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smokethefox
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Stanwell Melange. Back in 2003-4? God I loved the smell. Nowdays I cant even look at the pouch. My taste has changed so much...

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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That has happened to all of us. Many, many years ago I fell in love with the smell of a terrible Spanish blend named APOLO, discontinued 20 years ago. It had a lovely vanilla-chocolate aroma, but once lit, the tobacco stung, bit, burned at full speed, burned the tongue... 

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And now it seems I am on the journey to find the perfect smoke. Some get close and others just stink! 

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Rabbi G
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Ashamed to say it was Middleton's John Rolfe Peach Brandy blend. I was just taking up the pipe and our organist smoked John Rolfe. I was stuipid and knew no better. It smelled great, but bit like a barracuda. I admit I went from there to Cherry Blend. (I said I was stupid). Finally, after wandering through several OTC blends, an upperclassman turned me on the English blends. The rest is history, although I still enjoy aromatic blends from Boswell.

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smokethefox
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Dont be ashamed. I think we pipe smokers are explorers, experimenters 😉 We start somewhere and journey through a long road to find our soul(smoke)mates 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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You have nailed it!

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Interesting. Thanks for the input

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DeathMetal.org
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Falling in love with a blend, that's heady stuff. It is the moment when you finally feel at home with something. That can be quite a shock, as it was for me when I found that my favorite blend had become Royal Yacht. But those powerful, sweet and yet sustaining Virginias never left my mind once I realized I was reaching for the tin more than any others.

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Thomo
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For me it would have to be ROYAL HUNT. It was an old fashioned aromatic where the smells & tastes came from the baccy as opposed to being the sprayed on ones today.

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You got that right about sprayed on ones today. The casing if that is what it is called does nothing but add a drug store cough syrup form. 

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St Bruno 🙂 Still love the stuff 🙂 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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I must recognize I never tried it. I suppose the new version is different from the original. Anyway it's in my "give a try" list.

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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BTW, I like your reviews.

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smokethefox
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Thats on my wishlist too. The flake version. I will order a larger amount of weed next month, this too will be on it 🙂

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An aged tin of Sunday Picnic set me down the road of cellaring.

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I Started out in 1980, I smelled a wonderful aroma from the pastor at our church.. He said it was called honey clover. Which I ran and got some at the mall tobacco store in Houston. Went often to get more, then moved away to another city. Got caught up in work and years later started my pipe smoking again. Been at it now for the past 10 years and just cannot find anything like it. I sure wish I knew what blends they used. Back then I knew nothing about cavendish, burley, Virginia ...latikia etc ... man if anyone knows what a big thank you I would give you! AS you know smell is one of those great memory things.. right? I am sure you know what I mean. 

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