This is a discussion on Stanwell Melange within the Pipe Related Reviews forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Let me preface this by saying that I like English/Balkan blends and Va/Pers. Aromatics don't appeal to me so much.
Let me preface this by saying that I like English/Balkan blends and Va/Pers. Aromatics don't appeal to me so much.
I ordered this tin because I was seeking an aromatic with an apricot note. Opening the tin, the smell of apricot and vanilla is VERY strong. It's a wonderful, if a little goopy, tin smell.
In the pipe this is not bad. It's heavily flavored, but the room note is a crowd pleaser and the apricot starts making the button taste like raisin shortly into the bowl. The tobacco itself is sweet and smooth.
As aromatics go I guess this would be in the gaudy, French whore category, but I like this blend anyway. Call it a guilty pleasure.