As I try more Bernards, Charivari caught my attention, it struck me as humorous that they put a lederhosened crotch on the label to be honest.
This is one of three snuffs of the fruit + menthol type that I have tried, and by far my favorite. The others are Poschl Gawith Original and Bernard Zweifacher.
I was mistaken in thinking this was a Schmalzler because the texture is far more similar to Poschl than to Zweifacher. The color is similar too.
I find that the level of menthol is the mildest of the three, which I like; it is there but it enhances rather than dominates.
The cherry flavor is very good and in the middle of these as far as fruit goes: in the Gawith Original it is very faint and hard to tell that it is apricot rather than just "fruit" and in Zweifacher it is very prominent despite the menthol bomb. I think it is well balanced and recognizeable as cherry. There is also a mild "Bernard flavor" to it with the figggy, chocolate taste that shows up at the back as the other flavors recede.
It has a very nice lingering scent that lasts a long time and to me recalls a the scent of a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake.
Very nice. Not an all the time snuff because I consider it a desert or a morning wake up snuff, also great for an occasional change from other more savory or plain tobacco flavors. This is mostly how I consider all menthol snuffs.
Terrific tobacco undertone, well balanced menthols/warm flavors, (if that makes any sense.)
I’m comparing to my collection of more than 30 flavors of snuff.
Wow! Kirschwasser or some similar natural smelling cherry (this has a disctinct almond or cherry pit scent) with a strong menthol. But here is the kicker: I also smell some subtle spice, which may be the type of tobacco used. This has a finer grind than the usual schmalzer. Tthe tobacco is fairly dark as per a brazilian tobacco and the nicotine is a hair past medium. This is really, really good. If you like zwiefacher (chapstick) or magic moments (strawberry) this will be right up your alley. This reminds me somewhat of a non-floral version of Gawith Hoggarth's Almond snuff, and is a good replacement for that discontinued masterpiece.