- Aug 17, 2015
Well, I have been off my pipes for about a month now, during which I have been exploring cigars. I have since returned to my briars two days ago to find I could not enjoy a pipe. I have concluded that the ph difference in cigars plus the overpowering musty flavor has corrupted my senses. Two days ago, I picked up a pipe and started fing away on some Captain Black royal. Immediately, I was gagging up my breakfast. It tasted of plastic and the smoke was thick unlike anything I'd ever smoke. I stuck with it for two more days, using PA regular as a mild re-introduction smoke, and am now seeing an improvement in my senses. The smoke tastes sweeter and smoother now. I honestly believe that smoking those pungent little rolls of floor sweepings actually changed the my tastes in tobacco, and that at least for me, pipes and cigars are not compatible. Has this happened to anyone else or am I just special?