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Monday, 03 January 2011

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il888pic1 Welcome back and Happy New Year! Last week we profiled Illusione Cigars and took a look at some of what the brand has to offer. To continue the Illusione theme, we have two of the brand's cigars to review today. Let's see if Illusione's 888 and Nosotros Robusto are worthy of future purchases.

Illusione 888

As mentioned last week in the profile of Illusione Cigars, Dion Giolito, the brand's founder, labeled its cigars with some odd, yet meaningful names. The 888, aka “Necessary and Sufficient,” is the number derived from the sum of the letters in Jesus' name in Gematria, a Hebrew numerology. It's just one example of Giolito's creative names given to the various cigars in the Illusione line, many of which have a theme based on his faith.

The Illusione 888 measures 6 ¾ x 48. The cigar's filler and binder are both made from Nicaraguan tobacco. The same holds true for the wrapper, which is of the Nicaraguan Cafe Colorado variety. The 888 is categorized as being medium to full-bodied in strength.

The 888 is an attractive cigar with a dark brown wrapper and a slightly oily sheen. It's very smooth and has a minimal amount of veins present. The cigar has zero soft spots and is feels firm to the touch. A simple, yet elegant band sits near the head. It's small and has 888 stamped on it in a stylish font. Like other Illusione cigars, the band's white and black colors look great against the dark wrapper. The cigar's overall construction seems to be on-point. The pre-light aroma and cold taste give off hints of delicious chocolate.

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