Submariner shave soap is my single favourite product in all of shave-dom. The scent is complex, soft and reminiscent of my country upbringing, and the performance is superlative.
It's a real shame that the daggy, Popeye the Sailor Man packaging, while reflective of its heritage, probably prevents it ever achieving the popularity of Barrister and Mann and similar high profile artisan soaps.
Submariner aftershave sports the same apple, burning leaves and vanilla notes, but the menthol gives it a camphor-y quality that pushes it a bit in the direction of regular old cologne.
Pleasant to wear and very nice indeed, but just shy of true greatness.