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didimauw

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The only time my wife commented on the smell of my pipe, she said it smelled like rotten eggs when I blew the dottle out. So I took that as a hint and cleaned it good.
But today, upon lighting my pipe, filled with what I ALWAYS smoke (Carter Hall), she said it smelled like Mac and cheese.
What's some funny or odd things people have told you about your room note?

 

ophiuchus

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"Jesus! Are you smoking' toads in there?!?"
(It was Dunhill Nightcap. :roll: )

 

toobfreak

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Oh, what do women know anyway about room notes?! These are the people who put potpourri in their drawers and hang linen outside to make it smell fresher. :mrgreen: We guys are used to smelling burnt sawdust cutting lumber for carpentry, used motor oil, or the stench of unclogging a sewer pipe so that family can use the John.
Didi, whenever a woman tells you your pipe smells like macaroni and cheese, that means that all of her cycles are in perfect balance /at that moment/ and that is when you hit her up for that extra-special favor you've been wanting to ask for but were too afraid to ask! :mrgreen:
And serpent-bearer, I would ask her HOW she knows what a burnt toad smells like! Hmmm? I happen to like my toads a little crispy.
I guess I'm lucky in that I am divorced, but aro or english alike, frankly, I've never smelled any of my pipes that returning later to the room after a bowl, didn't smell pretty damned good to me. :puffy:

 

ophiuchus

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And serpent-bearer, I would ask her HOW she knows what a burnt toad smells like! Hmmm? I happen to like my toads a little crispy.
:rofl:
After a beat, the exact words through my pipe-clenching teeth, was, "And how the f#¢% would you know how that smells?"

 

cosmicfolklore

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After enjoying a huge bowl of Burley Flake #1 my wife said the room smelled like old man farts. So, I guess the Burley wasn't fooling anyone. :puffy:

 

didimauw

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Lol cosmic.
Toobfreak, she actually right after that, told me that when I receive this batch of estate pipes to clean, that I can then start carving my own, and she wants to help! :) So you were spot on, with that comment about the cycles being in perfect balance. I kind of thought she would be mad that I bought them.

 

stanlaurel

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My teenage kids say that Chatham Manor (Carter Hall) smells like caramel corn or cotton candy.

 

mso489

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Years ago my wife was an unfiltered camel smoker, so she's vaccinated against room notes, but she did comment three times on the pleasant scent of Peretti's Thanksgiving Dinner, a seasonal blend generously sent to me by lasttango. She also made one or two affirmative comments on Iwan Ries Three Star Blue, which is a good tobacco forward aromatic. Since I often smoke non-aros, I have to admit, I haven't ever gotten any room note compliments on any of those that I remember.

 

ray47

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My wife has told me that some of the English blends I smoke smell like dirty jock straps. I'm still trying to figure out how she knows that.

 

weezell

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The wife asked me once,"Gee, Honey, what ya smokin?". I replied "Cerberus". Well she said "That smells like SHIT!". Nuff said... :rofl:

 

madox07

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I was told last night that my Ratrays's 7 Medium reserve smells like incense ..

 

prndl

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"THAT" must be worse than the smell of an anus of a rotting coyote festering in the broiling sun because, each time I fire up Nightcap, swmbo looks over and says, "Oh, you're smoking THAT again."

 

kirkland

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I recenty smoked a new blend called "Beat-Down" blended by UAL and my wife said it smelled like sweaty goons. Odd.