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C'est La Vie


C’est La Vie means “That’s life!”, and this smooth and satisfying, richly aromatic blend will definitely bring your taste buds to life. Made mostly of the finest flue-cured tobaccos, it is gently pressed and cut in the traditional Cavendish method. This process infuses the leaf with a richly sweet and creamy note of French vanilla flavor. Even though the enrapturing aroma will fill the room, the taste is remarkably subtle, and it’s wonderfully easy on the tongue. Take yourself on an intriguing Parisian vacation with the goodness of C’est La Vie.


Sal's Staff Pick - POUCHES - I enjoy variety in my pipe tobacco and, of course, I like to save money. That's why Erin Go Bragh, C'est La Vie, and John Bull are in my rotation. Here are two smooth aromatics and one English blend that are priced so low that they could easily become your favorites. 

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C'est la Vie Pipe Tobacco Shipping Constraints
1.5 Ounce Pouch In Stock $8.00
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$4.99
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Overall Rating 3.89 out of 5 Based on 28 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “C'est La Vie”

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4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Nice smoke
5 out of 5
Cest la Vie -- Voila !
Excellent, smooth, nice flavor = good smoking experience
5 out of 5
Perfect Way to Start my Day!
This tobacco is exactly what I was looking for: an inexpensive, solid aromatic. I am very fussy in the morning, and the strong tobaccos that I love to smoke in the evening don't work for me in the morning. This blend is the perfect way to start my day. The pouch note is very sweet, yet the flavoring is subtle when smoked; I get a little burst of vanilla flavor every few puffs down to the bottom of the bowl. Very pleasant. The room note is also quite nice. Just make sure that you dry this stuff out sufficiently, as the pouch is sealed well and the tobacco is very moist at first. This tobacco also blends well with Five Brothers (a no-nonsense burly with a medium-to-heavy nicotine content); this combination is satisfying as a desert-type blend. I am giving this tobacco five stars on account of its price-to-quality ratio. There are better blends out there (Mac Baren Vanilla Cream Flake, for example), but I would pay several times more for these and only enjoy them slightly more.
3 out of 5
Interesting cav.
Was a little surprised upon opening the pouch - this stuff looks like a broken flake rather than a ribbon. The first bowl I packed like a ribbon and couldn't get the draw just right - too loose, then too tight, so I wound up drawing too hard and overheating my tongue. Then I decided that, since it looked like a broken flake, perhaps I should rub it out a bit before loading. After that it smoked like a gentleman. The casing has a nice vanilla flavor that accompanies the tobacco rather than overpowers. A good cavendish at a great price.
2 out of 5
smoking nails
Very harsh, threw it away.
5 out of 5
Good vainilla taste.
I like the smooth taste and the moisture level. Will get more.
5 out of 5
C'est La Vie Pipe Tobacco
As I posted last order, this is my all time favorite tobacco. Mild, aromatic and no bite. I only wish that you sold it in a larger size than the 1-1/2 oz. pouch
4 out of 5
Excellent, smooth, no bite. Can
Excellent, smooth, no bite. Can smoke it all day.
5 out of 5
C'est la Vie pipe tobacco
I thoroughly enjoyed the C'est la Vie pipe tobacco. It was smooth and flavorful and I will definitely order more! Thanks to all the people that are involved in the shipping and gathering orders. Excellent job!
3 out of 5
Decent aromatic with setbacks
This is a decent Cavendish forward aromatic blend. However it has two main problems. There is almost no Vanilla flavor and this blend burns hot very easily ruining the bowl and forcing you to dump it. Despite these problems if you treat this like and English and take your time you can get nice smoke out of it.
3 out of 5
Where's the vanilla?
Very little vanilla flavor came through this incredibly hot-burning tobacco. Room note is nice but I wouldn't re-order. Maybe your cup of tea? 2.5 stars
1 out of 5
Doesn't live up to its promise
It smells wonderful in the pouch but it doesn't live up to its promise. Almost no taste of vanilla. It burns super hot. I could tell right away that it was hot so I went slow. It didn't bite but the pipe was scorched. The taste was a letdown. My impression is that it is inferior tobacco disguised by an intense casing that disappears immediately under the intense heat of the burn.
5 out of 5
It was my first order.
It was my first order. There was lots of red tape getting thing started but things ended up smoothly. I'm sure ordering will be simpler in the future.
3 out of 5
Not a fan
This tobacco all tho has a very pleasant aroma was just not pleasant to smoke . It seemed to "bite " to much .
3 out of 5
Exciting as finding a $5 bill in a winter jacket
I bought this for my husband and he said there nothing really exciting about this tobacco nor is there anything really horrible about it either. "A good tobacco for a yard pipe or an outside rainy day smoke break where you may have to dump half a bowl." Not a tobacco he would go out of his way to buy nor would he be offended if he received as a gift.
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
Mild, aromatic and pleasant bowlful experience.
3 out of 5
Not my blend
I got this as part of a pipe and tobacco deal run on P&C. I elected to try a couple of the aromatics despite being an English fan most of the time (started with aromatics early then switched over). I got the Casey Jones and Captain Black gold at the same time. Of the blends I got, C'est La Vie is by far my least favorite. The tobacco seemed to have a way more off flavored top note than any of the flavored aromatics I have tried along the way and seemed to give off an insane amount of condensation in the pipe leaving a wet draw. I didn't mind the other two blends as something light and different for a change of pace, just didn't care for this particular blend.
5 out of 5
C'est La
C'est La
4 out of 5
Mellow
Nice tobacco for a change, French vanilla room note is nice.
5 out of 5
C'est la vie tobacco
I try and I love it. It is good for me.
5 out of 5
Smooth flavor
Smooth flavor
5 out of 5
C'EST LA VIE REVIEW
THIS IS A GREAT TOBACCO! IT HAS AN EXCELLENT TASTE,SMELL,AND DOES NOT BITE. I AM GOING TO ORDER MORE OF IT, AND CONSIDER P&C THE BEST AT WHAT IT OFFERS
1 out of 5
no wonder it's cheap
Tasteless, worthless, might as well don't smoke.....
3 out of 5
Nice, inexpensive vanilla aromatic
Mild aromatic. As good a mixture as others costing more.
3 out of 5
Mild
Mild, cool burning. Not unpleasant, but no real character or flavor. . Worth a try.
4 out of 5
Mellow and smooth.
It will do just fine until Pipes & Cigars gets Erin Go Bragh back in stock.
5 out of 5
It's a Happy Smoke!
Good Day! I hope All are enjoying a pleasant one. New Hobbyist. Excellent All Around Tasty Smoke! I'm glad the great brand name and tobacco go together so well. It's a nice smoke as per the description. Smells attractive in the pouch. I like tasty smokes and this French Vanilla is wonderful It's a Happy smoke, and will have you shouting C'est La Vie all over the place. Not Kiddin'! Ha! I encourage all to try it. I like the pouch it comes in. I save some pouches to but the zip lock baggy tobacco's in and this is one of my favorites. I put the zip lock baggies into better, nicer pouches, like the Gold foil ones, then swap the label over. Being that this is a fantastic smoke and a wonderful name on a quality pouch, I'm ordering another as I write this... and I'm sure to keep it a regular. Enjoy!
5 out of 5
Great tobacco at great prices.
Great tobacco at great prices. Never smoked fresher and shipping was FAST. Highly recommended!
Customer Testimonials
This stuff is as gentle as a lamb. I say give it a try when you are in the mood for a (mild) change of pace or to gently slip into the new day. Also, P & C's prices are always fair, especially for this blend. JU Cincinnati, Ohio
Many of the aromatics turn me off such as Stanwell's which are just too aromatic. I found C'est La Vie to be surprisingly good. Great with a cup of coffee after breakfast.
New to pipe smoking, but I found this blend to be EXCELLENT! Great pouch aroma, mild and cool smoking, no tongue bite even when smoked hard, and it burns thoroughly. I really like this blend and would definitely buy it again.
Adequate. 6 out of 10 in aromatics
I found this blend to be best smoked slow. The true aroma and flavor come through if you don't puff fast. Overall not a bad blend but would have never tried it if it wasn't given to me.
As far as pouch brands go this one is just okay. Smells great in the pouch, like vanilla, but I could not smell or taste vanilla when I smoked it. Very minor to no tongue bite which is always good. Would be nice if it was a finer cut because the pieces are kind of long. If you want a good aromatic pouch brand go with Erin Go Bragh or Captain Black.