Continuing my shave soap and cream reviews; This is my review of Van der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap. Products used during the shower and shave were as follows; Duru Olive Bath Soap Stirling Soaps Unscented Prshave Face Wash Dollar Shave Club Shampoo Dollar Shave Club Conditioner Van der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap Van der Hagen Shave Bowl Fine Lather Bowl Van der Hagen Boar Shave Brush Rockwell 6S (R6 - R3) Derby Premium (4th use) Gentleman Jon’s Alum Block AAFES Brisk Aftershave Old Spice Endurance Deodorant Babaria Royale EdC The following process is what I used for my SOTD with the Van der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap. This is also the same process I use with most of my shave soaps; While I brushed my teeth I made sure the soap bowl ran under the hot water I filled the soap bowl and the lathering bowl with hot water Rinsed brush with hot water Placed brush in lathering bowl Took shower Dumped water from both soap bowl and lathering bowl area Took out brush and rung out excess water Loaded damp brush from puck creating a cream Started working the cream in the lathering bowl Added hot water via finger tips until desired lather is produced Lather my face Cleaned my glasses with finger tip of lather Waited another minute to let the lather work its magic Pass I WTG (R6) Lather face Pass II XTG (R5) Lather face Pass III Chin to Ear (R4) Check for pick ups (None Needed) Scrub face with some of the leftover lather (Kevy Shaves style) Lather Underarms Shaved Underarms (R3) Rinse face Rinse Underarms Apply alum to Face Rinse Alum Block Apply Alum to Underarms Rinse Alum Block Clean equipment Rinse off Alum from face Rinse off Alum from Underarms Dry off Apply Aftershave Apply Deodorant Apply EdC Now for my thoughts. Just a heads up. Due to my process of bowl lathering unless the soap/cream is just horrible I always get a great lather. It takes longer, but the control of how much water is used really helps dial in the lather just right. Some soaps/creams take longer than others. So it is hard for me to find a soap/cream I dislike. Time to Lather Extremely quick You can really control the thickness of the lather via amount of water you add. If you want a real thick lather, don’t add much water If you add a good amount of water the lather is still thick but less so Quality of Lather As thick or creamy as you want Cushion Fantastic Slickness Whilst lathered Like snot on ice After Pass (Bare Wet Skin) It’s there Good slickness Great slickness once the area is moistened again You could get away with just wetting the skin for pick ups Scent It’s a very neutral Any aftershave or cologne will pair with this soap Rinse Rinsing Clean takes a bit of time Post Shave Fantastic Still need some post-shave attention I’ve used this soap twice. Once just to face lather before bed to wash my face, and the next to do an actual shave. For a cheap soap it’s pretty darn good. The soap itself is made in the USA. I’m shocked there isn’t more talk of this soap on the boards. It’s a really good soap. It provides plenty of slickness and plenty of cushion. There’s really no scent to speak of, maybe just a hint of Shea Butter. Post shave you can use any aftershave/cologne. So, if you have a one off scent that doesn’t pair well with your other soaps, this is a good soap to have. I have bought some more of these soaps, but not a lot. I think they are good to have in your shaveden for when you need a good non-scented soap to pair with an odd fragrance you have in your cabinet. I do recommend this soap for beginners due to the ease of lathering and being able to experiment with how much water you can use to get different consistencies of lather.