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Truly the world's finest aromatic tobacco. A smooth blend created to be the one unique tobacco of our collection. Its aroma and mildness stand alone among tobaccos.

Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium Very Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Peretti's No Name has no name because the refined and staid folks in England didn't think that HOLY CRAP was dignified enough (although quite fitting) for this one.

There was a flood going on in the Lakelands when No name was invented. You got a friend who "loves those Lakeland tobaccos?" Well, let that pal suck on this one for awhile and lets see what he says.

Before I finished my bowl I was tip toeing through the tulips with Tiny Tim and looking desperately for the exit sign. Unfortunately, it stayed lit well and I never needed a relight. I do need an ambulance. The Pipestud is on Lakeland overdose.

12 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Medium Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The burley is very nutty, woody and earthy with a deep molasses flavor as the lead component. There’s a little grassy, citrusy Virginia in a support role. The toppings are the stars, and sublimates the tobaccos a lot. In the midst of the floral perfume and Ivory soap is anise, along with something musk-like. It’s the same musk-like essence in Mixture #79 and Iwan Reis Three Star Blue, though I know it’s not actually musk. I get faint hints of a tonquin-like addition. There's a minor spice note, so perhaps a little coumarin is residing in the mixture. It may have a touch of wintergreen as well since I know it's in Cuban Mixture, and I get a hint of it here. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is a couple of steps past the mild mark. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a moderate rate with a very consistent, richly sweet and floral flavor that translates to the lingering after taste and room note. Requires a few relights. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and easily burns to ash. Not a blend for beginners, but those who like this style of tobacco may find it sweet and pleasant enough to repeat it during their smoking day. For them, I would recommend it.


10 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

It is soapy, floral and smells as if it has been topped with cheap perfume. The first few puffs are little much, but it settles down and by half bowl is a solid earthy burley with a molasses flavor. After the first few puffs, there is a little spice. I had to look for the Virginia, and there is not much, but it contributes some hay and a sharper sweet to balance the molasses. I must say it grows on you a little.

It is hard to know exactly how to rate this. I am not going to buy a pound. If a case of it washed up on a desert island and it was all I had, I would smoke a lot of it and be grateful. That makes it a solid 2.5.

5 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium Very Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

L. J. Peretti makes some fine blends, but this isn't one of them. It is true that this aromatic is from a bygone era, but the soap taste and smell are beyond my ability to tolerate. There are lots of tobacco's that leave a "ghost" in the bowl. No Name goes way beyond that to the point that I think this can ruin a pipe. I suggest smoking it in a cob. The taste is not awful, but if I want the change of pace with an aromatic I think that there are many other fine aromatics in the marketplace. Maybe there's a reason why this is from a bygone era?

UPDATE: 10/5/11 After a couple of years away from this blend, I was given a small sample to "re-try" and I must admit that this one is still very strange, and soap at a strength beyond any Lakeland, but in a cob, its not as bad a my first 2oz. bag two years ago. Bumping it up a star.

4 people found this review helpful.

hawky454 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hawky454 (107)
Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

This one is a great all day, easy puffin' blend. Not too complex but it has that signature Peretti Burley flavor with a good deal of florals added. This is an old school blend and folks that think Lakeland style tobaccos taste like what your Grandmother smells like, you all need to stay away cause you surely wouldn't get along with this one. I find that Peretti blends don't stay lit very easily and the tobacco isn't overly moist or goopy with toppings, still I like to set some out for an hour or so prior to smoking it and I've had somewhat better results. No Name is very similar to Original Mixture in that they both have a floral top dressings but I find No Name has a bit more character and the top notes are a bit more complex, I think I'm tasting rose in there but I can't be certain, I feel safer just describing it as floral. The dressing doesn't cover up the flavor of the excellent tobaccos present it just adds some nuances and makes things interesting. All in all, it's a very good "Lakeland" style tobacco but it surely doesn't give GH&Co. a run for their money as they are still kings of the genre.

Pipe Used: Stanwell and Missouri Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Just received it.

Purchased From: L.J. Peretti

Similar Blends: L.J. Peretti.

1 person found this review helpful.

LoneRider Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LoneRider (24)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Ok, I get it. This blend smells like my mom's old Cashmere Bouquet soap. I didn't know whether to wash with it or smoke it. I chose the latter. While the tin scent may be on the bizzare side, smoking it is a very pleasant experience. It does have a slight floral and soapy taste, but for some reason it is not offensive. This blend is an odd bird indeed. While my wife didn't entirely endorse the room note (she rarely does), she did say that this was far less irritating than most of my blends. No Nme is easy to pack, light, and keep lit. There is no tongue bite that I noticed. As good aromatics are hard to find at best, this one will be in my rotation for a long time.

Pipe Used: Cardinal House Stacked Poker

Age When Smoked: Freshe

Purchased From: Peretti

1 person found this review helpful.

magga00 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
magga00 (3)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have been a patron of Peretti's for over 30 years. My standard day to day smoke was a Cavendish blend which has stood by me for a long time. Recently I decided to venture out and try something new. This blend indeed arrived with a very strong floral aroma right out of the bag. Almost too much for me, however once I settled down and gave it a try I really enjoyed it. I find that cutting it with an equal amount of Blend 100 mellows out the aroma and creates a very pleasant smoke. I would recommend this to someone looking for something different in their smoking rotation.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

I have the fortune of working across the street from Peretti--i know you are jelous, its okies--. After seeing the reviews for the no name I asked to smell some at the store. When I was asked if I wanted some I said what the heck throw in an ounce. Let me tell you boys and girls its a stinker in the bag, no doubt about it. Its strong enough that started smelling up the other tobacco I had in the bag so I had to take the other stuff out of the bag. It does mellow out a lot in the bowl. yes its floral but nowhere near as strong as you would expect from the pouch smell. So give it a chance. I love it. As far my novice nose can tell the floral steps boldly forward with some herbal notes and nuttiness as well. It also burns very very well, do go slow on the puffing though cause it can get tripsy quickly. It requires very little effort to keep lit and its really pleasant for an after work relaxing puff.I think it would be very nice with some nice brandy. I would not smoke it to start the day though. Its an after dark blend. I did buy a cob for it because it will stink up the pipe. This pipe will only be used for this blend and that's cool with me cause I'm going to make this my favorite end of day blend. I loved it.I will say that I'm very very new to pipe tobacco. I used to smoke cigars and smoked nothing but deep maduros soo maybe this has influenced my tolerance of the strength of this blend. its heady, full, floral with some herbal notes and nuttiness but it mellows out in the bowl, it also needs few relights and burns clean through. it is ribbon cut so easy to pack.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (121)
Medium Extra Strong Medium Pleasant

I don't know if this is one of the world's finest aromatics but it is one of the strangest.

First off, the strange soapy-floral casing was so powerful at the start that it stank out one of my trusty briars and I had to switch to a cob for a while. Initially, the casing was so strong and overpowering I didn't really like it. There is no exagerating when the taste is described as soapy, cheap perfume.

Oddlly, I persevered and the strange taste began to grow on me. I keep my open bags and tins in an airtight container so usually there is not a big difference in flavor with a blend over a month or so. However, the floral flavor of No Name noticeably wore off over the month. Half way through the month I enjoyed No-Name the best. At present, the flavoring is almost slight and the taste of the burley predominates. At the start, you couldn't tell what the underlying tobacco was.

This weird floral casing is apparently an old school aromatic and I have now tasted it from other tobacco houses. (Sam Gawith Grousemoor comes to mind with a virginia instead of burley base.)

I think this blend is well worth a try but I am not sure I'll be trying it again for a while. Still, I think one of these days might get a hankering for this weird flavor. And I never would if I hadn't tried it. I should also note that I am not a big burley fan but sometimes I like a bit of the burl.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

No Name exemplifies the old style of aromatic pipe tobaccos: burley-based with some sort of strange, soapy/perfumey topping. These blends haven't been in style for decades, and many detest them (see the reviews for Mixture No. 79 for further evidence). Some of the Lakeland blends offer similarly antiquated pleasures.

I happen to love No Name, and Mr. Peretti's description of it indicates that he is justifiably proud of having created it. It's mostly cubed burley with a little pinch of Virginia. It smells heavily scented in the tin, and its physical characteristics make it beautiful to behold even before you've filled your pipe.

I like to smoke No Name in cobs and simply dip the bowl into the tin, scoop up the tobacco, and tamp lightly. Being burley, this blend is relatively strong on the nicotine (which I like), but easy on the tongue. Its aromatic topping is a powerful mixture of floral, soapy, and perfumey scents. I can smoke it all day long.

No Name also has the virtue of being remarkably consistent. Talk about quality control: 86-year-old Robert Peretti still hand blends every ounce of his house tobaccos. This is one of his masterpieces.

1 person found this review helpful.

Punchy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Punchy (19)
Medium to Strong Very Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I love Peretti blends, each has a unique flavor and complexity.

No Name is certainly unique and wow is it ever aromatic. This is a burley based blend with some virginia in a granular cut presentation. The topping is not fruity nor is it of the vegetable variety. It is quite a unusual, almost perfumey. Packs easily, burns to the bottom, and is not goopey.

If you're the experimental type, give it a try

1 person found this review helpful.

AtlanticPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AtlanticPiper (13)
Mild Very Strong Medium Strong

I enjoy a good lakeland on the blue moon. I've never gotten the "soap" description often attributed to these blends, but certainly the perfume and incense notes. For me, it smells like an old perfume from the 1910s - think something that a second class passenger would have worn on the Titanic.

The smoke is pleasant and unmistakably burley based. I won't cellar any, but will buy a few ounces maybe once a year.

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dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (184)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

No name is becoming one of my favorite blends, I do like Lakeland type mixtures quite a bit. This Burley dominated mixture is a combination of Lakeland essence, a little rum, perhaps some deer tounge, roses, lemon verbena and a touch of Virginia. If you like 3 stars blue and mixture 79, I believe you will enjoy this mixture. It is in the same line only elevated to those fine Gawith blends. Not everyone’s cup of tea, for sure. No name is a traditional American blend, a blast from the past! Not too strong in nicotine but enough to scratch that itch for me. More than likely you will need a Lakeland dedicated pipe for this as it will permeated the bowl. 4 stars go me, only because I like these types.

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DavyCrockettwashere Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DavyCrockettwashere (33)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Here’s a creamy burley with flavor. Yes, this tobacco has a, “floral” Lakeland aromatic. I would say the aromatic is more of an old barber shop aroma than it is floral. No bite, just creamy burley and…the essence. With all this going on one can still taste the burley. This is a strange tobacco blend, but in a good way. I would never have thought that the smell of this tobacco in the bag would produce such a

Pipe Used: Sav Tortuga.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: L.J.Peretti

Similar Blends: British Lakeland tobaccos..

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steppx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
steppx (186)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is a very old school aromatic, meaning its nothing like contemporary aromatics. Im not sure the flavoring (Deer tongue, violette, rose, lavender, tonquin (tincture of musk I think), tonka bean, and maybe a form of anise..but possible quite a few others). This is what Peretti does and they do it splendidly. I find it hard not to give all their Burley blends 4 stars. They are the last of a kind and we should all be thankful. And by the by, their virginia flakes are excellent, too. Anyway, this is strong burley, some cavendish and va. But its a burely aro....old timey in approach. Nic hit is medium or more, and the burn is even and perfect. Peretti burley is unlike anything else out there.

Similar Blends: Old gawith bulk stuff....ennerdale flake and the like..

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

This aromatic has a very strong perfume&soapy scent. Both pouch aroma and when smoked. It will leave a perfume ghost in a briar that lasts at least 3 or 4 bowls beyond initial smoking. As mentioned in other reviews: this is a flavor and style from a bygone era and I haven't smelled a similar type of smoke since I was a young boy back in the early 60's. If you are looking for something really different: give this one a try. The perfume smell reminds me of fabric softener dryer sheets and lingers long after the pipe is smoked. As an experiment, I mixed 1/2 ounce of "Butternut burley" with a couple pinches of noname and it was much less overpowering and more pleasant to my palate. So, I will probably be using my sample of noname as a burley mixing element rather than smoking it straight-up. It is worth getting an ounce or two just for the experience of tasting this type of aromatic even if you don't smoke it every day.

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