Truefitt & Hill 1805 Aftershave Balm

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Truefitt & Hill 1805 aftershave balm

The first of many reviews from my T&H sample set.

One problem with wanting to try shaving products is that most servings will last you months. The other is that some are very expensive, and a bit of a gamble. You may not like the scent, for example, even if the performance is great. Despite reading reviews, it can be a shot in the dark.

Sample packs provide a great answer to this. The Truefitt & Hill one provides a broad range of their products to try, without filling your bathroom or emptying your bank account.

Although quite small, I easily got enough for four shaves from the little sachet. Which was plenty to get an idea for whether it would be worth investing in more.

I have some 1805 shaving cream too (review to come), so have spent some time with the scent. Initially, I found it’s subtle floral notes unimpressive, but the more I’ve used it the more I like it. It’s not the sort of smell I’m ever going to crave, but it’s fresh and certainly not unpleasant.

It looks like most of the other balms I’ve used: a rich, white cream. It’s a bit thicker than the others, more of a cream and less of a liquid.

On application it was absorbed quickly, leaving my skin soft, but it also left it feeling a little greasy too.

One question is whether, at over £30 for 100ml, it’s worth the price. I can’t say that it performed better than the balms I’ve been using that cost a tenth of the price. At £10 a bottle I could perhaps forgive it, but when it’s so expensive I’m hard pushed to say I’d recommend it over cheaper products.

Filed under: Balm, Post-Shave

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

Last updated: September 20, 2014