In the heart of Dandyism, at 53 Jermyn Street in London (to be exact) you will find an exquisite bronze statue of George Bryan Brummel by Irena Sedlecka. A 7-minute walk down Jermyn Street will bring you to 34 Haymarket, the former home of Friboug & Treyer, which are the makers of this snuff. F&T was located here from 1720 until 1981. Clients included Mr. Brummel himself, as well as the future King George IV. Old Paris was “Beau” Brummel’s favourite snuff. This tin of rusty-red fluff greets you with a very slight burn. Feverish, its flavours are a subtle combination of leather, wet leaves, saddle soap, dates and rendered lamb fat. It tastes like the library at the East India Club. I was so deeply enamoured with it on the night we first met, that I immediately ordered the large box for fear of finding myself, at some point, without.
Simply excellent. A rich base tobacco, full of leathery tones. The light, slightly sweet scent of date wine, rather than the anise flavored Arak of the Middle East. Perhaps a touch of floral. Yes, the slightly sweet and musty scent of old libraries and antique shops. I never expected to like it so much, a serious rival to HDT, and easier to take.
Top of the line for WOS, Worth the price of admission to take the ride easy to use even for a beginner. A fine grind with medium moisture opening the film can your hit with that distinct aroma of ammonia ensuring it is fresh.
Very earthy tobacco slightly perfumed like a high price whore in the finest bordellos of old Paris. This becomes one of my new mistress in the rotation. It is not love more like lust.
Definitely a work of art captured here to be enjoy at any time of the day
I am very impressed with this offering from F&T, it has and wonderful leather quality with a very faint floral hint in the background I find it much less pungent than the other F&T offerings but the flavor here is one of my favorites of the line, I highly recommend this one if you have tried other F&T's and found them overwhelming in the scent department, definitely a 5 star snuff.
This stuff is very good. A lot of the descriptions for many Fribourg & Treyer made me very uncomfortable. I've tried a few florals & they all smelled like old lady perfume and I couldn't stand them. So, I was more than a little cautious when trying any of the F&T snuffs. However, that all changed when I got their High Dry Toast & I realized the whole "high class" description of their snuffs really is true. Now, with Old Paris as my start into the scented F&T snuffs, I will say again this is another "high class" snuff that I really have not yet come across with other brands. I would recommend Old Paris especially to those who also despise florals, but want to see what Fribourg & Treyer is all about.