As the second third begins, the chalkiness fades back some, revealing a slightly creamy wood note. At a quarter inch in, some black pepper shows up to mix with the creamy wood and slight chalkiness. At three quarters of an inch, some earthiness joins in while the chalkiness is now just a very faint note on the finish. The retrohale is primarily an earthy note now. As the third comes to a close, some mustiness joins the mix of creamy wood and earthiness. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.