Tear of Chios was the first of the SWS snuffs I tried; I loved it then and I love it now. It's a dry snuff, which I like, although it's quite easy to take. The mastic scent is a bit hard to describe precisely, but is reminiscent of a pine grove in the forest or a Christmas tree farm (NOT a pine air freshener). It's a pleasant aroma. Additionally, there is an earthy quality to the scent of this snuff that is not present in other dry SWS snuffs - at least not in the same way - and this I attribute to the mastic gum as well. All in all it's quite subtle compared to other scents (even those from SWS) but it's lovely. While not as powerful as some of the other SWS snuffs, it has that womderful SWS kick. All in all, I can't recommend this one more to anyone who's a fan of trying something new, and I expect fans of German snuff and schmalzer will enjoy it as well.