I generally like the smell of pipe tobacco when ive smelled it, just never actually smoke it.I feel like I should warn you... Aromatics are not going to taste a lot like what they're claiming the flavors are. You might get a hint of it, but it's nothing like vaping. If you want something that tastes like vanilla, apple, etc. you're better off getting that through vaping. ACID cigars have more flavoring to them than pipe tobacco does, as a reference point.
Although like you suggest, this is why I want to start with something relatively cheap and easy to see if i catch a 'big' i like.