I'm admittedly not generally an aromatic smoker. The flavors in most aromatics hit you over the head without subtlety or complexity. This blend however had me embracing its layers. There is Orange, vanilla and maple syrup flavors in the bag note and ... Read Moredetectable in the taste as well. The flavors are there but none is overpowering. As with most aromatics, the blend does benefit from a bit of drying prior to lighting but not nearly as much as most others in my experience. A fantastic smoke and one I'd highly recommend. Read Less
I admit. I don't think highly of aromatics, but was curious since this has attracted much attention. I hate to say it, but I simply adore this aro. It's beautiful beyond discription. The tin note, construction, moisture content.. everything. I have z... Read Moreero complaints ☹️ Please, don't tell anyone. Read Less
Very natural orange flavoring with no bite. Perfect moisture out of the tin, and burns down with little moisture. The flavoring only dominates the tobacco flavor slightly, and blends well with it. Slight floral notes, and pairs very well with a cup o... Read Moref Earl Grey. N8 likes it, I'm telling! :) .....chasingembers Read Less
I swear I could smell this in the box, it’s that good. It’s smokes a little hot but if you sip it you should be good. The aromas is like nothing I’ve ever smelled, a combination of Orange Blossom and Honey, a truly fanatic smoke. I could smell it lon... Read Moreg after I finished a bowl Read Less
I normally smoke English/Balkan blends, but during the summer months, I prefer Virginia blends. This summer I bought two “citrus” aromatics for comparison, Ashton Rainy Day and Rattray’s Exotic. They are both wonderful! A main difference I see is tha... Read Moret Rattray’s has a Tea/Floral/Perfume note to it that some might not like ( I do ). By comparison, Ashton’s has a deep alcohol note (rum, whiskey etc.) I’m so glad I got both as they both have their own niche to fill. If you’re looking for a good aromatic for summer that still tastes like tobacco, you can’t go wrong with either. Read Less
When this stuff was born, all the other aromatic tobaccos brought it gifts of frankincense and myrrh. Seriously, I try a lot of aros for fun and most just fall into the same group of 'meh' for me- Very few turn out to be 'must have' blends. This is... Read More one I love. It is a singular pipe smoking experience.
Pure honey and orange blossom with a whisper of the light grassy tobacco underneath. This will ghost your pipe and your palate. Absolute flavour bomb. Read Less
The tin note is very unique with a complex array of citrusy deliciousness. I left half in the pipe overnight by mistake, light up the next morning and POW that stuff came alive with explosive flavor - It was better with much more flavor the next day.... Read More I’m ordering more. Read Less
Full disclosure: I DO smoke aros! The tin note is ridiculous in the amount of citrus and perfume you get - prob the best and worst tin note I've ever experienced. Yea, I know THAT didn't make sense. But, its a tobacco, not potpourri, so how it smokes... Read More is what rates. I liked it. It's so full of fruit notes its crazy. I found drying it for 10 min or so smokes more to my tastes. It does need to be sipped because as noted by others can burn hot. And I have dedicated a new cob to smoke it so eliminate any ghosting issues. Read Less
That's about it though...the tin art fantastic. I wish ever tin could go nuts like this one. Just beautiful! With that said and out of the way. Not a great aromatic. Burns like it was the surface of the sun, barely got it not to. Taste of chemical/ar... Read Moretificial and leaves a chemical/artificial aftertaste. The tin note was ok. My wife liked for the most part, but sadly for her, she not the one smoking it. Just disappointed. A shame too for all the time I waited to get my hands on it. That's just my experience. If your into aromatics give it a go. If nothing else you'll have a sweet tin as a souvenir to remember your time with exotic Passion. Read Less
This is one you can puff on around non-smoking friends and they will say “wow what is that?“ It’s just an incredible fragrance. Really perfumes the world around you. It’s some thing that I love but the nic hit is so mild I don’t use it very often unl... Read Moreess I’m around newbies or non-smoking friends. Once or twice I have blended it with something stronger in the nicotine department and that worked well for me. Read Less
This is a blend that is awesome to smoke around people (which is what I bought it for), and it smokes mechanically wonderfully. I don’t personally like the exact taste I get, but that’s more of a preference of my taste and not about how the tobacco b... Read Moreehaves mechanically. I’ve had a couple of friends tell me it’s the best smelling tobacco they’ve smelled and constantly ask me to smoke it around them. The moisture was perfect out of the tin, but you need to jar it the day it comes to you because it’s in a non air tight bag and a non air tight tin. Also, the tin is perfect for keeping lighters and filters. Read Less
Why yes. Yes I am. I had seen a lot of praise for this blend and when it was restocked I grabbed a tin by chance while checking out with something else. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed. The tin note is sweet and citrusy with a nice woodsy under... Read Moretone. The room note is delightful and light. The flavor is sweet with the citrus definitely driving but with subtle hints of vanilla and maple. I would recommend letting it air out a bit before smoking. Overall a great aromatic smoke that doesn't burn too hot and has a very natural flavor profile. Read Less
The tin note is heavily orange, the smoke is light and fruity, and the after taste is like fruit stripe gum. The tin itself is really nice and the tobacco presentation makes it feel like something special. Ghosts a pipe instantly so be prepared. I wi... Read Morell always have some of this on hand. Read Less
This tobacco can do both! Knock your socks off and make your eyes glow (in a good way). Pack it right and it lights easy, burns to the bottom of the bowl with no problems. Does not get hot or bite your tongue. I have never tasted a flavor like thi... Read Mores has. It is sweet, but surely not overpowering. My wife wants me to buy more simply because she loves the metal embossed tin. YIPPEE!! Read Less
Have been searching for a good aromatic and I found it! Perfect sweet tooth smoke. The balance was perfect. The casing was not goopy and it gave you a nice orange creamsicle taste with an after taste of orange peels and floral. If you get a chance ge... Read Moret it! Read Less
I’m not much of an aromatic smoker, but I picked up a couple of tins solely based on the quality of other Rattray’s blends in my rotation. This blend was a very pleasant surprise; beautiful tin aroma, and really tasty, with notes of orange (naturally... Read More), honey, black tea... sweet without being cloying, mild without being uninteresting. Good stuff! Read Less
If you want orange tasting buy a can of Crush or better yet an actual orange. If you want orange pekoe buy this. This tobacco follows a similar aroma and taste profile. Wow is it nice. Absolutely lovely. If you enjoy a good cuppa then you will a... Read Morebsolutely love this tobacco. Read Less
Nice citrus orange taste from beginning to end. Pushed it hard through a small Medico Silver Crest Dublin. No bite at all and filter was really dry at end. Nice mellow sweetness, lovely orange taste, and mild to mid strength. No moisture at bottom of... Read More bowl. I generally try all aromatics through a filtered pipe and this tobacco proved to be a winner. Good stuff! Read Less
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