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Illusione 888 “Necessary & Sufficient”

Illusione ‘888’

The Illusione brand, owned by Dion Giolito, is what I consider a hidden treasure in the cigar world.  Due to low production and limited retail availability, this brand is easily overseen by many aficionados all over the world.

The Illusione 888 has a subtitle name of “Necessary & Sufficient,” which tells a small story about the naming of the cigar.  Dion Giolito states, “Here is where I delve into my faith a bit more.  The name Jesus (Ihsouv) adds up to 888 in Hebrew numerology called Gematria.  Each letter is assigned the corresponding number.  Necessary & Sufficient both describes the balance and profile of this cigar.  It also represents to not go wanting, He is all I need, He is necessary and sufficient.”

The Illusione brand consist of the following vitolas:

  • ‘888’ Necessary & Sufficient – 48 x 6 ¾
  • 4/2 g Church – 49 x 7 ½
  • 68 Bombone – 44 x 4
  • f9 Finesse – 44 x 6 ¼
  • 88 Robust – 52 x 5
  • 2/3 tre in uno (culebra) – 33 x 6 ½
  • cg4 White Horse – 48 x 5 5/8
  • mj12 The Majestic 12 – 54 x 6
  • ‘2’ And crowned of thorns – 52 x 5 ¼
  • ‘1’ Dark Prince – 48 x 9 ¼
  • mk – The Teaching Machine – 42 x 5 1/8
  • hl – The Holy Lance – 40 x 7 ½

On to the review….

Illusione 888 Attributes:

Size: Churchill

Length: 6 ¾

Ring Gauge: 48

Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Country: Nicaragua

Price: $8.70 USD

I do believe that this cigar is worth of your time and money.  Minus the burn issues the Illusione 888 was a great smoke, especially if you like the sweet creamy notes in your smoking experience.  I suggest you try the Illusione brand, even if it’s not the ‘888’, you won’t regret the decision.

Illusione ‘888’ Rating:

Pre-Light:                       8 pts.

Smoking:                       6 pts.

Overall Exp.:               7 pts.

TOTAL:                          21 pts.

-kaleehb

 
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