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    I just started a small sample of Marlborough and it reinforced my positive opinion of DR Harris soaps. I had previously used a sample of Arlington earlier this year and I had pretty low expectations for these soaps before trying them, because while they seemed all the rage a few years ago, many of their fans all of a sudden were complaining about poor slickness and lathering difficulty. Then it seemed that hardly anyone had stayed with them and they went off the radar. I not only do not have any complaints, I think that these are top notch soaps. I really like the lighter scents and the super creamy texture of the lather.
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    I have the Windsor and Sandalwood.
    Top notch soaps indeed!

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    I have 3 of them now days. I cant say they are top tier, but i will never be without one in my soap cabinet. They can get very creamy when handled just right.
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    I have Windsor, Arlington, and Sandalwood soaps. I like the scents so much that I also have the A/S and EdT. They perform as well as any other Tier 3 soap that I own, and I use them regularly. I think all of DR Harris products are top notch, and often will use their shampoo and body soaps. Although I enjoy trying many new soaps and scents, my favorites always seem to be the traditional English scents. I'd love to visit the DR Harris store in London.
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    I have a puck of Windsor in a nice tub. I love the scent, but compared to the artisan soaps in my collection, it just does not perform as well. Even among traditional soaps, I find Tabac and MWF to be far superior to DRH in performance, but Windsor has a much better aroma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesman7 View Post
    ...it seemed that hardly anyone had stayed with them and they went off the radar...
    May be you are right that "they went off the radar", but I don't think it was because "hardly anyone had stayed with them" - it just that it's impossible to maintain a hype about 200-years-old product But I guess most people that did discover them, stuck to them as I did. I have Almond and Arlington soaps and Arlington and Windsor Aftershave Milks which are all in constant use.
    I admit it did take me some time to learn how to use triple-milled soaps properly with my hard water, but since I did, I fully agree with Obie: D.R.Harris soaps are definitely First Tier.
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    I tried a puck several years ago. Threw it out.

    Like Ray, as long as I have ample supplies of MdC, Castle Forbes, and Tabac I will not be going back.
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    MDC and CF and you will never need another. But thats another story.
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    The one thing that I really like about DR Harris - Windsor is the scent.
    It performs very well for me.

    Very close to Castle Forbes 1445, my favorite soap.

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    Vic thanks for the nudge. My soap of the day will be D.R.Harris Arlington one of the better soaps in my rotation.
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