ARKO or Williams??? Poll.

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by DaltonGang, May 23, 2021.

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ARKO VS. Williams. Which is best??

  1. ARKO

    19 vote(s)
    67.9%
  2. Williams

    9 vote(s)
    32.1%
  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Which do you prefer??
    Me, I prefer ARKO, because it is fantastic at lathering, is super slick, comes in a stick, and is dirt cheap. I can take or leave the smell. Doesnt bother me.
    But, Williams Soap?? I just cant get past the smell.

    Any thoughts??
     
  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I don’t mind the Arko smell but I don’t know that I could use it every day.
    And to my nose Derby smells quite similar.

    Williams I use vintage pucks that have long lost any scent.

    If it’s between modern Williams and Arko then Arko wins.
     
  3. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Gotta go with Williams. I get great lathers from it and really really don't like the scent of Arko.
     
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  4. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    Arko FTW!! If you don’t like the scent, leave it lay out in a spare bathroom opened up for a month and it’ll mostly be gone . It’s one of the easiest soaps to lather. I recommend it to beginners for this reason. Pick up a hammered copper bowl and you’ve got a Turkish Dopp kit .


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  5. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Arko, it is easy to lather and always works. Williams is hit and miss for me. I even like the scent of Arko, it reminds of me of Lemon Pledge.
     
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  6. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried either, but will perhaps onr day.

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  7. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Arko. All day, everyday


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  8. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Uh. Never used either. I probably should try them one day
     
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  9. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Arko; I even like the smell.
     
  10. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    After 40+ years of William's I am hard pressed to find a better soap. Arko is okay, but the smell reminds of urinal pucks.
     
  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    :happy097: Not original.
    I do know that Williams Soap has a Mosquito Repellent smell to it. Some dont mind it, but its just one of those scents that makes me sick.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2021
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  12. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    Arko gets my vote
     
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    They both lather easily for me, so it comes down to scent. If I had to choose, I would choose Williams. It is also available locally, so that is a plus ,too.
     
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  14. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Williams, hands down !!
     
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  15. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    While I don't care for the scent of either, I did (yes, past tense. Neither one ever again to grace the shelves of my den.) get always got a decent lather from Arko.
     
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  16. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    Arko gets my vote. It lathers better, is slicker, and leads to a closer shave. Williams is ok, but Arko is a step up.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2021
  17. brit

    brit in a box

    arko vs modern williams? arko hands down...arko vs vintage williams tonsorial? hmmn..;)
     
  18. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    I should have clarified that I have both Arko and Williams and when I say Williams it is Vintage Tallow as I have enough for my lifetime. Comparing the 2, Arko is to drying to the skin and not nearly as slick.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2021
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  19. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I have a preference but both smell like something you'd use to clean up a crime scene with.
     
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  20. Schumi D.

    Schumi D. New Member

    My vote goes to Arko. Easy to leather, clean milky scent, great price. Tallow based, good for a quick clean shave. Compare the price and performance. Arko wins. [​IMG]

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