Pall Mall Barbers Sandalwood & Clove Post-Shave Balm

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Pall Mall Barbers Post-Shave Balm

This is the final step in their three-step shave process.

Pall Mall aim for a luxury experience with their products and this is no exception. It’s supplied in the same pump bottle as the rest of the line, with each squirt designed to deliver the right amount while maximising usage.

I found the quantity it dispensed was perhaps a little too generous, so that I ended up covering my entire face and yet still had some to wipe off my hands.

It’s not greasy and was quickly absorbed. I’m not sure it added back much in the way of moisture, but the glycerine should help lock in whatever is there.

I’m a fan of the scent, which is nice and strong and I found it lingered with me through the day, albeit subtly. It’s certainly heavier on the clove than the sandalwood to my nose. The strength is perfect if that’s all you want to wear, but a good cologne should have no problem asserting itself.

Verdict

I found this a very good product for it’s purpose and I liked the pump dispenser. I’m also a fan of the fragrance.

I didn’t think it was the most moisturising balm I have used, not the best at combating razor burn, but it did both adequately.

The elephant in the room is the price though. Yes you get 100ml, and a pump to help control how much you use, but at ¬£22.50 it’s way into the premium bracket. It’s still much cheaper than the likes of T&H and D.R. Harris though.

If price is no object, then it’s a nice product, but you can get balms at a fraction of the price that do just as well.

Disclosure: I was supplied with a free sample by Pall Mall Barbers

Filed under: Balm, Post-Shave

These reviews are updated based on ongoing experience, so ratings and opinions may change.

Last updated: February 27, 2016