The cigar begins with wood, some dull pepper and a floral note. At a half inch in, the interaction between the pepper and floral notes is really interesting. The retrohale is floral forward with the wood and black pepper slightly behind. At three quarters of an inch in, the black pepper recedes while the wood and floral note are up front. As the third comes to a close, the wood is up front while the floral note and black pepper are even in the background. The strength in this third was right at medium.