The purpose of this thread is to launch a discussion about cigars. As a sidebar story, I am disappointed that typologycentral does not have a section labelled "Sensuality," which would in effect be an explicit domain for discussions about sensual experiences. Nevertheless, I myself am a recreational cigar smoker. Tonight I had a Cohiba, though it was purchased a while ago making it not as fresh as I'd like it. Still, I found the cigar excellent. Indeed, I agree with Tolstoy when he says that a cigar isn't so much pleasure as the crown and hallmark of pleasure. This is of course profoundly true in my experience. The cohiba experience is like no other, affording the smoker different qualitative experiences as the cigar burns down. Personally, my favorite part is when the cigar is close to the end (approximately between 4 inches to 2 inches). It is in this part that cohibas have a light leathery smooth taste. The sensation provided by these two inches as the cigar nears its end is unprecendented. I've never had the same experience with other cigars, though I am open-minded on this which is why I'd like input from other cigar smokers. To wit, what are your favorite cigars? Why?