Hi Eric, indeed we do share a few similar scents
It would be interesting to also compare complexion, background, hair/eye colour and lifestyles etc, just to see if our choices are determined perhaps by something greater than just our noses!
I'll set your mind at ease and tell you that C&S do not have samples.
My best friend from college works at C&S H.O. as Art Director and i have been begging her for a few samples for approximately 9 months. She told me they had none. I have been nagging for a decant or at least a spritz on a paper tissue, and I assume this is why (after more than 6 months) the 2 full-size bottles appeared on my doorstep today!
I would suggest you try it, as the feedback in the review section is overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately for me, although I don't dislike
"Cuba", I simply dont want to smell of it. The tobacco accord is a little too astringent for my liking.