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A mixture of golden Virginia, mild Danish Cavendish, Oriental and white Tennessee Burley tobaccos. The blend is cut to facilitate easy filling of the pipe. Skandinavik Vanilla Cavendish combines the flavor of the high grade leaf tobaccos with a deep vanilla flavor.

BrandScandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams pouch
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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Assuming that this is the same as SKANDINAVIK VANILLA (since the site of ORLIK does not list a Vanilla Cavendish).

Also, please note that in my area all Skandinavik Blends are widely available and the most affordable ones. I experiment with those quite a bit trying to minimize the cost of tobacco and subsidize my PAD (Pipe Aquisition Disorder). In any case I have tried most of the costlier blends available in my area and I have been often disappointed.

FIRST REVIEW REMARKS Too mild for me... simultaneously exhibiting all the drawbacks of aromatics. The wife likes the room note. I might get another pouch to mix it in with some more real tobacco - for cover up purposes.

UPDATED REVIEW The wife was NOT overly enthused with the room note of Mac Barren's Vanilla Cream Loose Cut. I do not understand this, as I find them quite similar - but this is not the first and will certainly not be the last thing I do not understand when wives are involved.

Anyway, I did get a second pouch of this. The flavoring results in a very annoying tongue bite - even when you manage a really slow and relatively cool smoking.

So, I have come up with some conclusions / resolutions.

a) I will never smoke this stuff again - I consider throwing the pouch contents away. I will try mixing this in very high dilution with something else (perhaps Skandinavik Regular to spice it up a bit) - but OVERALL Mac Barren's Vanilla Cream Loose Cut is better for such purposes, and it is smokeable as a standalone.

b) I will keep the pouch itself and use it as a disguise - perhaps the wife likes the pouch; not the note....

c) I change my rating to 1star. Even if you like pure vanilla aromatics, you can do much better.

6 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild Pleasant

Well skandinavik blends are not my favorite ones.this one is a bit better than the mixture and the regular but generally not good.the smell when you break the seal is nice and fresh.the good things though end here.while burning i got only a chemical taste of vanilla without any tobacco flavours.the bite was often even if i went very slow.needed several relights and a blue flame popped out of my bowl after every relight..burns really hot.the nicotine level is mild to medium.the moisture produced while smoking is a lot..the after taste is bad making your tongue horde.can be an all day smoke but i do not recommend it.

Age When Smoked: When opened

5 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Very Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

Skandinavik - Vanilla Cavendish.

Ok, this is a very false tasting blend. If you pipe for true tobacco taste there's no point in smoking this, but if you enjoy a full vanilla aromatic (as I do) you'll adore this.

It's a coarse cut blend, not a ribbon, it's far too chunky. The hydration's good and the pouch smells strongly of vanilla. The lighting's easy, and then it gives a very strong vanilla taste. Because the vanilla's so strong it blocks the road for any of the tobacco's to come through; ergo, that's why I wouldn't recommend this to a non-aro smoker! But even though the false flavour's heavy, it doesn't bite. The burn's steady, and doesn't need much attention.

I pointed out that this isn't a blend for those who like a natural weed, and likewise, this isn't a blend for those who like nicotine.

My rating for this is a perfect example of tobacco's being subjective:

Highly recommended, a great vanilla blend.

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Standard System 317

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Portugal

4 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Very Mild Strong Mild Very Pleasant

This is another blend I was not going to review because I didn't want anyone to know I actually purchased and smoked this stuff. But.....

It is icky from start to finish. Like the esteemed lustra, I am not totally convinced this is tobacco. It did burn rather cool for a cough syrup though.

4 people found this review helpful.

kwstas234 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kwstas234 (7)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Very Mild Very Strong

my first pipe tobacco that i got because it's aroma was even noticeable out of the sealed pouch! ...and that is the trap to buy a bad smoking tobacco. yes it smells wonderfull to others and i liked it at first as it was my first pipe tobacco but couldn't substitute my "karelias" rolling tobacco. After 6-7 bowls i got other new tobaccos(semi and non-aromatics) and never got to finish that pouch yet. I wouldn't be negative to smoke aromatics because it was just that one but what i smoke should primarily satisfy my tobacco-nicotine appetite. It is very moist and has no consistent flavour throughout the bowl.

2 people found this review helpful.

Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (345)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

A decent black cavendish-Virginia aromatic, slightly better (less artificial and nauseating) than Planta's Danish Black Vanilla, but not quite as good as Sweet Vanilla Honeydew (which has a more consistent tobacco base). Room aroma is pleasant, and the vanilla taste stays strong until the bottom of the bowl. After lighting, it burns decently. Not bitey, and doesn't get bad if smoked too fast. An easy smoke, quite unexpensive and fresh.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium to Strong Strong Medium to Full Tolerable

I have evaded this stuff for a long time. I like both Skandinavik Regular and the Full Aroma tobaccos, but with my vanilla burn out of the candy smokes, I just assumed that this blend would be the same as the others. Was I wrong!!!!

This stuff is mean at first and then settles down.

Think of cinnamon and make it strong. You wind up with Red Hot. Think of vanilla and make it strong. You wind up with Skandinavik Vanilla.

This vanilla is "PROFOUND". Very very deep.

The quality is very good. Skandinavik has got to be the best pouch tobacco around. A pretty gold & black course ribbon cut.

A real surprise. A totally different change of pace. .....This Ain't Sweet!

2 people found this review helpful.

TEO Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TEO (33)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable

It seems that this blend was discontinued and its place was taken on the market by "Skandinavik Sungold", which I tried in the last days.

The contents changed to "black cavendish blended with 2 types of bright Virginia leaf", that is what I sensed from the start, years ago.

Pouch aroma reveals a strong casing, that goes from Vanilla to Candied Fruit and a typical Italian sweet called Panettone.

Rather wet but not that much, it is a decent steady burning blend. The cut is coarse, the color reveals a lot of black cavendish, very sweet one, with occasional Virginia here and there.

The taste of tobacco, if not for some Virginia herbal tangyness, disappears under the casing but it still has some appeal. Easily shadows a pipe. Of course nicotine punch is very low.

More or less I confirm the 2 stars I gave to this years ago, but just for lovers of a very sweet vanilla aromatic blends. A typical Danish sweet cake tobacco.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Oscar Dry

Age When Smoked: 1yr and fresh

1 person found this review helpful.

Leonidas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Leonidas (6)
Very Mild Strong Mild Pleasant

First time i saw Skandinavik Vanilla Cavedish was way back in my high school years, where i met a girl that was an actual pipe smoker and mainly smoked STG tobaccos. Imagine that, a 17 years old girl smoking a pipe. Oh boy, was that a sight. Anyway, i did not try it back then, i was getting in to cigarette smoking at that time, but i remember the distinctive overwhelming room note of vanilla that was all around the caffeteria we used to hang out in the afternoon.

Skandinavik Vanilla Cavedish is the tobacco i usually recommend to begginers. Right after i open the pouch, i literally stick my nose inside, cause it smells so sweet and full of vanilla that i find myself trying to prevent me from chewing on it ( like a cool-old cowboy). Its so mild in strength that if you try to inhale it, you will find it is simillar to a medium nicotine cigarette. (even though i strongly advice you not to inhale pipe tobacco).

The flavoring is strong in this one, somewhat artificial cause the vanilla is so predominant. The taste on the other hand is mild. Its actually so inconsistent that you get a different tobacco at the end of the bowl than what you get at the beginning. Seems like a top-flavored tobacco, mainly because the vanilla starts to disappear as the tobacco burns. On the contrary, the tobacco is not sticky, its pretty dry even fresh from the pouch. That is one of the reasons it has a fast uneven burn, with constant relights and a mild to strong tongue-bite. The tongue bite is pretty much inavoidable for a somewhat experienced pipe smoker. Its very mild strength forces you to puff aggresively in order to get that nicotine kick.

Wife factor is pleasant, the room is full of vanilla aroma. After i have quickly smoked a bowl of Skandinavik Vanilla (usually takes 10-15 minutes for a fully packed bowl), the wife will come and kiss me cause claims she likes the vanilla scent it leaves on my beard. Go figure...

It is an all day smoke, it goes very well with coffee but i advice you not to try it with any kind of alcohol. The overwhelming vanilla will ruin the enjoyment of a probably good beverage. Personally i smoke this tobacco after a heavy meal, in which case a stronger tobacco might feel heavy as well.

To sum up, for a pretty experienced pipe smoker, this tobacco could seem childish. It has not much to give. If you like vanilla aromatics then you should try Mac Barens Loose Cut which is a much more mature version of Skandinavik. (check my review on Loose Cut). As i said in the beggining i highly recommend it to amateur pipe smokers, to experiment with the basics and when they feel ready i urge them to move to Mac Barens Loose Cut, so that they can appreciate the differencies between a medium quality and a high quality tobacco.

UPDATE!! : After trying many more pipe tobacco blends after the time this review was made, i will add the following: It says that it contains orientals. No way this is true. Burley? No nutts involved in the flavour. Unless they mean burley was cured the cavedish way. Then they should only reffer to cavedish cause that is all you can taste, artificial vanilla. I would change my rating to one star but considering the love this blend gets from my wife and being one of the first i tried i will keep the 2 stars. But this is childish. No tobacco at all. Only topping.


Pipe Used: Capitol Bruyere

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the pouch (also tried 1 month dried)

Purchased From: Tobacco Shop Thessaloniki

1 person found this review helpful.

Rob73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rob73 (77)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Sometimes, in the summertime, I add some vanilla to my EMs, trying to obtain some light, cool and a little bit less demanding smoke for the morning. Skandinavik Vanilla (I don't know what "Skandinavik Vanilla Cavendish" is) does his duty, although my favourite is Sweet Vanilla Honeydew. 3,0/5 in my personal rating system.

Purchased From: New Smoke, Milano (Italy)

1 person found this review helpful.

Angel.K Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Angel.K (1)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This tobacco is very dry...almost burned my bowl.Also it leaves in your mouth a very sour taste.I prefer other tobaccos like captain black regular or davidoff Scottish mixture.

Pipe Used: savinelli pianoforte rustic

Age When Smoked: 31

1 person found this review helpful.

JPDarrieux Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JPDarrieux (1)
Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Strong

Well it's my first review and this is my first tobacco that i've ever smoked so i don't have so much experience but i'll write down what i got from smoking that blend.

Strength: I used to be a cigarette smoker so i'm used to different kinds of strengths in tobaccos..i would say that my very first bowl of this blend was about medium strength not so strong not so mild.

Flavor: i'd say it's about medium to strong. When you first open this bag you would smell the aroma of the Cavendish that it brings you up memories of a childhood (especially if you used to like vanilla). it reminds you of real vanilla and it seems delicious.

Taste: a bit disappointing as the taste can't be compared to the flavor you've got when you are opening the bag. That makes you realize how chemical was the aroma of the blend as you don't get any vanilla at all when you smoke it.

Room Note: It's strong and pleasant to those who like vanilla. So i don't recommend anyone to smoke and sit next to someone who doesn't like vanilla. the blend "screams" by its aroma to whole room.

Conclusion: An all around ordinary blend who doesn't give anything at all to the smoker and it's especially for those who are new to pipe smoking. But it's good for breaking a pipe and making a good cake. As for the aroma there are only two things to consider in vanilla. you love it or you hate it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (304)
Mild Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

My 100th review! Whew it took me ten years to get to this point. I am amazed when I see reviewers that first signed up in 2013 and have over 100 reviews in a year, did they smoke 100 tobacco's in a year or write down their impressions in a book to be reviewed on this site later?

Why o why did they discontinue Skandinavik Vanilla from the US? I LOVED this blend, it was the best of all the Vanilla Cavendish's I've tried over the years. Very natural, not goopy and just a delight. Think Full Aroma with the topping used on Macbaren's Vanilla Cream, that's the best analogy I can think of. It's a shame that we have the likes of Borkum Riff still on shelves and blends like this are removed. O well live and learn, now when I really love a blend I stock up enough tins to last me a couple of years.

=Thanks for letting me review 100 blends on this site and to those who have read my reviews over the years! Happy Halloween everyone!=

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut.

1 person found this review helpful.

PedroMagellion Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PedroMagellion (1)
Strong Strong Full Pleasant

It has a very strong smell while being plesent at the same time. Smokes very well and it has an awesome vanilla taste. If you can't find the "Black Vanilla-Danish mixture" this one is the one to go with.

Pipe Used: Butz Choquin

Age When Smoked: 21

Purchased From: Braga Park

Similar Blends: Danish Mixture - Black Vanilla.

1 person found this review helpful.

pipe4me Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipe4me (6)
Mild Strong Full Very Pleasant

An aromatic blend for aromatic lovers.Give it a try if you love aromatics.Vanilla and caramel are the flavors that overwhelmed you when opening the pouch.Taste is full to strong.Room aroma very pleasant.Good quality tobacco.

Pipe Used: briar

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Having become a regular pipe smoker not so long ago, i've been sort of browsing through some of the brands i can find here in Portugal.

I was curious on Vanilla aromatics, since i had read a lot on some of them, and felt like giving it a try. I'm still smoking the pouch, but the first impressions were quite pleasant. It lights well, and indeed burns hot. I truly enjoyed its taste, and will now and then be becoming to this brand, unless i find one that pleases me more.

No bite at all!

Eventually, i'll update the experience when the hole pouch is smoked.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Got it today! I am mostly a Latakia man! But I like some Caramel and Vanilla now and then... This is the best Vanilla blend I have ever tried to date! It is more like Caramel / Vanilla not Vanilla IMO; Packs easily, lights easily, no goop, no diziness. Great taste and wonderful aroma! Love it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (100)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This seems to me smoking a vanilla pudding, but no one good, one of those that can be found in a discount supermarket.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (204)
Extremely Mild Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is a SWEET, very sweet vanilla aromatic, and it is delicious.

The smoke is mild and fruity, the vanilla flavor is more candy-like, there is no bite but the bowl will heat like a nuclear reactor, so you may consider slow down your puffing cadence.

1 person found this review helpful.

PipePaladin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipePaladin (78)
Very Mild Strong Full Very Strong

This is the first tobacco pouch I bought when I started smoking the pipe 2 years ago! Although I am not an aromatic person I believe that this one (together with the Regular) is the best of the Skandinavic series and it is a good vanilla dosage for the vanilla craver and the aromatic follower. I like the vanilla of it with a cup of black coffee! Very sweet but also very light in nicotine but also quite dimensional in taste as the orientals leave a light undertone of spicy aroma from time to time. One has to dedicate a pipe on that animal as the vanilla sweetness seems to ?stain? the pipe! Skandinavic blends are really basic tobaccos but this one does worth the try! It?s an Orlik product after all and worth of some respect! Had that blend some Kentucky touch and strength I would have given it the forth star?(Hmmmm?.!!!!) Anyway...Smoke in peace! Hail to the art!

1 person found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
Mild Very Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm not ashamed to admit to trying this stuff a while back. When you live in the backwaters of pipe smoking culture, you do what you must. That said...thank the gods for mail order!

This is indeed a very full flavored, heavily cased aromatic. The vanilla flavoring is strong, but not especially sweet. It burns fairly well, so I suspect an accelerant has been added.

If you want to taste tobacco, this is not for you. If you don't like vanilla, this is not for you. If you despise get the idea. The name says it all.

It won't become a favorite, but I have had worse. Skandinavik makes some of the better pouch blends, but I prefer the nutty flavor of the regular, and the raisiny sweetness of the full aromatic better.

The reality is that all three have become difficult to get where I live, leaving me with Sir Walter, Prince Albert, Carter Hall, Mixture 79 the Captain, and Half & Half.

So I help keep the mail trucks running!

1 person found this review helpful.

Indian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Indian (14)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

It amazes me how many people will review a type of tobacco that they don't like to begin with. Maybe they are hoping this will be the blend that changes their mind?...I like all types-Va/per blends, Latakia blends, Aromatics (sweet and mild). I bought this despite the humble two star rating because number one the price is right and number two I like the quality of tobacco from P. Stokkebye. I WASN'T LET DOWN. The quality of the tobacco here is EXCELLENT. It says on the pouch that it has a DEEP vanilla flavor, so I wasn't supprised to find a strong vanilla flavor.

upon opening the pouch I noticed (as another reviewer stated) a cherry/vanilla scent. And it was strong.

I used the german method or Frank method to pack the bowl due to the cut.

The char light had an excellent room note, and yes the vanilla/cherry flavor was there.

The top: Strong blast of the flavor, almost overwhelming and kind of perfume(y).

The middle: The tobacco flavors are coming through more and since I always smoke slow and enjoy my pipe it is not biting at all. Nice and smooth.

The bottom: The flavor has developed into a VERY nice smoke. Tobacco and flavoring balancing out. Very relaxing and tasty with an excellent room note. A little bit of gurgling

Summary: This is an EXCELLENT smoke. High quality tobacco that when smoked right (slow) is smooth and full. I love this stuff and for the price I will be smoking alot of this when I want a full flavored aromatic. The reason I didn't give it 4 stars is because it takes too long to balance out the flavoring and the tobacco, plus the gurgle at the end.

PS....Try adding a little Perique/Latakia.

1 person found this review helpful.

MAXYSDAD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Allow yourself to fall through the ice (chocolate) covered waters, If you have not banged your head breaking the surface- be vigilant -explore the layered flavours , are you so experianced to swim so deep -wow!

1 person found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (305)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Full Very Pleasant

Beyond the great room aroma and reasonably good burning characteristics, this Peter Stokkebye blend has been added to my list of losers in my continuing search for an enjoyable vanilla aromatic. Although I normally prefer VA flakes and really enjoy some of Stokkebye's, I'm still open to blends for the hot weather or just a change of flavor. However this blend is so highly cased that even a hint of tobacco taste is missing until the bowl is almost finished. I didn't even have the courage to work it off slowly in other blends due to its intense flavoring. Unless you prefer very strong aromatics, I'd pass on this blend and try MacBaren's Vanilla Cream Loose Cut or Dan's Sweet Vanilla Honeydew if you want more tobacco taste.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Strong Full Strong

Not exactly vanilla, sort of cherry-vanilla, but more like cough syrup than a soda, or maybe cherry-vanilla cough syrup with a topping of schnapps, and yes this stuff burns, but is it tobacco?

1 person found this review helpful.

CapnStuby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CapnStuby (33)
Strong Very Strong Overwhelming Pleasant

As a young and infrequent pipe smoker, I probably don't have the flame-scarred tongue nor the mental library of comparisons that a more experienced smoker might be able to provide, so think of my reviews as the neophyte's angle on pipe tobaccos.

Pipe: Broken-in Brookfield with 9mm filter Weather: Cool and overcast, with a slight humidity Mood: Upbeat Flame source: Butane pipe lighter Modifications: Denicool crystals in bowl

Packaging: I ordered a 100g tin of this and a 28g pouch was thrown in for free. The tin was solid with a coin-poppable lid and a vacuum-sealed foil cover. The tobacco is guaranteed to be fresh with care like that. The pouch was a standard vacuum-sealed plastic/foil bag.

Initial Impressions: A POWERFUL vanilla aroma perfused the room and there seems to be a slightly alcoholic tinge to the smell, almost as if it were coated with schnapps. The tobacco was a nice mix of golden and dark leaves, shredded and suitable for packing into a large-bowled pipe. It might need some rubbing to get a good cut for smaller-bored pipes, though.

Packing: A little moist, so I let it dry out for an hour and then it packed perfectly. I loaded 2 charges (the Denicool crystals were in the bottom third) and it seemed springy and fresh.

Unlit taste: Vanilla and a slight hint of tobacco

Lighting: A charring light produced a powerful blast of unablated vanilla flavor for the first few puffs. It charrred easily and I tamped it down for the relight with no wait time.

Smoking (First Third): I must admit that I have a sensitive nose and tongue and that even a few puffs of this tobacco had my head swimming. Even with the charcoal filter holding it off, a strong bass note of vanilla and plum were too much to think around. Smoked fairly hot, so I recommend a longer smoking time. Vanilla stayed strong throughout, but a subtle hint of tobacco was detectable, sort of like a flute playing over a set of timpani drums.

Smoking (Second Third): This part is where my tongue began to falter and became desensitized to the vanilla. The oriental and burley became more obvious through a nutty base flavor with a slightly spicy top note. This was the most enjoyable part of the pipe. The room note remained pleasant throughout, at least to the people around me. The tobacco constantly balances between going out from lack of puffing and heating up to smelting temperature from overpuffing. I'm normally a pretty relaxed puffer, so this was something that really tested me out and made me concentrate on it.

Smoking (Last Third): The Denicool crystals don't smoke, of course, but I noticed while cleaning that they were dark brown, almost black; an indication of high moisture content.

Aftereffects: The vanilla smell wouldn't go away! It pervaded the room, my clothing and anything else I came in contact with. I brushed my teeth 3 times, rinsed with Biotene 4 times and chewed about 50 chlorophyll tablets, but I awoke the next morning with that same vanilla taste burnt into my might be a reaction with my body chemistry, but I found that only time was effective at restoring my sense of taste.

Overall Recommendation: If you're the kind of guy that likes Borkum Riff or banana peels, this will be your luxury tobacco, indeed. If you're an average pipe smoker looking for a tobacco to test your skills and endurance on, this is it. IF, though, you're like me and you want a good, light smoke without woman-killing halitosis for the next 24 hours, you'll leave this one alone. I admit defeat. This tobacco wins. I lose!

1 person found this review helpful.

Megalo Al Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Megalo Al (38)
Mild Extra Strong Full Pleasant

Come tutti gli Skandinavik che ho provato (non molti, grazie a dio) questo tabacco è una vera fetecchia. Gli Skandinavik sono, per quanto mi riguarda, dei panettoni dolciastri brucia lingua per neofiti che molto presto cambieranno tabacco, scoprendo i veri tabacchi ed affinando così i loro gusti. Purtroppo molto reperibili, sono il classico errore da principiante.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Nothing complex about this tobacco. Very highly aromatic, vanilla and honey like flavours. Strong Cavendish presence. Recommended for the lovers of overwhelmingly strong aromas for pipe tobacco.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

One of the common problems with pipe tobacco is availability. In my region, it's usually difficult to find blends that are of good quality and which I like.

Skandinavik seems to be readily available, the price is adequate for what you get, and if you want a vanilla flavoured aromatic to smoke every day, this one surely beats Stanwell (which is more noticable, but annoying and overwhelming after a couple of smokes) and many other aromatics I have tried.

The aroma is pleasant, translates well into both taste and room note. It burns hot and short and is somewhat flat, but bites very little. Overall, a cute little tobacco that will probably not be of interest to anyone who takes pipe smoking seriously. If your vanilla aromatics are limited and you find them too strong (vanilla additive-wise), give this one a try.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Very Mild Very Strong Full Very Pleasant

If you are an aromatic lover, you will certainly like this. If you want to smoke something with a lot of aroma and little nicotine then go for this one. From the moment you light it, you will sense the wonderful vanilla flavor that will conquer you. The aroma is very tasty and you will want to smoke even faster, but this will lead to a hot pipe and a hard tongue bite, so be careful. If you smoke this one relaxed and calm, you will love this blend. However, from the last half of the bowl, the aroma is losing its power and the tobacco flavors comes in front but it is not too powerful. And I am sure that you will love the smell of its smoke.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Full Pleasant

Well...probably too strong on flavouring to my taste, as was quite impossible to feel the tobacco in the middle of so much vanilla. At beginning it's even weird but as soon as I got used to it, well, just gave me some pleasant times. A wet smoke, sometimes it bites and the room note can be very pleasant.after it dissolves well in the atmosphere. At least for those that do like vanilla flavouring, this is probably the right pack to be with. Not for everyday use, however.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Strong Strong Full Very Strong

I find this tobacco a delightful but very strong aromatic, in fact it is one of the strongest I have really ever smoked.

I smoke this in an Erik Nording Hunter's Series Moose. Upon openning the 1.5 oz Pouch the delightful aroma of Vanilla immediately fills your senses with the sweetness of it's flavor. The cut is a thick ribbon cut which I found that it needs to be packed a little looser than I like. It was a little more difficult to light, but once you had a hot ash it seemed to burn fairly well, but expect to be useing the tamper more often.

The tobacco, if one is not paying attention will burn hot and give a tongue bite, this one needs to be smoked very slow.

All in all, I like the tobacco on occasions, but would not recommed it to someone just starting out smoking a pipe. It does have a different taste because of the Oriental and white Tennessee Burley tobaccos, but a taste that is unique.

This particular brand is made in Denmark for Peter Stokkebye International LTD.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Strong Very Strong Full Strong

This blend?s description says, ?combines the flavor of the high grade leaf tobacco with a deep vanilla flavor.? Believe it! This is one of the strongest aromatic blends I have ever smoked but I really like it. It is high quality tobacco and upon opening the tin I was overwhelmed with a powerful vanilla aroma. The second I lit it I could taste the vanilla. It does have a fine room aroma and smokes well but a little hot so smoke it slowly. You couldn?t make this your all-day smoke because it would just be too much vanilla to handle. I will enjoy it for a good change of pace from time to time though.

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