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haparnold

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The recent post about seductive tobacco has me thinking about blends that lie on the other end of the spectrum.
I'd say the stinkiest blend I smoke regularly is Billy Budd, but I'm sure there are others out there that are way worse. Thoughts?

 

mikestanley

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When I’m in a pipe shop and a guy comes in smoking an English house blend, the aroma ain’t great. My wife made negative comments about some old Tilbury I have open. McClelland Bombay court takes the prize though in my experience.

Mike S.

 

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mikethompson

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I usually smoke alone or with a cigar smoker, so I've never heard any comments on the smell of the smoke. As for the lingering stale smoke that sticks around on clothes or whatever, I think it all smells generally the same.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Burley Flake #1, while I love the flavor of this one while smoking it, the room note is that of a flatulent nursing home for men with colon disorders.

 

workman

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1792 smells like farting old men with cologne disorders. I like it.

 

bigpond

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1792, aka, Dead Mouse in the House
Awesome! That was the first thing that leapt to mind. Well, the blend, not the mouse thing.
Gaslight smells a bit like a diaper fire, imo.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Oh, and the first time I smoked Semois, I loved it, but I kept checking my shoes. I could have sworn I had stepped in horse shit. "Where is that smell coming from?"

 

philobeddoe

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My wife hated Haunted Bookshop, she said it smelled like “burning shit”, since I smoke in the house, that tin went in the trash. She has only vetoed maybe 4 or 5 blends in our 20 years together, so I count myself quite lucky.

 

jaytex969

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The only blend to ever elicit a negative comment from my wife is MB HH Latakia Flake.
C&D Burley Flake #3 smelled like a bad batch of Velveeta when I popped the tin but smoked great.


 

mso489

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I smoke several of the blends mentioned as stinkers -- Billy Budd, Old Joe Krantz, Tabac-Manil Semois. The most persistent complaints from spouses and other bystanders has been about Latakia. I can smell the stable sweepings in packaged Semois, but not in the taste nor in the room note; it just smells like a burley to me. Many but not all aromatics get good reviews, like SWRA or Three Star Blue.

 
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