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had my first experience with arko today. now this is truely a big bang for the buck! great performance! great shave! at this price i won't even complain about the strong soap scent.
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In my limited experience, there has not been a soap that produces a quality lather with so little effort. I love the stuff.
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Arko makes a great lather. The shame is that could never get past the scent. I'm glad you could.
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i had to wrap it in a sandwich bag. the bathroom and half the house smelled like laundry soap from exposure overnight! :-) it may be premature but all my soaps may end up as a pif. so far only tabac is in its league for the price.
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Post by Pureslab »

Winner for the price and lather....

La Toja shave stick a bit more agreeable for my taste with an amazing uber lather.
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Post by giammi »

I love it. The secret to get used to its scent is to use it uninterrupted for at least a week
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Post by TRBeck »

I agree. I've grown to love the scent and would be quite upset if I couldn't get a whiff of it now and again.

But I see why it bothers some gents. Anyway, do give it a week of fidelity and you'll be quite amazed by how good the lather is. You can really manipulate Arko's lather to be slicker, denser, airier, however you want it. Remarkable stuff. And by the time you have tried it for a week, yeah, you might crave that barbershop-and-incense soapiness.

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razorsdirect.com has free shipping and the price of 5 sticks is $8.99 delivered! may be time to re-think my shaving directives and get back to cheap and effective measures. no more $20 soaps and $25-$38 creams!
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Post by Hodari D. »

you can find them on amazon in bulk for less than $1 per stick. Fantastic value.
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Post by paddy »

arko to me smells like detergent. performance wise i think it is ok, but there are better performers out there by a long chalk.

it is dirt cheap though, so if you are on a budget and can bear the smell, then go for it, although even then i think there are better performers in that rough price bracket such a la toja.
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Post by infotech »

There is something about the scent I liked from the beginning, but then I like the scent of foreign drug store variety shave products smell better than what we get here in the US. I think it's mainly because when I smell it, it takes me back to trips I've taken to other countries.
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Post by ATLpr8head »

I love the scent for some reason. Kind of like a Williams with a kick. I also always follow up with AV for some reason. By far the best bang for your buck and superior quality.
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Post by Blue As A Jewel »

Great performing cream - I use it when I'm in a hurry and don;t have time to muck about trying to create a working lather. The scent does have an underlying detergent quality about it, but I can look past it...
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Post by crackstar »

I like the Arko soap's scent very much. It smells like, well, let's say, soap!
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Post by drumana »

Ahhh, Arko... Great lather coupled with the soothing scent of... a urinal cake.
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Post by Nitrox »

Hmmmm, I like Arko's scent. To me it's a clean type of scent. It brings back good memories of when I was a kid and we washed clothes with those big yellow laundry soap bars.
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gil3591 wrote:. no more $20 soaps and $25-$38 creams!
Man...I really should not have sent you that stick. Bad for business! 8)
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BullGoose wrote:
gil3591 wrote:. no more $20 soaps and $25-$38 creams!
Man...I really should not have sent you that stick. Bad for business! 8)
and i couldn't find it on your website , either, phil! :!:
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gil3591 wrote:
BullGoose wrote:
gil3591 wrote:. no more $20 soaps and $25-$38 creams!
Man...I really should not have sent you that stick. Bad for business! 8)
and i couldn't find it on your website , either, phil! :!:
I decided to drop it from the BullGoose line-up. With it available from amazon for less than $1.00 a stick, there is no profit.
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Post by fallingwickets »

big yellow laundry soap bars.
fels-naptha? I use those....great stuff for stains :lol:

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