I didn't like this the first few times I sniffed it, but the other day it just clicked with me and I wound up with the T&H 1805 SC and a sample of the 1805 cologne (gonna be a christmas gift). . . It's really a great, clean non-offensive scent. The staying power is great on me and a little goes a long way
The folks at T&H were nice enough to send me a handful of there scents as samples, and I must say, personaly, I enjoyed the 1805 the most. A very nice clean fragrance that stayed with me throughout the day. The girlfriend enjoyed it, so to me thats a huge thumbs up. Would love to try the shaving cream version.
1805 is a really nice light scent. As with all T&H products the quality and packaging are top notch. Due to the light nature of 1805 it layers very well with the shaving cream and aftershave balm without being overwhelming. Personally, the scent is a little too understated for everyday use but scent is a personal thing so don't let me dissuade you if you like it.
Got a sample of this from T&H. Of course it smells just like the SC which is a great scent for a SC due to the fact it has a nice clean smell. Yes, like fresh laundry. But for a cologne?....naahh Way to soapy smelling for a cologne.
The staying power of T&H colognes really suck. There is way to much alcohol in them and the scents fade quickly. This is not just my opinion but that of others I have had smell them on me. I'm lucky if the scent lasts more than an hour. I have even tried putting a non-scented moisturizer on prior to applying on my neck, wrists and back of ears and still....the scent fades away quickly.
As far as price.....I cannot see paying $60 USD for this. That is crazy! There is no way in hell this cologne warrants the price of $60 USD.....another reason I rank this low. I'll save my money and buy the pure oils (which are no comparison) instead of heavily loaded alcohol colognes that are overpriced.
You can look at my review of T&H Trafalgar for the detail on the packaging, etc. As for 1805, this is a very fresh scent in the "oceanic" mold. No, you won't smell like seaweed, rotting crabs, and sweaty, coppertone-laden, half-naked men. It is a citrusy, clean scent that is great for spring and summer. Basenotes lists it as:
Cypress, Cardamom, Nutmeg
Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musk
This is a scent that is never overpowering, and is appreciated by many. There are other scents that are similar, including Aqua di' Gio and others. For me, though, 1805 will always have a place of pride in my shave den. Is it glaringly original? Not at all. Is it a really nice scent? Damn yes.
I like the scent, but unfortunately, it wears off on me in about 2 hours. By noon time, the aroma is so faint I can barely smell it. Great scent, but I guess it just doesn't work with my body chemistry.