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Help: My wife hates the smell of the pipe

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  1. thesmokingtexan

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    My wife is happy that I quite smoking cigarettes but hates the new pipe obsession. So far she does not like the smell of any blend I have gotten including the ODF. Any recommendations on a blend that will smell good while smoking and on my clothes. I need to get her on board so I get less grief when I go to smoke.

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    She probably won't come around if she hasn't already. Mine hates it, all blends. She grudgingly has let it go, but always makes a face and a comment about how bad the tobacco smells or my cabinet smells. I just ignore it.

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  3. thesmokingtexan

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    Those women so judgmental......I mean so caring:-)

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    Molto Dolce to the rescue

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    Ya just hope they die before you do so you can enjoy at least one day on this earth, lol.

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    You'd think the Molto Dolce would do it, but not for me. Mine is anti-pipe and cigar. I just ignore the judgment. "Leave me alone, woman."

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  7. darwin

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    There are a lot of aromatic blends that non-smokers seem to like, aroma wise, but if you find them generally unpleasant to actually smoke then aside from smoking outside there's not a heck of a lot to be done except for getting yourself a good quality HEPA filtration unit and only smoking right next to it. It's a bit of an expensive solution but it might help to ensure domestic tranquility.

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    I smoke outside anyways cause we got three young kids but it is also the smell left in my clothes after that is a problem with her. I need a smoke that leaves a smell of Calvin Klein cologne but taste like the ODF we are sampling this week. That would be perfect.

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  9. dread

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    Wear a hat and a smoking jacket or shirt. Kind of hard in the hot weather, though.

    ". . . I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
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    Sounds like a perfect excuse to get a great new smoking jacket and hat! Just take them off before you go in the house.

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    My tobacco doesn't offend others, they actually like the way it smells ... just the lady. She is just a complainer.

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    Yup! Ignore the chatter and smoke on. Not like shes going anywhere...

    ~ Jeremy "Doc"

    "This is not recreation, this is therapy. This is essential... I consider the tobacco I put in my pipe all the grief and suffering. And I will burn it.”- US Navy Chaplain (RET) A.P. Sholtes
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    Drag her down to the local B&M and have her pick out her least hated, most tolerated blend based on nose. Anyone who doesn't like the smell of a pipe and cigar shop has questionable character and should be avoided. Should be a question on Match.com if it isn't already.

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    Take up tuba and practice alot. She will soon ask you to take up pipe smoking again.

    If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand
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    I think I'll have to accept her s disagreement. however maybe ill smoke a really foul blend and then she'll appreciate the better smelling blend

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    So........your wife tolerated the stench of cigarettes but isn't happy with pipe smoke.

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    To the batroom, Robin! -- er, garage, that is. (Where I am now. Detached garage, too, by the way.)

    A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. -- Carl Jung
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    You guys crack me up. Yep, it may just be a "this is my thing" deal.

    Spouses make the best stories! My wife knows within two seconds of me walking in the door if I smoked a blend with Latakia in it. She doesn't know Latakia is, just when I've smoked it . . .

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    My wife doesn't mind the smell of my "aromatics", but then again I only smoke outdoors.

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    She did not like the smell of the cigarette or cigars either but she thinks the pipe is a worse smell. Also I am fighting a up hill battle cause sheiks an ex-smoker herself and I don't know if y'all noticed but ex-smokers are 10x more critical of tobacco use. Holy than thou kind of attitude at least where cigarettes are concerned.

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    This is a no win situation. Best thing to do is try to compromise with her with a discussion, or maybe see if she would like to try smoking a pipe with you.

    You may have to just agree to disagree.

    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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    Mate, I feel for you.

    Next time your wife complains, look at her calmly; pause, and tell her the following: "Fair enough, Honey/Babe/Sweetheart; but would you rather see me drink, gamble and chase women?"

    It worked for me. See, women are very smart.

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    Sounds like a perfect excuse to get a great new smoking jacket

    Sounds like a perfect excuse to get a great new wife

    "Each of you be a light unto yourself; betake yourself to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth. Look not for refuge to anyone beside yourself." -The Buddha
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    junkyarddawg You are probably still limping!

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    Dude, I swear, this is a true story.

    My wife was whining at me a couple years back because of all the time I spend on internet looking up pipes, tobaccos, chatting with people on forums, etc. Then she said, as I was checking out a few open tins of tobaccos, quote "You're still playing with your darn tobaccos and pipes!" Unquote

    And I replied what I wrote up there. She looked at me, frowned, and said "I guess so.". She never said anything again.

    Like I said, women are smart. They will choose the lesser of two evils (for them).

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    I do like junkyarddowgs idea. She has seen the worst of me back in my hay day. I have calmed down quite a bit. I think it is just something that she'll have to accept as my get away and I'll have to accept that she does not accept it :-). It's all good she ain't giving me to much trouble just was wanted to know what y'all thought and if they was a really good smelling blend. Thanks for all the feedback

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  27. metarzan

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    As mentioned early on, if Molto Dolce doesn't do the trick, then you can try extreme measures.
    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/4018/sutliff-tobacco-company-molto-dolce

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    AN innocuous vanilla scented blend might be less offensive. Definitely give up smoking in the house.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    Give Mac Baren's plumb cake a try - many fellas with the same problem recommend it. It will be in my next TAD order for that very reason.

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    Keep the strong blends outdoors when you can. Getting a little air is a good thing. My favorite room
    note pleasant blend is Altadis Queen Anne's Revenge, Va/Bur/Cav/Rum. Without the rum they called
    it Casanova, but I think they've stopped making that one. I think your wife might like it, or tolerate it.

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    Great thread... I am goign to try some of that Molto Dolce.
    Thanks for the info folks!!

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    Tell her you use the tobacco to cover up the smell of hooker spit. Once you come clean that's not the case she won't remember what she was angry about in the first place...

    If you don't come clean and she thinks you smell like hooker spit, she will still not care about the tobacco

    However, if you really smell like hooker spit please disregard this advice...

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    It sounds like your wife would really prefer you join her in being a non-smoker. That's going to be a tough one to get over. When my wife and I got together we agreed we had a few non-negotiable. Everything else we would find common ground. I would have the straight out conversation with her. Tell her, this is what I want to do. Is this a non-negotiable for you? If it is, you gotta decide what is more important. If its not you need to tell her to drop it then. You will smoke outside, brush your teeth, and shower but she doesn't get to say anything. Communication ahead of time has given me 25 years of relative wedded bliss.

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    A nice Virginia Perique, like Escudo, has a nice aroma. Also, Lane RLP 6 and 1Q from Lane Ltd are big hits around my house. I just tried out Mac Baren Mixture Scottish blend, and the family enjoyed it too. Best of luck man.

    Smells are powerful for invoking memories and emotions. Maybe some great experiences accompanied by a bit of pipe aroma would help.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. When I go to order agian ill defiantly try some of these.

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    My wife hates the smell of the pipe

    Whatever you do, don't say "there are some smells I hate too" as you hand her....

    It will not go well for you.

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    Oh yours too? Just kidding. Sorry friend but it sounds like we're in identically situations. My wife despises smoking of any form almost as much as she despises me smoking. I've received plenty of compliments from her friends on almost any blend I smoke, but she's not having it. It would be admitting defeat if she uttered the words "that actually smells pretty good". She's never really come around to it, I guess she just finally gave up trying to change me.

    Best advice is get you a comfortable porch chair (don't even think about lighting up inside unless she's gone for the weekend), a good dog to talk to (since she won't be sharing a conversation with you while you're puffing on a bowl), and maybe a good set of ear plugs..... Sometimes it's not all that bad when they leave you alone for a little while each day anyway!

    and +1 CMDRMCBRAGG was spot on......"I JUST IGNORE IT"

    GOOD LUCK!

    Jesus said to him "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6
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    Made me think of this song....maybe change a few words...

    I'm Gonna Miss Her

    RLTW!
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