When Illusione cigars founder Dion Giolito set up, his appraoch was clear: to “do the opposite from everyone else in the industry.” And that’s a goal he's certainly accomplished- from the blends themselves to the leftfield packaging. One of their biggest innovations was introducing the concept of “full-flavor, medium-bodied” cigars, something ta...
When Illusione cigars founder Dion Giolito set up, his appraoch was clear: to “do the opposite from everyone else in the industry.” And that’s a goal he's certainly accomplished- from the blends themselves to the leftfield packaging. One of their biggest innovations was introducing the concept of “full-flavor, medium-bodied” cigars, something taken up by other cigar brands.
From the Cruzado, a dark cigar with a belicoso tip that boasts plenty of toasty woody flavors with a hint of salt combined with a hickory-smoked sweetness receiving a 91-pint rating to the Fume D'Amour, an impressive 95-rating for its superb balanced flavor, Illusione cigars are a premium choice whcih we exclusively import into Malaysia.
Released in late 2012, the Illusione Rothchildes are crafted with the finest Nicaraguan tobaccos that are finished with a stunning dark Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper. They're medium bodied, earthy, spicy, with notes of cocoa, salted nuts, and leather along with a floral aroma.
Original Documents is a rustic looking beauty with Nicaraguan Criollo ‘98 and Corojo ‘99 all packaged up in a Rosado wrapper. The result - a long ride through flavor country with notes of oak, black pepper, leather, and cocoa. This full-bodied blend received a 93-rating, noting: “balance as well as strength, with sweet leather, nuts and cocoa on the palate.”
The lack of dark ligero leaves normally found in this type of blend offers a tamer medium-bodied profile. However, make no mistake, even with less strength; the flavors of charred wood, roasted coffee, toasted almond, and a rich, spicy sweetness, will satisfy just about every type of smoker.
Illusione Epernay Seire 2009 Le Ferme Robusto Cigars are part of a beautiful series of cigars crafted by Dion Giolito under his Illusione banner. Originally made in small batches they become regular due to high demand. These cigars are made of Criollo and Corojo tobaccos which are enwrapped by a grade one caf̩ Rosado wrapper.
For those unfamiliar with this boutique beauty, it’s a medium to full-bodied blend of Nicaraguan Criollo '98 and Corojo '99 Viso and Ligero long-fillers, all bound together by a Rosado Corojo wrapper. This combination leads to big flavor. We’re talking notes of cocoa, leather, a touch of cedar, and a bit of spice.
Half Wheel Cigar of the Year 2016. A superb handmade cigar filled with seco dominant blends of Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo tobaccos draped in a Nicaraguan café claro AAA grade wrapper. This mellow to medium-bodied cigar is slow burning and full of flavors of pepper, roasted almonds, and hints of sweet caramel.
Illusione Ultra OP. NO. 4 Bench Pressed Robusto Cigars are recreated version of original mk Ultra blend which Dion Giolito felt was too strong. He blended this cigar with rich Nicaraguan tobaccos grown in the fertile soils of Esteli and Jalapa. They are secured in place by a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. This combination delivers a full bodied, full...
Cigar Aficionado #3 cigar 2014. Fume d’Amour translates to “smoke of love.” Armed with tobacco from a particularly strong crop year, Giolito had cigars made without ligero (the strongest component of tobacco) and focused on lower, milder primings. The result is a truly delicious cigar with balance and style, brimming with a rich, nutty taste, hints of...