As an ex smoker I can certify that this smells NOTHING like actual tobacco. It's like watermelon candy vs watermelon. It's decent Turkish tobacco vape flavor. But I was hoping for authentic flavor, as if I had a pipe going. Nope. Tastes too complex. Not pleasant at all. Maybe mixed with some dessert flavor this would mellow but straight it's not good at all.
EDIT: Okay, so, I've experimented with using this one part to two parts of some other flavor I liked...as a kicker, or simply for extra throat hit. And for that? It's great. It is strong, and overpowering by itself, but I'm upgrading the review to two stars, because it's a good kicker. I just would NEVER vape this straight. It's like wanting a refreshing drink and getting a shot of bourbon. Not bad, but not something you can do all day and expect to enjoy it. :)