Fribourgh & Treyer Old Paris is one of the original mixes that has persisted through out snuff history with its recognizable perfume that has a sweet and pungent tobacco taste with very woodsy notes. This amalgam is quite original, and to be appreciated must be treated as part of one's snuff education. The reddish brown color, fine grain and medium moisture has a slight burn when sniffed and delivers a medium nicotine clout. Enjoy a pinch today.
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Fribourg & Treyer just continue to impress with their offerings. Old Paris is tied for Best in Show with the Santo Domingo. Both of these snuffs transport me back in time to the eighteenth century. The Santo Domingo -- Saint-Domingue being the Pearl of the Antilles -- brings to mind the rich, dark, fertile soil of the West Indies after a rainfall. The Old Paris, on the other hand, evokes the sophistication of the salon in the Age of Enlightenment. It's lighter and has a finer grind than the Santo Domingo while offering complex notes of leather-bound books, sea salt, hints of fine perfume, the sweetness of a Sauternes, and an umami-rich meaty finish. The Old Paris is an absolute must for lovers of tobacco-forward, non-mentholated snuffs.
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.
Quite nice. With almost the same strength of nicotine as Santo Domingo, subtle perfume not unlike DR. JR Justice, this one is a winner. Not sweet, a bit salty a flavor best described as umame in nature, it is properly moist and medium ground. I don't at all get the aroma of arack or dates or whatever they describe as the flavour base, but there is no talc note like most F&T snuffs. A nice afternoon snuff, a bit strong for morning, and a bit too pungent for dessert. Altogether stimulating and nice.
Es oscuro aunque no tanto como el Santo Domingo, con una molienda media que acompa
This reminds me of Santo Domingo in a lot of ways. The texture is dryer and lighter, but has that nice warm peaty tobacco scent. It reminds me of tobacco aged in an oak or whisky barrel. Earthy, with little burn a put exquisitely prepared with arrarack and dates, it states high class. I love this snuff and will always have a tin of this or Santo Domingo always on hand.