Poll: Arko vs. Williams

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by DaltonGang, Nov 28, 2016.


Which do you prefer, if you had to choose between the two?

  1. Arko

  2. Williams

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  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I prefer Arko, because It's scent doesn't smell like bug repellent, like Williams does. I can lathe r both, but the wife and I cannot get past the Williams scent.
    Plus, I can grate Arko, let the scent dissipate, and add essential oils to make it smell great.
    Arko lathers easily, costs little, and is super slick. YMMV.
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  2. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Williams soap smells good but no matter how hard I try I can't make it lather well. Arko smells pretty good, and it lathers like a champ.
  3. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I prefer Arko between those two choices. Williams is actually rather slick, but the dissipating lather is quite disappointing. Arko lathers easily, is stable, and is cheap. Williams is cheap too - I can get it for $1 in the local stores. But Arko is about $1 a stick too.
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  4. swarden43

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

    Saved me the typing.
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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I am the lone voter for Williams, but I must clarify: Vintage Williams with Tallow as the #1 ingredient.
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  6. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I go with Arko.
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  7. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Can't get Williams here, so that's an easy choice. No polls in Tapatalk though.
  8. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    I like Arko.
  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Williams won't lather in my hard water.

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  10. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Arko. By a mile.

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  11. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    I vote for Arko it's lather like a champ really quick, also super cheap when buying a whole box that last a very long time and is super slick.
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  12. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Williams definitely screwed up their formula, no doubt. Too bad. The Tallow pucks rival anything being manufactured today.
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  13. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    I can get a good lather with the current Williams. Just takes a ton of water. I mixed my Williams puck with a Stirling sample and ended up with something pretty good. But Arko is soooo easy to use.

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  14. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I can't use Arko as it irritates my face. Williams does not and I have no problem getting a great lather from it.
  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    You go @poppi
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  16. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I voted for Arko. But I still prefer the vintage Williams over Arko.
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  17. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    @Ryan B you still prefer the vintage Williams over Arko, than why didn't you vote Williams over Arko, and you've just voted Arko instead of Williams doesn't make sense have you been drinking again :p and smoking pot as well :shocked029:
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  18. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I'm confused... I thought current Williams *is* a Tallow soap?

    Out of curiosity, I accept that vintage Williams is better but what exactly did they change to "break" it?
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  19. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Not really. Their 1st iteration had Tallow listed as the #1 ingredient. 2nd Iteration has Sodium Tallowate listed #1, now, potassium palmate is the #1 ingredient. Not good (IMO)
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  20. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    Arko for the win.
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