So I finally decided to venture out of the world of aros and into the world of VA and English blends. Being a big fan of C&D blends I stared on their website reading about their English tobaccos. The one that caught my eye was #420 Habana Daydream. I read some reviews on it and that was it I placed an order for 4oz. I have been eagerly awaiting a package on my doorstep for the last couple of days and on my way home yesterday my wife calls and tells me I received a packed but it smells horrible. On my arrival at the house sure enough she was right, it reeked. After opening the package the aroma hit me in the face and it definitely was not appealing. The tobacco looked great but it smelled bad. A little disappointed I decided to split it between two 8oz. mason jars and left some to sample. When I woke up this morning and walked into my office there was a small box sitting on my desk. When I open the package I find this http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab99/smokingmiami/100_4507.jpg My wife said she felt bad about my disappointment with the smell of the tobacco that she wanted to give me an early gift. It is rather an unusual looking pipe but anything from my wife always makes me happy. It is a Big Ben Invention, guessing it was a specialty pipe or year pipe since it has a number 613 on the side. Given that she lifted my spirits I went ahead and dedicated this pipe as my first English pipe. I proceeded to fill the bowl with the #420 HD and tamp down. I packed a little more than half and left for work. I did not want to smoke in the car ride because I really wanted to enjoy the smoke and get at taste for what an English blend is all about. Given that the weather here in the summer is intolerable for pipe smoking I took a pair of keys from a vacant warehouse unit and decided to smoke my pipe peacefully inside the vacant unit. WOW!!! What have I been missing? This tobacco is GREAT!!!! Smokes like no aro I have ever smoked, nice full, white smoke and what flavor. The bowl lasted me about 40 mins. and what was left was a fine ash. It taste nothing like it smells. It has a full rich taste of tobacco. I might just have to buy some more and store it beacuse one of those jars is coming back out.