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Turkish tobaccos return to the forefront in this blend and are combined with the seductive mistress of all oriental tobaccos… Latakia. A medium strength mixture for fans of Turkish tobacco

BrandPark-Lane Tobacconist
Blended ByPaul Bonacquisti
Manufactured ByPark Lane
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Very Mild None Detected Very Mild Pleasant

Even lighter in strength than Scene One with more Oriental leaf and the Latakia there, but way off in the distance. I struggled with this blend and tried it in a variety of pipes. I found it to be best in a large, V shaped Dublin. The flavor started the come through about midway down the bowl when the tobacco condensed as it will do with V shaped bowls. Even though it started to purr a bit for me, it never really gave me enough of the Oriental spice that I enjoy.


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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is one of five blends in PL's English Sampler #4.

This is very tasty. Much fuller in flavor than expected from just Lat and Oriental. Every bit as good as Scene 1. Both are well worth trying.

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

One whiff of Orient Express Scene Two and you know right away that this is going to live up to its namesake. I have been going through a batch of two ounce samples from Park Lane about a year and a half ago. I haven’t yet smoked OE Scene One so I can’t make a comparison. In the pouch, this tobacco is cut to a wide ribbon, much in the same way many of the Murray’s era Dunhill blends were cut. OEST is comprised of mainly tan and darker tan ribbons and a medium amount of Latakia. At first light it’s Turkish all the way with the Latakia in the background. But it evens out quickly and the Lakakia rises to the occasion. I get a subtle sweetness by mid bowl. All in all, this is a decent, balanced, Oriental blend made with quality tobacco. It has some complexity, but I still prefer Turkish Mystery over OEST. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder as both blends are worth a try for Oriental lovers.

Age When Smoked: 18 months

Purchased From: Park Lane Tobacconist

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