Thanks Shane. It's just a basic puck of Shave Soap made by Van Der Hagen. For most of my working life, I shaved everyday using an electric razor just because it was faster/easier. Now that I'm retired, I've recently decided to pamper myself a bit and enjoy my shaves. I haven't had a chance to try any different soaps yet so if you have a recommendation, I'm all ears (eyes actually since I have to read your comments).
Myself, Im a creme guy, only because I have too many cremes and use a different one each shave. My favorite creme is Truefitt and Hill 1805. Its on the pricier end of things but a tub of creme lasts a long time. If you want a good creme at a great price, check out Taylor of Old Bond Street's line. I buy mine from www.classicshaving.com. Shave Shop and Mr. Taylor's are fantastic as well is the Lavender if you are open to floral scents. Happy shaving!