So my order from P&C finally came in. On Dec. 28th I placed an order for a Wellington Smooth Billiard (M) pipe along with the Hearth and Home sampler pack, some pipe cleaners, and a tamper. The sampler included House of Lords, American Heritage, Old Companion, Grandma's Kitchen, Berry Nice, and Vermont Meat Candy. I paid extra for a 3 day shipping but it wasn't until today (Jan 7th) that I actually got my order. I may end up messaging PAC and see if there is a way we can fix this (or just let it go). It took over a week to get here but I might just toss it up to the holidays. When I got my order, it came to me like this:
The box was busted and the right top lip of the box was opened. It was delivered via UPS I believe so I guess it was a handling problem. Inside the box it was packaged pretty alright with some paper cushioning to protect the items.
Right away I could smell an extremely strong tobacco fragrance. After sniffing each of the sample bags, I figured out it was House of Lords. I have no idea what it is in that blend which gives it such a strong smell.
Berry Nice smelled really pleasant and so did Vermont Meat Candy. I look forward to trying those. Grandma's Kitchen has a rather spicy scent to it and American Heritage and Old Companion have a mild scent in the bag.
And lastly is the Wellington pipe. I didn't realize there wasn't any maker's markings on the pipe. It just says "Czech" on the side. It seemed a good size and I am eager to begin breaking it in tonight.
So what should I start with first tobacco wise? There is so many to choose from I don't know which!
Edited: Forgot pipe pic!