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Davidoff - Danish Mixture 50g
Excellent overall
This may become my favorite tobacco. The overall pleasantness of the smoking experience is what makes it attractive. It is pleasantly relaxing, has good and varied flavor, and has pleasant room note. Flavor is delightfully complex, but seems to vary with ambient humidity and temperature and the pipe it's smoked in. Every day it's a little bit different. I have had flavors like strawberry, buttered popcorn, rose, rum-like liquor, and several unidentifiable but pleasant flavors appear in some of the puffs. It's delightful that way. There is no definite persistent flavor except that it tastes like good tobacco with these occasional bursts of surprising flavor. I like this understated fine quality. I have had other tobaccos with occasional bursts of good flavor, but this tobacco has the most pleasant and varied flavors. I tried this tobacco because I was looking for a tobacco that has good flavor and a pleasant room note. That is in reaction to other tobaccos I have tried that have pleasant room note but not much flavor. This tobacco has both good flavor and good room note, so it's pleasant for both the smoker and people who smell the smoke. My favorite pipe for this tobacco is the Savinelli 207. Technique notes: Smoking technique is to focus only on smoking. No reading or work or other distractions. Just enjoying the smoke. Outdoors only. A few bowls per week of pipe smoking. Lightly charring the tobacco initially and with relights. Sipping. Occasional retrohale. Peterson pipe lighter with smallest practical flame. Sometimes a BIC EZ Reach lighter. Am using a variant of the Frank method to pack a 2/3 full pipe without first putting loose tobacco in the bowl. I just take a wad of tobacco and press it into place Frank-style. Tobacco is stored in OXO POP container with size 60 Boveda 72% pack. Savinelli 207 smooth is my favorite pipe and favorite pipe design. Pipe Used: Various good quality briar pipes Age When Smoked: New to a few months Purchased From: SmokingPipes

Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 50g
Pleasant. Convenient. Good flavor.
I like Peterson De Luxe Navy Rolls because they are very pleasant in a small bowl pipe, and are very easy to pack well. One folded and stuffed coin per bowl in a small bowl like a Peterson 406 prince or Peterson Belgique is good, but one to one and a half coins in a more standard sized bowl is good too. I do not sense much perique and it is not nearly as spicy as Peterson Elizabethan. Although I usually prefer Elizabethan, the coins of this tobacco are charming and I like having them. De Luxe Navy Rolls are a good choice on days when I want something with a milder flavor than Peterson's Elizabethan, but with the same essential character. The small bowled Peterson Belgique is my favorite pipe for this tobacco, though I do smoke and enjoy it in larger bowls, as in the Savinelli Porto Cervo 122 pot. Technique notes: Smoking technique is to focus only on smoking. No reading or work or other distractions. Just enjoying the smoke. Outdoors only. A few bowls per week of pipe smoking. Lightly charring the tobacco initially and with relights. Sipping. Occasional retrohale. Peterson pipe lighter with smallest practical flame. Sometimes a BIC EZ Reach lighter. Pipe Used: Various briar and meerschaum Age When Smoked: New tin smoked occasionally for about two months Purchased From: SmokingPipes Similar Blends: Peterson's Elizabethan.

Lane Limited - 1-Q
Great mouth feel. Good flavor.
I like 1-Q because it has a great mouth feel and is a good change of pace after smoking English, VaPers, and Danish style aromatics for a while. I sense it as a sweet flavor with some vanilla flavor on retrohale. I can understand why it is as popular as it is. I always keep some and smoke it regularly. This is my favorite vanilla aromatic. My least favorite vanilla is Sutliff Z92 Vanilla Custard because it is so heavily flavored. Mouth feel of 1-Q is the best of any tobacco I've tried. It really is a pleasure and I wish more tobaccos could duplicate this quality. Technique notes: Smoking technique is to focus only on smoking. No reading or work or other distractions. Just enjoying the smoke. Outdoors only. A few bowls per week of pipe smoking. Lightly charring the tobacco initially and with relights. Sipping. Occasional retrohale. Peterson pipe lighter with smallest practical flame. Sometimes a BIC EZ Reach lighter. Am using a variant of the Frank method to pack a 2/3 full pipe without first putting loose tobacco in the bowl. I just take a wad of tobacco and press it into place Frank-style. Tobacco is stored in OXO POP container with size 60 Boveda 72% pack. Savinelli 207 smooth is my favorite pipe and favorite pipe design. Pipe Used: Various briar and meerschaum pipes Age When Smoked: New to 1 year Purchased From: SmokingPipes Similar Blends: Captain Black Original and several of vanilla flavored aromatics, but better.

Presbyterian - Presbyterian 50g
Pleasant perfume-like flavor
My first review. I like Planta Presbyterian because it has a pleasant perfume-like flavor. It is this distinct flavor that I find attractive. I don't sense it as a sweet flavor, but like a musky perfume. Interesting is that the tin note smells like barbecued pork or similar savory smoked meat, but as usual, the smoke tastes nothing like the tin note. As of August 2022 my favorite tobacco is Peterson Elizabethan. Am happily exploring the Danish style aromatics, with reviews to follow. Will edit this review for meerschaum soon, if possible. Otherwise I'll enter a new review just for the meerschaum. Technique notes: Smoking technique is to focus only on smoking. No reading or work or other distractions. Just enjoying the smoke. Outdoors only. Lightly charring the tobacco initially and with relights. Sipping. Occasional retrohale. Peterson pipe lighter with smallest practical flame. Sometimes a BIC EZ Reach lighter. Am using a variant of the Frank method to pack a 2/3 full pipe without first putting loose tobacco in the bowl. I just take a wad of tobacco and press it into place Frank-style. Tobacco is stored in OXO POP container with size 60 Boveda 72% pack. Pipes used: Peterson X105 Billiard, Dunhill 4107 Prince, Savinelli Porto Cervo 122 Pot, Savinelli Giubilieo D'Oro 207 Billiard Variant. Savinelli 207 smooth is my favorite pipe and favorite pipe design. Pipe Used: Various good quality briar pipes Age When Smoked: New tin smoked occasionally for about two months Purchased From: SmokingPipes Similar Blends: Nothing else I've tried..

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