Illusione mk ULTRA

Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione Cigars, seems to have the golden touch with me. He hasn’t made a cigar that I haven’t just loved. Matter of fact, my first cigar review for NTA was the Cruzado Domenicos. Along with the Eperney, each blend has its own unique character all of which I adore. The MKULTRA […]


Dion Giolito talks about what is new at Illusione Cigars


Illusione ~88~

We’ve reviewed a few different Illusione products over the last year. But each cigar provides a different experience, so I thought I’d add one more to our library of Illusione reviews. Today I’m firing up the ~88~ which if memory serves me correctly was my first introduction to Illusione Cigars. Name: Robust ~88~ Company: Illusione […]


Illusione Epernay Le Elegance

In 2008 Illusione released the limited edition ECCJ to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the European Cigar Cult Journal. This cigar was pretty popular, but like all limited edition cigars they are nearly impossible to find these days. So in 2009 Dion Giolito released the Epernay, which is based upon the ECCJ blend. The Epernay, […]


Illusione ECCJ

Today I’m here with a stick I have been waiting a while to try and the anticipation is killing me. I have the Illusione ECCJ. ECCJ stands for European Cigar Cult Journal to celebrate their 15th Anniversary. Those of you who listen to Dogwatch Cigar Radio are probably familiar with Colin Ganley who writes for […]


Illusione ~mk~

The Illusione ~mk~ is another creation from Dion Giolito and the Raices Cubanas factory. This corona sized cigar is nicknamed the “Teaching Machine” because Dion believes that this particular vitola is perfect for tasting and appreciating the true beauty of the Nicaraguan tobacco used in the cigar. The ~mk~ is wrapped with a cafe colorado […]


Cuchillos Cubanos ~46~

Here is another guest review from Dave (@DX_FXN). The Cuchillos Cubanos is Illusione’s entry into the world of “budget” smokes. Each cigar is a 60/40 blend of long and medium filler and is available in a number of different sizes that come in five packs and retail for UNDER $20 each! Tobacco Origin: Nicaragua Size: […]


Cruzado Dominecos

Cruzado is a new line by Dion Giolito, maker of Illusione cigars, which was introduced this year in Las Vegas at IPCPR. The cigar has a wrapper of Nicaraguan criollo with a Nicaraguan and Honduran filler blend.