Which cigars have the best aroma or "room smell" ...

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  1. eazy

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    A friendly Friday discussion topic: in your opinion (or even better, in the opinion of a non-cigar-geek you know), which cigars have the best aroma or "room smell" after they are lit? And what is it that you/they like about it? Is it a particular wrapper, or something else?

    I've always found it interesting when my wife or other non-smokers comment on a cigar as smelling good or bad. And recently I was listening to a podcast interview with Rafeal Nodal of Aging Room, where he claimed that he blended one of his cigars (the Boheme, I think) based entirely on the smell, trying to recreate what he remembered of the cigars his grandfather used to smoke in Cuba. Maybe a bit of a tall tale, but a neat idea nonetheless.

    So, what cigars smell the best?
     
  2. BenS

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    The one I'm going to smoke this evening with my feet up and a stiff drink.
     
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    What cocktail will you be drinking bro?
     
  4. BenS

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    Dunno yet. Suggestions?
     
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    Mint julep? Summer is almost over might as well before you guys head into arctic season
     
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    Gin Ricky is one of my go to summer drinks, but doing a Jameson on the rocks right now
     
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    sounds rough bro
     
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    This is a great question. It would be good to know some good choices that have the most enjoyable or least objectionable aroma for the times you have to smoke around non smokers.
     
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    Can’t think of any specific standouts with an aroma better than others but I was at a wedding recently where all the groomsmen were smoking some kind of acid cigars (couldn’t be bothered to look closely at the box) and the smell was borderline nauseating.
     
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    My wife really doesn't like cigar smoke in general.
    Only one she ever said anything nice about was an Oliva V.
    To be fair, she's not around much when I smoke, so she hasn't been exposed to a whole lot.
    But fwiw, she seemed to sort of like that one.
     
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    Aged LGCs Mdo 2s. Aged Party 898Vs, 8 year old Mag 46s, HdM Epicure Especials, HVC La Rosa 520s all come to mind.
    (Half the CC catalog with 5 years probably)


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    Great idea. Working on a pitcher for tomorrow right now. Sans the seltzer of course. And what do you mean? MN is balmy af. It's always summer next to the wood stove bro.
     
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    Arturo fuente casa Cuba divine inspiration is smelling pretty good tonight.
     
  14. eazy

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    Yeah, the more I think about this, the more I realize that once we light up it is pretty much impossible to tell what someone who isn't smoking might think. So even then, I see many reviews that talk about room smell. Of the cigars you've smoked, which smelled really good? I've smoked a lot of cigars, but never really considered this. I will begin tonight!
     
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    monte anejado churchill, very pleasant floral aroma, mag 50, epicure especial, psd4. Can't recall any nc's having a good aroma.
     
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    Montecristo no2, Oliva serie V Melanio, or CAO Brazilla. My wife seems to like the smell of these when she goes to the cigar bar with me
     
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    Most people around me have enjoyed Drew Estates Java line. Only infused cigar I enjoy. The aroma is usually described as coffee/chocolate or mocha.
     
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    My wife likes the smell of My father cigars. I have little experience, so take that with a grain of salt.
     
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    Try a Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro
     

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