I have not heard from this brand before, so I was quite pleased when I saw it in my hotel room. C.O Bigelow are an US brand apparently sitting in New York. The packaging is lovely and I was worried that product would be hard to get out of it, but the packaging is flexible enough to let it squeeze it slightly, plus the products are fluid enough to leave the bottle. The shower gel was lovely to use, it is not overly scented, sometimes products are so scented that it either bothers you instead of giving you a nice feeling, or they interfere with whatever else you wear, say perfume, lotion, etc. The scent is quite nice and fresh, either good to relax before bed, or to wake you up softly in the morning.
The shampoo and conditioner were both good. Sometimes a product that is good for pampering you, like this kind of scented products, is not always good at performing its practical goals. These two were good at the practical side, not just on the pampering side of them.
If you are someone that enjoys having rituals once a week, or even everyday, these are products to consider.
Would I buy it based on the sample? Yes, specially the shower gel. I am more into scented shower gels, than shampoo and conditioner, but it was a pleasant experience.