As the second third begins, the smoother profile provided by the cream now adds a bit of coffee with the slightly spicy cedar and mellow black pepper. At a half inch in, the retrohale has shifted to an oak note along with a decent black pepper zing. At an inch in, the profile is pretty well rounded with the cream, cedar and pepper at even levels and the coffee note providing some nice support. As the third comes to a close, the cream has reduced quite a bit and the coffee has left the profile. The cedar has transitioned to oak while some black pepper remains in the profile. The strength in this third dropped down to slightly above medium.