Illusione

Review: Illusione ~mj12~ Maduro

At IPCPR 2011, Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione Cigars, added a Maduro version of four vitolas, to his core line joining the ~hl~ Maduro that…

Illusione ~ULTRA~ MKULTRA

In 2006 when Dion Giolito was reworking some of the blends for his national brand Illusione there was a cigar called the MK, a 5…

IPCPR 2011: Illusione

And it was a big year for Dion. Back in February, Dion Giolito dropped quite a bombshell indicating that he would be launching a maduro…

Weekly News (July 11, 2011)

Editor’s Note: And here we are. One week out from the IPCPR trade show and things are reaching their peak. Last week saw a host…

Weekly News (June 27, 2011)

Busy week, slow week, busy week, slow week. Or at least that’s how I’d like to think of it. The reality is the weeks keep…

Lancero50 Redux

Some Random Thoughts… Lanceros are a Pain in the Ass to Photograph — Or at least if you try to stand them up. They are…

Review: Illusione ~hl~ (Maduro)

Inevitable? Yes. I’ve already reviewed the Illusione ~hl~ in Candela and Natural, so the ~hl~ Maduro was only a matter of time before I completed…

Weekly News (June 6, 2011)

Editor’s Note: On Friday, the IPCPR sent out the much awaited “rules” for the bloggers. It was met with quite a host of criticisms, but…

Review: Illusione ~hl~ (Candela)

It’s green. No, not that kind of green. Okay, maybe that kind of green. I’ve professed my love, or lack there of, for Candela once…

Weekly News (May 23, 2011)

We are fifty-five days out from the start of the IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas. Brands are quietly showing off their “secret” unannounced products for…

Review: Illusione ~hl~ (Natural)

It’s Dion’s Lancero. That’s about all I got for the intro. It’s one of the most highly touted cigar lines that a lot of people…