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West Coast Shaving Sample Packs Reviews
Great Product
DE Blade Sampler Pack, Choice great variety and allows me to gain knowledge on different blades
Tour de Taylor
Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Sample Pack I went through this sampler a couple of times, made notes and over-organized my conclusions...enjoy!

First of all, I don't think there is any difference in lather or viscosity from scent to scent. Each sample was in a small jar, but a little goes a long ways and you can get 3 passes 4 - 5 times from each sample.

Just judging as a shaving cream, I really like this stuff and I've ordered a couple of tubes. More lather than I get with something like Prostro and they all feel soft and creamy. I will say, one of the reasons I wanted to try this is so that I could pair an aftershave with a shave cream, but it turns out that most of these are not available or are out of stock as an aftershave...which is too bad. Overall, I do dig this line and will probably always keep some around.

Regarding scent, it's personal and my preferences may have nothing to do with yours. But, here are my impressions:

The woods:

Not really my pallate, but I did like the cedarwood much better than the sandlewood. Reminded me a bit of my dad, which is always a good thing. Probably better for fall/winter than spring/summer, but honestly, just not what I'm going for.

The botanicals: interesting. Reminds me of how girls smelled in jr. high school, but somehow it wasn't bad. Strong in the jar, more pleasant lathered in your bowl and pretty subtle lingering on your skin. Not for me.

Almond is nice, but I have used almonds that I liked better, like Cella.

Lavendar is the big winner in this grouping for me. Smells like my lavender hedge, not like lavender purfume. I've ordered a tube of it and it will pair nicely, I think with Pre de Province aftershave or anything neutral and spring like.

Citrus /Fruits-

Grapefruit was the winner in this group for me. Smells like grapefruit, which is nice in the morning. Very natural, envigorating.

Lemon/Lime - To me, it didn't smell like lemons or limes. Maybe like Safeway brand lemon/lime soda. Nothing appealing for me.

Avocado - Nice, not totally natural smelling. Kind of like Avocado perfume or something. I think I might like an avocado shave cream, but not this one.

Coconut - I love coconut, but didn't really like this. Dont' think it really smelled that much like coconut either. Odd.


Mr. Taylor is the winner here for me. Fresh linen, clean, start of baseball season when I was a kid. I've ordered a tube and regret that the aftershave is out of stock.

Eton College is nice. A bit flowery. Would be good for a summer wedding or christening Judge Schmals yacht. Not quite my jam.

St. James - Nice. I might have bought this cream if there had been an aftershave to match, but I don't think it would play well with others. Not too froofy, but does smell refined, mascaline and good.

Jermyn Street - Old money, perfumy, better on the brush than in the bowl, but too high class for me.

Natural - Smells, nice and neutral and clean. Like soap, would pair with anything. This is a fine choice if you want to try it to see if it works for you.

Again, my taste is likely different than yours, but these are my impressions. It's GREAT shaving cream and I'm looking forward to using it daily.
An economical way to explore
Barbershop Shaving Soap Sample Pack This is a good way to explore without investing in items that you discover that you don't enjoy. After sampling them, I would agree with WCS that they all fit into the "Barbershop" genre, more or less. I suppose that a few of them might be stretching the idea of a traditional barbershop fragrance, but then again barbershops serve a vast range of clients and some of them wouldn't be to your preferences. The samples are croaps so they are conducive to spreading a bit into your shaving bowl and whipping up a lather. This (incidentally) is a good way to test how well the particular brand performs off of the brush. I think WCS's estimate of 4 shaves per sample is correct, but I've been able to eek out 5 shaves by being conservative. Since this is such a economical way to sample a wide variety of labels, I will be trying some of their other sample collections on my next order. Already from this initial barbershop sample pack, I've discovered two new favorites that I will be ordering. Without the sample pack, I would not have risked the blind purchases.
Love your sample packs!
Deux Artisan Sample Pack Purchased six different sample packs and am loving the ability to try so many different creams without having to break the bank. This is another great sample pack and hope you would offer a "custom" sample pack that lets the buying pick their own choices!
Good variety and quality.
DE Blade Sampler Pack, Choice Good variety and quality.
WCS shave cream Sampler Pack
West Coast Shaving Sample Pack Good deal to get to try out the soaps and figure out the scents. I'm really into just the right scent so buying stuff online is always a little bit of a gamble. I tried them all once, found the one I liked, and the rest will make great weekend travel supplies.
Money Saver and FUN !
Best Sellers Shaving Cream Sample Pack Realized what to buy (Speick, Bigelow), what not to bother with....great way to save time & $
Good Sampling
West Coast Shaving Sample Pack This was a good sample of all 4 of their new fragrances. The quantity of lotion was also good because it allowed several uses of each after shave, in order to get a good idea of how the after shave smelled at first and over time on your skin. I also liked the fact that the lotions were in spray containers, for ease of application. Over all it was a good sampling of West Coast Shaving's products and well worth the cost, in order to avoid a blind purchase.
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