A small tribute to ChemicalBurnVictim's Brigade 2506.
Having adapted the Brigade little TFA Western to make it less forward and pipe-y, making it the Western Brigade, this is the other way around.
Using my favourite INW Dark (more leathery/aromatic than Black) and INW Garuda (leafy cigar).
TFA Western brings a "nasty" cigarette-like leathery note that blends together with the smoky pair of INW DNB and FA Black Fire.
For MTL/POD would up by 50% the 3 tobaccos.
When Bond is served more of what Col. Smithers describes as "rather disappointing brandy." M asks what's wrong with it, and Bond replies,
"I'd say it's a 30-year-old fine, indifferently blended ... with an overdose of bon bois."
While not really caring what all that means, this is quite a nice, full, sweet tobacco with heart-warming brandy notes.
INW Tobacco Coctail is the fine brandy note but with very little tobacco (it might even go in a pumped-up creme brulee, or dessert)
FLV Sweet Cigarette compliments nicely as it gives a lighter touch adding some bright tobacco notes (and needed funkyness).
FLV Kentucky Blend and INW DNB give the adecuate ash such a meeting should have.
Delightful and melancolic creamy decadence.
Aromatic, sweet & creamy, complex, tobacco blend. Comforting and savory, nothing really stands out.
Appeals to the pervs addicted to the Don Juan Reserve and likes, but without the RY4 off flavor and the sucralose excess.
Needs a good week steep, or the LA Cream Cheese Icing will hit you with a high note, which fades gracefully.
A coil gunker, but you can't have cocoa and a clean one!
Full warm nutty pleasure for all.
I find RY4 too harsh/chemical/mothballish even steeped for ever. On the contrary, this satisfies my nutty cravings, without being too tobacco forward or custardly wrong.
INW Tobacco Tobacco Symphony is a nutty semi-tobacco (no leaf or ash), tobacco non-lovers will appreciate. Pumped up by:
- Dx Peanut Butter - the most realistic, but little bodied
- Peanut Butter - brings it out forward, not letting it fade
- INW Shisha Vanilla - the base, rounds it off giving body and a touch of sweetness.
Clear as water - will not gunk your coils, which is a great plus!
Needs little steep, 2 days to come together, but can be S&V.
When tired of all, apples come to save the day!
A natural, slightly tart but also sweet and smooth green apple.
Anton Apple YC (Inawera) gives the peel and delightful aroma, but it is a little thin. Sour Apple (Flavorah) adds some tartness and a great smooth sweetness. These two make the main profile.
Two Apples (Inawera) and a touch of powerful Fuji Apple (FA) help fill in the middle.
Coolada (Inawera) is like WS-23, helps chill, use to taste.
Refreshing, zesty and slightly bitter classic cocktail.
The base is the obvious choice VT Botanical Gin + VT Tonic Water and works seamlessly. Needed citrus is given by FA Lime Tahity Cold Pressed and FE Lemon, VT Bergamot adds to the aroma. INW Cactus does its thing giving freshness, but lies hidden in the mix. VT Fizzy Sherbet smoothes it all out, and gives an extra zesty touch. Can add CAP Cucumber, to smooth it out 2-3% but it is great as is. Helps clean cotton like a champ, specially after tobaccos!
INW Coolada (or WS 23) to taste. Cheers!
My first abstract profile, it is not really a tobacco and not even tropical. Can appeal to non tobacco lovers, as it is non smokey or leafy, but it is complex, dense and satisfying with a tropical sweetness that makes you smile (quite rightly!).
Sweet Guava is such a staple, but has little to do with an actual guava fruit (which is too pungent and weird). This is a sweet, non descript dense, fruity flavor with a delicious ripe banana note. This note pairs great with the chocolaty additives Red Burley and Connecticut Shade are, Virginia is in the background to smooth out and give a little somewhat.
Like the supposed meaning of Donovan's song, as he put it: "being mellow, laid-back, chilled out." Nothing to do with smoking banana strands or electrical bananas, for that matter.
ED: I enjoy it on a few days steep as I'm accustomed to the initial zing of FLV baccos, but it will balance out in a week, as @Xist kindly points out in the review.
Trying different vanilla/custard bases, I stumbled into this mix which I find specially suggestive.
The Custard base is smooth and rich, and the tobacco notes are well defined and don't get muddled up.
(INW) Custard takes the reign for me (sorry FA Custard Premium!), (DFS) Holy Vanilla and (INW) Shisha Vanilla back it up.
- for a really intense vanilla (as commercial VCTs, pump (INW) Custard to 2.5%)
(FLV) Native Tobacco and (FLV) Kentucky Blend make a dry, leafy tobacco.
(FA) Black Fire puts some smoke in, without the ash and not being too prominent.
Doesn't need much steep, a few days and rip away!
(Black Sabbath's "Master of Reality" released July 21, 1971: as a tribute to one of the greatest albums of all time, for the name of the first song seemed too relevant to this mix. Sorry, no terpenes in the mix!)