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When I got my first batch of tobacco in the mail for doing NETs, I was very excited with the way the Dunhill Early Morning Pipe smelled. I really didn't feel like waiting for a month to taste that beautiful tobacco, so I decided I would try to create it with some of the flavors I had on hand.
Garuda- fresh tobacco leaves. What kind, exactly, I'm not sure. I emailed Inawera (or what I thought at the time was them, I'm not so sure now, but I digress) to see if they'd tell me what kind of tobacco they use for this tobacco absolute, but got no answer. Either way, I'm using it here to represent the sweet Turkish leaves that's found in Early Morning Pipe.
Virginia- a bit grassy, but pretty good. I find it to be a tad weak, so I use it a little higher than you would use something like the ECX Tobacco Absolute. Obviously, this plays the role of the Virginias in the Dunhill.
DNB, Black for Pipe, Black Fire- While EMP may not be very heavy on the Latakia, there's still going to be a little something missing without these three. The Black Fire will need plenty of time to settle down, or else it's going to completely overshadow the Tobacco Absolutes.
This all started looking a lot different. In the beginning, I was going for a nutty/woodsy/earthy vibe with a hint of tobacco. Tested that one, and it just wasn't doing it for me. Contemplated for about half a day, and decided with all that oak, it might be good to char it a bit and get some more Tobacco in the mix. I wanted to keep a bit of the nutty vibe, but not quite as desserty as INW 555 Gold, so I went with just a pinch of AP and Tobacco Symphony. Then a bit of Garuda to bring some sweeter Tobacco notes to the mix.
Shake and vape is a bit heavy on the Black Fire, but I expect that will settle down quite a bit in the next week or so. The oaks with the Black Fire is quite nice though. It's got the intensity of black fire, but it feels a bit fuller.
The oaks eventually take the lead after the Black Fire settles down. It has a very satisfying bite to it.
INW Gipsy King tastes a lot like I remember these cigars tasting like. Everything else is there to give it a bit more depth and make it feel like you're really smoking one. It's been probably close to 10 years since I've smoked one of these, so my memory may be a bit foggy on it. If you used to enjoy these and decide to mix it up for nostalgia, let me know how close it is!
This is a personal favorite of mine. It's smoky, dirty, and has a hint of some dark fruit, but not what I'd call sweet. Wouldn't call it fruity either.
Mostly what you'll be tasting is the Black for Pipe. It is currently my favorite flavor I own. It's got a fair amount of smokiness to it on its own, and this is where the hint of dark fruit comes from.
The Tobacco Absolute Cuban Cigar adds a bit of dryness to the mix, along with some real tobacco taste. Makes it really feel like a smoke.
Dirty Neutral Base is there doing what it does best- making it dirty and ashy.
All together they make a wonderful, simple combo. Great for a drunk vape. Any time I'm going out, this is what's in the tank. Really, it never leaves the tank.
I'll suggest a 10 day minimum, but it does continue to change a little after that. I usually start digging in after 10 days though. Before 10 days is still pretty good, but it's pretty strong and smoky.
A nice, light tobacco leaf vape. The Native has a little bite to it, but it's not too in your face. This was originally created to be a base for an aromatic blend with some fruity stuff on top, but I preferred it all by itself. If you want to play around with some toppers, just throw a little of whatever on top. I can't think of anything this wouldn't blend well with.
Wet and juicy apricot tobacco. Just enough tobacco to add a bit of smoky feel on the exhale. The apricot sits right up front though. If you're in to fruits, this could be a bit of a dirty break from all that sweetness. If you're in to dirty tobaccos, this could be a break from all that filthy ash. A little something for everyone.