Cigar lovers are often divided as to which is more important–flavor or aroma. It cannot be denied that both are important factors in the selection of a good cigar. While the flavor of the smoke stimulates the sense of taste, the aroma awakens the sense of smell even before you draw your smoke to your lips.

Aromatic Cigars

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There are many aromatic cigars available on the market today. A good cigar combines special blends of tobacco to produce both a great flavor and an enticing aroma. The following are some of the best aromatic cigars:

601 Green Label Oscuro Cigars

This cigar line is a full-bodied prime Nicaraguan tobacco blend rolled in a dark Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper. The smoke is sweet, woody, and spicy. It will grab your attention and jolt your senses.

Carlos Toraño 1916 Cameroon Cigars

Many cigar lovers consider this the best mild cigar. The cigar core is rolled in an African Cameroon wrapper that emits a mellow and creamy aroma with sweet notes of Spanish cedar and nutmeg. The aroma is enough to relax the mind and body even before you light up. Smoking this cigar will give you a sweet-scented experience that will be hard to match.

Padrón Anniversary 1964 Cigars

These limited-production cigars have a rich and full-bodied flavor that make them among the best Nicaraguan cigars. They evoke the earthy aromas of coffee, cocoa, and spice from the first draw to the last.

Montecristo Relentless Cigars

Montecristo cigars are noted for their distinct aroma. The Relentless line uses a Nicaraguan and Brazilian Mata Fina core wrapped in a sweet Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper and Mexican San Andres binder. The combination of tobacco results in a honeyed fragrance that will captivate your senses relentlessly—just as the name suggests.

Sometimes, the aroma of a cigar is hard to discern—especially when it is outdone by whatever the guy or gal next to you is smoking. To truly appreciate a cigar’s aroma, consider taking your cigar into a quiet room and smoking in solitude. Smoking with friends is more fun, but the chance to appreciate the full aroma of these fine cigars may be well worth taking.