If you’ve bought one, you know cigar humidors are designed to store your cigars freshly, but if you don’t season them first, they can be destructive. When they’re brand new or haven’t been used in a long time, humidors need to be properly seasoned to be effective.
Classifying cigars isn’t an easy endeavor, because just about everyone has a different way of naming and describing them. Numerical figures might be accurate and more inclusive, but they’re sterile and take away some of the enchantment naturally associated with a cigar.
Cigar gifts have been a staple present among men for decades, but a cigar in itself might seem a bit insufficient, depending on the occasion. Even if you purchase more than one, or specifically order an obscure favorite brand, on their own cigars are like giving a batch of muffins—certainly delicious and appreciated, but almost pitiful if delivered in a Ziploc bag. So housewives give baked goods in nice baskets, and men give cigar cutters along with any cigar.
Some fine cigars have come out of machines and huge processing plants, but all aficionados will agree that it takes a human hand to create the best. Everything about a cigar carries a certain romance: its tropical origins, long history, and ancient aromas.