although it did contain gas on arrival, and the Chinese lighter gas STINKS. compared to ours.. we seem to use a much sweeter, almost pleasant, smelling 'flavour' for our propane/butane in the UK.
Yours is a very strong smell. reminds me of a maggot farm.
great lighters, normal flint ignition (uses a stem similar to a clipper lighter, but is all metal in construction)
If there was a sixth star.. these would get it..