La Brumeuse
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La Brumeuse

5 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


5 out of 5

Vincent Manil’s La Brumeuse pipe tobacco is a very special pipe tobacco grown and processed only in the Ardennes region of Belgium. Bold and earthy, it presents flavors of toasted cedar and nuts, underpinned by definite floral notes. A phenomenal smoking experience, with flavors that don’t so much change as they do deepen, it’s a refreshingly natural smoke. It’s rustic minerality makes it a must-try for the lover of cigars.

Strength Medium
Flavor Full
Room Note Pungent

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Additional Information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 5 x 3 x 1.5 in

100 grams













Room Note



  1. 5 out of 5

    Thanks Pipe Guys, that is a wonderful tobacco

  2. 5 out of 5

    It was like smoking the essence of James Bond, so smooth and yet had such an earthy manliness to it best smoke I’ve had to date

    I’m saving this for special occasions as of rite now and can not wait for it to become easier to get so I can smoke it regularly in my rotation. It’s everything the article said it was and more it’s one of those things you just have to try for yourself

  3. 5 out of 5

    This was a fantastic experience. And, receiving a full golden block means that I’ll have many more of these experiences in the future. Since it is very dry, I packed it very tight. I was surprised at how well it lit and burned. I’m a new pipe smoker and found it to actually be easier to manage than wetter or cased tobaccos. The flavor didn’t strike me as too strong, but it was definitely thick. It was smooth though. Can’t wait until the next smoke.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Much like the anticipation of your first child, such was my experience getting Vincent Manil’s La Brumeuse Pure Semois into the US and into my virgin MM cob. I know it wasn’t easy, beginning with all of the paperwork and government red tape on Vincent’s end, and weather delays, and a holiday, on our end. I did appreciate all of the updates along the way from The Pipe Guys. Thank You Pipe Guys, and Vincent, for all the pain and suffering during the “birthing” process. I’m sure the second child (shipment) will be pain-free.

    When someone asks, “is it any good?”, it doesn’t really matter if it’s wine, pizza or tobacco. Choose either from just these three and you can stir quite the debate when it comes to a review. Pretty subjective in the end based on one’s personal experience and tastes. I am by no means a pipe and tobacco expert, or wine, or pizza expert for that matter. If I try it and I like it, it’s good. That doesn’t mean you will. That said, my recommendation is, buy some, try it, and if you don’t like it, send the rest to me! I like it!

    If you are here looking for the “thumbs up”, “thumbs down”, no stars, 5 stars, you may have already stopped reading. If you’re still with me, Vincent’s Pure Semois is unlike any other pipe tobacco I’ve come across. When you open the package, you first notice the moisture content, our I should say, lack of moisture content. It is dry and it’s no accident. The 100 grams of Pure Semois wrapped in the “golden ticket”, by volume, will fill your jar. In fact you may need a larger jar. Less moisture means more tobacco. Because it is drier, there is a learning curve. Included with the tobacco, was a helpful cheat sheet to lead me to parts unknown. Not overly complicated. By the second bowl, I think I was dialed in fairly well.

    “Pure” Semois. The pure description, I think, is spot on. This is what I imagine, hundreds of years ago, early pipe smokers experienced. There was a crop, harvested, aged, processed and then smoked. No blending or additional flavoring. The only complexity is inherent and not introduced from an added component. I was expecting something stronger. My expectations were set from reading what other people thought about the tobacco. Subjectivity again. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not mild but does have an appealing strength if you’re so inclined. The room note is definitely more on the cigar side, which I didn’t realize until I left the room then came back in. I intentionally let the fire die on my first bowl about halfway down. On the relight, the floral came through just a bit where I didn’t detect it from the top. Packed properly, you get a nice consistent burn to the bottom without overheating.

    As an experiment, I will take a small amount and let it rest in my humidor for a few days. I’ve got another virgin MM cob waiting. If I discover anything of significance between the two smokes, I’ll be back. Until then, keep the briar warm!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Thanks, Pipe Guys! It is as advertised. Everything I have read about it is true. Like all the best things in life, it is worth the wait.

  6. 5 out of 5

    The one undeniable thing about La Brumeuse is that it is unlike any tobacco I have ever packed into the bowl of a pipe. Vincent will proudly tell you that his tobacco is a completely natural, rustic tobacco containing no additives whatsoever, and he isn’t bluffing. It has no casings, top dressings or humectants. It’s grown and picked by the farmers and then aged, roasted, cut and packaged by Vincent. That’s it.

    Honestly speaking, the aroma of this tobacco is the best I have ever smelled. Delicate and floral with a definite cigar leaf undertone. As you reach your hand into the jar and pick up a pinch, you’ll notice how dry this leaf is. In fact, it’s the driest tobacco I’ve ever had, and it’s meant to be that way. It definitely has to be packed QUITE tightly or else you’ll puff through it in about 10 minutes and have an ungrateful tongue afterwards.

    The meat of this blend is a rustic cigar leaf flavor, but you get some very apparent floral and herbal notes that are very pleasing. It’s a strong one, too, with a fairly high nicotine content that you’ll feel in the back of your throat. Throughout the bowl, the flavors deepen and intensify and its unique character really shines. Vincent’s Semois can be difficult to manage, especially for a beginner, but If packed correctly, it won’t require much attention and often burns right down to the bottom without a relight. You won’t be puffing on this one quite as long as other blends. I went through a full bowl in about 20 – 25 minutes.

  7. 5 out of 5

    This has quickly become one of my favorite pipe tobaccos. I’m not an every day smoker, so when I pack my pipe, I like it to be with something flavorful and fairly strong. Semois delivers an incredible cigar-like earthiness from the first puff, but with floral undertones that counterbalance the intensity quite nicely.

    Rustic is the only word that comes to mind when I smell it in the jar. Like a basket of mushrooms, with clovers and grass. Fantastic.

    Entirely free of flavorings or casings, which is rare. A must-try if only for that reason. Highly recommended all around.

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