Three years (?) into my snuffing repertoire, and this is my first outing with Mitchells Special after it arrived in the mail less just over an hour ago. Coming out of the now discontinued plastic tubs, this snuff is fairly fine and dry, but not too difficult to take from a pinch. I think it may be a little too fine and dry for me to take off the hand or thumbnail, but that's purely a personal issue. I don't know if this would be as dry coming from one of the newer vacuum tins.
The scent is highly perfumed, and there is a lot going on in there. There's obviously a floral element, along with citrussy undertones, and also plenty of spice. I'm getting nutmeg on the last pinch, though the pinch before seemed to be heavier on the floral. Some people have likened this snuff to Bordeaux by F&T, and I can understand why but you can also tell it is a different concoction.
Overall, I do like this snuff, though I would find it too overwhelming for frequent or all day use. I will certainly enjoy taking the occasional pinch to wake up the face and brain, just like I would with something like Royal George, or use a little to liven up an SP in which my interest is waining (I do like mixing snuffs). I may also try hydrating a small amount to see how that affects things