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Viewing the packaging of Arko Shaving Soap reminds me of something Marty would have found in the first "Back to the Future" movie. Very out of date, yet quaint. But what matters is inside. Peel back the foil wrapper, and you'll find a white "candle" of shaving soap. It's a shaving stick, and one that is easy to use. Twice the price of a puck of Williams Shaving Soap, but 10 times the soap. The scent it nice, but faint. This stuff lathers easily, and provides the basics for a good, quality shave. Definitely worth a try!

Randy

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Pros: Low-cost, easy to lather, makes a good lather resulting in good shaves
Cons: Scent is very industrial, but will fade in time
Arko does beat any canned foam I've tried and was one of my first shave soap purchases and always is present in my den. I enjoy ARKO sticks a lot, but can see the shortcomings; for what they are, they're great. I purchased another dozen sticks just after New Year, after using and giving away the last dozen I had. I'll use ARKO again for most of August this year. If I get low, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another dozen sticks. At ~$15 for a dozen sticks, ARKO is a real bargain- about 50 cents an ounce!

I always leave two sticks partially unwrapped out to breathe; after some months the industrial scent fades and the soap is much better for me. In fact, when the soap starts turning a bit off-white it's best IMO. My scent rating below is after aging the ARKO sticks. Also, don't buy the bowl; buy the sticks and press them into a bowl if you want a bowl. The ARKO bowl soap is much more expensive.

An half stick always travels with me, as it delivers a very good shave in a most portable package- a small baggie. In terms of value, ARKO is a hard soap to beat; but IMHO there are better performing artisan soaps with better lathers and post-shave feel available now, but those are almost always way more expensive. ARKO isn't a luxury experience for me; it's a basic shave soap that performs well above its price point.
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Pros: Zero irritation & great clean soap smell.
Cons: What's not to like?
Best shaving soap ever.It just smells like soap so I never understood the "smell" ,first world, problems.
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Yukonmark
Yukonmark
Arko dünyanın en iyi sabunu
Used nothing else for years, I buy it by the case.
Great review, thanks.
5 years ago I bought one after reading numerous reviews where users were raving about it. The only good thing about it is it is dirt cheap. After 3 passes my cheaks are absolutely BBS, but I got very strong irritation for hours. Don't even want to discuss the smell. To me even the 0.95 EUR Palmolive is so much better.
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RenoRichard
RenoRichard
Let the soap age, open to the air for a few months and then give it another go. You may find the citronella has dissipated and the shave is better for it.

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