|Fribourg & Treyer in 1906|
Snuff is to the nose what our favorite song is to our ears. Snuff directly interacts with our olfactory senses, which have been shown to have a strong connection with our memories. First there is the ritual. A tap on your tin or box. The pinch warming between your fingers. The snuff settling into the front of your nose. And the slight pleasant burn of the tobacco accompanied by the full and complete scent that fills you entire nose, Over time, as the scent lingers, it changes...and layers of flavor are revealed.
The right snuff can take us to places and moments in our life, and have an impact on our present. Sometimes this is very overt and obvious, and we can identify the memories that are consciously triggered. But, most of the time it is more subtle than that, and the complex layers of scent and sensation change us in the moment. The right snuff sparks an emotional reaction, and can shift our demeanor dramatically.
Yes, snuff delivers nicotine from the tobacco into our bodies. But snuff-taking is so much more than a chemical reaction. Snuff takes over one of our five senses, and drags us along for the ride. That act of taking snuff is a stolen moment from the rest of the world, and the flood of sensation and scent that hits us sets the stage for a definitive shift from where we are, to where we want to be...
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