The label on the mahogany bowl is just paper and some water will remove it, but the smell and color difference between the 3 is more than evident. Have been safety razor shaving for a month now. The Dr Harris soap lathers much easier than the soap I previously purchased on Amazon as part of a bargain sampler. The lavender scent is pretty strong, but I like the smell, and the marlborough is not as strong as I imagined and was hoping for. Both lather nicely. Will be trying some other soaps to test for my preference. But this has made a distinct difference from the original soap I purchased.
I was going for more fragrance. The bowl had a sticker on it that was peeling off. I removed the rest of it only to be left with a very sticky residue that won't come off.
I purchased this for myself and now buying more as gifts for all my four bothers as they all love a wet shave. The bowl looks and works great. I was concerned about wood and water but the wood a nicely polished and repels water and the lid fits perfectly. I am using the lavender scent.
I just tried this soap for the first time tonight and I love it. I bought this DRH soap (scent was arbitrary) based on my positive experience with a DRH cream and I think they are both superlative products. The mahogany bowl is first rate and I like that it comes with a paper seal to guarantee it has never been opened. Now I want to try some of the other Arlington scented products.