I keep catching myself inhaling pipe smoke, no matter how I try to not do it. I've developed an occasional cough and walking uphill is starting to bring back memories of my cigarette days. I need lots and lots of nicotine, so inhaling keeps sneaking back. I can smoke 1792 and not inhale and be satisfied. Thus, I have started casting about for some other Evil Bad Ungodly Concoctions that might work as well. Last week, I got some G&H items in the mail-- Dark Flake Scented, Kendal Flake, and Dark Bird's Eye. The Bird's Eye is too much like Drum to keep me from inhaling, but the Flakes are small miracles. I've always been something of a snobby tobacco purist-- no aromatics or flavorings for me, oh no, my tastes are refined. I was wrong. There's something really haunting and addictive about the bizarre flowery perfuminess of these tobaccos, and I regret that it's taken so long to find out about them. Tinned 1792 was my introduction to it, but the bulk I have on hand is missing the perfume and I wish it were still there. (Still a good smoke, though.) Dark Flake is reputed to have licorice and maple in it, but I'll be damned if I can find it. It has the same sort of Tonquin floweriness that tinned 1792 does, only more of it-- lavenderishness seems predominant. It's like smoking a sachet until about half-way through the bowl, at which time it turns into a really vile cigar (makes me think of Parodi). Delightful! Kendal Flake is another matter entirely. Smoke it and you've fallen face down in a florist's display case. The flavors don't meld together into something vaguely flowery, they stay quite distinct. One moment, there are roses. Another, heliotrope. Another, who knows what the hell that is. The experience keeps flipping from flavor to flavor and smile to smile. This one can be snorked, though I wouldn't recommend that with the Dark Flake.