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  • Strasbourg

    Strasbourg is a bit unusual in that it's a cross between a perfumed snuff and an SP. But sometimes the unusual is just the ticket. The color is a medium brown, grind is semi-fine, and it's a bit on the moist side, but not so moist as to need immediate decanting into a rust-proof container.

    The base flavoring is definitely in the style of an SP, with citron taking the place of bergamot, and a hint of lavender. On top of that, rose is the predominant scent, followed by a touch of sandalwood and musk, and I think I detect a whisper of geranium as well. There seems to be just a trace of some sweet spice like cinnamon or clove also. The florals are not overpowering, and they blend well with the other ingredients. The citrus note hits the nose first, giving a clean, refreshing feel for the complex and well-composed bouquet that follows. There's a slight burn, but not nearly as much as you get from other SP's.

    Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I think I'll be reaching for Strasbourg often when I'm in the mood for a perfumed snuff. I'm sure I'm not the only one, as it seems to be a popular choice.

  • #2
    My reaction to this snuff is that it is one that makes you think "I know this aroma but from where?" It's almost like Snuff Light in that though the aroma package is complex it does not pervade the depths of one's olfactory apparatus like F&T Princes, or Bordeaux. The fragrances whirl and skate willy-nilly across the surface of your senses and then are gone in barely a minute. Finally you realize "I don't know this aroma after all". Oddly satisfying.

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    • #3
      My tin was dry. Royal George is a much better snuff altogether. Wouldn't get it again.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frosted
        My tin was dry. Royal George is a much better snuff altogether. Wouldn't get it again.
        It is quite a dry snuff mate.

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        • #5
          I was fortunate to buy Royal George and Prince. Was worried might be too strong. prince is my second favorite of 14 snuff in my 1st order. I like snuff repeatedly back and forth full nose stuff drops out and I know I'm done. I can't do that with Royal George but that's OK it's great for when one each side is in order. Almost overwhelmingly perfume but quickly balances and no more is desired or needed. Just different for my snuffing style.

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