Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

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Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Joshoowah » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 pm

A friend of mine brought me a brick of this stuff. I just now got around to opening it because I was in the mood for a good shag. Let me tell you, the cut on this tobacco is extremely fine, so much so that it looks a lot like moss. The flavor profile of the tobacco is sweet, earthy, grassy, and subtly floral. The room aroma is floral (my wife loved it), but not overwhelmingly so. After about 5 bowls, I'm in love with the stuff. I could smoke it all day, every day and be just fine with doing so.

Those of you who like shag cuts, try it.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Now I need to go look for some....
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by coco » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:16 pm

Joshoowah wrote:
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I was in the mood for a good shag...
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Fainn » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:51 pm

Joshoowah wrote:
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I was in the mood for a good shag.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Joshoowah » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:02 pm

coco wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Joshoowah wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 pm
I was in the mood for a good shag...
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Gotta love double entendres.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Joshoowah » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 am

Smoking a bowl of this right now. Seriously, go buy some.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Irish-Dane » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 am

Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 am
Smoking a bowl of this right now. Seriously, go buy some.
Got a link? Maybe to some Sixpence?
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by ryland » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:45 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 am
Smoking a bowl of this right now. Seriously, go buy some.
Got a link? Maybe to some Sixpence?
Okay, let's keep it civil.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:08 am

The word "floral" always scares me. I don't care too much for the perfume/soap flavors, and it really ghosts a pipe. I'm trying to de-ghost one of my go-to pipes right now, to clear it from some G&H flakes I was trying.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Joshoowah » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:23 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:08 am
The word "floral" always scares me. I don't care too much for the perfume/soap flavors, and it really ghosts a pipe. I'm trying to de-ghost one of my go-to pipes right now, to clear it from some G&H flakes I was trying.
It does not taste floral, just a hint of it in the room note.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by hugodrax » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:59 am

Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:23 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:08 am
The word "floral" always scares me. I don't care too much for the perfume/soap flavors, and it really ghosts a pipe. I'm trying to de-ghost one of my go-to pipes right now, to clear it from some G&H flakes I was trying.
It does not taste floral, just a hint of it in the room note.
I think you'd really like it, sir.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by rgcurrey » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:12 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 am
Smoking a bowl of this right now. Seriously, go buy some.
Got a link? Maybe to some Sixpence?
Ok, you asked . . .
https://youtu.be/Jnq9wPDoDKg
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Irish-Dane » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:33 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:12 am
Irish-Dane wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 am
Smoking a bowl of this right now. Seriously, go buy some.
Got a link? Maybe to some Sixpence?
Ok, you asked . . .
https://youtu.be/Jnq9wPDoDKg
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:11 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:59 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:23 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:08 am
The word "floral" always scares me. I don't care too much for the perfume/soap flavors, and it really ghosts a pipe. I'm trying to de-ghost one of my go-to pipes right now, to clear it from some G&H flakes I was trying.
It does not taste floral, just a hint of it in the room note.
I think you'd really like it, sir.
Thanks, it's on my list.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:16 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:11 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:59 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:23 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:08 am
The word "floral" always scares me. I don't care too much for the perfume/soap flavors, and it really ghosts a pipe. I'm trying to de-ghost one of my go-to pipes right now, to clear it from some G&H flakes I was trying.
It does not taste floral, just a hint of it in the room note.
I think you'd really like it, sir.
Thanks, it's on my list.
Digging for a little more info on semois, of which the subject tobacco is reported to consist of 30 percent, I ran across this entertaining piece from the nyt. (There's a better way to structure that sentence I'm sure.)
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/m ... oogle.com/
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by rgcurrey » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:44 pm

Great read on that article, thanks for that.

Now, could someone have told me about Le Petit Robin prior to my smoking pipes order last Tuesday. It goes to the wish list until the fall I guess. :|
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by Del » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:48 pm

http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/108 ... etit-robin

VA-bur, super-fine cut. The reviews are more insightful than usual.

According to Pipes & Cigars, the box's label is "Pure Samois."

https://www.pipesandcigars.com/p/le-pet ... /#p-228969
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:16 pm

Joshoowah wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 pm
A friend of mine brought me a brick of this stuff. I just now got around to opening it because I was in the mood for a good shag. Let me tell you, the cut on this tobacco is extremely fine, so much so that it looks a lot like moss. The flavor profile of the tobacco is sweet, earthy, grassy, and subtly floral. The room aroma is floral (my wife loved it), but not overwhelmingly so. After about 5 bowls, I'm in love with the stuff. I could smoke it all day, every day and be just fine with doing so.

Those of you who like shag cuts, try it.
the cut on this tobacco is extremely fine, so much so that it looks a lot like moss

Sounds like goodness. Compare and contrast to G&H Balkan on the cut?

A brick, you say? How about a pinch here and there to see?

The flavor profile of the tobacco is sweet, earthy, grassy, and subtly floral.

Grassy and floral are red flags to my tastes.

I am unsure what earthy means. I ascribe sweet to a Red to Orange VA bakky.

Tell me more of this earthy, please.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Ok, I pulled the trigger (to borrow the phrase from Hugo) on a brick of this. I've had one bowl, and so far I dont get the "sweet" part. "Earthy"? Perhaps, depending on your idea of earthy. It sort of triggers my old memories from 40 yrs ago of Five Brothers.

DL, you really want to try a bowl or two of this? Just let me know.
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Re: Tabac Manil - Le Petit Robin

Post by hugodrax » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:18 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Ok, I pulled the trigger (to borrow the phrase from Hugo) on a brick of this. I've had one bowl, and so far I dont get the "sweet" part. "Earthy"? Perhaps, depending on your idea of earthy. It sort of triggers my old memories from 40 yrs ago of Five Brothers.

DL, you really want to try a bowl or two of this? Just let me know.
You don’t like it, let me know. I’ll buy it.

Now, to get the sweet? Pull once every thirty seconds. Don’t worry about relighting, it’s dry as a bone and will stay lit. Think angel’s kisses on your draws. Faint little puffs.
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