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Maxim's de Paris

Pierre Cardin's $15 cigar is yours for only 2 bucks!

Originally the Maxim’s de Paris was made for Pierre Cardin, to be sold in his restaurants by the same name - upscale eateries in Paris and New York. I’m always a little skeptical of celebrity cigars, particularly when it’s a $15 cigar like Maxim’s. But at the right price....lots of things start to make sense. Aesthetically, it’s superb: the wrapper is a nice Connecticut leaf with a silky smooth feel and lustrous sheen. Well-constructed, Dominican in origin, the filler blend shows off an aged concoction of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. Smoke one: mild but satisfying with some complex flavors, and real depth to boot. Try this one today and savor the 80% savings!

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Imperiale (Churchill) (7.5"x48)BDL OF 25 Out of Stock $150.00$34.44    
Omnibus (torpedo) (7.0"x52)BDL OF 25 Out of Stock $150.00$34.44    
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Customer Reviews of “Maxim's de Paris”
“As always my decision to buy these was guided by my budget of $40 per box. I was impressed with CI's write up and the positive fan mail. Once they arrived the most impressive thing was the size of the cigar, wow, awesome fun, I couldn't help but take a couple of photos with it clamped in my mouth. The burn is good, but has been a little uneven as I've made my way through the box, one cigar lasted an hour and a half, another only 50 mins. The taste? Hmm, as always with a cheaper cigar there has been an uneven quality of taste through the box. At it's best it has been a soft smoke with hints of cream and wood. At it's worst it tasted like an old sock, no seriously. All in all, not a bad box for the price, and I'd say the size is the cigar's strongest point, almost always giving an hour of smoking. I just wouldn't recommend always inhaling to deeply ;)”
SM of Irvine, CA
“I almost hate to rate these as highly as I do. Maxim's Omnibus or Imperiale are incredible smokes at a fabulous price..the more folks find out..the fewer will be available..!! Awesome smoke..great price. A great everyday or better cigar. Enjoy..”
DI of Tucson, AZ
“I have bought these (Maxim's) at Maxim's in Paris for a fortune and loved them. At these prices, you've got to be nuts not to buy them. They're outstanding!”
FL of Flower Mound, TX
“A very mild cigar (Maxim's) with a smooth draw and even burn and a straightforward tobacco taste. These great cigars can be smoked any time of the day. Sorry I waited so long to try them.”
JC of Albuquerque, NM
“Smells and tastes good, burns evenly, produces clouds of smoke - perfect cigar for the golf fairways. I share these with my golfing buddies who ALWAYS compliment me on this cigar. A steal for the money!”
CJ of Averill Park, NY
“I worship these (Maxim's). I am gonna hate when they run out....”
BW of Greenvegas, SC
“I'd recomend nobody else ever buy these Maxim's. After all, with a fruity French name like this, no real man would want to scarf them up, even tho as a mild stick they're consistant, flavorful, yummy, and a great all-day smoke. Happy, that way there will be enough for me for a while longer!”
KE of La Pine, OR
“Maxim is a good cigar. I find the first half of the cigar to be the best. Nutty, creamy and smooth. The last 1/3 of the cigar starts to get somewhat bitter. I've smoked 24 of them and found this to true most of the time. For the price, it's an excellent buy.”
RH of Jackson, MI
“Now working on my fourth bundle. The Torpedos draw and burn the best and seem to have the most flavor. Great cigar for that morning commute. Perfect for the golf course. It stays lit and gives off tons of smoke without any bite. Great value.”
DB of Laguna Hills, CA
“What a find (Maxim's). One of my favorite cigars and at these prices I hate to tell anyone about these because when they're gone it will be a sad day!”
RC of Fort Worth, TX
“Maxim de Paris is a very nice everyday cigar. It starts with a little bit of a spicy note, but mellows quickly to a slightly sweet, creamy flavor. Overall, there isn't an abundance of flavor, but it still has enough to be interesting. When considering the price, this is a great addition to any humidor.”
NS of johnstown, CO
“Got my bundle of torpedos and tried the first one. Very nice flavor and well constructed. The taper of these leaves it a little on the narrow side (I love a big ring gauge) but it smoked perfectly and I burned my fingers before letting it go. Nice cigar at a nice price. Great deal!”
AB of Jacksonville, GU
“There is NOTHING even close to these (Maxim's) in value. I'd pay 3X as much for them without batting an eye... They are great! I tell everyone about them and now everyone at work smokes these as their "everyday". I will shed a tear when these are gone.......”
PG of Greenvegas, SC
“I did not care for the first few Maxims tried, before they sat in my humidor for a couple weeks. After 6 weeks in my humidor, I am glad now to smoke one. It has a unique flavor profile that I have not experienced in any other cigar, and it may be that I also needed to smoke several before learning to appreciate the flavor. To me, it has a bit of a musty smell/taste that makes me think of a pile of fallen leaves in late October. It reminds me of Pu-erh tea, which is the only fermented tea in China, and how it took me a while to get to appreciate that. Construction is high quality. Give it a try after some time in a humidor, and smoke a few before making a final judgment.”
JC of Anthem, AZ
“I tried a Maxim's de Paris and didn't like it. I then smoked a few more and realized my first appraisal was wrong. This is a nice cigar, mild, flavorful and a great cigar for the golf course. Burns even and long, no bitter taste at the end. Buy a bundle or three and give your foursome a treat on your next round of golf.”
PL of Sturgeon Bay, WI
“Big bang for the buck! What you get is a bundle of 25 big cigars for a great price. Everything about this cigar is good.... Good everyday smoke, but not great. I've bought them before and just stocked up when they became available again. In a nutshell, they are as good as any $5 to $6 cigar out there.”
ML of Pinson, AL
“It's the beautiful Connecticut wrapper that makes this a joy to smoke! Even though mild in nature, after a long exhausting work day this is a guarenteed to help you unwind!”
“Rather enjoyable mild cigar in a bizarre trumpet shape. Worth $12/stick? - no. Worth the $1.20 I paid? Absolutely.”
AS of Greensboro, NC
“This a a fine smoke. It burns evenly, well constructed, remains cool, no harsh after taste, cream, leather and love. You get a lot of return for your investment. I highly recommend this cigar.”
RL of Defiance, OH
“Inconsistent but the good ones are really good. Worth a try”
MB of Ambler, PA

Maxim's de Paris

Posted by Gonz
Holy crap! Maybe it's the summer moon that has me all weird, but I've gone completely crazy over this cigar. About a month ago, I smoked this for the first time. I lit one up a Saturday afternoon just after we received some samples. Another noname closeout comes through (and suddenly the no-namers have started coming through in force again.) This one catches your attention right away. It's tightly packed, fairly hard to the touch, and a veiny, bright, golden wrapper (seemingly Connecticut shade).

Over the past month, I've smoked nearly a box of these babies. I'm smoking the Bistrot today (basically a toro with a crazy name.) It fires up smoothly and is very forgiving if you're lazy like me and don't get the whole foot lit the first time. The burn will even out right away. The flavor is fairly mild, a hint of peppery flair, and a nice smooth finish. The pepper will hang for a bit after your exhale. Awesome! a perfect mild-to-medium cigar for these hot, humid summer days and nights we've been having up here in Pennsylvania.

I'm not one who ashes often, I love to see how long I can keep a cigar going until the first ash drops. This cigar held over an inch and a half! I couldn't believe my eyes the first time. It must have been a fluke, right? Nope, it'll hold time and time again. About 1/4 from the end, it starts to soften up and burn a little hot. It has tremendous body with tons of smoke to envelope you as you smoke (as you've heard me say before, I love that!) The body and flavor hold steady throughout. There is no roller-coaster here. There is little complexity to the cigar, but it's 100% enjoyable.

Who is Maxim anyway? Who cares (although I have seen a pretty nice magazine called Maxim containing many surgically enhanced members of the opposite sex, I won't go there.) I heard this cigar was produced for Pierre Cardin's restaurant Maxim's. I guess they didn't sell as well as they thought. Fine with me, I'm just glad they're in CI's humidor now. This is one you have to take a chance on. And if you don't, that just means more for me!

(Sing this to the tune of "You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boon) --> Maxim (whoever you are), you light up my life (with a beautiful burning ember), you give me hope (that all of the crazies here at the office won't drive me to insanity), to carry on (and can come back tomorrow and do it all over again), you light up my days (with your sweet, sweet nectar), and you fill my nights (with such splendor that I want to light up one after another, after another.) I love you sweet Maxim!

I think I've finally lost it. Happy 4th of July everyone!