How to Treat Shaving Cream and Shaving Soap Acquisition Disorder (SCAD & SSAD)
Buy the damn soaps, of course!
Looking to get the most shaving soap/cream bang for your buck? Me too! I've been checking out different vendors and websites recently and found many places offer samples. Below is (I think) the most cost effective way to sample many soaps & creams in the shortest amount of time for the least amount of money.
Geo F. Trumper - Sample Pack includes 7 cologne vials, 6 shaving cream samples and 2 skin food samples. £8.00 (~$12.50) They don't mention which products the pack includes.
D.R. Harris - 10ml samples of each of their shaving creams. £3.00 (~4.75 each). 5 scents available.
Truefitt & Hill - Shave cream and cologne sample pack - 9 of their shaving creams, 6 aftershave balms, 8 cologne samples and their pre-shave oil. $19 (cream/asb/oil pack is only $10)
Taylor of Old Bond Street - Shoeboxshaveshop offers 1/4oz samples of each of their creams for $2.79 each.
Mama Bear Soaps - 8 different kinds of sample packs. You should be able to get whatever you want for a few bucks each.
Ogallala Bay Rum - Sample pack of all 6 of their shaving soaps. $6.25. Get a sample of their bay rum cologne for $1.
Queen Charlotte Soaps - 5 samples of your choice shaving soap. Starts at $10.
Archerfire Decants - Selection changes frequently, but offers small samples of colognes and edts. Find his thread in the vendor section here.
Garry's Sample Shop - Carries B&B favorite shaving cream & soap samples like Cella, MWF, TOBS as well as aftershaves and colognes. Find his thread in the vendor section here.
Not including Archerfire or Garry, that's over 65 different products for less than $100 (not including shipping). That should keep you busy for a while.
So, what companies offer samples that I missed? Know of better places to get samples for these products?
Last edited by conroygc; 12-31-2011 at 11:36 AM.
I've spent half the money I've earned in my life on wetshaving, tobacco, booze and music. The other half I've just wasted.