Vauen Lounge Blend No. 1

A balanced blend of black cavendish, Virginia, burley and Virginia flake, complemented and refined with an attractive aroma of plum, vanilla and rum. The redolence is fruity, but not intrusive. The different cutting widths of the tobaccos lead to a uniform burning.


Brand Vauen
Blended By Vauen
Manufactured By Vauen
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Plum, Rum, Vanilla
Cut Mixture
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 17, 2023 Mild Very Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Smell: Strong and sweet. Mostly vanilla. Due to its strength it doesn't seem very natural, but I have to say that I like it.

Taste: It's a pleasant smoke. Definitely a heavy aromatic, a flavorful danish mixture, which can satisfy the palate in search of added flavors, not so much of tobacco itself. I would recommend it to smokers who (even occasionally) fall into this category. The flavor definitely leans in the sweet direction. I don't notice any rum or plum to be honest. The dominant flavor is vanilla, not so much in its spicy form, but in its sweet one. I am pretty sure that many would find this tobacco too sweet and lacking in complexity. That's probably true, but I liked it. Clearly a simple smoke, not at all complex, a sort of after-meal dessert without too many pretensions. Not an all-day.

Ratio Smell/Taste: The taste resembles quite well the smell of the tobacco in the tin. As often happens, I would have preferred a greater consistency of the flavoring during the entire smoke. Overall it is satisfying.

Moisture: It requires some drying time.

Filter: With.

Ghosting: Strong.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 14, 2020 Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Unnoticeable
Every now and then a real horror comes along, usually in the form of an aromatic, with the description listing various toppings/flavours, in this case, plum, rum and vanilla.

The horror isn't just confined to the mustard gas-like smoke, oh no. You open this little beastie and you are washed with a sea of sickly sweet aromas such as you find in one of those floral sprays you get for the bog. It just isn't enticing, it really isn't. I have jarred it and left the top open 6 feet away and I can still smell it.

The tobacco itself looks much like a standard Danish, with gold, brown and very black short strands that glue together as you dig this stuff out. The smoke is horrendous. It's like being poisoned by noxious fumes that make you cough and splutter. It's like being drowned in cheap perfume. I ploughed on doggedly trying to see if this blend would give me something to like, and there was nothing there, no tobacco taste at all, the whole brew being overshadowed by this ghastly wave of yankee candle-like fumes.

I never give up on a blend, and never bin one, but this one came close. In the end, as I mentioned earlier, I decanted the foul mixture into a tobacco jar and labeled it Aro XXX. It might be discovered in a few years time at the back of the cupboard along with the evil Jirsa, Sunday Fantasy and Meine Mishung Rot, just in front of the Captain black. When the 'I fancy an aro' moment comes on me it will remind me just how awful it was. It might improve with age, who knows, but somehow I doubt it.

Shame on you Vauen, shame on you.

Footnote. After letting this 'breathe' for a few days in a tobacco jar, this became palatable in small quantities, and I may have been a little harsh on it. Even so, I'm leaving the single star for the moment and may upgrade when the mixture is finished.
Pipe Used: Meerschaums and Meerschaum-lined only
PurchasedFrom: Dan Pipe Germany
Age When Smoked: New
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