I decided to try this blend and ordered an ounce of it from LJ Peretti. I have to say that I am glad I did not order more. I have smoked two bowls of it now, hoping for something to develop but was disappointed. I have to agree with another reviewer who stated that, out of the bag it smell like nothing so much as "play-dough." It really does. It is a ribbon cut with a dull color and fairly dry. It packed well in my african block meerschaum and lit easily. However, it took four relites to get through the bowl and, even then, I finally just gave up on the last bowl and dumped it. I found it to be just a bit harsh with no sweetness and nothing like the "flavored aromatic" which I was expecting. Certainly no cherry flavor at all. Over all it was kind of like pipe smoking a poor cigarette tobacco without the nic hit. Very dull. I cannot say that I recommend this and will not be adding it to my cellar.
This aromatic was a total disappointment. There wasn't any cherry before or after lighting.
Strangely, the tobacco in the bag smelled sweet but not like cherry. I am not kidding when I say the smell reminded me of play-dough. The tobacco was not dry but it certainly was not "wet" like some aromatics. Upon lighting, it burned well but once again, it strangely was missing any cherry flavor. Slight sweetness but ultimately bland. I went through about an ounce and after each bowl asked myself why I was smoking this blend because it was not satisfying at all. Perhaps it was a bad batch. I did purchase it at Peretti's and it says "cherry cavendish" on the bag so this one is a mystery.
I usually smoke English blends but like to try aromatics every now and then as a change of pace. And I have found other Peretti aros very satisfying so this was a strange, smoky experience.
I tried to go outside my usual aromatic box with something a little out of the ordinary. This was unfortunately I really bad call. The cherry tin smell is incredibly overwhelming, while the actual flavor of the smoke is near nonexistent. I was trying to get something fragrant to appeal to my girlfriend so I can smoke in the apartment during the winter, but she refuses to let me smoke this due to the unpleasant room note. Cherry Cav smokes incredibly hot and seems to have a very high humectant content.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a nice aromatic, look elsewhere.
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