@Primotenore answered the call. A few weeks ago he sent me a puck of vintage (based on the wrapper, I figure 1976) Williams. I had mentioned I have never tried the old formula. Many of you know my dislike for the newer Williams; hard to get a good lather consistently, lather that disappears halfway through the shave, and that disgusting skeeter-be-gone scent that others accurately match up with a urinal puck. I waited to share Promotenor's generosity and my review of the soap until I had used it for several shaves. I also wanted to try it with a badger, a boar, and a synthetic brush. I also managed to use a couple of DEs and a straight razor. The results were the same for all shaves, regardless of the brush or razor - a nice thick lather that didn’t disappear! I whipped up a lather on this puck the same way I do on all my soaps. No special techniques, no soaking, no extra water, no "do this, do that." I refuse to fight a soap in hopes of maybe getting a lather that might be usable. Scent - basically unscented. Great if you prefer unscented, great if you have any essential oils around the den. I do, so I'll be adding a few drops next time this comes up in the rotation. If this formula was still available today at the 99 cents they charge for the new formula, I doubt I would buy it. I prefer scented soaps. That said, if I find a puck or two of the vintage Williams at an antique shop, and the price is right, you betcha I'd buy it. Just something about going old school. Thanks again, Joseph!! I don't do "lather" shots because I don't believe a photo can show the true characteristics of the lather. Sure, it looks good in the pic, but on the face it's thin and watery or thick and dry. This stuff, though, did whip up a good lather that I am happy with.