Davidoff Danish Mixture

Zino Davidoff's Special Blend of the finest tobaccos, very mild in taste. Made in Denmark.


Brand Davidoff
Blended By Orlik Tobacco Company
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Figs, Honey, Maple, Walnut
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.90 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 22, 2013 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
This is a perfectly acceptable Danish style aromatic. As others have noted, it is average in every sense without any particular quality of note. It is the smooth jazz of Danish style aromatics. If you are looking for something that will not challenge you in any way, and has no highs or lows, than you may love this blend. For everyone else this is probably not going to warrant a second look.

Like all Davidoff products it is of good quality tobacco with a rather unique ribbon cut that is a little chunkier and less ribbony than average. It has some cavendish, and a sweet mild topping of nondescript flavor. It takes a few tries to get it lit, but burns well enough once it gets going. It will bite a little if puffed too quickly. The flavor remains mild throughout, and the nicotine content is negligible. This is not a good or bad thing, but is worth noting for those considering how this fits their personal taste.

Overall this one is forgettable. It is possible to have both a rich and mild smoke, but Danish Mixture misses this benchmark and this simply lacks anything making it worth buying a second time.
Pipe Used: Neerup Bent Billiard
Age When Smoked: 3 yrs
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 05, 2014 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
Overall, a disappointing blend. This had some age on it, and so I expected the cavendish to take a back seat. The tin aroma was magical--golden raisins and bread. But this blend, as others have said, smokes hot, bites, and this coming from a careful, slow smoker. Packed it in a dependable old savinelli oscar, but I should have tried it in a smaller bowl, because I did not want to smoke this to the end. There are pleasant things about it: I found that it certainly does not cause gurgling, that the burnt sugar flavor lingers pleasantly in the mouth, and it was an easy light and an even burn.
Pipe Used: Savinelli Oscar 803 K3
Age When Smoked: 3-4 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 08, 2013 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Bought a tin of this because of the praise it gets everywhere; often claimed to be the best danish mixture around. Well, looking at the price of the 50 gram tin (about 12,50€ in Germany), it better should be... After opening, one will see rather thin cut, medium to long fibres of tobacco in color ranging from almost yellow light brown to medium brown. The smell reminds me somehow of raisins, but not in a bad, harsh way, rather light, very natural. Moisture after opening is perfect, no further airing needed before smoking. The blend lights alright, tends to burn hot and get bity, so smoke carefully. Taste reminded me of Mac Baren's Mixture Scottish Blend, just without the slightly overdone honey-topping and an overall lighter smoke, with just a very little hint of vanilla (?) flavouring.

I was a little disappointed at first by Davidoff's Danish Mixture, since it is pretty similar to MB's Mixture at almost double the price. By now, I can say it is a decent mixture, but has nothing too special about it. Somehow recommended, but not a "must have".
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 24, 2009 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Updated *****

I have found that when smoked in a conical bowl, this one improves significantly. I have dedicated my two Poul Winslow pipes to this tobacco...... and I do not usually like Danish Mixtures.

This is my least favorite of the Davidoffs. I am a definite Davidoff lover, but not much of a Danish man. I generally find Danish blends to be two overpoweringly sweet and heavily cased. Many have a heavy Cherry flavor and since I am mildly alergic to Cherries, I find this unappealing. Occassionally I will reach for this Danish when I am in a particular mood as I find it to be the lightest and least sickeningly sweet Danish I have come across. It also tastes and smells to me less like Cherry and more like Raisin or Brandied Apricot. As with all Davidoffs, only the finest tobacco.

If you are looking for a milder Danish, you should give this a try.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 25, 2021 Mild Medium Medium Pleasant
The excise stamp on the tin pointed to 2014. A quite powerful bouquet of flavors immediately came over me. I would say that it was a bit obtrusive, but for most Danish blends this is the normal thing. Vanilla, honey, dried figs, bitter chocolate, a subtle bread note with a slight sourness. Figs, honey and chocolate prevailed over the bread flavor of Virginia, so much so that at first such a combination caused an association with freshly brewed kvass. The manufacturer claims maple syrup and walnut among the flavors, but I didn't detect any of that.

After opening it, I realized that I would have to postpone my acquaintance with the tobacco for a day - it dried out a bit. I poured the tobacco into a jar for moistening, while looking at it. The color of the blend is even, light brown, with dark cavendish and straw, almost beige virginia. The cut was a fairly even ribbon.

The next day I tested the tobacco and found it quite suitable for smoking. The smell had changed slightly - there was a subtle nutty tone. I filled the pipe easily and lit it just as easily.

A sweet, even slightly cloying honey and fig flavor overlaid on a base of Virginia, hay and bread. After the first couple of puffs, a slight viscosity of walnut husk added to this. In general, the tobacco had a somewhat sugary, but pleasant flavor. However, the tobacco began to cause problems right away.

First, it smokes quite hot (and further humidification did not solve this problem). At the same time, the tobacco itself is quite light, and therefore provokes me to take longer and more frequent puffs. As a result, I constantly had to set the pipe aside and risked overheating it. The tobacco would go out and I had to light it again several times to make it burn evenly.

Second, the tobacco itself, while light, tasted rather harsh. If I'd had a chance to inhale more, I think it would have begun to bite.

By the time I had gotten used to the tobacco a bit, it had pretty much lost its original taste and bouquet of flavors. They became barely noticeable, and the tobacco itself became a rather faceless, sweet flavor. Fortunately, the harshness was gone as well. The tobacco burned, forming loose fine ash - almost dust, light gray in color. There was no moisture when smoking, nor was there any in the pipe.

The next day I took another pipe and tried again to make friends with the tobacco - the story was repeated, which strengthened my thoughts that this tobacco is not for me. It's light, harsh, strongly flavored and very sweet - but it loses flavor and aroma very quickly. It's hot enough to smoke, so you are warned to be careful with it. The smoke from it is heavy, with a sweet smell of incense and chocolate. Perhaps it needs to rest and I'll try it again. But when the tin will run out, I won't buy it again.
Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Original, Peterson 305
PurchasedFrom: Online
Age When Smoked: 2014
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 11, 2021 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
got this from a local store for 24 usd. this tobacco is of high quality ribbon cut . upon opening the tin i smelled sweet maple, vanilla! and somehow dried sweet fruit. it was very easy to pack and packed it straight from the tin without drying time and its easy to light with no relights till i reached 3/4 of the bowl. it tastes like dried fruit sweet but in a gentle mild way, with vanilla taste ! , citrus from the virginia is there , nuttiness from the burley is present when frensh inhaling it irritated my throat don't know way (is there cinnamon in there). the room note was nice and it just smokes like a quality tobacco never less, just don't over puff it or it will turn rancid. didn't bite at all. its recommended for aromatic lovers who appreciates quality while tobacco flavour is still present and ppl around them will love the smell. 0 star for price its expensive 1 star for quality. 1 star it didn't bite (most of pipe tobacco that is well handled will not bite) 0 star for taste ( the only subjective opinion i give and its not my thing)

Pipe Used: bent billaird
PurchasedFrom: locale store
Age When Smoked: fresh to 2 weeks old
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 12, 2016 Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I came back to pipe smoking a few months ago and the first tobacco I tried was Davidoff's Scottish Mixture which excited me, then I tried the flake medallions which were even better and after that, at the pipe agent's suggestion I bought the Danish Mixture which sadly disappointed me. It did so because as I realised I prefer non-aromatized tobacco which I have been smoking since. So the Danish Mixture has been left in the tin unsmoked as I could find no use for it. That is until today, when having smoked a lot and frantically, I felt I was fatigued and wasting my precious other tobacco without being able to sense anything pleasurable anymore. Still I wanted to smoke on, so I decided to give Danish another try. And it worked! For starters it contains fairly good quality of tobaccos which behave well, they light easily, stay lit, produce abundant smoke, smoke fairly dry and do not bite in any considerable degree. Then the enhanced aroma and flavor - 'in your face' - compared to non aromatic tobaccos made a difference to me. The aromas are pleasant, and of mild intensity for an aromatic. They include honey, cocoa, maple, raisins. Yet on the mouth behind the artificial flavouring, the tobacco does not taste super nice and I did not even think about inhaling which I enjoy once every several puffs with purer tobaccos. For an aromatic tobacco, Davidoff's Danish seems good, balanced and not overpowering. However it's not a tobacco I would like to get used to as it offers for me a fraction of the enjoyment other tobaccos give and I only used it to satisfy my craving.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 10, 2015 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
It is a strange tobacco because of blend type,sometimes likes aromatic and sometimes(usually towards the end of smoking) likes nonaromatic.Probably the best description is semi-aromatic pipe tobacco.

Flavoring is certainly between mild to medium and medium,moisture is suitable however may be somewhat drying but extra drying to gain satisfaying taste leads to extra warming of your pipe.I never take satisfaying taste from danish mixture.It smells so good and room note is very pleasant.

According to me,as a fan of nonaromatic tobacco,quality and quantity of cavendish is the only reason for somewhat recommendation and not think any strict fan of aromatic or nonaromatic pipe smokers love it.

Pipe Used: sahin pipe erciyes
PurchasedFrom: 4noggins
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 05, 2013 Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
I've bought some tins a few years ago in France, at the Paris airport duty free shop, and I've smoked the last bowl in December 2012. It's quite expensive, but at average price for selected tobaccoes. Good medium cut and moisture, with a half way between english mixtures (this is a bit more sweet and light) and aromatic danish aroma at opening.

Aroma: not strong, not bad, but nothing more. Not really aromatic, by me.

Taste: quite good, but it lacks something to be satisfying. Very little bitey, but... no real personality.

Room note: mild to tolerable, only sligthly sweet.

Burning: good. Just a little bit on the fast side, but OK.

Best Briars: common briars, not dedicated.

This tobacco is not bad, but, by me, surely not the best Davidoff available: i.e. Scottish Mixture (a good but not terrific mixture), is far better. I ask much more to a premium (and not cheap) trade-mark like Davidoff: two stars and half.
PurchasedFrom: Duty Free Shop, Paris Airport, France
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 13, 2012 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
I bought this only because the local tobacconist ran out of Royalty. At first I was a bit disappointed as I found it too sweet. Now that it has dried out a bit, it is more enjoyable and tastes of sultana and banana. The smell from the tin is also not as overpowering and notes of honey, nut, maple and chocolate can be detected. The room note is still somewhat sweet, but tolerable. It requires tamping more frequently compared to English mixture and and after a while it becomes gurgly and somewhat soapyashy although barely noticeable. I've blended this with some English mixture and found the taste more appealing and it produced less oil. All in all, it is good quality tobacco but does not satisfy entirely and there are probably better mixtures available at the same price.
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