This is a wonderful, no nonsense metholated and oiled snuff. I have no idea what "columbia oil" is, but it smells like a light white fir oil (bernard F is a strong white fir oil), maybe red fir, that quickly fades leaving a lightly sweet finish that lingers for long time. Seems to be slightly lower in nicotine than gawith original (apricot) but that may be due to my tap box of apricot being a little dry. This is a great, easy to use snuff that it would hard not to be in the mood for at any given time. I like the big 15gr box, the offset opening allows for easy pouring.