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Mild Black Cavendish and nutty Burley are refined with aromatic Vanilla. This mixture is pressed under high pressure and cut into flakes. A softly and aromatically smoking pleasure with marvelous fragrance - unmistakable.

Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging50g Tin
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
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puffcloud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
puffcloud (11)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I bought this one by pure coincidence – I was intending to buy something totally different, names got mixed up, so did the tins, and… yeah, ended up with a tin of this stuff. Quick look at the reviews below, and I was expecting – well, what you can read for yourself.

Yes it is true – the tin looks like over the counter stuff, and so does the plastic bag inside, the aroma upon opening is trivial and cheap (in a way), and again yes – first puffs are really nothing special…
But… half way through the tin this stuff woke up. It is smooth with lovely vanilla notes – by no means is it this artificial flavoring (well, it is, but it tastes just great). Burns evenly – no gurgling, no tongue bite, keeps the moisture content very well. It so happens I’m smoking this in parallel with Larsen’s 2012 mixture and (sadly) I admit Planta wins hands down (at least for me).
Don’t get me wrong – it would have been nice if the vanilla was slightly richer and maybe more punch. But actually, I like it the way it is – just a decent, well performing tobacco. I will definitely buy it again.

(wife score: 4 out of 5 stars)

Pipe Used: Meerschaum and briars

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

4 people found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (4)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Given the limited choices of pipe tobaccos here in Tehran (Iran) amongst about 20 brands such as Captain Black, Borkum Riff, Colts, Mac Baren, etc., tried this Planta Black Vanilla Mixture blend (and not inhaling). To me it is a bit biting but overall has a great flavor. (For an alternative to a cigar, as Cuban cigars have become very expensive here recently, also tried making a cigar leaf blend like the Mogano 146, Dominican Glory or Compton's Cuban Style Cigar Blend that are listed on this site. I added about 10% by vol. Cuban cigar leaf to this Planta blend. And it was a satisfying smoke with cigar taste and aroma connotations.) Will definitely keep in my rotation when craving for an aromatic pipe smoke.

* For non-inhalers, a simple way of making a cigar leaf blend, using Colts American Mixture pipe tobacco, is listed with all the details under Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), Colts American Mixture reviews, if someone wished to know.

3 people found this review helpful.

Cumarinophil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cumarinophil (105)
Very Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Danish Black Vanilla was recommended to me when I started smoking and bought my first pipe out of the basket. The aroma is extraordinary sweet, smells intensely more like some kind of sirup additionally enhanced with lots of sweetener than natural vanilla. The tobaccos used match the price tag in the lower segment. Handling is easy and the room note is excellent (for non-smokers). I like it better using a charcoal filter.

If you look for real tobacco in taste, this one is not for you. I would also not recommend this tobacco to beginners today; however, I recently bought another tin and tend to really enjoy it in that same basket pipe I started with for sentimental reasons. Good memories most likely make it appear better than it actually is and at least I didn’t quit smoking pipe starting with it 16 years ago.

Pipe Used: Various with and without filter

2 people found this review helpful.

amirnader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
amirnader (7)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought it in a 40g pouch not a tin. It burns a bit faster than I expected but evenly. It is very hard to notice the flavor in the smoke. It does not gave a tongue bite. I probably would not buy it again.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1554)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Planta - Black Vanilla Mixture.

This is quite good, but nothing extraordinary. In all fairness the vanilla's more like a delicate embellishment rather than a leading flavour. To me, retro-haling brings out the full character. The tobaccos give quite an unsurprising flavour, for an aromatic blend. It burns well and doesn't bite unless forced to do so; and then it's not too harsh a bite.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Not the best vanilla blend, not the worst. Somewhat recommended:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Commoys Elegance

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

1 person found this review helpful.

rrb Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rrb (4)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Overwhelming

I used to love aromatics. Not all, but some have always made my delights. This is one of them. The flavour is somewhat mild, but the sweetness of the vanilla and a little pleasant refreshing sour taste come through. It lights pretty easily, and burns well all through the end of the bowl. This is currently my favourite aromatic, replacing any other Vanilla aromatic or even replacing any other aromatic blend. Note that it is quite different than almost all aromatics. This has two downsides, if you smoke it to quick it becomes extra hot (though not bitting too much), the other is that you just want to keep smoking it all the day.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tazman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tazman (4)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I always loved aromatic tobacco, even rolling aromatic for cigarettes. Just wanted to try this one, but I was disappointed after I lid my pipe for the first time with this one. Sure the aroma from the tin was great but as soon as you fire it up the whole aroma and essence disappears. Burns even but very quick. The room note is tolerable. In conclusion, this one is nice for a fast morning smoke with a coffee just before you head up for work

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hgm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hgm (14)
Extremely Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

this is the new tin for the tobacco that is listed under " danish black vanilla " name.

actually they both are " danish black vanilla mixture ", same thing, new tin design. and it is the worst vanilla tobacco.

Smoking this tobacco is like boiling water in your pipe. no taste , it's like hot vapor, and burns really hot too.

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

When I ordered this thing, I got PLANTA's Danish Black Vanilla. Is it the same thing? Does anybody know?

See my review under Planta.

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