Solani 113: Sweet Mystery

This is a blend of coarse cut sweet red Virginia, bright broad cut Virginia, broken Virginia flake and sweet black cavendish. Two toppings are used, black currants treated with Bacardi and coco cream, resulting in a wonderful tin and room aroma.
Notes: Due to EU regulations, this is renamed and sold in those countries as "Mystery".


Brand Solani
Blended By R.L. Will
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Blackcurrant, Cocoa / Chocolate, Rum
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 50 grams tin, 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.57 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 16, 2017 Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant
This evening I found my self in a nice cafe with view of Akropolis and 2 other co smokers enjoying the view and smoking some aromatic blends as we are entering Christmas co smoker brought this blend and shared a few bowls with me.once i stuck my nose in the tin i thought am i in a bar??a nice and tense smell of rum and coconut came out.a deeper smelling revealed me some cocoa nuts too.the blend moisture was a bit more than medium but no drying time was needed.packs and lights ok.some relights are needed.while smoking the rum topping was dominant from the beggining till the end with some creamy notes escorting it.the tobacco flavours are very sublimated by the topping and come out less than i desired.the virginias give mostly some dark fruits and sour notes.rarelly i got some citrusy notes.the cavendish appear more being mostly sweet and a bit nutty.the flavours don't feel always natural and in my opinion they don't combine well.burns fast ,medium hot to hot with a lot moisture being created.the nιcotine level is low to medium but i cannot consider it as an all day smoke due to the tense topping and the bad aftertaste.the room note is pleasant and no tongue bite appeared.the worst thing about this blend is that one bowl is enough to ghost the conclusion i could smoke one or two bowls per week on evening hours with a cup of jot coffee.
Age When Smoked: Straight from the tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 27, 2023 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The Cavendish and Virginias are of good quality, not quite as excellent as Rattray's blending; but still very good.

Overall it smokes cool and burns clean. This blend needs a little drying though, and should be smoked slowly. It can get hot and bite if you smoke too fast, likely on the account of the Virginias. The nicotine strength is a tad above mild.

The blackcurrant flavour stands out and tastes excellent. i couldn't detect any rum or coco, although there is a slight creaminess to this blend. The creaminess complements the blackcurrant but don't expect any coconut flavour. The flavour isn't excellent towards the end of the bowl and starts to give an aftertaste; but starts strong and stays strong in the middle. This forces me to dump my bowl towards the end.

-Scent Notes-
The tin is fruity albeit slightly artificial. The room note is pleasant, but leaning more towards tolerable. It wouldn't be my first choice for an aromatic to make my room smell great.

2.5/4. I'd like to rate this higher because I like Solani, but there are just a few too many problems with it. It is disappointing that I didn't detect any coconut, and I detected something artificial in the tin note although it smoked nicely. I wonder if the aftertaste at the end of the bowl is due to an artificial flavouring. There are better aromatics on the market, but lovers of blackcurrant should give this a try.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 30, 2017 Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable
"Blackcurrant, Cocoa / Chocolate, Rum" with that kind of description I'm all in but but having now finished the tin I can honestly say I did feel it. Pleasant aroma in the can but not so pleasant of a room note.
Pipe Used: Savinelli 320 Hercules
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 09, 2013 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
In the tin. Sweet mystery is very heavily fragrant. Almost perfume-like. I do get the impression of currents. A fairly sour, sweet, and bitter berry scent. The cut is all over the map but it doesn't hurt or help the mixture in any noticeable way.

This smoked a bit warm and had a bit more bite to it than one would expect for a premium tinned aromatic. On the other hand. It otherwise performs well. Easy to light. Maybe one relight which is acceptable and dry smoking. It smokes a commendable forty to fifty minutes. Where everything really falls apart is in the taste.

The taste of sweet mystery is bitter and immediately ashy. It also has a very undesirable flavor in there that I have yet to really find the words to describe. I can only say that the only other blend I have experienced this in is Brebbia Sinfonia but that blend is far worse than Solani X. No complexity or tobacco flavor. Just bitterness, ash, and an unpleasant note that I would consider to be the "mystery" in sweet mystery but not in a good way. Then a light generic sweetness that coats your mouth throughout the smoking experience.

The room note was acceptable but not anything special. A fairly generic sweetness like that of the taste. Some of that unpleasant mystery note makes it's way into the room note but it's not as displeasing at this stage. Though the smoke does burn the nose a lot more than almost all aromatics out there.

Solani X Sweet Mystery is a book that should not be judged by it's cover. Despite the premium presentation. This is a mystery that should be at least looked into. Yet I don't doubt that the majority of those who give it the old college try won't stay around long enough to see the mystery solved.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 19, 2011 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
This smells extremely similar to Petersons Sunset Breeze but with an added kind of plum scent. It's a bit deeper than Petersons and the tobacco was more moist in the tin but they are extremely similar. It has a mild taste...a pleasant room note. It did not taste sweet though some of the plum came through at times. I would probably not buy again and instead go for another plum cake...or aged cake aromatic in search of better taste.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 02, 2004 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
This reminded me much of a toned down version of Rattrays Charles mixture with a touch of an additional flavor that I could not put my finger on, maybe fruity would best describe the topping on this. This benefits from a little bit of drying in that it is on the wet side out of the tin. This is not something that I would smoke regularly but would make a good occasional , desert type of smoke. I would of given this a little bit higher of a rating except that the flavoring was a little stronger than I like in an aromatic blend. I do recommend this to aromatic lovers.
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