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WOMEN, POWER & CIGARS
Along the side of every powerful man…
is a beautiful, powerful woman.
The cigar has been a symbol for power, privilege and prestige... since the
conquistadors introduced tobacco... to the European nobility... in the 1500s.
It's all power! A man smoking a cigar is trying to capture that power...
able to show off a little bit.
Women smoke cigars for the same reason.
Just holding this power prop... with their
fingertips... gives women a certain
sense of Freedom, Power & Moxy... as either a unique independent thinker
romantic femme fatale.
Power is Sensuous…
We like Sensual Pleasures.
taste good, and like fine wines, well aged spirits and gourmet
food, they are a connoisseur's experience to be contemplated and
a cigar gets finer with
age... if kept in the proper humidor.
The ritual of lighting a cigar and savoring the complex tastes... of a
and properly treated smoke... can be a wonderful focus for
meditative reflection... on the pleasures of the here
and now... rather than on
demands of a busy schedule.
Paired with deliciously fragrant cognac, the rich, roasted aromas of
even a strong, savory red wine, a good cigar offers a wealth
to the discerning palate.
Women have made powerful advances in the corporate world... which
male-dominated for so long, they also experience more stress.
They have more disposable income. Women
are less afraid of embracing typical
male pastimes for relaxation, like smoking a fine cigar.
Cigars have recaptured their traditional symbol of success, celebration
achievement. People yearn for old established rituals... rituals of elegance
and sophistication, of good-fellowship and camaraderie.
They call it a gentlemen's industry,
which to an extent, is very true...
Women add a certain "Class" of their own.
Women Love the
Aromatic Cigars... from Vegas de Santiago
Unlike "harsh" Cubans...
are elegant hand rolled cigars...
that will delight you...
with every slow draw of smoke.
But the rave reviews don't surprise us, because we have witnessed
care... lavished on the tobaccos - all the way from the
"sun kissed" fields... to
The manufacturer insists on a
90-day aging period, in the climate-
humidification room, before
releasing these exclusive cigars.
Churchill, Corona, Toro, Torpedo, Laguito,
Our Famous Brands
Robusto, and our New "Shaman" (Chaman) Cigar and our
New Vegas Chiquititas!
After you have smoked
one of our Vegas Chiquititas... you
will smoke no other brands!
Chiquititas... are smooth, delicate and petit... with a
flavor for their size. The perfect smoking sensation...
that will leave you craving
These cigars are a labor of love for
our Cuban master blender Don Louis Santana,
who has been able to produce such an intensely flavorful
smoke that appeals to the most discriminating smoker.
From the deep Rainforest… to
the warmth of the rich volcanic Earth…
rises like a
"Phoenix from the
Ashes", the legendary and rare "Vegas de Santiago" Premium
from Costa Rica!
The Quality is born in the
Our tobacco is grown in the
fertile, high volcanic mountains, at a
height of 1100 meters
above sea level, in
Santiago de Puriscal.
The special conditions here allow us to grow our
tobacco with very little use of pesticides and
fertilizers. We also quick-freeze our
tobacco leaves, before and after
Our special tobacco is then
hand-picked, selected, dried and cured
for 3 years
with tender loving care. In Costa Rica, this is called
"Pura Vida", Pure Life!
Where the tobacco plant is considered
The Manufacture of "Vegas de Santiago" cigars is all done by hand,
using the tubing technique after "de-veining" the leaves. Our rich
and smooth wrappers are imported from plantations in Nicaragua,
shade-grown to perfection.
The Mystique of the Rainforest lingers
in the smoke…. and the mild,
taste will convince you of the high-quality
of "Vegas de
Santiago" Premium Cigars.
As the manufacturer of "vintage
tobacco" Premium cigars, we offer
their own custom cigar bands.
for Prices and Styles of Cigar Bands!
us... with any
questions you may have.
Greetings from Costa Rica!
"Famous & Power Women"
Catherine the Great was born in 1729.
She loved smoking fine cigars
bands are her invention.
She insisted on a band - to keep her royal
from getting stained with tobacco.
Marlene Dietrich played the Russian ruler
in the film "The Scarlet
The actress was often seen smoking cigars.
shared her love of good
literature and love of good
with her friends,
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The poet Amy Lowell,
Colette and George Sand,
all enjoyed a fine cigar.
"La Africana" cigar factory in Cuba... holds the distinction of being...
to employ a woman (1878). The best cigars
from this factory
were sent to
The George Sands Society, founded in
Santa Monica, California in
the largest women's cigar smoking society.
Bonnie Parker, of Bonnie and Clyde infamy,
of the stress
of their jobs.. by smoking cigars.
In modern days, the famous WWII pin-up
Lillian Russell, fogged up
GI's lockers... with her cigar smoke.
are all women
the headlines... and cigars in their relaxation kit.
Women bought less than
a tenth of a percent...
of all cigars in the
women buy over five percent... of all cigars,
for more than forty
of the retail cigar dollars.
The Cigar Association... estimates that there
are now half a million...
Cigar Aficionados offer these tips
buying and smoking cigars:
- Buy cigars from a tobacco shop. There are many
quality Cigar Shops
online, such as: Vegas
Premium Cigars from Costa Rica.
They'll know more about
the product and have a better selection
than liquor, drug or grocery stores.
Pick a great smelling cigar. Chances are if the cigar doesn't
smell good, it won't taste good either.
- Make your first smoking experience pleasant. Don't smoke in a
you'll feel self-conscious. A good cigar is best smoked
in a comfortable
atmosphere, such as at home with friends... after
- For your first time, select a premium hand-rolled cigar in the $3
range. Brands made in Costa Rica are popular sellers
because of their
mild, pleasant flavor….and mountain grown
tobacco…is very smooth.
- Dip the head of the cigar - the end you put in your mouth - into
brandy or a fine port wine. As you draw on the cigar,
you'll be able to
taste the flavor. Some companies sell cigars that
have been dipped in
liquors and wines. There are also some nice
flavored cigars, like cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, coffee, and
macadamia nut... to name a few.
- Women may prefer the more feminine petite smokes... that resemble
cigarettes. But with cigars, bigger is usually better. Smaller cigars
tend to get hot...
very quickly, and the taste is often harsh. The
exception... is the exquisite "Chiquititas" from Vegas de Santiago!
- Don't inhale. Cigars are for enjoyment, not a quick nicotine fix.
Always ask permission... before lighting up in a
restaurant, even in the smoking
people find the smoke... highly offensive, and even
smoker-friendly places, cigars are often prohibited.
What is so alluring about the Cigar Woman?
What makes her so damn attractive... to cigar-smoking men
men, who don't smoke cigars)? First of all, there
is a certain
strength about a
cigar smoking woman. She is someone who is
self-confident, secure and ready
to fly in the face... of the criticism... of
her family and friends.
She stands out. Men like women... who aren't afraid to break
risks. They know these women... just might rock their
The image of a woman... holding a long, sleek, cylindrical
prompts even the most sophisticated men... of the world...to be reduced to
drooling newborns... in suits.
If you haven't already realized it, there is a whole new mode of
men... that has been born in the 1990's. Cigar parties,
and cigar tasting, cognac tasting, beer tasting and the like, are predominantly frequented by men.... lots of
men. These events do not exclude women.
However, it has been my experience... that rarely
more than two
women... are in attendance, and every man...
in the room... is keenly aware
of the presence... of those few smart, lucky ones.
If you come to one of the tasting or parties, be prepared
scrutinized. However, you will also be fawned upon, flirted with, wined, and if you wish,
dined, if not worshipped, by your pick of men.
They will compliment you, show you respect, and perhaps best of all...
offer you cigars. Your only challenge... will be to figure out...
and I suspect... you've all had some practice at that.
Puff sensuously, puff deeply. Then look quickly over your shoulder and see the look on the face of the man who's been watching you...
He loves you!
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