This balm scent is just as amazing as the oil. It is definitely a little more subtle but in conjunction with the oil, it makes the scent last all day long. I work 10 hours shifts and when I get home I can still smoothly smell this great scent! The balm is very smooth and WIL NOT leave your beard heavy or wet looking. It has a light/medium hold, a little goes a long way and will keep your beard looking healthy. Go for it brothers you will not be disappointed!