Forums have whipped up debate and opinion on soap performance, unit cost, reformulations, quirks in lathering, environmental impacts and sometimes interesting history. I'm plotting financial malfeasance to acquire a Bideford soap container and thought the presentation of a soap stirs our inner magpie as much as any rational consideration. Dr Selby ( if it becomes readily available again) is a yeoman performing soap and the container, even though plastic has a Art Nouveau charisma approaching a poor man's lalique. Mitchell's always pleases; the ceramic container, puck wrapped in pleated paper all sold in a box matching the classic label always unchains my inner Walter Mitty. I'm briefly Laird Kavanaugh shaving while my morning paper is ironed and sterling tea service with scones brought in by Sir John Geilgud trying not to betray news my advice to #10 Downing was ignored. There are many others, some with logos more colourful than a collectable California orange packing crate label, lovely cursive script product name stamped into soap itself or wooden bowls lovingly upgraded post puck with stains and sealers. Or it could be something humble but with long association of family use you know and depend on.