I started smoking a pipe at age 14 and later also cigars, and continued until about age 35 when quit cold turkey. I liked them both, but hated the taste and smell of cigarettes.
No question, a newly-opened tin of pipe tobacco really smells wonderful, but never tastes that good. Same for smell/taste of cigars.
In all the years of smoking, I had many, many people of both sexes tell me they liked the smell of the pipe, but there was never anybody that would mention they liked the smell of cigar smoke. Most hated it, including my poor wife, so I tried to smoke them when she was not around. I did smoke pipes all the time, even in the car. Maybe that’s why none of our three kids ever smoked.
An aside for those who may be considering smoking: I smoked about a pound of pipe tobbaco a week and about five cigars a day for all those years. I read all the stories about cigarettes causing lung cancer, but only rarely did a story mention pipes or cigars. When they did, they said the incidence of lung cancer from those was low, but mouth and throat cancer was much higher.
As I never knew anybody to have those types of cancer, I just pooh-pood the risk. Then one day a close friend of mine, who always had a pipe in his mouth as I did, showed up at a meeting. I had not seen him for months.
He had just recoverd from the surgeries to remove his tongue, his palette and his gums! He could not talk coherently and had to keep a hankerchief over his mouth to wipe away the saliva that dribbled out. All he could eat was baby food.
I quit smoking the next day.
And, never let it be said that tobacco is not adictive. It’s been many years since I quit, but when somebody lights up a pipe or cigar now, I smell it and get an almost overpowering urge to light up again. But I don’t.