams). I decided to start face lathering around the same time and the combination allowed me to get a decent lather that was (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong with my following assumptions):
I am now able to get a decent lather while bowl lathering this and other soaps i have.
- slick from the VDH glycerin
- I could tell if the amount of water was good from the notoriously thirsty Williams
- Cushiony from the combo