Would Nelson have used this before heading into battle? Probably not, as it took place in the year of T&H’s founding.
To compliment the shave cream, the T&H sample pack also comes with a number of aftershave balms.
Unlike the 1805 balm, I found this one a little more runny, less of a cream and more of a lotion. Not that this is a bad thing.
It was absorbed quickly, never leaving me with a greasy feeling that I have found with some balms. Having said that, you could feel it on the skin, where it provided a bit of resistance when running you hand over it.
As I mentioned in my review of the shaving cream, the scent didn’t initially grab me, but like the 1805, it grew on me. I definitely don’t dislike the full-bodied, spicy smell, and it’s a classy step up from most big name colognes (the kind endorsed by celebrities).
A solid performing balm that does it’s job well, while delivering a wonderful scent that lingers without being overpowering. You’ll need to be prepared to pay the price though, and it can only be for the smell, because I don’t think the performance is that much better than a number of much cheaper options.