I am a fan of Mama Bear soaps, but recently decided to give one of the more "premium" soaps a try.
After much deliberation, I just placed an order for Floris JF and DR Harris Arlington soaps. I researched about a million posts on various soaps, and initially narrowed my choices down to:
DR Harris (Arlington vs. Marlborough)
Really, all of these seem like they'd be good bets. Despite lots of positive comments about MWF, I never seriously considered it- maybe I couldn't get past the concept (sheep)!
I was having little luck in making a solid decision when something happened that made the decision-making process much easier: I stumbled upon the VintageBlades website and saw the very low closeout prices on the Floris JF soap, and I could not resist the urge to buy some given the great deal. While I was at it, I figured I'd go ahead and get the DR Harris Arlington as well.
In both cases, I went with the refills to save $$.
I'm excited to get these and I'll be milling them into a mug or tupperware or something. I'll be sure to post my thoughts on each soap when I have formed opinions on them.
I really had a lot of trouble deciding between the Arlington vs. Marlborough in the DRH soap- hope I made the right choice with the Arlington.
I still want the other soaps I listed and maybe I'll get more soon! Probably Tabac next, although I am concerned that the scent will be too much for me.
Happy shaving to all...