Just got a box of Arko

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Matt0210, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I love me some Arko.
    Great buy. Congrats.
     
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Mmmmm. Tried it....moved it to my travel bag...moved it to...well, out if my rotation. Sorry Arko lovers. I couldn't get past the industrial, public restroom grating soap that I remember with such fondness. Not. :p
     
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  3. Demidog

    Demidog Well-Known Member

    Reading all of these descriptions lately of the allegedly awful Arko scent really makes me want to smell it even more. It almost has me as curious as I am about the Veg.
     
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  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    It's just soap. Think of a soap bar with citronella. That's ARKO.
     
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  5. swarden43

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

    And a good soap it is, if it wasn't for the citronella. That's what is used in many commercial grade bathroom cleaners, hence the comparison. It makes people think, "I don't want to smell the men's room while I'm shaving,"
     
  6. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    This is enough of a reason for me not to get a stick!
     
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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Amen brother....and that's from a guy that is a fan of The "Veg"...:)
     
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  8. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I like Arko and the scent doesn't bother me. If it is left out or smooshed into an open mug, the scent mellows pretty quickly.

    There are a number of creams with scents that I do not much like, but fortunately the Arko SS and I get along well.
     
  9. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    To me the scent of the Arko stick is old-school, Turkish barbershoppy, and nice. I like it a lot.
     
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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Many wet shavers do. I didn't hate it, but there are simply too many more "pleasing" alternatives available. I readily acknowledge that it is a very good soap.
     
  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I grate mine, air it out, and mix in some essential oils to get wonderful smells. Arko Rocks. Slick and inexpensive. If you can't get a nice fluffy slick lather with Arko, then, well, it's not the soaps fault.
     
  12. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I have far too many soaps, probably 10 years worth. Arko could be one that I could use exclusively..
     
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  13. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Then I can pretty much guarantee you would hate The Sheep.

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    It has so much citronella, you don't think bathroom at all. You think mosquito candle. I love it.
     
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  14. LaSalle82

    LaSalle82 Well-Known Member

    Sure you won't.......................................
     
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  15. DentonMajik

    DentonMajik Well-Known Member

    Love me some Arko. Strange question, but has anyone ever used it as a bath soap?

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  16. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Myself, I reserve that for the shave soaps that don't lather for squat.
     
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  17. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I'd take Arko over the Cremo Sandlewoood!!!! At least Arko can and will lather. I have the shave stick and the tub of Arko. Both are great, and I use the stick for traveling and the puck for at home use.
     
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  18. BigD

    BigD Active Member

    Arko and Derby Sticks are a vicious cycle. Get a good deal on a box, hand them out to your friends. Run low, buy another box, to hand out to your friends. If Fallout was real, money would be razor blades and shave sticks, not bottle caps.
     
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  19. BigD

    BigD Active Member

    This with the Arko tub and stick. Also do it with Derby tub and stick.
     
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  20. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I do not have either the Derby stick nor the tub. I just have the cream.....
    Great now I gotta get those as well.
     
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