It arrived with plastic around the lid, leaked just a tad (no big whoop), but it wasn't until I took the plastic seal off that the aroma smacked me in the face and the lid wasnt even off yet. Soon as the lid was off I tried it and yep, sure is clove cant confuse that. Doesn't appear anything (if much else) is added, unmedicated, mild to low burn (for me), and even over a month later the taste hasn't changed. If you LOVE clove, like I thought I did, I'd suggest giving this a go. However if you're like me and aren't fond with the idea of shoving a Djarum cigarette up your nose then this may be more on the level of a mixer for making new flavors at home.