What is the most "incense like" blend

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backwoodsjack

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To all,
Please give your opinion on the most "incense like" non-aromatic blend you have smoked.
I am referring to the flavor of oriental leaf and latakia, but if there are other blends i'm open.
Thanks,
Joe

 

bonehed

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My wife mentioned that the scent of Syrian Latakia smells like incense. I was smoking McClellands 3 Oaks Syrian.

 

prairiedruid

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Another vote for 3 Oaks Syrian; a tasty smoke and it does leave a lingering incense quality in the air.

 

pitchfork

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3 Oaks Syrian is a good one. Pipes and Cigars Magnum Opus is another (I think it's the Yenidje that does it). I haven't smoked it, but Orient 996 smells like incense. Even my wife (not a smoker) remarked how it smelled like church (RC).

 

cosmicfolklore

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GLP's Ashbury is very insense-like to me. Also, Penzance, SOTE, and STC's new Bengal Slices have an insense-like quality, IMO. Ashbury is my absolute favorite among those mentioned.

 

supdog

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Here's what Russ said in an answer to that same question in an email a couple of years ago.
"The incense-like aroma comes from the combination of Latakia and Orientals, usually Macedonian-type."

You can go to P&C and type macedonian into the search functionand see what comes up.

 

gloucesterman

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Peretti's Century is a moderately robust English with that incense room note. It was always one of my favorites and it's available as a bulk tobacco.

 

rcstan

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Penzance gets incense-y if smoked fairly slow in a shallow wide bowl ( like a Prince ), and it has to be at the right moisture too, otherwise it tastes ( to me, a mainly VA smoker ) just like any other Lat blend.

 

andrew

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Frankincense or myrrh tho??? Apparently Margate has that quality I hear, I have a pound of it but haven't gotten around to trying it.

 

hakchuma

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Ennerdale flake. It almost ended my pipe smoking career. Not only that, it also made me feel little bit ashamed to be human.

 

thedudeabides

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Margate has a distinctive incense-like quality. Some say it has no Virginia (others disagree), but either way it certainly has the Latakia/Oriental thing going....

 
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