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

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function wrote:
Also good if you need to make napalm in a pinch.
And I thought this was an innocent smelling soap. :wink:
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Scent and price notwithstanding, the lather lit my face up to a bright pink. :shock:
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m3m0ryleak wrote:Scent and price notwithstanding, the lather lit my face up to a bright pink. :shock:
unfortunately i'm having the same problem with bay rum except with me it burns!
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I like the smell. If you roll the stick on a counter to make it more round, you can slide it right into a QED Shave Stick Holder.
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I'm a late arrival to this party, but I just got a free sample of an Arko stick from the ever-kind Phil at Bullgoose. I know I'm not allowed to review free samples (mods and admins can't - you can: see the rules), so I won't. You have to scrub quite a lot of that soft stick onto your face to get a decent amount of lather with my hard water, but it works nicely once you do. I don't find the scent strong at all - reminds me of the old Erasmic cream and sticks in the sixties.

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i cut it up and put it in an old tobs cream tub. soft and pliable enough to work it into a nice material. it really changes the character and brings out its good ability to make a lather. i'm finding the scent to be ok but it lacks moisurizing for me. puzzling cause its heavy in tallow.
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I just got a free sample of an Arko stick from the ever-kind Phil at Bullgoose
me too but im leaving mine as a bathroom ornament....looks really cool :lol:

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I treat Arko much the same as Gil though I use a large cup and, I like the scent quite a lot.
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I got a free sample of it from Barberia Italiana a good while back and just finished it off---I mostly used it in the shower with a boar brush when I didn't have time for the Prorasso and the badger at the sink. It took me a couple of uses to identify the scent. It was exactly the same scent of some very cheap hotel soap I used in Cozumel. The scent really didn't bother me and the lather was great. I' will get some more.
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My question is Chris, Dr Moss, do you still keep the stick open in your bathroom?

I have always valued your posts and now a bit upset of your quite positive (not negative) say of the scent. It was mine too in the review in another forum. I told it does not bother me. Then after a while I edited it.

I have only Palmolive stick open in my bathroom. It does not emit smell pills around, but Arko definately does. After a while I got REALLY upset and just took it away.

Other than invading the bathroom and a bit of my apartment also if I leave the door sometimes not totally closed it is a fine shave soap. That is my memory from 2 years ago, of course.
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Jarmo, I folded the paper back over the end and put it on the shelf. It doesn't emit any scent I can detect, and if I pick it up and sniff it I like the scent! Maybe I have a stick with less scent than usual. It is in the red wrapper.

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Chris, I find that the scent is powerful at the beginning, but as the stick is used, it becomes lighter over a period of time. It never disappears completely, it just doesn't stay so potent.
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I pif'ed the ARKO shave stick that I had after trying the ARKO shave cream. The scent of the cream was not appealing. Don't know if the cream and soap are the same scent. But for the cost I may give the stick a try later.

Anyone used both to know how the scent compares between the cream and stick?
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fallingwickets wrote:...im leaving mine as a bathroom ornament....looks really cool :lol:
The dude on the label just looks so damn happy about all that lather on his mug! That's how I want to look every morning - the Arko Guy is my role model.

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2clfrwrds wrote:
fallingwickets wrote:...im leaving mine as a bathroom ornament....looks really cool :lol:
The dude on the label just looks so damn happy about all that lather on his mug! That's how I want to look every morning - the Arko Guy is my role model.

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it's not false advertising either. as i said, if you cut it up and put it in a mug you're in store for a lathering treat :wink:
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ridgerunner wrote:I pif'ed the ARKO shave stick that I had after trying the ARKO shave cream. The scent of the cream was not appealing. Don't know if the cream and soap are the same scent. But for the cost I may give the stick a try later.

Anyone used both to know how the scent compares between the cream and stick?
In my experience, the Arko stick has it's own unique fragrance. Of course Arko shaving creams come in variety of fragrances, so you have your choice. I did enjoy the Citrus very much, when I had a tube of it.
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brothers wrote:
ridgerunner wrote:I pif'ed the ARKO shave stick that I had after trying the ARKO shave cream. The scent of the cream was not appealing. Don't know if the cream and soap are the same scent. But for the cost I may give the stick a try later.

Anyone used both to know how the scent compares between the cream and stick?
In my experience, the Arko stick has it's own unique fragrance. Of course Arko shaving creams come in variety of fragrances, so you have your choice. I did enjoy the Citrus very much, when I had a tube of it.
I find the Citrus to be a bit on the strong side, but the scent is not offensive. Yet, for some reason, I prefer the soap to any of the creams, with the exception of the Extra Sensitive.
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drumana wrote:Ahhh, Arko... Great lather coupled with the soothing scent of... a urinal cake.
LOL'ing here!

Reminds me of the "artisan" pine scented hand soap gifted to me a couple years ago. Obviously the artisan used Pine Sol toilet and floor cleaner for the scent. I got a boxed set of 3 hand soaps of the stuff. :roll: yea, I know it was the thought that counted.
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I have 2 boxes of Arko in my cupboard which I bought at a Turkish grocer here in Montreal at 9.95 per box of 12 sticks. I am good for the long haul.
I love both the lather and the scent.
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