Overall, for a wax product, its decent! Although it isn't quite "Matte" and does have a shine to it, I think this is a good product for those who are used to using pomades and want to try a thicker wax based product that still has pomade-like qualities and a slight shine. So for those who are used to "Matte pastes" which are drier and more tacky...will most likely not enjoy what this product does. I wouldn't recommend this for short or fine hair. It's too heavy for that, and is ideal for those who need to tame longer/thicker manes. Scent is great! Very MANLY. Great product for the classic shiny, waxy-wet pompadour look.