Just got back from a local soap shop with a puck of Colonel Conk Amber. After more than a year of wet shaving I had still never tried the Colonel. Ok I'll admit it, I really wanted to buy more shave soap but was facing some serious buyers guilt. But at $4 a puck the Colonel talked me into it. I got the amber fragrance and I just darted home to try it. Verdict? In a word... Impressed! I don't love the amber frag, but it's alright. Also it fades quickly after the rinse which is nice. I do like that it is so much different than my other fragrances which will give my den some nice balance. I was blown away actually by the lather. While I was lathering I started asking myself, "wait, is this really lathering up faster than my Cella?" Yep, it is. "Wait a second is this $4 puck giving me a shave as good (if not better) than my Cella?" I think it just might be. Happy I gave the Colonel a shot. If you haven't tried it yet, why not? It's cheap, it's nice. My shave was very close and my skin feels very soft and clean right now immediately afterwards. My only question is how my skin will hold up over the long haul. In the past I've had some skin reactions to other glycerin products (at least I suspected it may have been the glycerin). We'll see.