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Here is one of our real old favorites once again available. A rich full-flavored aromatic blend, medium strength, slow burning and cool smoking.

Notes: The name of this tobacco is not entirely accurate. The original “Original” is no longer produced due to the loss of an English blending component. This burley based blend has a distinct blend of two aromatics in the subtlest proportions. The combination produces an enchanting room note and a deep taste profile. No Cavendish, no casings, just flavor.

Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringFloral Essences, Other / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note

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Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (120)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

If you are not familiar with the old school aromatics that stink like the floral soap found in old ladies pocket books in the 1950s this review will not make any sense to you.

"Original" is indeed one of the crazy old school aromatics with the stinky,soapy-floral-cheap perfume casing/flavor that incredibly defies logic and good sense by becoming absolutely ENJOYABLE! Once you get paste the repulsive reek this blend you begin to really enjoy it. When you first smell it in the bag you think you'll never like it. When you first smoke it you are unsure and somewhat surprised it's not that bsd. Finally, you find yourself wanting to fire up a bowl of this stuff when you're driving down a road somewhere.

Note #1: While highly enjoyable this is not an everyday smoke for me. Also, because it is a burley blend the nictine content is definitely medium to strong.

Note #2: Peretti describes this as a milder version of "No Name."


10 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3022)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The toasted burley is very nutty with a bit of earth, wood, and a touch of sweetness. I’m not sure what the very floral toppings are, but they have a minor soap note. I suspect coumarin is one of the toppings, and I certainly notice a little anise. They do sublimate the burley to some extent. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is closer to medium than it is to mild. This cube cut product burns cool, fairly smooth, a little slow, and requires some relights. Has no dull or weak spots, and a mostly consistent flavor (the toppings weaken just a mite in the last quarter). Leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. Has a mild, pleasantly lingering after taste. Not a complex blend, it is in the old school tradition of burleys, and if you like that particular style, you may like a medium version of them. More of a two and a half star blend.


8 people found this review helpful.

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

This is indeed a full flavored aromatic Burley blend. It comes in Peretti's typical cube cut. It burns very slow and cool and is an absolute cinch to pack: Dip pipe into tobacco and fill, press gently, light.

The flavoring comes on very strong at first. It is cool, floral, herbal and sweet. I have no idea what it is, but it tastes good and smells beautiful. The first time I tried this it was just too intensely flavored for me. However I find myself craving it from time to time, so I'll try to pick up some more.

There is no black Cavendish in this blend. It is simply top notch Burley, a hint of Virginia, and some natural essence. It is not sticky, nor is it wet. A really nice old fashioned full aromatic. The flavoring tones way down about half way into it, but never dies out completely. Then the tobacco comes to the fore. It is toasty, nutty, and all in all, superb.

A very pleasant surprise for me. However, I am sure there are many who would hate it. It is very different from the typical candy smokes passed off as aromatics. This is actually surprisingly complex. Highly recommended as a change of pace for the aromatically inclined.

6 people found this review helpful.

Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (163)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

An old school burley blend that reminds me a bit of their Thanksgiving blend, though heavier in that floral, perfumey flavoring. (Original is likely the foundation blend for Thanksgiving Day.) The tin note is ripe with it. Presentation is a cube cut of uniform brown. That distinct flavor wears down a bit by mid bowl giving the quality burley a chance to shine with some nut, a hint of molasses, and even a faint vanilla note (deer tongue?). The burn is slow and remarkably cool. The finish is crisp and dry. Very smooth with absolutely no bite. Miss Perique says the room note smells of "old lady's house, and draperies". Do with that what you will.

There is simply nothing about this aroma or flavor to suggest I would like this blend. Yet I do. I like it a lot. So if you enjoy quality burley, don't let that perfumey floral flavoring scare you away. Give it a try and take yourself back to turn of the nineteenth century quality American tobacco. Original burley aromatics.

Warning: will ghost a pipe, at least temporarily.

Similar Blends: Peretti - Thanksgiving Day.

4 people found this review helpful.

Backwoods Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Backwoods Piper (70)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is a nice cool burning burly blend. As with most burleys a well seasoned cob may be in order. This packs with ease as stated by fellow piper SopwithCamel.

The light up on this one was a very new experience for me. This blend has the sweetest most peculiar almost overpowering floral/ perfume like aroma and taste I have ever experienced in any blend. This characteristic of this tobacco dies down to a dim roar about mid bowl. The floral casing takes away from the pleasant nuttiness of the burly in this blend but does keep it tolerable for company. Puff this one with most burleys it has a good cap of nicotine and is sure to give you heart burn and a head ache if puffed too diligently.

If you routinely smoke aromatics and are looking for a heavier smoke give this one a try. Original Mixture is not for the faint of heart or novice pipe smoker.

4 people found this review helpful.

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

This brings back memories from my first experience with pipes. That would be back in the late sixties. Even by then the quality drugstore burleys were gone but you could find some from years before. This is actually what 1930s pipe smoking tasted like in the US. Its burley with old school flavorings (im guessing tonka bean, maybe some deer tongue, anise and likely something else or two.. lavender maybe, or lilac. ) If you have ever tried real snuf...almost nobody makes it now....this is how much of it is flavored. Its actually very good, not sweet really, but rich and the burley is top notch as it always is with Peretti. Nicotine level is medium....a touch more perhaps. Its not a beginning blend. Some may hate it, but I suggest its worth a try just for the sake of pipe history. 3 and a half stars. (as a footnote, one might swear there is a very tiny pinch of latakia in this....i could be wrong....but i think there is).

Similar Blends: Some of the bulk H&G stuff...ennerdale flake et al..

3 people found this review helpful.

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

This is exceptionally good burley, just like the rest of L.J. Peretti’s burley blends. The cut is chopped ribbon, and cube cut. Now….on to the aromatic part. This smells like elderly people’s homes I visited when I was a boy in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. What in the name of Pete, is that aromatic? The aromatic isn’t bad, but it’s odd. I smoked four large bowl fulls today….and I enjoyed each and every one. Smooth, a little fruity, and bright. If you keep smoking a pipe long enough, you’ll be smoking burley.

Pipe Used: Sav Tortuga

Age When Smoked: Week old.

Purchased From: L.J. Peretti Boston

Similar Blends: Similar to ‘No Name’ by L.J.Peretti, but not as powdery. A totally different aromatic. , Not similar to a Lakeland blend, but in the same province..

1 person found this review helpful.