Not at all sweet, but has a good plant like bitterness to this that reminds you more of the actual flower than a soap or perfume. However, its like sniffing 1000 violets instead of 1 at time. McChrystal's doesn't do a lot of non-menthol flavors, but when they do, they do it right! There is no fooling around with a "hint" of anything. The stated flavor is what you get!
This is not an all day snuff. Florals rarely are. This is a late night snuff for relaxing and just enjoying sensory pleasures. The scent is not as long lasting as florals from Wilson's Snuff or F&T, so I take frequent pinches. Clean, and quite unique. It is nothing like the Toque Violet, so don't stress yourself trying to compare them. They are alike in name only.
Courtesy of Snuff Reviews: Xander
First time using a floral this clean for lack of a better word. The scent is almost like real violet, not a chemical violet. It does linger for a good bit. A very refreshing and relaxing floral. I will be buying another tin.