I'm still rather new to pipe smoking, little over a year and a half in and I'm loving it! The sweet smell of aromatic pipe tobacco peaked my interest but I soon found out just how good a natural tobacco blend could be. Before pipe tobacco I've only ever smoked cigarettes, which I always thought were nasty, and never really enjoyed smoking them. Learning the different profiles of the various tobacco strains has been a lot of fun. I've come to favor oriental forward blends like Oriental Silk and Embarcadero. I'm very thankful to the Youtube pipe community, they've taught me so much about the hobby in such a short period of time and how to get the most out of it. The pipe community in general has so many good, welcoming people I'm happy to be a part of it.