Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Smoking Lounge: Pall Mall's Natural Filter

I think my first regular brand was Pall Mall Gold 100s. They had just come out when I was in prep school and I thought they were kind of cool as well as good tasting.

I knew a Catholic priest with whom his pack of Pall Mall regulars was a constant fixture. I think he liked the Latin writing on the package: In hoc signo vinces -- Under this sign we conquer. Come to think of it, I was studying Latin when I started with the Pall Mall Golds. That must have been the appeal.


  1. I can't remember if I ever tried Pall Mall's. I know I smoked Parliaments for a while. They were kind of cool - had a recessed filter tip that made a star design as you smoked it.

  2. I went thru a Parliament phase too. And a Kent phase. I think it was due to Anglophilia. Parl's had a kind of aftertaste, but I still like Parliament green.


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