Illusione Cigars
Illusione ~88~ Candela (Robusto)

Vitola: ~88~ Robusto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Candela
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L.
Country: Honduras
Purchase Source: CigarPage.com
Date Purchased: September 12, 2019
Price: $6.60
Date Smoked: July 17, 2021

Illusione ~88~ Candela (Robusto)

07/17/2021
COVID-19 Day 481
 Dion Giolito, ~88~, Illusione Candela, Illusione Cigars, Nicaraguan, Nicaraguan Candela  I was looking forward to smoking this Illusione ~88~ Candela all morning… Today’s the day!

At the start, smoke bellows effortlessly from a perfect draw delivering smooth slightly grassy earthy tobacco flavors… with a nice white pepper spice on the retrohale.

Moving into the second third, I’m impressed with the tobacco blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos (Aganorsa Leaf) that makes this cigar “More than your normal Candela”. I have found these Candela blends from Dion Giolito at Illusione Cigars to be packed with flavor!

Hmmm, now I’m thinking I probably should have these on hand… #Box Worthy!

Smoke time 90 minutes 

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


07/31/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 131: 3.0-Mile Cigar
~88~, Illusione Candela, Illusione Cigars, Nicaraguan, Nicaraguan Candela This morning was my maiden voyage with the Illusione ~88~ Candela in Robusto for its first-ever Cigar-Walk. I’ve been craving the Illusione “Green” lately so today’s the day!

I’m been a fan of these Illusione Candela cigars ever since my first puff last year… I’ll be sure to keep a few of these and the Lancero Hl (Holy Lance) stocked in the Sakamoto TupperDor.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


10/26/2019
My second time today… and I became a fan!
I’m loving these Candelo Illusione Cigars!

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Stay Chill


09/24/2019
This was my first time with the 88 Candela. It had a bad tear in the wrapper, so this did not count. Illusione Cigars saw this and sent me 3 Lanceros and 3 Robustos to replace the two damaged ones that I had received previously


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