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The King is dead! Long live… Smoking Philip Morris Blue cigarettes

Over the past year or two, Philip Morris has bred so many versions, varieties, and designs of the same name cigarettes that it’s hard to tell which is which. During this time, these cigarettes have had a global change in packaging design, the “Expert” variety has appeared, etc. The version of today’s review is the cigarettes of the end of 2019, a kind of “united” variety.

However, the variety has not changed, I’m sure that the bag has not been subjected to any changes. It’s just that these cigarettes are called “transition cigarettes. What exactly is the transition? Not even a “transition”, but a “departure” and primarily for another brand from Philip Morris – Dubliss cigarettes, which have been produced since early 2010.

The back of the pack promises smokers such benefits as dense tobacco padding(?) and a “comfortable tight filter.” You mean the filter used to be uncomfortable and the padding loose?

On the bottom of the packet there is a kind of “Easterling” revealing the true essence of the variety. Pay attention to the “stamp” of the brand in the lower left corner, or rather the name of a completely different cigarette. This is of course a joke, but in every joke there is a bit of a joke =)

The cigarettes in the pack are packed in a technological shell of embossed paper. In general, Philip Morris has long ago “moved away” from the still traditional “foil,” and I have no idea what that has to do with it. Maybe it’s cheaper that way. They still put the “old quality” message on the stiffness frame of the pack. Although in the domestic version of PM this inscription has always been nothing more than a design element.

The new, “handy” filter is nothing new – it’s a completely conventional, three-part filter with an acetate mouthpiece.

The design of the cigarettes, for all its modesty, still looks quite catchy. It’s all about the endlessly repeated brand name inscription – the “handwritten silver” autograph on the filter, the stricter lettering on the rim paper and the “looped” embossing on the cigarette paper itself. Too many “accents” to be an organic design.

Three sections of the filter, quite usual design for very many brands – a short mouthpiece of tight weave and a pair of “drums” of acetate fiber, where one with a very sparse filler of charcoal crumbs. By the way, the body of the filter, tactilely, is really stiff, but the manufacturer here has crooked his soul. The density of the fiber is the most usual, but all its sections are assembled in a kind of rigid sleeve made of thick cardboard.

The new “filler density” of cigarettes is not particularly pronounced, the cigarette is easily squeezed by the fingers and loses tobacco in the pack. The bag in the cigarettes is relatively light and consists of yellow, light yellow and dark yellow fractions. Everything is very even, simple, without any “color anomalies.” The mixture is sliced chaotically and is represented by an abundance of various ribbons, flakes and a relatively small amount of vein slices. There are also small flakes with a texture more like linty paper. I wouldn’t claim that this is reconstituted tobacco leaf, but its total use in cigarette bags is a recognized, official fact.

The taste of the smoke is not really different from most “classmates”. The usual mid-cigarette spirit of the modern tobacco industry in our country. A little acrid, with a hint of “burning paper”, which is more pronounced in the smell after smoking. Judging by the rapidly darkening filter, the cigarette smoke is tarry, but neither in taste nor in satiety it is not expressed in any way.

Simple cigarettes, which you can grab for a bite to eat, but no more than that.