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A unique blend of mild curly cut and Virginia cavendish.

BrandCharles Fairmorn
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsCavendish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutCurly Cut
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Very Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I've not seen this Fairmorn offering in a very long time. I had to go back to my personal notes from the late 1990's to pull up my thoughts and I'd sure like to grab another tin. Think of an Escudo coin in shape, but switch out the Perique center with Black Virginia Cavendish and add a discreet flavoring (my guess is almond extract), and you have Fairmorn's Candlelight blend. A not so complex smoke that is slightly sweeter than an uncased or topped Virginia blend. Not a lot of strength but flavor support with every puff.


8 people found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought this tin on Ebay about four years ago and just got around to opening it. The presentation in the tin is most unusual with the Virginia tobacco offered as dime-sized discs and the Cavendish presented as loose leaf. Now, I've had tins of discs that had been handled roughly and, yes , there was loose material inside; but, this is intentional and surprisingly pleasant. I am in complete agreement with fellow reviewer Pipestud 2015-02-27 that, while not strong, Candlelight is flavorful. I only got to smoke two bowls of this blend as my varietal Virginia smoking buddy scarfed this tin as soon as he could get it away from me. He thought it was really good and really had to have it! I don't know whether I'll ever find another tin, but, if you or I do we should buy them immediately. A very solid three star blend.

Pipe Used: Ashton LX Brindle Stack Billiard

Age When Smoked: Unknown, but probably at least 15 yrs old

Purchased From: Ebay seller

Similar Blends: I don't know, as I've never smoked a blend where the two components were presented in completely different forms.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Another tobacco in the grand Danish tradition, albeit from Germany. This tobacco will remind you of pastries and lager beer. It didn't hold my attention for long, however, and I'll be darned if it didn't nip a bit on the relights(of which there were plenty). The presentation brings three nuns to mind. It's high quality and will make some of you very happy.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This tobacco is comprised of black Virginia Cavendish (at least it seems to be Virginia to me, it isn?t sticky and doesn?t seem like any burley Cavendish I?ve tried) and dime sized ?disks? of blond Virginia tobacco. I would classify this as a light aromatic as it seems to have a hint of a vanilla flavor on it, and I believe it has been sweetened somehow. That having been said, it doesn?t seem to bite me at all. The flavor is very much a fig/raisin note along with the sweetness. For me the flavor is pretty consistent down the bowl, of course some of the sweetness from the beginning is lost and is replaced by more of a true tobacco note. I would say this is a good tobacco when you want something sweet with a tobacco flavor behind it, but not a lot of additional flavoring.

2 people found this review helpful.