Orlik Golden Sliced is something special. It immediately made me feel like an 1800's riverboat gambler baron -- maybe because I used my MM Gentleman. It's classy with just a tiny bit of kick from making me write it off to mediocrity ...I guess that's the perique. Part of it may be the ritual in opening up the tin, selecting two perfect flakes that look like pressed gold and then rubbing them up so that by some magical alchemical reaction, you have a palmful of springy tobacco. Like DE shaving, I think I enjoy the ritual of the pipe as much as the smoke.