Pipes Magazine » Pipe Tobacco Discussion

Search Forums  
   
Tags:  No tags yet. 

Plum Pudding - a Conundrum

(27 posts)
  • Started 3 months ago by papawhisky
  • Latest reply from shermnatman
  1. papawhisky

    papawhisky

    New Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 44

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    After a long and stressful day at work, I decided to relax in the yard with a few bowls and enjoy the spring evening. As the wife was staying inside working on her laptop, I plucked up my jar of SPP Plum Pudding to enjoy as I wanted something rich and complex. Usually when SHMNBN sits outside with me I choose milder blends or aro's.

    Anyway, after some relaxing me time with my SPP-PP and audiobook, upon re-entering the house I was subjected to 5 minutes of complaining from the Dark Lord about how much I stink and needed to shower immediately as I was stinking the whole house up with my mere presence... etc etc etc. So, one may have to go - it's a hard decision as I like both of them. Just kidding, I can live with the complaints!

    So, are there any particular blends that your sweethearts hate when you smoke them?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  2. npod

    npod

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2017
    Posts: 2,719

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My gal hates any and all smells from any tobacco I smoke. I just shower after each smoke and brush my teeth and do a nasal saline rinse. It is a fair compromise. I've been doing it for years. It is silly, but necessary.

    IMHO, if the significant other doesn't like the smell of pipe tobacco after a smoke, then no one specific blend is going to be the magic bullet that makes them happy.

    Now, pre smoke smell, that's a different story. Most non smokers love the smell of tobacco in the tin.

    Neal
    Posted 3 months ago #
  3. hoosierpipeguy

    hoosierpipeguy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2018
    Posts: 1,839

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife told me a year ago, either her or my pipe smoking were going to go. Occasionally, as I'm relaxing with one of my favorite pipes, I'll miss her momentarily.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. spartacus

    spartacus

    Senior Member
    Joined: Nov 2018
    Posts: 516

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife doesn't mind the smell unless it has a cigarette room note. Besides that I don't get any complaints. We usually sit on the porch and she will read to me while I smoke. She likes aromatics and Latakia blends. She says the Latakia smells like a beef jerky around the campfire.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. hawky454

    hawky454

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2016
    Posts: 2,919

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Get rid of the wife, you’ll live longer.

    Hoosierpipe, you give her a moment of thought? Lol, she must of had some redeeming qualities.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. papawhisky

    papawhisky

    New Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 44

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Neal,

    It's a sliding scale on the complaining. She doesn't mind the aro's or my lighter burleys, but seems that stronger Virginia's and Lat bombs are what sets her off. Hmmm, may need to try some Black Frigate next...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. rfernand

    r

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 700

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Westminster is not allowed writhin 30 ft of the house.

    Dunhill will return.
    Posted 3 months ago #
  8. mso489

    mso489

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2013
    Posts: 25,923

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife quit smoking (nails) years ago, but when she smoked it was Galoise (however it's spelled) and Camels, so I'd have to smoke truck tires to hear her complain. However, observing others, Latakia seems particularly unpopular, and probably some burleys that hang in the air. Bystanders seem to favor fairly mild aromatics with flavorings they favor. Vanilla, caramel, cherry, and for some anisette/licorice seem appealing. My wife occasionally does comment approvingly of a well-balanced aromatic like SWR Aro or Three Star Blue.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. pappymac

    pappymac

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2015
    Posts: 1,819

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Sometimes its funny how things work out. I was a pipe smoker when I met my wife and smoked occasionally until we discovered our youngest daughter had asthma and allergies when she was five years old. I pretty much stopped smoking pipes and cigars anywhere near the house until my daughter moved out for college and then I started smoking the occasional cigar or pipe.

    After I had back surgery in 2000, and I had to quit drinking alcohol for six months because of the meds I was on I started smoking a daily cigar or two and occasionally a pipe. My wife would complain about the cigars and the smell so I started smoking my pipe more often and she stopped complaining. Now she will sit outside with me while I'm enjoying a pipe and she doesn't complain. I think she's afraid I'll go back to cigars.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. acidpox

    acidpox

    Member
    Joined: Nov 2018
    Posts: 236

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My SO never complains about pipe tobacco, cigarettes on the other hand she hates. She smoked when we first met but quit about 1 1/2 years into our relationship and now cant stand the smell of them. I dont blame her they do stink. She will vape every now and then if we are partying hard at music festivals or camping or something.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. jiminks

    JimInks

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Aug 2012
    Posts: 32,096

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    The Murray’s version of Dunhill Elizabethan was one of the very few blends m'lady openly complained about. When they quit making it around 2005, she was very happy. In 2012 I tried the Match for the first time. She was in the kitchen and I was in my studio at the other end of the house. Five minutes after I started smoking it, she came back to the studio and said, "Are you smoking that crap again? I thought they quit making it." But she didn't tell me I couldn't buy it.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. jrenko

    jrenko

    Member
    Joined: Dec 2016
    Posts: 142

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife say some blends smell more then others but there is no complaints and she lets me smoke inside when i want so i am a happy man.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  13. timelord

    timelord

    Member
    Joined: Oct 2017
    Posts: 157

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife doesn't like the smell of Balkans. She would let me smoke inside if we owned the place we live in - well, she did say that but I'll see what happens later in the year when we move into our own place (unfortunately an apartment in the middle of a city although there are a couple parks not too far away).

    Posted 3 months ago #
  14. shermnatman

    shermnatman

    Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 260

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    PapaWhiskey - And... anyone else who is plagued by a nattering spouse who does not share in the appreciation, the allure, and the aroma of your favorite blend... Do what I do, and make up one of these dummy-pouches, fill it up with whatever you have on hand, and simply and quietly leave this pouch of phoney-tabak on their side of the bed...

    They should get the not-so-subtle hint that you mean business, and that you aren't going to take any business either. - Sherm Natman

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. redglow

    redglow

    Senior Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 1,123

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I'm single. So, nobody here to blow me any hot air. It always amazes me how controlling these SO's are.

    I'll choose "My Lady Nicotine" every time over my lady

    Posted 3 months ago #
  16. aro222

    aro222

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 423

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    @ Sherman


    well said sir

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 3 months ago #
  17. warren

    warren

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Sep 2013
    Posts: 7,537

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I love reading these threads. When I say smoking is a very selfish choice, I usually get blow back. I do realize some of you are simply posting a response you wish was reality. But, such such truly support my belief. Many pipe smokers think only of themselves and then wonder why the world seems to be after us and our "nasty" habit.

    I was lucky, my wife was a smoker who tolerated most of my blends. I'd defer to her wishes and smoked "English" in my office or outside only. A small consideration which reaped nearly 36 years of, mostly, marital bliss.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
    Posted 3 months ago #
  18. d4k23

    d4k23

    Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 292

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife has only complained about the new Three Nuns, said it smelled like a cigarette. She's a fan of Latakia as it reminds her of campfires in her youth. And then I smoked Sweet Vanilla Honeydew for the first time and she asked to smoke a pipe with me!

    I do ask before I light up at a friend's house if they mind. I'll try to smoke Va's or something sweet to keep them from complaining. Most people are reminded of their grandparents when they smell pipe smoke. @waren, congrats on 36 yrs of marriage! I'm working on 7 now!

    Posted 3 months ago #
  19. User has not uploaded an avatar

    ekert

    Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 168

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    The question is what doesn't my wife complain about.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  20. winton

    winton

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2010
    Posts: 2,172

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife and daughter are allergic to smoke and are asthmatic. My son and I smoke pipes. But the smoking is outside the house. Once we come in, it is in the shower and clothes in wash.

    If this process no longer works, I would give up smoking.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  21. odobenus

    odobenus

    Member
    Joined: Dec 2018
    Posts: 210

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Most blends and associated olfactory after-shocks are tolerated by my better half, but I am a farmer, so usually carrying more noisome odors back into the house.
    However, I was told yesterday that Skiff Mixture smells bad. My 6-year-old agreed. I disagreed.

    Non Serviam
    Posted 3 months ago #
  22. tufftony

    tufftony

    Member
    Joined: Mar 2019
    Posts: 550

    online

    Login to Send PM

    The solution to this problem is very simple: Marry a Japanese wife.
    They never complain.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  23. condorlover1

    condorlover1

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Dec 2013
    Posts: 3,601

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I have the odd comment about Warrior Plug and a lot of flak over Condor Plug but I get the most static from some ropes I smoke for some odd reason. I am told the room note of Warrior is very much like how an English pub used to smell the next morning

    Posted 3 months ago #
  24. troyniss

    troyniss

    Junior Member
    Joined: Jul 2018
    Posts: 83

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    @Tufftony

    My wife is Korean. She doesn't like the smell of my tobaccos. She tolerates that I smoke a pipe, but that's about it.

    I hope the day comes where she will enjoy the smell, but that's wishful thinking.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  25. mtwaller

    mtwaller

    Senior Member
    Joined: Nov 2018
    Posts: 338

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I’m lucky that my girlfriend used to tolerate my cigarette smoke smell, so the pipe smoke that doesn’t contain all the chemicals is much more bearable, I daresay even pleasant by comparison. Having said that, she came out while I was smoking some Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky and flatly stated, “that smells like garbage” and walked inside. I was a tad butt hurt, as I love my DSK. And yet, she thinks my English and VaPer’s are “woodsy” and “folksy”, high praise by her standards. I never smoke inside and try to always wash up after smoking, so if she doesn’t enjoy the outdoor “room” note... meh.

    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion”.
    Posted 3 months ago #
  26. wyfbane

    wyfbane

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2013
    Posts: 4,180

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My wife loves aros, tolerates virginias, dislikes burleys, and flees (scowling) from orientals and lat blends. I smoke outside or in my man cave, but am saving up for an air filtration system.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  27. shermnatman

    shermnatman

    Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 260

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Posted 3 months ago #

Reply

You must log in to post.

 

 

    Back To Top  | Back to Forum Home Page

   Members Online Now
   tufftony, paulfg, buzkirk