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This mixture owes its distinctive aroma to a luxurious blend of Black Cavendish tobaccos and the interesting contrast of Virginian Ribbon Cut. This is an exceptionally smooth blend, which burns evenly.

BrandDavidoff
Blended ByOrlik Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Vanilla
CutMixture
Packaging50g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1613)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The Virginia is grassy and citrus sweet. The black cavendish has a mild vanilla note, and there’s more of it than there is of the Virginia. The toppings are mildly applied, but tone down the Virginia a bit. The vanilla topping is a little more noticeable than the caramel. I notice very slight cocoa hit at times. Has virtually no nic-hit. Burns at a slow to moderate pace, very cool, clean, and silky, creamy smooth with a consistent flavor from start to finish. The toppings don’t weaken, it never gets harsh and there’s no chance of bite. Requires a few relights as the tobacco is a little moist, but I saw no need to dry it. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no dottle. Has a mild and sweet after taste and room note. Won’t wear your taste buds out in repeat performances.

7 people found this review helpful.

farhan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
farhan (5)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

One of my favorites, never before I have smoked an aromatic to be so mild and sweet ! Pros. Extremely pleasant in every aspect; cool burning, wonderful taste and aroma. No tongue bite,in fact a soft and mellow palate hours after the smoke, doubles the pleasure you get from this fantastic tobacco. Cons. High price A benchmark for mild aromatics,for sure !

Pipe Used: BC Millesime 2012

Age When Smoked: new

4 people found this review helpful.

maigret fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
maigret fan (68)
★★★★
Strong Medium Full Pleasant

A nice aromatic from Davidoff, rather satisfactory as some of their blends may not raise to the expectations one has to the name of the brand.

Pleasant smoke. The aromatic touch is discreet, lightly vanilla and caramel. To be tried by smokers used to aromatics and although by the other ones who may want to have a try.

4 people found this review helpful.

ifarghaly Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ifarghaly (13)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

A lovely, creamy, sweet, and cool smoke indeed. perfect with a morning tea or coffee. It doesn't have any tongue bite that I know off, and you can feel the quality of the Virginia they used. A definite blend to keep in my rotation. I knocked off a star for its price. a 50g tin costs 19$ where i live

4 people found this review helpful.

CTS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CTS (134)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Burns smooth and cool, albeit very mild in all respects. Slight flavoring goes fairly well with the base tobacco. Sometimes get a caramel-like note from the background flavor that hints of vanilla. Takes to the light easily, and burns clean. 2 stars for what it offers.

Pipe Used: Old basket pipe marked "BR".

Age When Smoked: Tin date 17-DEC-2012

Purchased From: CI

3 people found this review helpful.

meanska Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
meanska (11)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Fine morning smoke with coffee. Very mild and refined cavendish, smoked in a pipe dedicated to mild, aromatic blends. I actually prefer something with a bit more flavor in the morning, but might purchase this again.

Pipe Used: Stanwell

2 people found this review helpful.

alesouza Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
alesouza (4)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a great mixture if you like virginia with a little bit of aromatic vanilla. This is very mild and pleasant. And it has no bite.

2 people found this review helpful.

BDHela Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BDHela (1)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Being an avid Virgina and English smoker I was apprehensive but still picked this up at the recommendation of the sales person at the Davidoff store in Manhattan.

I have to say I was surprised. I have been around the block with aromatics and have stayed away from them due to the bite and just sheer annoyance in trying to nurse them without bite.

This particular offering had a great burn with no bite and was very pleasant to smoke.

Great breakfast or before bed smoke.

Recommended.

2 people found this review helpful.

KahveDelisi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KahveDelisi (45)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

nice once in a while and tastes good but too expensive for what it delivers.

2 people found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (135)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The smell in the tin reminds me of my mother's christmas cake and those sweet spice smells of winter. A very smooth, quite smooth smoke with little, if any tongue bite and fills the room with a pleasant smell.

2 people found this review helpful.

Englishman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Englishman (1)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

This was gifted to me, I would never buy an aromatic tobacco such as this. I was interested to try it though in order to understand what it is people like in these aromatic mixtures.

I've read many a review talking about the grassy flavours of the Virginia and the sweetness of the Cavendish... but honestly I can't taste anything except caramel flavoring and it leaves a strange furry feeling on my tongue. I cannot taste tobacco.

Pipe Used: Falcon

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1457)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Two of my favorite casings are added to Davidoff Red (Caramel and Vanilla). It's a very sweet smoke, obviously, but not so sweet that you can't taste the tobacco (but you will have to search for it). The great news is that this is quality tobacco and the Virginia element adds to the presentation of the sweetened Black Cavendish. If you enjoy aromatics, this might be your manna from heaven.

Pipestud

1 person found this review helpful.

bearded_cavalier Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bearded_cavalier (11)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

Maybe I got a bad tin, but I found Red Mixture very flat indeed. There was a hint of something saccharine-like at times, but mostly just felt like smoking hot air. Disappointed.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: new

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (996)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Davidoff Red Mixture. What a great aroma from the mix, a clear Vanilla aroma with a slight hint of Coffee. There is more Black Cav' than Virginia, probably about 65% Black Cav' to 35% Virginia so with the aromatics aside I figure that this is going to be a sweet/creamy blend. The mixture needs no airing so I fill and light it straight away and upon the moment it's lit the word relaxation springs to mind! This is without a doubt a blend to unwind with, being cool, smooth, creamy and flavoursome. With many blends containing Vanilla the tobacco tastes can often be too imperious and cover the mellow Vanilla but in Red Mix' there is none of this business at all, as noticeable as the Black Cavendish's sweetness is my attempts to discern any additives are imminently acquiesced with a pure and full hit of Vanilla, a beautiful addition! The Nicotine is not at all strong in Red' so for anyone who likes to smoke for flavour only without "N" impeding on the pleasure this would be a superb blend! If I were to re-name this then I would call it 'Davidoff Smooth'! This is a definite four star blend that definitely belongs with a good book and a tasty Liqueur!

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula 221

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Robert Graham online

1 person found this review helpful.

Thepipesmokingswissphotographer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thepipesmokingswissphotographer (2)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild to Medium Full Very Pleasant

Oh my! While often quite disappointed by aromatics- this is a very very good one! If you are looking for a Nic-Kick, this isnt. But the nutty, mellow aroma is so pleasant that you have to try it. Virginias, Burley an a generous amount of BC made it also a nice eyecatcher. Im a Davidoff Fan in general but this one is on my top 3 List(besides Danish and Flake Medaillons). No tongue bite- even if smoked harsh. And I was told the roomnote is extremely pleasant!

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: Straight out of the tin

Purchased From: Küttel Berne

Similar Blends: None.

1 person found this review helpful.

Hillbilly08 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hillbilly08 (35)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The Duty Free store at Changi Airport in Singapore only offers Davidoff brand of pipe tobaccos. I was in transit there a while ago and I quickly read up on Tobacco Reviews of the Davidoff range. This blend came up with good comments. When I got home and gave it a try I was not disappointed. Big thanks to all here on this forum for their contributions.

It is a mild and mellow mixture, low on nicotine, forgiving to seasonal humidity changes and not prone to bite. Absence of Burley makes it light and somewhat plain, but still satisfying. Virginia and Black Cavendish combine well, although perhaps the Cavendish is unnecessarily allowed to overpower Virginia. The gentle vanilla flavouring is kept to a bare minimum. Burns well with minimum or no relighting, leaves fine ash, no bitter aftertaste towards the end of the bowl. Room note is pleasant and attracted good comments from those in the next room. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Georg Jensen briar with 9mm filter

Age When Smoked: straight from the tin

Purchased From: Duty Free Changi Airport Singapore

Similar Blends: Somewhat similar to "Otter Creek" by 4noggins, but milder and more expensive., I prefer Otter Creek as it burns drier and has more subtle notes in the bouquet..

1 person found this review helpful.

Bruno Modigliani Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bruno Modigliani (3)
★★★★
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

It's an aromatic tobacco by Davidoff. In the mild and very mild range of tobaccos the Red Mixture is extremely recommended.

Nice aroma, regular burning (though I've noticed the temperature slightly higher than normal) and wonderful taste.

What is quite astonishing in this tobacco is the first smell after you've just opened the tin... extremely pleasant. And after lit, although with a different scent, it keeps a wonderful aroma (even my wife who doesn't like lit tobacco enjoys the room smell kept by this blend).

Very appropriate to be the first pipe tobacco, mainly if the rookie is not a cigarette smoker (due to its aromatic profile and mildness). Almost no tongue bite for an aromatic.

It was my first purchase and I have no regrets. Goog choice for the summer (or if you live in a tropical country like me).

Nowadays Davidoff's Red Mixture is not my favourite tobacco any longer but it still fills some bowls up quite often... Totally recommended considering its characteristics! The only drawback would be the price, quite high for a 50g tin.

1 person found this review helpful.

aviviljoen Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
aviviljoen (18)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Looks and smells great in the tin. Packs, lights, and smokes exceptionally well. The taste is quite sweet, but delicious. Room note is also exceptional - I get compliments when I smoke it. I can smoke this tobacco at the office. One of my favourites.

1 person found this review helpful.

muntajab Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
muntajab (11)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Wonderful mild high quality tobacco. It has a special smell and taste.

1 person found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (64)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Davidoff's blue mixture was an unassuming, yet strangely satisfying brew.

I was eager to try the red.

I can't detect a great deal of difference between this and the blue misture if I'm honest. The same clean (yet not soapy) aroma awaits you in the tin.

The tobacco looks pretty similar and burns and behaves much the same.

I have to say that after an enforced absence from the pipes due to a cold, which neutralised my taste buds, this blend was the one I turned to first. Like an old friend.

It's not strong or harsh and tongue bite unlikely even by a demon puffer.

I think there's a green mixture as well. I think I know what I might find...when I try it, which I most certainly will.

1 person found this review helpful.

mar1895 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mar1895 (4)
★★☆☆
Mild Strong Full Pleasant

A blind test, I guess. It happens sometimes. The stars aligned against me, so to speak. A dutyfree shop packaging without any discription of the tobacco. A dutyfree shop salesman without any detailed knowledge. Data roaming not working. So I bought a tin of Red Mixture, thinking, were I to colorcode a straight Virginia in either "RED", "BLUE" or "GREEN", I would chose "RED".

Fail.

Davidoff RED MIXTURE is a run of the mill aromatic mixture. Virginia and Black Cavendish (for me the turn off) and a very generic "fruity" casing.

The tobacco is perfectly conditioned and cut. The pipe fills nicely and is easily lit. Very even and full, burning down to a almost white ash, nothing can be said but for this tobacco.

However - the casing leaves a thick, creamy almost spongy feel/taste in the moth, which I do not appreatiate.

In short - NOT what I looked for, but a decent aromatic.

Pipe Used: Savinelly

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Airport Istanbul

Similar Blends: WO Larsen Oldfashioned Blend.

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paulw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
paulw (49)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

This was good. I liked the vanilla caramel smell and taste and the room note was good.The tobacco was ribbon cut and tends to burn warm though.Elegant blend from an elegant company.

Pipe Used: briar

Age When Smoked: old sample packet

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Roger Xavierq Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Roger Xavierq (33)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

This is my Aromatic of choice. It's a pleasent smoke, creamy and fruity. As all the Davidoffs, this comes in a very nice presentantion. Tin aroma is superb. Easy to pack and to lit. I don't smoke it everytday because I find it too be a bit too sweet. Overall is a nice tobacco to burn when my girl is around.

Pipe Used: Janet full bent

Age When Smoked: 2015

Purchased From: Tabac des Vosges

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (946)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

it s very amazing tobacco pipe and my pipe not requierd to clean after use.a sweet tobacco pipe and it s distinctive fruiet and vanilla taste .if you like aromatic tobaaco its good mixture

Pipe Used: gasparini giordano

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hubup Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hubup (14)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Nice pleasant tobacco with a smooth aroma. No bites at all but i found it very dampish. I don't know if it is because of my pipe but i had to change my balsa filter in the middle of smoking

Pipe Used: Savinelli 115 KS Extra Dry

Purchased From: Duty Free

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amirnader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
amirnader (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

It does not say much on the package. When you open it it has a nice smell and I like the coloring of the blend. It burns smoothly but a little bit too hot. The flavor is pleasant, and overall it is enjoyable. I'd go for it again, however it is a bit expensive.

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Gilthoniel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gilthoniel (25)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is what they have to call Davidoff Mild Mixture in Europe, because the politicians think we're too dumb to understand that even though it's mild, it's still cancerous. Anyway, I like it. See my review of Mild Mixture for details.

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