Got my sample (generous) in the mail today. I was fortunate enough to receive the J. P. Couvert variety of Semois. I immediately transferred it into a lined, washed out tobacco tin (can type) and put the lid on until I returned home from work to try it. Upon returning home, the second thing I did (first thing was to wrestle my furry buddy, Benji) was to pop the plastic lid and take in the tin note. I honestly admit I'm somewhat uncertain of the smell of this tobacco. It reminded me of a Hungarian tobacco that KSummers had sent me a couple of months back. Once again, if I were to be honest, the perfume of this tobacco isn't really something I find pleasant. But it isn't, unpleasant, either. Just very different. The tobacco is dark chestnut brown coloured rough ribbon cut and was at perfect moisture level for quick charring (I plan to place two bowls worth into a small bowl and increase the moisture to see if the flavors change). Three passes with the flame and equal number of light tamps and I'm in business. Subtle at first but opens up to a buttery richness. Almond liquor, bittersweet dark chocolate, a little pine nut. I'm no burley fan whatsoever, but this burley is supreme. Rich hints of Turkish and cigar leaf and rose peddle. Nicotine was noticeable here. I'm a cigarette smoker, and normally can't detect the nicotine that others do with pipe blends, but I put Semois at around 7.5 or even, 8, on the scale. Must be sipped slowly. Burns quickly and down to a fine ash. I enjoyed it so much I smoked two bowls, back to back in a small, Yanik, apple meerschaum.