Being very new to pipe smoking, Captain Black Royal seemed like a good place to start. I would recommend this to anyone who is just starting their pipe smoking hobby, or if they are a seasoned smoker looking for a mellow relaxing smoke. I have a sweet tooth, so the flavor of vanilla mixed with the sweet Virginias made this a tasty treat. The aroma was inviting as well. People around me enjoyed the aroma as much as I enjoyed the flavors.