04-12-2013, 06:26 PM
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We have taken your feedback from the last formula to heart and have revised it significantly.

The free lime aftershave samples are available. I wanted to start this now before a weekend to give everyone a shot at getting a free sample rather than during the week when many are at work. The interest in samples is more than I can provide so here is how it will work.

Free samples go to the first ten to send me their address - not the first to PM me that they want one. The first ten addresses PM'd to me get the free samples. I will acknowledge they are one of the first ten. Please PM me your address first, then go to this thread and note you have done so. This will help others to know if they are in the first ten or not.

Once there are ten listed in the thread the samples are still available but for sale rather than free (see below.)

This is CONUS only.

If you are not in the first ten: Samples will be available to anyone else following the first ten for $4.00 each, paypal only. I will PM my paypal address to each of you who would like to pay for a sample but did not make the first ten responses.

The scent of lime is an extremely difficult one. Its very nature is that it is fleeting, it is there for a moment and gone in an instant. It is this aspect of its nature that has been so challenging. We have no interest in a chemical based aftershave. Our formulation is much like our other two, based upon natural extracts and essential oils with grain alcohol and witch hazel as a foundation. Because of this and because of the very nature of lime, it has a more subtle scent rather than prominent. Going the natural ingredient route has taken longer but delivers a healthier offering.

Here is what you can expect: A straight up lime aroma, genuine and pure as can only be achieved using all natural ingredients. Distinctly lime and yet a softer approach as a scent, lasting longer than many and less than some.

Here are some questions to start you off as you review it. These are just to give you some direction if you like. Please be straight forward and don't worry about any hurt feelings on my part, I am looking for candor. Feel at liberty to share right here in the thread once you get your sample (I can take it!) If you prefer you are certainly welcome to PM your feedback to me.

1. The scent - too strong, just right, too weak?

2. The application - does it feel good, how is the sting?

3. The finish - how does your face feel after it dries down?

4. How long did the scent last for you?

5. Would you buy this product? Preliminary price would be $18.00 for the four ounce bottle, just like our other two aftershaves.

6. How can it be better?


Remember, please let me know what you think - that is the reason for the free samples. The fate of the free world depends on you sharing in this thread, don't let mankind down! Biggrin


Thank you for your willingness, we look forward to hearing what everyone thinks!

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 04-12-2013, 06:31 PM
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PM sent

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 04-12-2013, 06:33 PM
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Info sent! Thanks for the opportunity!

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 04-12-2013, 06:35 PM
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pm sent... cannot wait!

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 04-12-2013, 06:40 PM
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PM sent would definitely enjoy the testing of sample #2

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 04-12-2013, 06:53 PM
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  • Arcadies
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PM Sent

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 04-12-2013, 07:04 PM
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PM sent. Thank you.

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 04-12-2013, 07:17 PM
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PM sent.

Thanks!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

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 04-12-2013, 08:27 PM
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I got one of the last free samples so I'm going to sit this out to give somebody else a chance, but I'm interested to see the results.

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 04-12-2013, 08:37 PM
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Not sure if I made it, but I can always hope!!! PM sent.

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 04-12-2013, 11:24 PM
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pm sent

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 04-13-2013, 10:54 AM
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PM Sent

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 04-13-2013, 07:06 PM
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Well Gentlemen, between this forum and another I did my part to support the USPS today paying to ship out the sample vials. For those who may not know these are 1/4 ounce amber glass vials - enough for several applications. A few guys who are already customers did receive samples earlier in the week out of the goodness of the kind Captain's heart. Me likes me loyal customers!

We are located in Illinois and being central you can expect to have your samples in hand by this coming Wednesday. Take your time as you evaluate our new lime scent and see what the all important Better Half thinks about it too. Then after you have arrived at a conclusion do let us all know what you think.

I want to thank all of the volunteers who are helping out here. It makes a real difference for a small business to have people willing to assist. We are grateful for you taking the time!Thumbsup

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 04-15-2013, 06:59 PM
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Scott, received my bottle today. We opened the bottle and had to take a sniff. It smells very LIMEY (no duh), but also very sweet. If the girls at school react the same way my wife and daughter did you might need to put a warning on it: Warning teachers! The opposite sex is highly attracted to this stuff. Use at your own risk!

I'll actually use it instead of randomly sniffing the bottle and get back to y'all. So far it's very promising.

OH, and it's the first aftershave I've ever used, so i'm totally unbiased.Blush

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 04-16-2013, 03:50 AM
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received the sample in the mailbox yesterday evening and the initial test sniff was WOWZERS this is the bomb. waited till this AM shave to use and am really impressed. SWMBO loves it.[/b][/font]


1. The scent - too strong, just right, too weak?

The scent-perfect aroma of a lime....right on the money

2. The application - does it feel good, how is the sting?

again just the right amount of sting

3. The finish - how does your face feel after it dries down?

4. How long did the scent last for you?

BBS this morning splashed on the sample and there is a warm inviting lingering hint of LIME 3 hours after applying

5. Would you buy this product? Preliminary price would be $18.00 for the four ounce bottle, just like our other two aftershaves.

yes i will definitely be ordering later on today.

6. How can it be better?

bigger bottle....no seriously I feel you hit the mark on the lime scented aftershave...

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 04-16-2013, 03:13 PM
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  • Arcadies
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I received my sample today, or maybe yesterday as I forgot to check the mailbox. Tongue
I had a shave with some QCS/Portman Square Notting Hill and to get the full effect of the aftershave,
I did not use any other post shave products other than a cold water rinse and then I applied a healthy amount (about 1/3 of the vial) of the Lime sample.


Day 1


1. The scent - too strong, just right, too weak?

I felt it was about right for about 3 minutes, then after drying I didn't get much lime at all and kept getting more of a cinnamon note than lime. Huh

2. The application - does it feel good, how is the sting?

It felt very nice, there was absolutely no sting whatsoever, although there was a very nice "warmth" on my face/neck akin to a nice shot of liquor going down...just on the outside. Wink

3. The finish - how does your face feel after it dries down?

My face felt very nice, well moisturized. I did have a few annoying tiny, itchy pimples pop up, which was a bit odd..that never really happened before...they went away after about 30 minutes.

4. How long did the scent last for you?

45-60 minutes, which I felt was perfect..I don't really want an aftershave lasting all day.

5. Would you buy this product?

Maybe..I'll have to use it a couple more times and see if the pimples return.

6. How can it be better?

I know this is a broken record but more lime..it had a very nice lime scent until dry down and then all I got was a cinnamon like scent with a very tiny hint of lime. My schnoz might just be broken though, I have a tendency to have trouble picking out certain scents, never really had that problem with lime before but I suppose it's possible. I'll try it again and report tomorrow, I just may be having an off day.

Day 2

Shaved with QCS Fougere hard soap, followed by a cold rinse. No other post shave products other than the lime sample.

1. The scent - too strong, just right, too weak?

Not much change, still smelled a bit cinnamon like after the first 3-5 minutes, there was still a bit of lime in there so it was a pleasant scent.

2. The application - does it feel good, how is the sting?

Today there was a tiny bit of sting, I guess my shave was a bit worse than yesterday..I shouldn't have pushed the blade to a 6th shave. Application felt soothing...and that wonderful warmth returned again!

3. The finish - how does your face feel after it dries down?

Very nice, smooth and moisturized. The pimples I had yesterday did not return, so evidently it was something else.

4. How long did the scent last for you?

45-60 minutes, same as yesterday.

5. Would you buy this product?

Well, the pimples did not return so I would possibly buy it, although I feel $18 for 4 ounces in a bit on the expensive side, especially once shipping is factored in.

6. How can it be better?

No idea really, the scent is very nice and as I said before, it could be more limey..I still don't get why I'm smelling cinnamon after dry down though, I guess my nose is broken.

I have enough product for 1 more application, so I will return with my final thoughts tomorrow!

Day 3 (final)

Slightly rough shave, got distracted and went overboard on water and my lather suffered.

The previous days experiences were mirrored for the most part, slight sting, smooth/moisturized feeling afterwards with a wonderful "warm glow" after.
I still get mostly cinnamon with a hint of lime 3-5 minutes after dry down. Scent is lasting about an hour. All in all a pleasant experience!

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 04-16-2013, 04:30 PM
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  • MickToley
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Received my sample today, thanks. Cool I'll be posting my thoughts tomorrow evening.

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 04-16-2013, 05:33 PM
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I received my sample in the mail today along with my MdC fougere shaving soap. I had about 3 days of growth so what better night to take it all out for a ride!
When I opened up the package I gave it a quick little sniff and bammmm instant limes and boy do I love limes. It wasn't the Trumpers lime skin food scent which I am not a fan of (which reminds me of lime lollipops) but genuine lime. Lime(ish) aftershaves I've tried are Proraso, clubman lime, & clubman citrus musk.
So out came my Dovo 5/8 w/pearlex handle and off I went with a 3 pass shave!


1. The scent - too strong, just right, too weak
For me the scent was Genuine so I guess it can't get any better than that, although I would be receptive to limes on steroids! Biggrin

2. The application - does it feel good, how is the sting?
It felt good going on, again I will revert to the word genuine. It felt very natural. I am a big fan of sting so it might have come up a little short on sting but how can you beat an all natural feel?

3. The finish - how does your face feel after it dries down?
The dry down felt great. My skin felt smooth and well hydrated!

4. How long did the scent last for you?
I literally finished shaving about a half hour ago, but so far so good!

5. Would you buy this product? Preliminary price would be $18.00 for the four ounce bottle, just like our other two aftershaves.
In my honest opinion I think $18 is a little (and only a little) expensive, but being of obvious high quality and a bit of a lime junkie I would definitely purchase it!
6. How can it be better?
I think you nailed it! Job well done sir!!
Now I need a sample of your lime bay rum......Blush
Thanks for the sample!
Best regards Scott,
Brian

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 04-17-2013, 03:00 PM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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I used the sample of lime aftershave today. Overall, I was pretty pleased with it.

1. The scent - too strong, just right, too weak?

I like the scent of this aftershave, not overpowering, it's a subtle lime scent.

2. The application - does it feel good, how is the sting?

When I applied this aftershave there wasn't that much of a sting. Although I'm not a big fan of an aftershave that bites you, this one could benefit from a little.

3. The finish - how does your face feel after it dries down?

The aftershave left my skin feeling soft. Nice feeling.

4. How long did the scent last for you?

The scent doesn't linger which is a good thing, IMO. Again, it's not overpowering, so it won't interfere with a cologne if you're wearing one.

5. Would you buy this product? Preliminary price would be $18.00 for the four ounce bottle, just like our other two aftershaves.

I would probably buy this product.

6. How can it be better?

A little bit of sting and it's a great product.

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 04-17-2013, 03:23 PM
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You guys are lucky and killing me! Haven't received mine yet. But hopefully tomorrow. Biggrin

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