I don't know if I agree with the description of "balanced" for this snuff. The other florals may compliment the flavour but all I really get out of it is anise or licorice and menthol. It smells like a shot of Ouzo or Sambuca with a dollop of menthol. I first ordered this because it was the only snuff in stock with lavender (I love toque lavender) and didn't get what I was hoping for but still fell in love. I would highly recommend.
During the canicule, on a hot summer’s day in l’Occitanie or Provence, Sunday lunch is served outdoors under the cover of shade often provided by olive trees. As the meats are being grilled and the table prepared one has recourse to a Ricard diluted milky white with fresh spring water. Dr. Rumney’s Green is that refreshing pastis, under the guise of snuff. Its mixture of aniseed, licorice root, lavender, rose, eucalyptus and menthol combined with a high nicotine hit prepares the palate for the communal meal to be shared by family and friends.
The predominant note here is anise. Imagine old fashioned aniseseed balls from a sweets shop. Fresh, new package just as you open it. That's how delicious this snuff is. Some touches of camphor and only a slight hint of eucalyptus ensure that this is not a "one-hit wonder" scent wise. A bit of earthiness compliments the anise. I had this first thing yesterday morning. It's wonderful to start the day with and it's great for evening relaxation. 5 stars.
NOT "ani extra," I tried this with it side by side. Dr. Rumney's green, to my nose, has a sharper aniseed, higher nicotine, and longer lasting menthol. I did not smell the florals as much as I thought, considering the description, and I really enjoy this one. I think Wilson's ani extra is a lighter version of this, more suited to all day use, while green could still fit that bill, it is more of a heavier version. If you like either, try them both! I enjoy licorice, anise and aniseed snuffs a lot. This is one of the best ones I have tried.
Can we say licorice"It has a nice flavor if Your into licorice.I wasn't into it but now find myself going to it a least once a day.At first it hits hard with a med to light black licocorice that fill's the sense's that linger's but fades rather quickly leaving a slight mentholated after effect that clear the nasals.You can do big pinch's too!without it slamming the back of your throat.And there's little to no drip.it's not bad not bad at all.