I smoked this english blend for the first time this evening. I was a little leery of at first because of the strong latakia smell, but after the first light and the wonderful earthy aroma I was totally sold. I did smoke this outside and didn't get the full effect of the room note. I love the fact that there was actually some flavor to the smoke and a good nicotine kick. I have mainly smoked aro's and find that they smell good, but lack the flavor and the nicotine. I will certainly be smoking way more english blends from now on.