I've tried a lot of Stirling soaps and I thought I'd give a quick review just as a way to group some of them together since it's sometimes hard to figure out what they smell like given the Stirling descriptions. This won't be in much detail and so maybe it's not too helpful but here goes... All of the soaps are tallow based (I think) and they all perform well IMO. Christmas Eve, one of my favorites (it's a seasonal soap though and isn't carried all year round). It smells like Christmas. It reminds me of a room with a Christmas tree in it along with maybe some other Christmas food smells like cinnamon, gingerbread or whatever. It's very pleasant smelling. Sandalwood. It smells like sandalwood. I'm not a sandalwood connoisseur. I like it. It's one of my standbys. I like the smell better than that of Proraso Red. Bay Rum. Again, another standby. It smells like Bay Rum. Gatlinburg. I like this one but some may not. It smells a little overpowering just smelling it in the container but still OK. It's good on the face however. It smells like you are in the woods but there is a little smoky/leathery kind of smell going on as well. Coniferous, this is just a pure smell of pine trees. No smoke, no leather, very clean smelling. Ozark Mountains, this is another of the outdoor scents. It has a sweeter scent than the others. Texas on Fire, this smells heavily of cedar (which I love) and smoke. Some think the smoke is kind of overpowering. I don't. The cedar and smoke combination works for me. Nag Champa, this smells like a shop that has incense burning. I tried some inexpensive Nag Champa soap samples from Ebay and it burned my face a little and the smell was also just a little off-putting and I threw them away. I find the Stirling version to be quite pleasant. I just have a sample of this but the next time I order soap I will get the large version. It has a clean and refreshing smell IMO. I'll mention my preferences right now and the way I tend to categorize Stirling soap so that you know my biases. I like earthy scents, I'm not generally a fan of cologne or cologne scents nor am I a fan of fruity scents where shaving soap is concerned. I also don't like menthol. This is the way I tend to group Stirling soaps as well...earthy, cologne based, fruit based and soap with menthol. Everything I've mentioned so far I would roughly put in the earthy category. The cologne based ones that I've tried are Executive Man, Sharp Dressed Man, and Mountain Man. None were "bad" but the only one that I decided to get a large size container of was Sharp Dressed Man. It's based on some aftershave but I can't remember what that is nor had I smelled it before. All I will say is that I liked Sharp Dressed Man and that it wasn't an overpowering scent at all. It was just a nice change from the earthy stuff. The only menthol soap I tried was Orange Chill. It smells like an orange peel. It's not a bad smell. It is cold due to the menthol. Some of the soaps that I sampled but didn't like enough to buy a larger size are Barbershop which was a little too powdery and sweet and Sandpiper. As I recall Sandpiper was based on some cologne. I found it a little too sweet. The fruity ones that I tried (I actually have the full size containers) are Peach and Black Cherry. These are pretty much summer scents. I'm not a big fan (as it turns out) of putting fruit on my face. The Peach smells like peaches and cream, is very pleasant and smells good enough to eat actually. The Black Cherry is very strong. It smells like black cherry cough drops. When you smell it straight out of the container it is a bit overpowering IMO. After its on your face it calms down. It's OK to use occasionally but I couldn't use it daily. There are a couple of others that I had samples of and that I decided I wouldn't be getting larger sizes of but I can't remember all of the details. One was Bergamot Lavender. I don't know what bergamot is but I have lavender in my yard and it smells good. This doesn't smell like that. I think the description says something like "if lavender had a peel, this is what it would smell like". I just remember it as being a bit sweet but not smelling like lavender. Executive Man is supposed to be one of the most popular scents. I was looking for one cologne/aftershave based soap to go with my mostly earthy scents and after sampling Executive Man I crossed it off the list. I ended up with Sharp Dressed Man. My short list would be: Christmas Eve, Sandalwood, Bay Rum, Sharp Dressed Man, and Coniferous. The longer list would include Ozark Mountain, Gatlinburg, Texas on Fire and Nag Champa. The sample sizes are the same diameter as the regular sizes (just thinner) and are 1 oz as opposed to 5.9 oz. They only cost about $3 so if you eliminate the categories that you care least about, you can whittle the large Stirling offers down to the point where you could order all that you are likely to be interested in. A sample can probably be stretched out to last a month. They all perform well and none of them are too off-putting to use. If you love menthol, just order all of the menthol samples. Or maybe just order everything that isn't menthol, or fruity, depending on your tastes. I hope this "review" has been somewhat helpful.