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    Weather being what it is here (colder than a well digger's ass!) my fave english and straight va's aren't welcome indoors. I've been playing with aromatics and found a couple the wife likes but I'm only lukewarm with. She likes Cbw, says it smells like baking cookies.I liked it at first but I'm starting to pick up a chemical taste towards the bottom of the bowl. I'm also smoking on a champagne blend from tinderbox. It seems to be identical to one I smoked on from Rich's in Portland over 12 years ago. Any suggestions on a good peacekeeping blend that will keep my hobby going until the weather improves?

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    If you haven't figured out how to please her by now... I'm not telling you

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    1Q

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    Try the MacClelland's Frog Morton Cellar. I find it to be a very good light English with (or so I'm told) a decent room note.

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    I get good results with the Missus when I smoke McClelland's Mellow Mack, or Eric Stokkebye's 4th Generation 1957. They are very tasty as well.

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    Boswell's Chocolate Creme. Good taste, great room note.

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    Try the MacClelland's Frog Morton Cellar. I find it to be a very good light English with (or so I'm told) a decent room note.

    My wife has complmented the Frog.

    Get a Lampe Berger!

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    Stokkebye seems easy to get around here, bulk mostly but I could probably scrape up a tin on the next trip to the big town. And rotschefeller, well played! I walked right into that one!

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    ummm, have you tried shoes? As in, kicking her down some goodies.

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    Get the Frog, my fiance actually lets me smoke in the house now, she loves the smell

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    Boswell Aromatics; All great blends..Berry Cobbler, X-Mas Cookie, Chocolate Cream, Sweet tea, Pennsylvania Dutch Treat, Piper's Pleasure..all some of my favs

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    I'll look for some frog cellar, I've not tried any of the frog blends yet. And I am so glad I didnt marry a shoe hoarder! Mostly the issue is that we are living in our rv as we travel constantly for work, its the smoking in confined space that gets her eyes watering!

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    I like
    CAO Eileen's Dream (generally requires some significant drying time but tasty for an Aro, and it does have a pleasing room note, slightly chocolatey with a whiskey undertone and similar flavors)

    trout stream (A cavendish blend with a room note and flavor both reminiscent of a vanilla or caramel, as a rule this has not required much if any drying time for me)

    Lane Limited 1q(again this has a pleasing room note similar to vanilla or possibly sugar cookies. it is a lighter flavor than the other two and is still a good tasting cavendish blend)

    Captain Black Gold(this is one of the first OTCs I have found that I actually enjoy the smoke, it is somewhere between 1q and trout stream, but with a slightly "darker" flavor, again the room note has that caramel or vanilla scent)

    and finally
    Petersons Irish oak(a lovely blend with just enough perique to lend it a super mild english flavor. This one has a smooth room note that is not easy to identify but I've never gotten a complaint from it

    The links I've provided are all to the P&C pages and do provide some reviews of the noted tobaccos. You may want to sit down and go through some reviews with her at some point in order to find something that the room note description sounds good to her

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    Chris nailed it.


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    Check out Pipeworks and Wilke. Many of the blends date back to the 1800s when the shop was in NYC (now moved to Vermont). Their rumcake was designed originally for Basil Rathbone. My favorites are:

    Wilke 191
    Wilke Rumcake
    Bleeker Street

    I've said it once and i'll say it again, they are a cut above. http://www.vtpipes.com/tobacco.html

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    When Mrs Sothron grows weary of my tangier VaPers, I treat her to the room note of Gatlinburlier's Mountain Mall Mix or Savinelli Cavendish. Both are room note champs and not bad smokes for aros. I would also add Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Flake to that list.

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    Check out Pipeworks and Wilke.

    +1 on Pipesworks & Wilke for some top notch blends. But unless I am mistaken, you can only order from them. I have enjoyed these aromatics from her:

    WILKE NUT BROWN BURLEY; WILKE #191; WILKE RUMCAKE; BLEEKER STREET; WILKE #515

    Aromatics with FLAVOR.

    Carole also offers a SAMPLER with 2 ounces each of your choice of blends for $40, shipped.

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    +1 Anything Boswells. I have 4 of their blends and they're all wonderful. Berry Cobbler is my fav and the "RV Note" is amazing.

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    I agree that Pipeworks & Wilke aromatic blends, especially #191, are definitely worth trying.

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    I am going to throw in Jack Lee Blend's Honey Malt. One of my absolute favorite Aros, great taste, great room note.

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    Dan Tobacco's Devil's Holiday. Absolutely delicious room note, a guaranteed crowd pleaser no matter where you light up. Smoke a bowl or two of that in the house and before long she'll be bringing your pipe and slippers to you and asking you to light up.

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    +1 on the boswells chocolate cream stuff smells like a cookie bakery in the bag let alone smoking it.

    +1 on the berry cobbler also amazing stuff


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    You have some wonderful suggestions already given. I seldom talk directly about my C&D Captain Bob's Blend in the forum. I do not receive any compensation for the sale of my blend because that is the way I want it to be. However, the late Craig Tarler chose to go public with it and it has become an international seller. It is a very unique blend in that it does contain Latakia in a 1/16th ratio enjoyed by the smoker and undedectible by the ladies. It is a light English Aromatic. I can smoke it and my wife loves it. She hates Latakia and does not detect it in the aroma. Yet, I enjoy it every day. There is a topic all about my blend in this Forum if you care to read about it as well as a couple dozen reviews of it on tobaccoreviews.com. If you want more direction, just send me a Personal Message and I will respond.
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    Good stuff, sounds like I've got my work cut out for me in the sampling department! I've been afraid of the heavy fruit flavor tobacco ever since a serious mouth schorching and room spinning experience with an otc cherry cavendish when I first got started years ago. Looking back it may have been poor technique and not the pouch of tobacco's fault.

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    When I saw the title I thought, this could be a dangerous thing to openly post.

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    You have some wonderful suggestions already given. I seldom talk directly about my C&D Captain Bob's Blend in the forum. I do not receive any compensation for the sale of my blend because that is the way I want it to be. However, the late Craig Tarler chose to go public with it and it has become an international seller. It is a very unique blend in that it does contain Latakia in a 1/16th ratio enjoyed by the smoker and undedectible by the ladies. It is a light English Aromatic.

    Meant to say, thanks Cap't Bob - I've been wanting to try your blend. Sounds good, got to add it to my list!

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    Just for Him; Blue Balls. No not what ya think, its a very mild and pleasant smelling toby from Just for Him.

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    Give her some shopping money and light up some My Mixture 965 when she's gone. It works for me.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Give her some shopping money and light up some My Mixture 965 when she's gone. It works for me.

    lol!

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    1Q

    Chris nailed it.

    Chris and Lawrence nailed it

    Also MacBaren Vanilla Cream is a wife's favorite.

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
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    I'm a wife and right now I'm loving highland whiskey and meat candy. I can't smoke inside though. Good luck!

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    My Mrs. doesn't go for aromatics or English blends, but she does tolerate Dunhill RY.

    "I'm always easy to please since I'm always satisfied with the very best." - Oscar Wilde
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    I don't smoke indoors due to animals. They can't voice their likes and dislikes. So, I respect that and just leave that area air clean.

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    Try Macbarrens 7 Seas line. It tastes similar to Captain Black, but is a higher grade tobacco. In the Stokkebye department, I like their Pistachio. 1Q is good too.

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    Gotta admit my mind went elsewhere when I read the thread topic. I have said it before on here, try pipeinhands aros as they get the highest compliments from my wife, also 1Q as stated already.

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    Thanks for the help all. Until I can get into Slc I'm stuck with what I can find local. The B&m's around here only cater to the "other" pipe smokers so the only reccomend found is cbg. Its good for a drugstore pouch and wife tolerates it so that's where I'm at right now. I try to support loca business wherever I can but I may wind up ordering online. That is if this miserable state doesn't have a law against tobacco by mail. Yet to research that sticky wicket.

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    I reside in Teton Valley, Idaho the temps here are downright frigid. I didn't want my home to smell like tobacco when I have guests over so I picked up some tools, went downstairs, and built a small man cave complete with ventilation, TV, and a nice leather chair. I'm happy and if I had a wife I bet she'd like the solution as well plus this way I get to smoke what I want. I guess that is my two pennies.

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    As always..one question and 50 different responses...that was my problem when I took up the pipe...how deep is your pocket book? It's simpley a matter of process of elemination.

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    For what it is worth, my wife loves the room note of VBC. It is such a great vanilla smell, hell of a cool smoke as well. I will quote her; "I found I was actually trying to stay in front of where you were exhaling so I could smell more of i."

    I wish she said that when I give her the old "dutch oven". She always protests!?!

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    1Q , trout stream , Boswell magnum and all of their Aro's , butternut burley . I recently tried that C&D Cap. Bobs blend . It is a good mild English with a hint of sweet dressing . Decent room note .

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    if you go for online you may want to check out this set at p&C the tobacco is nothing special but it allright, the pipes are tiny which makes them perfect for a quick smoke. for when you really need an english but don't wanna stand arse deep in snow for more than 5-10 minutes.

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    Try 1Q, then Frog, then you may want to try a Lampe Berger. It does remove the smoke odor while scenting the room. They've got 100 blends, but I've found that only the strong ones work. Cinnamon is good, Orange is not.

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    I would like to cast a vote for Trout Stream as well and, as stated, if you like CBW, 7 Seas Regular is a good bet.

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    Hard to smoke, a little flowery, but has the best roomnote out there "Mixture 79"

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