The aroma of pipe tobacco is very pleasant compared to cigars (good ones have a good aroma to a nose that's acquired the taste, while bad ones smell like sweaty porkpie hats) or cigarettes (two words: frat house). Many more people will find pipe smoking intriguing. On the other hand, some will find it weird.
Originally Posted by Aevum
Another thing is that it's much harder, relatively, to get and keep a pipe burning compared to cigars or cigs. You've got to pack the tobacco tight enough to burn hot but loose enough to draw air through. But whatever OCD led you to this forum will probably help in this regard.
[B][SIZE=7]S[/SIZE][/B]tately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned:
—[I]Introibo ad altare Dei[/I].