|A bit lighter in color with a slightly more fine cut than Grandfathers Own, this has the subtle but unmistakeable aroma of roses in the bag. This essence is very light but noticeable. The flavor was extemely mild and this blend needed to be snorked continuously to extract the flavor.
Much quieter in flavor than Grandfathers, this also had some of that Books' "Old Timey" flavor that I get in spades with "First Pipe". But it's very subdued. This is an aro in the strict sense of that term (as I understand it) but it is very lightly flavored and scented, smokes extremely dry and does not lose its flavor down the bowl. I would not have minded a bit heavier flavor. This is a very fine tobacco, but I liked it less than most of Mr Books' blends because it was just too mild for my tastes. But if you're looking for something very nuanced with a light, refreshing flavor, this is one to check out.