Good afternoon gents. I bought this soap last week and thought I'd share some pics. It's a good performer. It makes the super slick, skin friendly lather that most other French soaps make with their added karite butter. It will not knock Truefitt or Tabacs hard soaps from the top of the heap but it is very good and I feel could be spectacular for you gents who have the Savile Row Silvertip type brushes, ie; dense with a good backbone yet soft-ish tips. This soaps wants water, nearly to the breaking point. Yet it REALLY wants a brush that will keep it in the brisltes til you lather it across your face. My Vulfix 2236s, while doing a good job with this soap, is just a bit too soft in the brislte loft to really hold onto the wet mix til it goes on your gob. This soap was $14 even, at www.aumarche.com I feel it's worth it but of course YMMV. I was struck at just how SNOW white this soap is. The pic does not accurately display it.