12-06-2014, 08:07 AM
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So I'm visiting Istanbul on the moment and have bought myself many Turkish Shaving Products, and of course everything is very cheap so there was no reason not to buy them.

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But I have a mixed feeling about Turkish shaving products, because somehow I have the idea they are inferior perhaps in comparison with south and west Europe brands.

To specify the countries those are Spain, Portugal, Italy, German and Czech for great aftershaves. Okay Turkish shaving products offer with no doubt the biggest variety, because Arko one of the most popular Turkish shaving brand offers 6 different kind of shaving creams.

However I don't have the idea that the Arko Aftershave Cologne's are developed to be soothing, but rather for the scent.

And if we do a price comparison then only Derby and some other Turkish brands are much cheaper then the other Europe brands. Only one thing I noticed is that vendors tend to ask less for Turkish shaving products then for Italy for example.

For example 100ML Proraso Green Shaving Cream costs € 1,32 in Italy and 100ML Arko Shaving Cream costs € 1.

So how do Turkish shaving products compare to these other Europe brands? Of course its YMMV Wink

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 12-06-2014, 11:24 AM
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I'd be discrete commenting on a hosting nation's product.Signs011
Turkey produces some of the finest brasswork and other metals in the world.
You should pick up some lemon water.It is used everywhere; busses, hotels, as AS. It is a pleasant switch.

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 12-06-2014, 12:42 PM
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I'm perfectly happy with my Turkish shave sticks and creams... and my cheap and cheerful Turkish brushes too Biggrin

I ought to put in another order at my preferred Turkish webshop... how do the Arko aftershave stack up in the scent department?

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 12-06-2014, 01:16 PM
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Oh the scents of the Arko Aftershave Colognes are for sure good and the Gold Power is my favorite Smile

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 12-07-2014, 12:01 AM
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Thank you - I'll stick them on my list of things to check out Smile

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 12-07-2014, 12:19 AM
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Yes I'm still in the doubt if I should take some more, they are perfect cheap parfums Smile Just its really cologne, so even though it says aftershave cologne it doesn't really have soothing ingredients like glycerin.

However it has antiseptic properties.

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 12-21-2014, 07:43 AM
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(12-06-2014, 08:07 AM)Diqiu-long Wrote: So I'm visiting Istanbul on the moment and have bought myself many Turkish Shaving Products, and of course everything is very cheap so there was no reason not to buy them.

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But I have a mixed feeling about Turkish shaving products, because somehow I have the idea they are inferior perhaps in comparison with south and west Europe brands.

To specify the countries those are Spain, Portugal, Italy, German and Czech for great aftershaves. Okay Turkish shaving products offer with no doubt the biggest variety, because Arko one of the most popular Turkish shaving brand offers 6 different kind of shaving creams.

However I don't have the idea that the Arko Aftershave Cologne's are developed to be soothing, but rather for the scent.

And if we do a price comparison then only Derby and some other Turkish brands are much cheaper then the other Europe brands. Only one thing I noticed is that vendors tend to ask less for Turkish shaving products then for Italy for example.

For example 100ML Proraso Green Shaving Cream costs € 1,32 in Italy and 100ML Arko Shaving Cream costs € 1.

So how do Turkish shaving products compare to these other Europe brands? Of course its YMMV Wink

Arko products are well known and used world wide. They have been around forever and I think that speaks volumes towards the quality of their products. They just don't get all the hype as the current artisans of the month.

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 12-21-2014, 03:12 PM
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I've used Arko and Fume shave soaps and like both of them. Not a big fan of Arko creams but they do work well, just personnel thing.

Have not tried the A/S or colognes but if they are like the soaps I've tried they should be just fine to my way of thinking.

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 12-22-2014, 06:45 AM
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So what's the cheapest price you've seen Arko sticks?

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 12-22-2014, 08:27 AM
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€ 0,55 I saw them, so that means prices outside turkey are still much higher Wink

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 12-22-2014, 08:33 AM
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(12-22-2014, 08:27 AM)Diqiu-long Wrote: € 0,55 I saw them, so that means prices outside turkey are still much higher Wink

Sweet! Probably a discount for buying more?

(12-22-2014, 08:27 AM)Diqiu-long Wrote: € 0,55 I saw them, so that means prices outside turkey are still much higher Wink

Sweet! Probably a discount for buying more?

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 12-22-2014, 08:34 AM
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(12-22-2014, 08:33 AM)Gordy Wrote:
(12-22-2014, 08:27 AM)Diqiu-long Wrote: € 0,55 I saw them, so that means prices outside turkey are still much higher Wink

Sweet! Probably a discount for buying more?
I guess not unless you might buy wholesale, and the reason you get discount from vendors is because they got higher margins in the first place Wink

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 12-22-2014, 08:49 AM
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Used to be you could find them for less than a dollar each when you bought in bulk, but prices seems to have gone up Sad

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