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Curly Flake. Balanced and fine sweet in the taste pipe tobacco. Finest, lemon yellow and orange colored Virginia tobaccos from the USA and Zimbabwe are pressed and rolled after the conditioning. After long maturation into square bars pressed and in flake slices cut.

Notes: This is now sold as "Selected Blend No. 32".

BrandW.O. Larsen
Blended ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
CutCurly Cut
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Nicotiana_rustica Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nicotiana_rustica (23)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Indeed a typical curly (flake) cut. The smell upon opening is like rich, sweet, honeyish. The moisture level is just right. The flakes breake up very easily if you choose to rub it out. I normaly just stuff one flake in a smaller bulb (Peterson 999) and enjoy a nice sweet smoke. I strongly recommend smoking this tobacco in a pipe with a filter, as the flavors are more pronounced. Overall flavour is mild to medium, but I feel that it is a good relaxing smoke, and if you stick with it becomes more complex and rewarding. The room note is exceptional, rich and pleasant. Overall the tobacco is my reference for a DANISH tobacco style and one I would keep always on hand.

Similar Blends: orlik golden sliced.

7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2080)
Mild None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

W.O. Larsen Special Blend No.32 Curly Flake.

The appearance of the tobacco is delightful, the flakes having a curly/wave like pattern to them and giving off an almost caramel like scent. The rubbing of this tobacco is a complete pleasure, the moistness is supreme and it is easily processed into a brilliant texture to smoke without taking up much of your time.

Once filled it lights up splendidly, giving a good/even burn leaving a pure white ash. The smoke is of a fairly medium build, neither too thick nor thin and even if I strain the life out of my pipe it still doesn't bite me! Vitamin N is good as it doesn't blow your mind into orbit, is not too little and can be inhaled with ease. The flavour is exceedingly pure in it's Virginia status. I don't get any extra qualities at all, only a very ample hay/grassy Virginia character. The room note is also unadulterated Virginia and this would be great to smoke in presence of others as it is not at all heavy.

This smokes very clean without causing a lot of cake, this is another reason it would make a great regular tobacco.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

5 people found this review helpful.

Christrom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Christrom (34)
Medium Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Smooth Virginia taste, the caramel taste is there in the background. Mild mannered and inoffensive, but for me it is a little bland. Good as an all day smoke though.

4 people found this review helpful.

Pseudo Nim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pseudo Nim (129)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Caramel is the first thought that comes to mind on lighting this, what a shame I don't like caramel, otherwise I could rate this much higher.

Quality of leaf is very good along with moisture content, the square flake rubs out nicely and I allow the tobacco a little drying time in order to be rid of the caramel topping. After half an hour or so it's ready for lighting and the caramel goes to the rear allowing a very fine quality leaf come to the fore.

Straight from the tin or part dried, this is a creamy smoke, not always pleasant (IMHO), but creamy all the same. Fully dried out, this is still creamy and still without bite, unfortunately for me, the caramel is still lurking in the background and every now and then seems to pop up as if to say "Am I the taste you don't like then ?" and of course, when fully dried, has a propensity to burn at speed.

I will not buy this again simply because I do not like the taste, but I could see many others loving it, therefore three stars.

3 people found this review helpful.

Steerpike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steerpike (156)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I smoked this back in 2004, and have just found my notes as well as a tin that I squirrelled away to mature. I remember being very impressed with the unusual presentation, curly flakes but not rolls. As if they'd screwed the baccy up in bunches which they'd loaded haphazardly into the press. Looked cool!

There was a sweet Virginia aroma with perhaps the faintest hint of vanilla. The tobacco was very mild indeed, and I found it a little dull but nice on a hot day. It was easy burning and people seemed to like the smell. That used to matter to me...

When I crack the ancient tin I'll update this.

2 people found this review helpful.

Cumarinophil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cumarinophil (108)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

W.O. Larsen No. 32 Curly Flake is a mildly cased pure VA that delivers a very pleasant taste of pure tobacco spice and tang. The casing is working its magic predominantly in the background, subtle, supportive, enhancing the natural Virginia sweetness. Could be some honey/vanilla/cream, slightly different from the Mac Baren casing in taste but of similar intensity. Satisfying strength, no bite and one of the easiest flakes to handle complete this amazing experience for Virginia lovers, VaPers and fans of aromatic blends alike.

Similar Blends: Pfeifen Schilde Spun Flake No. 32 (same blend in 100g tin).

1 person found this review helpful.

Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (251)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Not a real review, because when I opened my tin, I found that the seal had been compromised, and the tobacco was, alas, bone dry. Rather than trying to rehydrate it, I instead mixed it 50/50 with some C&D Pirate Kake, doused that mixture in Frangelico and Malibu Coconut, and let this meld, creating a Latakia aromatic, something I have experimented with before.

Now, obviously this means that I have not had this tobacco on its own, and can't really evaluate it on its own merits, but it did, even given its initially dried-out state, make an excellent Virginia base for my blending efforts, so at least from this I can conclude that it is a good tobacco.

Maybe I'll get the opportunity to try it from an uncompromised tin someday, but also I'm glad that I was able to find a use for my "spoiled" tin. The Latakia aromatic is quite good, and I have enjoyed several bowls.

1 person found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Mild Very Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

A pretty dull looking tobacco this one.

Nice tin aroma. A faint sweet caramel is about right.

It's a well behaved blend, well cut for easy rubbing out.

Really quite pleasant, doesn't really taste of anything, doesn't smell of anything much and doesn't bite.

An unassuming blend well worth trying, but not really worth going out on a limb and buying a bloody great tin.

Thank goodness for 5g samples.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I don't know flks, this one was strange. A broken Virginia flake that I swear has some kind of added flavoring that I found to be off-putting. Smoke slowly to enhance the flavor (what little there is). I just believe there are a lot more quality broken Virginia flakes in pipe smoker's land than this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I am sure I did a review on this tobacco and it has seemingly disappeared. Oh well.

I really like this virginia blend. Indeed, it is one of my favourite tobacco's. However, I think (as per other reviewers) it might not be to everyone's taste. The caramel flavour is noticeable but since I like it - that's fine!

The tobacco lights very well and burns smoothly and lasts well. Now I am a "hot smoker" (a real puffer) and this tobacco burns slowly and very well for me and that is a big plus since many tobacco's don't burn as well as this one. I find it doesn't "bite" as some virginia's and that is another plus for me.

There is nothing else I know of "out there" quite like this blend. It is unique and I think it should be valued for that reason alone. At the least if you haven't tried it give it a try. If you are a virginia fan you may very well discover a new favourite.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (321)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I thought I had reviewed this one before. This is a very nice, easy smoking Virginia. Subdued, with not an extreme propensity to bite (obviouslly, if smoked slowly), very delicate and civil.

For a beginner, or someone who wishes a milder change of pace, this one is a good choice.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipesolitude Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipesolitude (23)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild Very Pleasant

I am a bit puzzled by this one but I think it deserves 4 stars because of the smooth quality, at least after a couple of years of aging. First of all, this is definetely a flavoured tobacco, and Im surprised by those reviewers who rate it as mild in flavoring. I think this is one is not very far from a danish style (or something between that and an aromatic) even if it is a straight virginia. It's a type of tobacco that could probably make pipesmoking a bit enticing to those around you (if you had to smoke in public and want to go for something less obstrusive). The room note is not exactly like an artificial aromatic, it is more of a genuine tobacco smell together with sweet caramel. The same flavouring also translates into the taste department. Actually, I find this tobacco curious becuase the actual virginias are so mild in taste that I hardly detect any taste at all. It's like a very smooth and neutral taste together with a consistent layer of sweet cake, or caramelish taste, but still a bit subdued. Subdued by what? Nothing really, just a very smooth tobacco that I think is of good quality and gives a pleasent smoking experience. But I would say the virginias are more on the earthy side, I don't detect any bright or grassy notes. The tobacco is a bit sticky, and even after I had opened it and forgot the tobacco in the tin for over a year or so, it had not dried out and was still in need of a few relights while smoking. But I would still say it is fairly easy to smoke, if you pack it right and all that. And it does not bite. So I think this is a good option for someone who do not like artificial aromatics but still wants to have something that smells very nice, and does not burn too hot. The smoke is creamy with a somewhat robust body but smooth nevertheless. The only downside is that it accumulates a bit of an ashy aftertaste in the mouth while smoking, so probably works best with a drink. It seems that the backflip of the wonderful scent is this ashy coating that it builds up in the mouth, that gradually intruses on the smooth side of things, and that can also give a tounge burn if you are not careful. But few tobaccos are perfect, right?

Age When Smoked: 2 years

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Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

The blend discription above is kinda misleading because this blend is an aromatic flake.once the tin cracks a wonderfull caramel coconut smell comes out.a deeper smell and some vanilla notes also come out.the flakes are curly/waves with perfect cut and moisture.they can be broked or rubbed easy.i prefer rubbing them for a better lighting and fewer relights.while smoking the flavours are very nice and natural.the caramel/coconut topping feels very natural and sweet.virginias are tonned down by the topping but they provide grasses,citruses and some bread notes.i also noticed some black cavendish wich are obvious in the flake and the taste' giving some vanilla notes.generally the flavours are tasty and natural from the beginning till the end.burns slow and medium hot to perfect ash with a lot moisture left at the filter and the end of the bowl.nicotine level is medium and the aftertaste very note is great with some chance of tongue bite if pushed a can ghost a pipe very all day smoke.generally if you prefer unflavoured flakes don't bother buying it.if though you like aromatic blends it's worthy!

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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THROATHIT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Sweet mild creamy Virginia, nothing to shout about but nothing to moan about. Has a super fruit cake rich figgy pudding aroma in the tin to greet you. about as exciting as troost to smoke.

I feel this is best smoked a flake at a time and puffed slowly but frequently. Ideal for smokers new to the pipe or in my case returning after a short break. Great quality vg in a Danish style that can be easily smoked without distraction from other tasks.

Pipe Used: stefano exclusive

Age When Smoked: new tin

Purchased From: Lands stratford upon Avon England

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