I put "smell" because I've found if i use the word "aroma" then all people seem to be able to suggest to me are cherry and or vanilla. That's not what I'm looking for, not at all.
I don't smoke. If I could convince my boyfriend to smoke pipe tobacco over cigarettes I'd be a very happy lady. Alas, I settle for using oil burners to warm tobacco to give my rooms the fragrance I enjoy.
I've come to you with a problem! I relocated to the east coast and I cannot for the life of me find a tobacco I like to "burn". I've tried a few shops, I've had friends give me samples of theirs, nothing has compared to the custom blend I was able to get up in Alaska, which was handmade for me by a lovely gentleman with a very good nose, after I brought in a sample of "Prudhoe Bay" Tobacco in the late 90s. He's since passed on, and his business was sold, and everyone I call to try and get an idea of what "Prudhoe Bay" tobacco was has no idea what I'm talking about, it was simply too long ago.
So, I will endeavor to give you an idea of what I'm looking for, and hopefully your esteemed minds can suggest something better than Prince Albert Cherry Vanilla, because that's all anyone around here seems to consider (it is ghastly, I cannot stand the smell of it). That's the starting end of "absolutely not like this" so consider what that smells like and then get as far away from it as you can. I'm not looking for sweet, or fruity, or light. I'm looking for thick, rich, heady, roll it around on your tongue and swallow it whole "smell". The Prudhoe Bay tobacco was a pitch black sticky wet tobacco, it smelled of musk, and clove, and cinnamon, and peat, and woodsmoke, and leather, and a dozen other fragrances I have no name for. In my mind it was the epitome of a man's manly smell, old spice to the nth degree. It was not bitter, or sour, as so many of the tobaccos i've tried. It was smooth, confidant, complex, and just a little bit arrogant - James Bond driving an Aston Martin while drinking a martini ...shaken, not stirred.
If you've got a recommendation, I'd love to hear it! I miss the tobacco fragrance wafting through my home so very much.