As an analog and pipe smoker for over 20yrs before I started vaping, claims of an "authentic" tobacco flavors leave...uhm...alot to be desired. Some think this is a good thing, while others are looking for..well..something that tastes like tobacco because we like the taste.
Enter Black Note. No sweeteners. Only Tobacco.
Black Note's lineup is by FAR the cleanest and purest tobacco-analog's I've yet found. I ordered the Notebook and found Prelude to be exactly what it claims; a flue-cured Virginia, which when flue-cured is probably the most highly regarded sweet tobacco in the world.
So how does it compare to a cigarette? Think American Spirit. Smoother than a Marlboro or Camel, but Prelude has the extra-smoothness you find specifically in filtered cigarettes, unlike some of Black Notes other flavors which may appeal more to pipe and cigar smokers.
Reviewed using: evic VTC mini with nautilis