I purchased a tin of this today at my B&M. They were having a special. $17 marked down to $9.99. It not being the cheapest tin he's ever sold, I figured I might buy it. Something I can smoke in public and not have people gagging on the latakia cloud my nightcap leaves behind me. I came home and found an article on a certain website did with a CAO higher-up. After I read through it I headed to the bottom of the page where I saw a link to a review of eileen's dream, the tin I bought. I figured I'd read it and see what they thought about it.
Now I don't usually say theres such thing as a "bad" review. But this was a bad review. I've always taken other's reviews with a grain of salt because everyone enjoys something different. If you can smoke it and give me an accurate idea of the tobacco, its a good review. Reading this review it was like he was doing a bad job reviewing some other tobacco. He was way off. So I'll try to make one thats a bit more accurate.
CAO ED is supposed to remind you of chocolate truffles and irish cream. You can distinguish a kind of sweet creamyness from the tin scent. Its enjoyable. But it smells like any cavendish blend. Maybe a little more creamy smelling than you're average cav but mostly generic.
Now the taste and aroma is where this guy was way off. I've smoked a lot of cav blends. I had a phase where thats all I'd smoke. So maybe I've developed a discerning taste for cav. But he accused CAO ED of having a indistinguishable sweet taste. A typical dutch cav blend with no real flavor profile. I WAYY disagree. I could taste a perfect irish cream flavor throughout the entire bowl. The chocolate whould whisp in and out of the flavors about every third puff. Really rich milk chocolate then cream again. I couldn't really say much for the room note but I can say it wasn't bad. Maybe a stereotypical sweet cav note, maybe a little fancier. We'll have to run it by the girlfriend and see what she thinks it smells like.
So there you go. Hopefully thats a slightly more accurate review of this stuff. He only slightly recommended it. As far as cav aromatics go, its a 7 or 8 out of 10 for me. More than "slightly recommend" but less than "Only aro I'll ever smoke." Its a "good smokable aro worthy of offering to friends" I'd say.