Inspired by a description of the ingredients used in creating the favourite snuff of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III.
Queen Charlotte was an inveterate snuff taker and historical records tell us that her favourite was flavoured with Bitter Almonds, Attar Ghul - the Persian for Attar of Roses, and that Ambergris was added to enhance the flavours.
Roslein is a moist, demi gros snuff made from Sumatra leaf flavoured with pure attar of roses from Isparta in Turkey, ameretto di saronno lazzaroni from Italy and ambergris from the Chatham Isles.NB: As with any natural tobacco product, artisan nasal snuff can be susceptible to mould if it is not stored correctly. All of our snuffs are heat treated before packing to ensure an indefinite shelf-life whilst in the original, unopened containers. Our snuffs are traditionally made without chemical preservatives and we recommend that once opened the snuffs should be kept in the tightly closed brand container and stored in a refrigerator. Only decant using a clean, dry implement.
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Maybe I just got an old tin..since it's not moist at all like everyone says it is. There was also zero resistance when I opened it for the first time, as if it was opened before. Not much scent at all which is disappointing since it's expensive. Was excited to try this and am very disappointed...
This one just gets me and I fight with Anson Imp and cream de fig but she always does it for me . Realizing Amonds roses and God knows ambergris is bring some earthly who knows what to call it to the mix . I just buy the big tins now on
It's difficult to say today how extent is compatible with snuff created for Queen Charlotte, but it is still the highest form of championship craft of snuff, enclosed in a minimalist form of can. 100/100 and my humble opinion, one of the two best snuffs, from Sir Walter Scott.
Truly Exquisite. One of the finest snuffs I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Like nothing I have ever sampled before. You need to try this stuff!
Like the previous reviewer, I too was very curious to try this out because it contained ambergris. This has a somewhat hard to describe, spice / seasoning type of scent when snuffing. It doesn't have a strong tobacco base scent, but it does have quite a bit of nicotine. The grind is very fine, like a damp powder, so when snuffed too hard it will burn a bit, but there wasn't much of a drain. I didn't quite get the rose notes, but that may come with more usage.
All in all I am glad I picked up the large container. And will probably add more to my stash if this doesn't get all bought up