Cornell & Diehl: Orion's Arrow

Product Number: 005-459-0050

Much as Orion's Arrow points to true North and has served as a guide to travelers since antiquity, C&D's nearly equal mixture of Turkish flake, Perique, red Virginia, and bright Virginia ribbon can serve as both a fine entree or destination for those in search of a bold and balanced blend.
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  • Components: Orientals, Perique, Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (16 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.41 out of 5 stars
A Sleeper
November 16, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
In muscle-car terms, Orion's Arrow is what one would call a "sleeper." There is a lot more under the hood than a look at the relatively bland exterior leads one to expect. The blend is an unprepossessing, medium brown, springy ribbon cut, exhibiting ... Read More
My Blended Gift to C&D
August 05, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
I previously submitted a review of this my one and only blend out of hundreds that has survived the test of time. A former smoker of Turkish cigarettes, but a pipe lover since I Was six. I love the spicinessvof perique, the strength of turkish flavor... Read More
You'll get no quarrel with me.
December 25, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
I'm glad I happened across this blend (love the smokingpipes.com Tobacco Locator). I'm a fan of both VA/Perique blends and VA in general, but I also have a long standing love for Balkan blends and the intoxicating Orientals they contain. I often wond... Read More
"Orions Arrow will show you the way"
October 15, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
Just about chewable, strong thick smoke, smooth and not bitey, a retrohalers dream. I have tried most of C.D'S bulk blends, Old Joe Krantz, Billy Budd, Haunted Bookshop amongst my favourites and had never ordered Orions Arrow, I don't know why but no... Read More
Great blend at bulk prices.
August 05, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
I have been smoking this blend for quit a few years. It, along with Old Joe Krantz, is smoked daily. Before I started smoking Orion`s, I never really gave Orientals much thought. That has changed. The tartness of this leaf plays well with the other ... Read More
Very special
March 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
A little sweet, a little spicy, a little strong, a little different...most of the other reviews touch on theses bits and I'll agree with all of them. It's assertive but not overwhelming. I keep thinking, as I smoke it, that this is what a good pipe t... Read More
Very good
April 24, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
I love this bend. The Turkish really shines, with the Virginias and Perique making up a flawless rhythm section. It combines like a Miles Davis album to create a unique, deep, contemplative bowl. The smoke has a tasty spiciness and a chewy texture. T... Read More
Guide the way!
November 28, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
First impressions: A well crafted blend! It has a solid body with a wonderful taste. Exstreemly satisfying full bodied smoke. Lots of sweetness, zest, grass and hay notes from the virgina mix in perfection with the nutty, woody, earthy, and peppery ... Read More
Get Shot Through By Orion’s Arrow; You’ll Enjoy It!
October 01, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
The slightly sweet bag-note gives way to a most pleasant smoke of this well-balanced medley of red and bright Virginias, peppery Louisiana perique and subtle, sour Turkish. Puff slowly to fully appreciate; press the accelerator too hard and it might ... Read More
Are there any other VaPer lovers who didn't like this mixture?
August 17, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
I love mixtures of Virginia and Perique, smoked with Oriental and I cannot express my delight with this mixture. Blenders claim it is 25% Light Virginia, 25% Red Virginia, 25% Perique and 25% Oriental. I did not feel the sweetness of Virginia, Orient... Read More
The hunt for a unique VaPer is over.
August 16, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
Fresh the blend is good but can be a little harsh or have a sharpness. If you give it about 5-6 months the spicy, floral, earthy and rich smoke smooths out with a nice anytime smoke feel! I'm surprised that more YTPC people have missed this one!
Solid
April 30, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
Here is a CD blend you can sink your teeth in. Pretty stout for an all day smoke and it will dirty your pipe so have some pipe cleaners handy. Leaves a lot of residue. Nicotine is high. .
Not bad but...
April 03, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
Orion's Arrow does not taste bad but is a little Oriental forward for my taste. I will revisit the blend after a little aging.
A Star
September 08, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
I tried this for some variety, and the title says it all. This is a great smoke, spicy, no bite, great cut. Came a little moist, but air is everywhere. This mix, for me, balances Turkish and Perique brilliantly. Nice strength. After smoking this for ... Read More
Great Orrions Arrow
November 03, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
 A former smoker of Turkish cigarettes, but a pipe lover since I Was six. I love the spicinessvof perique, the strength of turkish... flavors, and the sweetness offered by Virginia's. I always thought that blenders slighted perique lovers, so gave ea... Read More
Great
March 31, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Orion's Arrow Bulk
I love this blend. I bought it as I was curious about the Orientals but it has made me fall in love with Perique. It is spicy, sweet, citrusy with a great mouth feel. It currently sits as my top blend and led me to try other Perique blends from C&... Read More
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