You and I are in the exact same camp. I think we were shipped the samples sans menthol to see if we would merely parrot others, or if we have a mind of our own.
The toner for me is excellent.
Actually everyone got the same samples. I'm not smart enough to be clever like that. Remember, I make aftershave for a living.
We haven't even heard from everyone yet but there is a common theme that the scent needs to be amped up. Even today The Captain has headed back to the drawing board to modify what is a well received formula but one that needs to be tweaked.