Illusione is a boutique brand created by Dion Giolito and consists of several lines. HL is short for Holy Lance and represents the Lancero of the line. The “Holy Lance” refers to the historic sacred spear (the one that pierced the side of Christ during the crucifixion) that, according to legends, Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Roman history, brought to battle to ensure victory and protection.
This HL is dressed in a bright Colorado wrapper. It is slightly rough to the touch, while the veins are very small. Construction and filling are excellent, the draw is on the tighter side.
- Country of Origin: Honduras (Raíces Cubanas)
- Size: 40 x 190mm (7″ 1/2)
- Wrapper: Nicaragua
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Price: € 10
Illusione HL Natural: the cold draw reveals aromas of wood and dried fruit, with a delicate nutty nuance.
Overall, this Illusione HL Natural is an excellent cigar. The flavor range is broad. Very balanced in the strength / flavor ratio, except for the first tercio. Nevertheless, this HL Natural remains a safe haven for those who want to smoke a small size, without an excessive strength, but equipped with a broad aromatic flavor profile.