You are probably aware of the fact that there are loads of different cigar accessories on the market, fitting every cigar budget – from cheap $10 lighters to limited edition humidors that can cost tens of thousands dollars.
When I was contacted by a company dealing in luxury cigar accessories, called Cigar Luxuries, I asked myself what role the accessories played in the smoking experience. Personally, I own a quite expensive cigar lighter (gifted), but my other gear is rather low-end (I’ve got a basic cutter and an ashtray that I got for free at an event). As you can see, I did not invest much in the cigar accessories (I did, however, invest in Riedel wine glasses because they are so classy – I wonder how they compare to the Degustazione wine glasses from Cigar Luxuries, but that’s another story).
Cigar Luxuries offer high-end cigar accessories and glasses made from 24% lead crystal, designed by renowned Italian specialists and crafted by artisans in Italy. What immediately strikes the eye is their ingenuity – these are not just cigar holders and whisky glasses, they are especially crafted to preserve flavors (the cover in case of the cigar holder) and allow you to hold a cigar and the glass at the same time. I haven’t tried using the glass, but it sure looks cool.
Of course, these gadgets have a certain price tag that will seem excessive to some aficionados. Whereas I would not probably purchase one for myself, I would certainly consider gifting it to a smoking friend or colleague.
What about you?
How important it is for you to own expensive, stylish, beautiful cigar accessories?