I just got this, and tried it out for the morning shave a few minutes ago.
I wish I'd bought a tub sooner - it's that good.
Not a bit, to my nose, like tobacco. More like vanilla, cinnamon and apple cider, in that order.
Excellent slickness, and the lather worked up effortlessly.
A very pleasant experience.
Recommended. If you're interested, find it here: https://www.siliskisoaps.com/shaving-soap-santas-pipe/