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Wife/Girlfriend Approved Blends?

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  1. seldom

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    I'm seeking advice on blends that your wife/girlfriend find the most acceptable (to smell not smoke). Without further ado: What blend does your wife/girlfriend like the best?

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  2. philobeddoe

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    My wife especially loves the smell of MacBaren’s Vanilla Flake, Rattray’s Exotic Orange and Cult Blood Red Moon. It’s too bad I’m usually smoking Margate or Black House, which she doesn’t mind the smell of either, but prefers the aforementioned three.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    I produce such tiny amounts of smoke that my wife never notices. My daughters however like Ennerdale Flake.

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    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Samuel Gawith St James flake....I was surprised, got some more though

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Mac Baren Navy Flake

    Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate
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    My wife loves the smell of FVF (unsmoked) - she always notes that the smell reminds her of growing up with her Grandfather who is a pipe and cigar smoker. As far as blends she enjoys when lit - she's been fond of C&D's King Cake and has even tried it. She hates the smell of all latakia/oriental lit or unlit.

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    My wife loves the smell of Troost Slices.

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    My wife say's that she enjoys the smell of F&T's Special brown flake.

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    My wife really likes the smell of Lane 1Q and Boswell's Majestic 586. She just says I smell like smoke after smoking the majority of my English blends, but she does actually like the smell from Maltese Falcon. The Country Squire Second Breakfast is winner as well.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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  10. lordofthepiperings

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    1Q, every person in the world loves the smell of 1Q by Lane Limited.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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    Rattray's Exotic Orange

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    My wife likes the smell of EMP or PS17 English Lux in the jar. Says it smells like BBQ meat and makes her hungry. But, she hasn't been around when I've smoked those.

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    My wife really loves Molto Dolce, more correct is that she loves the way it makes my beard smell.
    But, the whole house seems to enjoy me smoking a straight Virginia, some VaPers, as long as they aren't too cigar-y. Penzance and GLP's Ashbury get a thumbs up for being very incense-y in aroma. But, really, I smoke whatever I want at this point. Once every blue moon my wife will tell me something or other is burning her eyes, and I'll open a window... but keep smoking. She is really the best ever. I am really lucky. When we first met, she was an extremist tobacco-nazi. Her father had died of lung cancer. It took patience, but she was worth waiting for. Now, she can join me at a pipe show and talk tobaccos with the best of them. But, she has no interest at all in actually smoking a pipe, herself.

    Michael
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    Autumn Evening is a favorite of my wife.

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    My wife seems to comment favorably on tobacco-forward aromatics I smoke like Iwan Ries Three Star Blue and Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic, though occasionally she's liked a non-aromatic, probably a Va/Per now and then. When she smoked, as a newspaper woman in NYC, she smoked Camels and Galois (sp?).

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    My girl has had positive comments on the aroma of Capstan Blue, Marlin Flake and Irish Flake. No smoking in the house, though, so it's not that kind of approved.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    My wife and kids don’t complain about whatever I smoke. Except my eldest, she thinks cigars smell terrible. My wife however loves the smell of Deep Hollow.

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    Ive found that Wilke's Rumcake manages to please even the strictest of olfactory senses
    +1 for Molto Dolce, Exotic Orange, 1Q, Cult
    Honorable mentions, CAO Cherry Bomb, CAO Moontrance, Sutliff Frosty Mint, Mac Baren Vanilla Flake and C&D Gentleman Caller

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    My spouse doesn't like any of the blends I smoke, usually giving a nonchalant "meh" when I ask her to smell the tins.

    The ONE exception to this is/was FMC. Go figure.

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    I read that cherry scented blends are ladies pleasers.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Only one, the always under-the-radar 4noggins Britt's Balkan, of which both my wife & 2 adult sons, all anti-smoking, approve due to the vanilla overtones to the Oriental-forward, subtle campfire aroma. Its the only blend which received the comments, "That smells good...I like the vanilla", stated with an otherwise disapproving countenance.

    Molte Dolce was received with a less enthusiasm.

    With all other tobaccos usually one of us will vacate the area.

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
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    Hands down, Lane Dark Red.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Gatlinburlier's Chimney Smoke, sorta like 1Q.

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    My wife is a total anomaly. She loves the smell and taste (she always has a couple of puffs of whatever I smoke) of English and VaPer blends. I do not smoke in the house though.

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking my pipe
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    Tabac de Semois Belge

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  26. seldom

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    Thanks one and all for the suggestions. Some will have to wait until I return to the States while others are readily available in Europe. Although I smoke outside I find that the smell lingers in my mustache/beard (as cosmic mentions) and clothes. Best to keep the wife happy. No complaints so far, knock on wood. Thanks again, I look forward to giving some of these blends a spin and seeing what the wife thinks. Happy wife happy life.

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    All of my smoking is outdoor smoking so that caveat applies. Naturally she loves the cherry and vanilla blends, but strangely she also likes Frog Morton and some of the other blends I have with latakia. She likes the firewood smell.

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    When my kids come to visit I will usually break out Cult Blood Red Moon or Sutliff Molto Dolce.

    Harris
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Oddly enough, for the first time ever, my wife remarked last night that she liked the smell of the tobacco I was smoking--Captain Black Copper. Never before has she commented on the 300+ different blends I've probably smoked around her.

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    The only one I've found she likes is PS Luxury Twist Flake.

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    swmbo likes it when I put the cat out

    Especially true when she’s on fire

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    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    My wife prefers VA and VaPers. Aros are a small bonus.
    She is okay with Latakia.
    She is not a huge fan of Burley. (which is fine, and it tends to bite me.)
    She does not like Dark Fired Kentucky.
    She hates cigars.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I'm relegated to the outdoors, so keep that mind. My wife loves the smell of Cult Blood Red Moon and Lane 1-Q.

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    Gentleman caller is one of the indoor approved blends, but Latakia? Forget about it.

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    Amphora Original got a thumbs up from a lady friend a while ago.

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  36. cosmicfolklore

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    Wait,.. did you want my wife approved blends, or my girlfriend's? Or both?

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    Wife doesn't "approve" of pipe smoking. As a compromise, I smoke only outdoors, in my car, and in the TV room, and only blends with Latakia. Then I light a lampe berger.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  38. seldom

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    Wait,.. did you want my wife approved blends, or my girlfriend's? Or both? [:puffy:]

    Reminds me of some advice an old man gave me when I was young. He said something like "Find a woman who can cook well. One who is great in bed. One who will always go on adventures with you. And never let them meet each other.".

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Sadly, for me, I'm in the same boat as jpmcwjr. My better half is a rabid anti smoker. Luckily we live in separate homes. At mine I smoke in my office. At hers I puff outdoors. Somehow I doubt I'll ever find a blend that will please Xia.

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    So here is one for the ages. I have been smoking Dan Tobacco Sweet Vanilla Honeydew this week. A rare aromatic venture for me. My girl came out tonight and LOVED the smell. She even stayed outside and talked with me while I smoked. That is literally the first time she had ever done this.

    Thus, I conclude with full confidence that SVH is wife/girlfriend approved.

    Neal
    Posted 6 months ago #

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