Charatan Curzon Mixture

Whilst Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon was responsible for the spectacular 1903 Delhi Durbar celebrating the accession of Edward VII as Emperor of India. This name celebrates the heritage of this blend which is designed for the more experienced and mature pipe smoker and has a composition of Virginia, Latakia and Oriental. It has a well balanced smooth, dark brown smoke with floral and tannin tones.
Notes: Charatan released Curzon Mixture to fill the gap left by Dunhill discontinuing Durbar Mixture.


Brand Charatan
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Oriental
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.83 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 10, 2020 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
Another of these Charatan attempts to recreate Dunhill tobaccos, in this case Durbar was a favourite of mine, and what's worse it seems not to have been reintroduced as a "Peterson" version! To add insult to injury for me, this Charatan tobacco is a poor effort, a mere suggestion of my beloved Durbar spoiled like so many other of these by a pervasive "icing sugar" sweetness.

The tin contains a medley of somewhat damp ribbon cut of slightly uneven width, as well as some broken pressed leaf which Durbar did not. A mix of bright to dark leaf. The aroma in the tin is very mild, with latakia smoke, a hint of oriental spice and above all, icing sugar. Its easy to pack, and burning qualities are good.

The magic carpet ride of Durbar through an enchanted realm of incense, spice and mystery has been sadly replaced by a fitted carpet stuck in a room with magnolia walls and the faint after aroma of joss stick... A pale imitation. The latakia is more prominent in this blend, perhaps because the Orientals offer so little. I'm not an objective judge here though because a) I love Durbar and b) they told me this could replace it.

I will not buy this again. I am just glad I have one tin of Durbar left. I will smoke it, then bid it farewell and remember it as something glorious and past.
Pipe Used: Northern Briars Bulldog, various Meerschaums
PurchasedFrom: Mysmokingshop
Age When Smoked: New
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