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

    37 vote(s)
    60.7%
  2. Williams

    24 vote(s)
    39.3%
  1. swarden43

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

    Soap.
    That about sums it up. One might even say it's unscented.
    I have a few EOs that I will add to and mix in with lather. Three drops do it right.
     
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    no,at least mine doesn't.my canadian william's tonsorial pucks have a generic soapy scent to them..
     
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I keep using the ARKO stick, because it is simple, inexpensive, easy to lather, and doesn't smell like mosquito repellent. :D
     
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  4. SterFry

    SterFry Well-Known Member

    Williams - my pucks are vintage and, therefore, have no smell. It produces a nice stable slick lather... For many years it was the slickest soap I'd ever used. I'm curious what the modern pucks smell like, but heard it doesn't lather as well.

    Arko is a perfectly serviceable soap, too, but I don't love the smell or consistency.
     
  5. swarden43

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

    I was gifted a vintage puck of Williams. Yup, great stuff.

    Curious what the modern smells like? Go to any garden center. No doubt they sell mosquito repellant candles. Shove your nose in amongst 'em and you'll know in an instant what it smells like.
     
  6. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    Arko for ease of lather and value. And now for availability.
     
  7. SterFry

    SterFry Well-Known Member

    Vintage Williams > Arko > Modern Williams
     
  8. jwr3265

    jwr3265 Well-Known Member

    Arko in general but vintage Williams holds its own.


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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Looks like there are more ARKO users . maybe if Williams went back to the old recipe, things would be different. It's kind of like Shulton Old Spice vs P&G Old Spice.
     
  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    FYI, I will also grate my Arko, let it air out for a couple of weeks, to let the scent dissipate. I will then mix other scents in with it, and press it into a container. Arko and Sandalwood is a very good combo. Arko and Avon Spicy is good too. I haven't heard if Williams users do the same.
     
  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I happen to like the scent.
     
  12. brit

    brit in a box

    myself also.when i'm on a lemon/lime/citrus fix it pairs well with my citrus aftershaves.
     
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  13. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I thinik this poll has been ongoing for a long time, thus I won't comment. Having said that, let me make this comment: Arko appears to be walkin away with this one.
     
  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    ...aaaaaannnndddd it's Vintage Williams by a nose...
     
  15. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Based on my prediction, if VW wins by a nose, it's going to have to endure a drug test.
     
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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Being that I've never tried Vintage Williams shave soap, I can neither agree nor disagree with you.

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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    There are less Williams lovers than I thought.

    Just kidding. There are actually more Williams lovers than I though there would be.
     
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  18. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Williams went downhill when I started to shave in the mid to late 70's. The Menthol green box version was my go to favorite. The vintage soap really worked well.

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  19. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    To me:

    Arko=Thumbs up.

    Williams=Thumbs down.


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  20. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Once had a puck of vintage Williams. Boy, was that good! Modern Williams can't hold a candle to it.

    Arko is great as well (and dirt cheap over here), but the scent is not for everyone. I happen to like it. :)
     
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