I started smoking pipes this past December, and like most I started with aromatics. I started with the hopes of finding "that one vanilla blend" I remember smelling every time I walked into my grandfather's house when I was a kid. Having tried and not liked any cigars, I figured all other tobacco would be like that, and Aromatics would always be the only style of tobacco I would ever smoke. Somehow I ended up with a couple ounces of Dunhill's My Mixture 965 in a trade. The first smell only added to my though that I would never smoke an English blend, especially one with that crazy Latakia stuff people are always talking about. I was extremely turned off at the strong spicy smell that I was convinced would never taste good in a pipe. A couple days ago, on a whim, I decided to try out a bowl of 965. Boy was I surprised! It actually tasted sweet. Not sugary sweet, but still sweet (I'm still trying to figure out how to properly describe and review tobacco). I was really surprised how different it was from what I originally thought was a horrible tin-note. And another great point is no soggy heel when I'm done. With the aro's I was always left with a ton of soggy wet tobacco in the heel, not with 965. After looking up 965 reviews, I found that it was an English and has Latakia in it (which people are pretty polarized about), and decided to purchase a similar blend. I've just posted an order for Frog Morton on the Town. Do you guys think I will like that one? What other blends do you recommend?