Smells like pine! I actually love the flavor. I hear that tudei can smell like that but I highly doubt it is. Some cultivars go close to tudei but are still noble. Enjoying it a lot so far. Ironically the best tasting kava I’ve had! I hate hate the flavor usually and this one goes down easily.
To me it's very bitter and smells strong, I don't get a pine smell from it. I have a really good sense of smell, though, so that may have something to do with it. A friend who got into kava about a year ago had only been drinking kavafied Supreme and I told her about Lapita, she says it tastes better and is easier on her stomach so it really depends on the person. I love the effects of Lapita but it's got the strongest bitter taste to me. I also have a major sweet tooth and I like spicy stuff so anything bitter or sour never really agrees with me.