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 My first two: Gawith SP & Freybourg & Treyer Seville

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Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: My first two: Gawith SP & Freybourg & Treyer Seville   Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:40 pm

My first two snuffs, this morning and afternoon.

Gawith & Hogarth SP: What I would call Sandalwood, plus other aromatics I'm not experienced enough to I.D. A very brief burn, a couple of wild sneezes, then a little nasal juicyness, and then a Sandalwood glow accompanied by a muzzy mental mellowness. Indeed, what I would characterize as 'lovely'. Lasted a good 20 - 30 minutes with one finger pinch and massage to the nostrils about midway in. Seemed easy to sniff gently into the right place and manage after reading one comment that characterized the sniff as more like smelling a flower's aroma than trying to snort gravel off the road. So, smooth and gentle, okay. Overall...Mr. Toad saying, "Egad Rat, what HAVE I been missing?"... or Dickens, "The Pickwick Papers".

Freybourg & Treyer Seville: In the same SP genre I guess but with the Sandalwood in the back and a healthy aroma of creamed baby powder up front. Perhaps a little longer lasting. If Gawith SP gives visuals of the Pickwick Papers...this is more the impression of the Continent...the Scarlet Pimpernel. Sink me! Well, whatever. A little less to my taste initially than the Gawith, but refined...wig powder...buxom French babes ala Antoinette...the three Musketeers...yadda, yadda, yadda.

How's that?

Addendum: I have to add a comment that the powdery aroma notes remained in and outside of  notice all afternoon. I was surprised by that as I had read that the aromas dissipated within a pretty defined period...30 minutes, 40 minutes, etc. It was a nice surprise.

So...all in all...re the snuff experience...was I stunned and amazed, blown away, disappointed, merely pleased...what? Honestly, I didn't expect to it to be as rewarding as it was. It has honest rewards, few setbacks and a relatively low cost. A big thing...I don't smoke indoors. In the Winter I often go a week to sometimes far longer between bowls. Snuff changes that situation significantly. And the fact that there are blend styles and flavors from straight fermented tobacco to what might be deemed 'ubber Lakeland' florals and botanicals and quite a few things in between. Picture everything from a bowl of Dark Flake Unscented to a Drew Estate cigar. Nice! In the final analysis, it's a winner! IMHO.

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