Never did I smell anything that came out of a container which smelled like what it said it would! It is easily my most favorite tobacco to date and I'm going to buy a truckload of it to stockpile it! In the same way Kennedy bought 40,000 cuban cigars before everything Cuban was banned! I'm also going to check out other flavors made buy these guys! Bosphorus Cruise gets its own dedicated (wooden) pipe! Yes! I liked it that much!