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Golden Virginia from North Carolina and top grades of tobaccos from Brazil, Malawi, Mexico and Zimbabwe with an addition of black cavendish are blended with the greatest care. A blend which by its pleasant flavor ensures many hours of comfortable and enjoyable relaxation to the pipe smoker.

BrandW.O. Larsen
Blended ByOrlik Tobacco Company A S
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringFigs, Other / Misc
Packaging100 grams tin
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Mild to Medium
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

When reviewing aromatic tobaccos, it is only fair to compare them to other blends of the same genre. So, that is why I am giving Larsen Classic a 4-star rating.

This aromatic is noticeable as far as room bouquet. but it has a rich tobacco taste in the foreground. And, for an aromatic, it burned quite cool.

Those of my briar brothers and sisters who are consistent aromatic smokers may thoroughly enjoy this Danish offering. I sure did!

3 people found this review helpful.

krg1000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
krg1000 (180)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a nice aromatic that is not too overly sweet and is not overly goopy at the end of the pipe. The moisture level is lower than expected for an aromatic, which for me is a very good thing. The tin is nice looking and the foil bag inside is an appealing way of presenting the tobacco. Right out of the tin, the tobacco is at the right moisture level for enjoyment, YMMV of course on this point. I had no problems lighting up and keeping things moving along smartly. The room note should get you some compliments from those nearby. This burns down to a mostly dry nice ash with a little dottle mixed in. As with most aromatics for me the nicotine level is on the low end of the middle. If you are into aromatics, then this is a nice stop on the road of sampling good quality tobacco blends. I would say this is recommended for the aromatic lover.

2 people found this review helpful.

Dubinthedam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dubinthedam (133)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A very nice not overly cased aro, a good traditional pipe smokers blend. Good quality leaf.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipepundit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipepundit (168)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is rather a nice aromatic. The tobacco comes at the right level of moisture and is a delight to handle. The aroma is not abtrusive and not feminine. In fact the aroma and the taste put me in mind, somewhat fleetingly, of Dunhill`s Royal Yacht - if you can imagine a cube root of the Royal Yacht flavour, you can imagine one facet of the experience of Larsen`s Classic. It burns impeccably.

This is not a mixture that I would go searching for (I don`t suppose I would go searching for any aromatic, for that matter), but if nothing else was available I would smoke it without regret.

Recommended to smokers of aromatics, and to collectors of handsome tins.

2 people found this review helpful.

Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
Extremely Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

This Danish aromatic comes in one of the handsomest tins in captivity: an oval étui displaying an old polychrome of the harbour of Copenhagen, sailships under the blue sky.

Inside is a goldfoil bag such as chocolate truffles are presented in, filled with broken cake the colour of dark gold. The whole thing is très de luxe !

The main aromatic compound is that of fruits, cherry in particular. This is not a synthetic flavouring piled on with an industrial trawl, as in some popular mixtures that we all know. The casing has been discreetly and carefully applied, so that it constitutes a subtle redolence, more than an overwhelming presence. It is only when a larger piece of cake catches fire that the hint of cherry is noticeable, and quite pleasant.

Most important for an aromatic, the casing does not mask the taste of tobacco. Here a lemony note, suprisingly tart, is quite clean and refreshing, and perfectly complemented by the fruit casing.

As an English smoker, I frankly find this kind of mild aromatic extremely bland. Yet I think the fragrance is bound to please the ladies, and the taste, lovers of cavendish confections, even if I, personally, would rather look at the tin than smoke what's inside it!

2 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (153)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Being a fan of Larsen's blends this one was on the list too.the tin appearance prepares you for an old recipe that lasted through the ages.when the seal breaks a nice aroma combined of vanilla,caramel and coconut notes ensures you that this is a typical danish style aromatic blend.the tin moisture is low so lighting is easy°same as the packing with a few relights needed.while smoking the flavours feel natural and clear though sometimes they seem not to match each other.vanilla,caramel,coconut are combined well with the burleys wich are nutty with some rare cocoa hints.the virginias are in the backround with some citruses.generally the flavours feel natural till the end but sometimes they don't combine well each other.burns fast and medium hot to total ash.the tongue bite is a lot even if i smoked it peacefully with a 9mm filter pipe.the room note is pleasant and the nicotine level almost medium.the aftertaste is bad due to tongue conclusion this is a classic aromatic blend that can be an all day smoke.if it wasn't that much tongue bite it could be a very pleasant blend

Age When Smoked: Fresh

1 person found this review helpful.

steppx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
steppx (152)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a quintessential Danish aromatic. So if you like Danish blends, this is a pretty good one. I prefer larson's Signature because I think its a bit more complex. On the other hand, this is a great all day smoke where maybe Signature isn't.....again, if you like Danish. And while Im not a huge fan of Danish blends I admit that on occasion they can be very enjoyable. So...if i had to group aromatics you have Danish style, what i will call old school (Germains Plum Cake, various Gawith entries, etc) and the modern or american style ( Dan Tobacco for instance, or Pipeworks and Wilke). { and feel free to disagree with those groupings...} Great room note and a pretty cool smoke. But not the best aromatic available.

1 person found this review helpful.

meerschaum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
meerschaum (8)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

On the up side, this is a nice tobacco, well made and well balanced with lots of character. On the down side, for me, the above does not necessarily constitute a reason to smoke this tobacco again.

Relatively thick flavours that leave you with a feeling which is similar to the feeling you get after having eaten a very stodgy cake, like a wedding cake (extreme example). I prefer slightly lighter aromatics, but that is a personal opinion.

Pipe Used: L´Anatra Poker

Age When Smoked: New

1 person found this review helpful.

Galbreath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Galbreath (5)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

The first thing you note is the beautiful tin it comes. Opening the pouch reveals a very sweet fruit cake smell. When smoking the taste of figs with a hint of vanilla shines though. The after taste is nice with the taste of fig newtons and sweet virginia tabaccy. If you have ever chewed Levi Garrett you will enjoy this smoke. It does not leave the creaminess in my mouth that other aromatics I smoke does but that could be due to the amount of wetness it has. I recommend a good dry time and some rubbing before smoking. Also, as others have noted if you smoke it fast it will bite horribly. Take your time and enjoy it slowly. This will also help it burn cooler and allow more sweetness to come though. Overall, it is something I would buy a couple times per year but not all the time.

1 person found this review helpful.

Lazarus77 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lazarus77 (87)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is good aromatic. Toping is mild, so you can feel natural taste of tobacco. No tongue bite, even puffed fast. Hints of vanilla, dried fruits and nuts. not the best aromatic for me, but worth 4 stars !!!

Pipe Used: Variuos

Age When Smoked: 2 years

Purchased From: Local tobacco shop

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marosi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
marosi (67)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant


As an opening I should state that my stuff was at least 5 years old when I bought it, and I think I have had it for at least 5 or more years, so it is not the freshest. While aging does wonders for many tobaccos this one appears to have lost some of the flavor and complexity that the casing would have brought, as the casing is next to nonexistent in mine at this point. I think this may have happened before I even tinned it as I have kept it in a sealed glass jar, but regardless the casing is pretty much gone, so it smells and smokes like a light virginia dominant blend with no real condiment flavor left. For me it tends to burn hot if not smoked with care, and a little wet even though I dried to bone dry to the touch before smoking.

I gave it two stars instead of one because it tastes good, albeit mild, and I can see this appealing to someone looking for a very mild slightly sweet virginia blend. There are so, so many other better virginia's out there, and better aromatics, that this really cannot be justified. Every bowl is just taking the place of something better. Perhaps a fresh pouch would offer more flavor and satisfaction, but mine is over the hill.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Handmade

Age When Smoked: 5-10 years, old enough to not remember

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1644)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

W.O. Larsen - Classic.

I opened this thinking it was an English, the tin note rectified that idea! That's the first thing that confuses me: the unlit aroma suggests a strongly flavoured, slightly floral, and possibly perfumey aromatic; this is way off the mark. As has been previously stated by Krg1000, the moistness is good, so it's a case of open, load, and light!

I'd say, for the inaugural part of the smoke, the figs are dominant in the smoke; more so than any other flavour: I get a superb dark fruitiness. It takes around ten minutes for this to abate somewhat, and then I'm unsure as to what the 'other/misc' flavourings are, but other than the figs, cherries are the only other taste I can identify.

The other details concerning Classic are fairly straightforward: I get a mild nicotine amount, the room-note's very pleasant, no bite whatsoever, it burns superlatively (leaving a white ash), and the smoke's cool.

I can't understand why I'll be the first to award this four stars, but it's the subjective nature of piping that makes it fun!

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Frederick Tranter Poker

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

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RuiF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RuiF (1)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

Easy to smoke, nothing special. Makes for a relaxing but uneventful experience. Recommend to a novice or, like myself, to smoke while focusing on work. Banana.

Pipe Used: My first pipe

Similar Blends: Holland House Cherry Cavendish.

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Abadakus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Abadakus (9)
Mild to Medium Medium Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

It's not the worst of aromatics. Not too heavily cased, not too hot or biting. But seems to me to lack some character both in flavoring and tobacco departments. If you are a fan or aromatics, you might give it a try. But don't be surprised if you'll find it quite plain and boring.

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PipePaladin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipePaladin (78)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I know that Orlik makes Larsen so they must have messed things up with this one...

This blend is more of a SKANDINAVIK REGULAR with something else..!

Its not bad at all but not worthy of holding the LARSEN name on it..!

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Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (302)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

A member of the Larsen?s ?fancy tin club?, I bought Classic because amongst its ingredients it purports to use tobaccos from Mexico. Though in Mexico there are a number of regions in which the climate, soil, sunshine hours, and humidity conditions are similar to some of the best tobacco growing regions inthe world (including Cuba), none of the local pipe tobacco blends remotely taste like anything you would like to smoke more than once. So I decided to give Classic a try, to see how well the native leaf fared under Scandinavian blending techniques.

Needless to say, this is a top quality blend, contrasting both in structure and leaf colour, with an elegant and gentle aroma, IMO reminiscent of dried fruits with a touch of figs and dark, unsweetened chocolate. Not too moist, it is easy to pack as it is from the tin. Neither cool nor hot, it smokes fairly well but does need some relights, probably on account of the Cavendish, which also produces some gurgle by the end of the bowl. I agree with the esteemed Eulenburg in that the casing is very discreetly applied and does not mask the tobacco flavour (something which is common to virtually all Larsen?s aromatics).

As to strength and overall denouement, this blend is tasty enough to woo a certain degree of attention, but not entirely satisfying (one has the impression that something is missing there, the touch of a stronger leaf, perhaps?) nor memorable. As I pointed out in another Larsen review, it is more a ?parlour smoke? (e.g., when in the company of mature, tea drinking ladies, or at a diplomatic reception, so as to not offend anyone), than a proper pipe experience one would be eagerly willing to repeat. Otherwise, it is a classy tobacco, very nice and civilised.

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JClark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JClark (26)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

To be completely honest, this is a very high quality danish aromatic, and had I smoked this a while back I probably would have enjoyed its mild aromatic flavor.

As the above reviewer has already pointed out the tin is by far the high point of this blend. It is quite simply the most beautiful tin I have come across to date. Inside the tin the lovely golden pouch hints to something special inside, and I should have left it at that.

But alas, I had to open that lovely golden bag, to be greeted by the classic fruit scent of a danish aromatic. Knowing that I would probably never enjoy such a creation I persisted.

I must be honest, it was not as bad as I expected. As noted by the esteemed EULENBURG (whose reviews I do so enjoy), the predominant flavor is tobacco with a slight cherry backdrop.

This would probably be a wonderful tobacco for the aromatic smoker looking for a quality smoke without the soggyness of so many of the tobaccos in this family. Being an english smoker, this just did nothing for me. (At least I get to keep the tin)

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