||The pouch aroma could definitely be obnoxious to some, if not the majority. Luckily this smell disappears gradually and to some extent becomes even pleasant and interesting. The surprising aspect is that I didn't find it at all that strong, at least at first. Gradually the strength becomes more evident, particularly on the stomach. It's well known that "tonka bean" is an essential part of the flavoring of this tobacco. I highly recommend the following: rubbing it out, drying it, packing it lightly in a small to medium size bowl, and smoking it slowly, on a full stomach, at least when you're getting to know it. By the way, this flake is being marketed in the USA under the name "1792 Flake".