If you just read the old Can opener's review, then you have really don't need to read mine. The tin looked inviting. The smell in the tin was very sweet (thought I was whiffing rose petals), and at the match, well, like I said, ditto Can Opener.
If you like aromatics, I guess you can try this, but if you like more of a tobacco flavor, duck and run from Como!
This is perhaps the most unusual tobacco I've ever tried. I can see how people would have a love or hate relationship with it. As for me, I love it. It's very smooth, smokes very dryly and leaves a very pleasant floral and tobacco room note. Sadly, there is nothing else on the market like it.
I picked up a tin of this after not being able to find any more Lombardo. It is certainly a different tobacco. The tin note is one of the most unusual I've ever smelled. As the description above states, this aromatic is infused with Hickory Nut and Exotic Fruit. I can't identify the fruit but its pleasant and translates into a very likeable room note.
In the tin this was dry, appropriately dry, along the lines of a Cornell and Diehl aromatic. In the pipe, I have to say, this is the driest aromatic I've ever smoked. I found it to be very smooth and pleasant without changing much down the bowl. I could see where this might go hot for some but for me, its been a cool smoke without any bite. Not much of a rich tobacco taste but not as artificial as other have found. Overall, I like it a lot and recommend you give it a try if you enjoy unusual aeromatics.
Let me start off by saying that I like a good aromatic. However, the flavoring in this tobacco leaves a stink-stain in my pipes comparable to roses. If you like smoking leaf that tastes like it should come from a botanical garden rather than from a tobacco farm, this one's for you.
This was a great tobacco but died through obscurity. I wish it would relaunch. It was slightly stronger tasting than blue note, in which class I place this. Take reiner professional, and add some strawberry, and you get a good idea of what this blend tasted like. It was almost fruit punch like, but due to the nut topping, came into a class of its own. I hesitate to call it floral, but it was close via the medley.
I had a couple of high end pipes dedicated to this blend, and the last I saw of it was on tobacco market before they closed down unexpectedly.
It was one of the best aromatics ever, with a very family friendly room note.
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