Recent new arrival from Nyon and Geneva, from Tabac La Couronne in Nyon and from the flagship Davidoff store in Geneva.
First, from the Davidoff store, my dear wife selected upon certain special requests from me and appropriate suggestions from the courteous and knowledgeable personnel, the all new Davidoff Nicaragua Diademas, shown here in on the left side of the above picture in it’s elegant 4 units box, two Flor de Selva El Galan (upper left side), four Bolivar Bellicoso Finos (down centre), one Hoyo de Monterrey Grand Epicure Edicion Limitada 2013 (right centre) and four Davidoff Puro d’Oro Magnificos (centre far right). Can’t wait to try those Diademas!
Then she kindly paid a visit to Tabac La Couronne à Nyon (a very nice and quiet little town located 30 km from Geneva on the north side of Lake Léman) where again were selected and suggested a few interesting cigars like this La Couronne Gran Reserva Robusto (upper right, brown and black leafy band), one Muchacha Pittbull Nicaragua (upper right, blue ribbon), one La Flor Dominicana Factory Press Limitado (centre left) and one Bolivar Presidente Edicion Limitada Suissa 2013 (down centre).
And finally this book:, « CIGARE ». Edited in 2012 by Éditions Fertilys, www.leseditionsfertilys.com. Authors: Alexis Aazam Zanganeh, Patrice Engelberts, Davolo Steiner, Philippe Jeanne & davidh. ISBN 978-2-8399-0947-1
A huge book measuring 30,5 x 30,5cm by 3cm thick and weighing 1,762 gr.. More than 150 pages of pure litterary pleasure, illustrated with beautiful images and photo-montages, comments by authors, philosophers, chroniquers all presented here on the highest quality paper. The world of cigars viewed from « Addiction to Zino » in a total and complete different way, light years away from the usual cigar Glossary. Artistic, meditative, sometimes as volatile as cigar smoke swirling in the air or as caustic as a vitola butt just extinguished, this book written in french deserves to be called a « Work of Art ». Here, Bob Dylan is cited within one or a few pages away from Aristote, Victor Hugo, Sacha Guitry, Shakespeare, Serge Gainsbourg, Alexandre Dumas, George Sand, Voltaire and a myriad of other diverse and brilliant authors, musicians, philosophers, writers etc. Each letter of the alphabet has it’s theme word or more: from Addiction to Power to Death, Love. Cigar, Sex, Trinity, Civilisation, Aestetic, Unattendency, Intimacy, Passion, Rock, Cuba etc from which all texts, citations, photo-montages, images are melted together to form a single « painting » or collage for each one of these words. Simply gorgeous and magnificent. A must have for all beautiful and artistic book collector. Congratulations to it’s authors! The absolute pairing? Reading this book while smoking your best vitola!
Thanks to my wife who shares with patience and altruism my passion for the Cigar.