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  1. sagepipe

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    There are various aromas I experience throughout a smoke, like the first light or the steady stream of smoke dancing in front of my face mid-smoke. However, my absolute favorite aroma is the smell of the briar towards the end of a smoke. The outside of the briar has a subtle smell that is absolutely wonderful. People catch me smelling the pipe quite often and I explain to them the wonderful aroma. It might be one of my favorite rituals in smoking my pipe.

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    Yeah, the wife caught me smelling my pipe once and asked me " what are you DOING?". Smelling my pipe I said. She then said
    "you are a strange person". Lol.
    I was trying to see if I could pick up any scent of the tobacco I was smoking. Just wondered if the pipe was breathing. Actually I think I could.

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    I've done that before, but the pipe doesn't always smell like what I'm smoking. Sometimes it does, but mostly it smells like what has been smoked in it the most. For instance, tonight I'm smoking Penzance in a small GBD Fantasy I bought as an estate pipe about a year ago, and the outside bowl smells like some kind of aromatic, but nothing distinct. I've smoked numerous tobaccos in it, but not very many aros, so maybe it's ghosted from past smoking. The Penzance smokes fine and doesn't have any ghostly tastes in it as near as I can tell, and I did clean it with a salt/alcohol treatment when I got it and when its cold I don't smell anything. A little odd, but not disturbing....

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    I like the lingering scent of tobacco smoke in my mustache after a good smoke. People would probably think i lost it if they saw me curl my upper lip so I could get a better whiff of my mustache.

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    Jkrug, I believe that is called the beard note.

    If we are speaking purely of aroma, I'd have to say the tin note and room note of CAO Moon Trance is delightful. Not a bad tasting blend for aro. I smoke it when we have company. I smoke Gaslight when I want them to leave...

    Make aromatics great again.
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    .....ah, yes, the beard note!

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    "...ah, yes, the beard note!"

    That's certainly a better appellation than B.O. (beard-odor)!

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    I love the smell of Latakia in the morning.

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    @jkrug, i got some beard balm and mustache wax that is scented like cherry pipe tobacco. I can send you some sometime. pm me.

    “I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.” -CS LEWIS-
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    i like the billowing light up puffs and the first 2-3 long draws to get the bowl started. Mainly because it gets my garage room note kick started.

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    The lingering aroma of a clean, well-caked and -cared-for pipe. As someone once so well put it "pure pipey goodness"!

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    Some tobaccos I smoke create a musty, gamey odor around the mouthpiece. Always pleasant.
    I think it is from either Orientals or Perique. Not sure.
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    Pork butts in the smoker! Or, the inside of of my truck, wet lab and the "blend de jour."

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    I'm a fan of the beard note. I love how my mustache smells after a pipe.

    There are some downsides. If I come to bed smelling like that...well I know what isn't going to happen...my wife hates the smell.

    I'd walk around smelling like that all day if it didn't come with those....uh....unacceptable consequences.

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    I smoke Gaslight when I want them to leave..

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    Semois Tobac-Manil.

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    I like to think about it as the Stache Note. And I find myself curling my mustache up into my nose regularly to get a taste of it.

    Knock on aros all you want to, but nothing has a better Stache Note than an obnoxious overly-vanilla/rummy aro.

    An hour later it smells like tiny elves are baking delicious treats in the forest on your face.

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    "An hour later it smells like tiny elves are baking delicious treats in the forest on your face."

    Now THAT paints a mental-picture. Well said, Sir!

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    God help me, but it's the leftover ghost in the one pipe I used for my ill-fated attempt to get to like, or even tolerate, CB regular. The things I learned are:
    1. CB never, ever dries to a smokeable level.
    2. CB has a room note that is apparently panty-dropping ambrosia to non-smoking women.
    3. "Gooper" was coined to describe the hot, wet, flavorless smoking characteristics of CB.
    4. The ghost CB leaves in a briar pipe is one of the best-smelling things on Earth.

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    Tread carefully! There are some Forum members (including me) who actually enjoy Captain Black.

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    Smoke what you love and love what you smoke! Items 2 and 4 are definite plusses! I was peripherally involved in a program for the Hunter UAV being developed by TRW (circa 1995). Coincidence?

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    jkrug now that you have mentioned the beard note I find myself curling my upper lip and giving it a sniff.

    It's like getting a song in your head and not being able to get it out !!!

    Mark

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    Depends on what I'm in the mood for. But I think when I'm in the mood for English, the smell of latakia is tops.

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    It's hard to say. There are so many wonderful aromas that come in to play when smoking a pipe. But I guess my favorite has to be the slightly nutty smell of straight burley. It's just a nice, clean tobacco smell that takes me back to the basics of what pipe smoking is all about.

    My next favorite is the floral smell of Tonquin when I light up my beloved Ennerdale. Lakeland tobaccos are wonderful.

    But then again, there is the delicious cocoa smell of Bob's Chocolate Flake, that makes you feel like you have gained weight just from smoking.....

    OK, I've got it. The absolute best has got to be the wonderful aromas of fresh pancakes, maple syrup, and bacon from Hearth and Home's Vermont Meat Candy....outstanding!

    As I said, it's a hard call.

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    My favorite smoking aromas are actually non smoking, but related. I enjoy those first few sniffs of a freshly popped tin or bag of fresh bulk blend.
    Pop the top of a tin of Escudo, or pretty much any flake and you are met with rich tobacco aromas.
    I really like the smell of fresh Newminster 400 superior navy flake. It's got a pineapple overtone I love.
    I seldom really appreciate room notes and my current favorite aromatic is Autumn Evening.
    I enjoy the smell of Latakia too. It's distinctive aroma has been an acquired taste.

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