Not sure I agree with the menthol reviews, is there any present? Slighly eucaliptus, but I am fairly certain that this must be due to the strength of the anise. Very much similar to arack. Not so long lasting in the nose, nice burn and great opening quality, but too much flavor for all day snuffing in my opinion. Much prefer the G&H anise, perhaps a blend of both would improve the weak anise flavor and dry flour of the G&H, and mellow out the strength of this moist, medium grind?