Yes, this pomade holds very well. But it is very thick and dry in a sense that it sticks to my hands better than it sticks to my hair. Generally. I like to blow dry my hair to set the look after applying pomade. Can't do that with this pomade. Because (not even exaggerating) it takes me about a minute and a half to wash my hands of this product before being able to grab the blow dryer. It doesn't even wash out nicely. It leaves an oily residue that requires soap to cleanse from your hands.
I do like a slight herbal scent, but this one is a bit too strong for me.
TL;DR it is indeed a high hold, low sheen pomade. Application and washing is tough with this pomade.