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Overall Rating 4.41 out of 5 Based on 222 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Aurora Principes”

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5 out of 5
This batch had the light
This batch had the light wrappers, not the maduro I had expected. My fault though as I assumed that would be the case. The cigars are still fresh and soft, and love the flavor and size, and the great price. Shipping was fast too. Always a great experience dealing with CI. Not so great with the previous supplier I dealt with beforel Thank you CI.
5 out of 5
great little cigar
A really nice little cigar.
3 out of 5
Decent quick smoke
Decent cigar for the price. I bought a box expecting a nicer flavored cigar. However, I did enjoy them, they're a nice cigar for when you don't have a ton of time to sit outside and burn a nice one. I didn't get much of the vanilla flavor from any of them, and a few were packed too tightly to smoke/ Overall, not bad at all for what I paid.
5 out of 5
Perfect for everyday
These cigars are the perfect everyday cigars. I like that they are individually wrapped. Makes them perfect for camping, the beach, long motorcycle rides, etc. Great flavor, even burn, great smoke.
5 out of 5
golf smoke
Great smoke for the golf course I take three or four with me every round come sealed so you don't have to worry about a humidor love them great taste.
5 out of 5
Brian Monahan (bmonahan2@msn.com)
The cigars I ordered are fine. I've ordered them before. It would be even better if I would be pick to win the monthly drawing that I've been entering for the last three years!! hahaha!
4 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Vanilla
Inexpensive, but a decent quick smoke(flavorful).
4 out of 5
Not a bad deal
For the price a very good cigar not great but like I said for the price very good
5 out of 5
Tom Vacek, Kissimmee, FL
These are an excellent smoke no matter how low the price is ! The Rum flavored tastes like a pina colada. These are really nice cigars,..burn evenly, great taste even if it isn't lit. I highly recommend them !!!
5 out of 5
Decent everyday smoke
Decent everyday smoke, inexpensive, consistent quality,overall good value for money.
4 out of 5
Pretty good, price is right
Let's be clear, these are not for cigar snobs. I like one once in a while, when outdoors, etc. These are very mild, the vanilla is subtle, and a box of 55 is like a lifetime supply for me.
4 out of 5
Good smoke,great price
Good for a short smoke , a little hash at times but overall good.Good construction
5 out of 5
my everyday cigar
this is a very nice mild cigar. good draw and a smooth burn every time, you can't beat this cigar.
3 out of 5
Homogenized tobacco product
Stay away from these if you are like me and can't stand homogenized tobacco binders. Other than that, if you don't mind the taste, then these are a can't miss.
5 out of 5
She loves them
She loves them
5 out of 5
A BEST BUY
The chocolate flavor is subtle and not overdone, the cigars are always fresh in the wrapper without using a humidifier, and they always draw easily for a smooth and relaxing smoke (I like mine with bourbon)
3 out of 5
Principes Palma Natural
I've been a regular buyer of the Principes natural corona, which I enjoy quite a bit as a short "work" smoke. I decided to try the Palma, as a knock-around smoke at the house. In short, I (so far) do not like it as much as the corona size. The flavor is different... slightly more "bitter", for lack of a better term. It was still a decent smoke, lasting about 30-35 minutes, but seemed to lack the more "aged" flavor of the corona. Time will tell, as to whether I simply got the two or three "bad" ones in the box. For the money, as a yard smoke, it's not bad at all, just not quite as nice as the smaller corona.
5 out of 5
Very satisfied with how fresh
Very satisfied with how fresh the cigars are and taste, also how quick they got to my house, I will be doing service with CI again
4 out of 5
Very mild
Very mild
5 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Palma Rum
not what i usually smoke but a good cheap smoke. flavor is short lived.
5 out of 5
Great Value
This is a good everyday smoker for a great value.
3 out of 5
good for the price
Not a top of the line cigar but sweet and smooth. Affordable and I enjoy it.
5 out of 5
La Aurora Principles Cherry Flavor
The cherry flavor taste nasty. The vanilla version are much better.
5 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Natural
My husband loves these, 3rd or 4th time to order
2 out of 5
Got worse
Purchased theae twoce last year (cherry and vanilla) and loved them. Purchased another box of vanilla this year and they were just awful. The tip was chopped off so you are spitting out tobacco and no vanilla flavor or smell to them at all. Very disappointed.
5 out of 5
Excellant Cigar for the price,
Excellant Cigar for the price, perfect for fishing.
5 out of 5
Love Principes are very good
Principes. Have a good taste to smoke .
4 out of 5
La Aurora Principles Vanilla
Tasty (with a good draw) and well constructed, but a little to strong, besides that it's a nice little cigar.
5 out of 5
Excelent!
Excelent!
5 out of 5
Good flavor
Fresh and tasty for a quick smoke Rapped individually stays fresh
5 out of 5
Surprisingly good
Though I hated the Principes Rum flavor, the vanilla is quite good. The vanilla is very, very faint, and I can really only taste it after comparing it to the unflavored cigar. The effect is great. It just makes the cigar's flavor "thicker" and more complicated. I'll probably switch to these. Best flavored cigar I've had (limited) experience with.
4 out of 5
Cheap but fairly good quick smokes.
It had been a long time since I'd had La Aurora's Principes but when I saw the price CI had on them I decided I had to give them another try. Okay, so first the cons: sometimes they are slightly soft in spots and there are times they may draw somewhat unevenly--but not enough to really matter. The pros: they taste pretty good, they're CHEAP, they draw well, the tips are pre-cut and they give you a decent quick smoke. I'm glad I tried them again.
5 out of 5
Principes
Love these cigars. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Nice Everyday
These are a favorite of mine for times a full cigar can't be enjoyed. Always consistent
5 out of 5
La Aurora Principe Palma new size?
I have been smoking these as an everyday cigar for a while. They have been a good cigar for the price. With the last delivery, I noticed the box was bigger, the cigars were longer and the ring size seemed to increase. At first glance, I thought, great even more for your money. Why they changed the size, I don't know, but the quality of a good cigar for the money decreased to an ok cigar for the money.
5 out of 5
Best cigars I have tried.
Looked for a smaller flavorful smoke. This is it. Inexpensive and tasty. Naturals are a nice break from Cherry flavored. Perfect size for a smoke at lunch.
5 out of 5
Bigman's review
Oustanding flavor and the size is perfect. The price is accurate and delivery time was great. These are one of my favorite brands to order from this company. When I run low I will order another batch of this kind and the Cherry ones. Thanks guys
5 out of 5
Bigman's review
The chocolates ones were my favorite of this brand. Now the Principes Cherry are my favorite one. The bold flavor and the smell have all my friends wanting to smoke cigars now. I went on vacation and took only 10 with me. I ran out of cigars in one day. Now everyone wants to know where they can order these cigars.
1 out of 5
corona cherry
The Corona cherry smokes were to cherry and almost bitter due to the cherry flavoring.
5 out of 5
amazing vanilla cigars
Don't hesitate like I did because these aren't ten dollar cigars I am highly impressed with the quality of wrapper and tobacco as well as the sweet sutl taste of vanilla would highly recommend these thanks ci for the fast shipping as well
4 out of 5
Good smoke,great price ,consistant quality
Arrived fresh ,In excellent cond ,I will definatley order again.
5 out of 5
Pretty darn Good
First time trying these sticks. Very nice even burn and mellow taste not to mention the price is right for an everyday smoke. Flavor was pretty good. I would purchase again
4 out of 5
exactly what I was looking for
Was looking for an affordable, mild conneticut. I found it here ( La Aurora Principes Palma Natural ).Mild, tasty,and a nice 40 minute smoke
4 out of 5
Good every day smoke
Good flavor. Great price. A couple have been hard to draw but overall good light smokes.
5 out of 5
excellent
Crafty little flavored cigar. Draws easy. Good to the end. Worth every penny.
5 out of 5
RANDY CAUDELL
LOVE THESE CIGARS
3 out of 5
Car Repairs
And these little smokes go well together. They stand up nicely to wheel bearing grease.
3 out of 5
La Aurora Princples Cherry
Really nice smoke. Love the individual wrappers, especially when you order 55 of them. When I reorder, I plan to order the 'regular' ones not the cherry. I should have known better ... I really don't like cherry flavored anything. But other than that, I really like them. Perfect for when you need a quicker smoke or when you're still not satisfied after a full cigar. Good way to conclude you smoking session with satisfaction. Randy
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I would recommend this cigar to my friends who are cigar smokers. Nice even burn and the taste is pleasant
4 out of 5
Principie Palma
The Palma is a milder, lighter version of my all time favorite everyday cigar, Principies Natural. The Palma is 1-2 rings fatter than the Natural, burns a little faster, and can get "hot", but for less than a dollar a stick, a great value for a 100% leaf tabbacco stick if your a 3-4 cigar a day smoker.
1 out of 5
Looks Good, Tastes Bad
These are cheap and for good reason, no flavor or taste, lots of smoke, but maybe not tobacco smoke. They say these are made from floor sweepings at the factory.... enough said. Stay away.
3 out of 5
Not what I expected
I bought the Palma Vainilla expecting a slightly larger version of the Vanilla Corona. That is not the case. The Palma Vainilla was larger as advertised, but the wrapper was significantly lighter and the flavor significantly different, to the point I was reminded of it every time I lit one up. I really liked the Vanilla Corona, but not so much with the Palma Vainilla. All these have a precut end, but the Palma Vainilla seems to 'leak' the short filler more than the smaller Vanilla Corona. they were smokable, but will not order these again.
5 out of 5
Palma Vanila fantastic.
A box of 55 Palma Vanilla, Holy, delicious to the end. Each have a nice wrapper to keep the boys fresh. Burn is consistent, smooth & definitely a reorder. Enjoyed this cigar so much.
5 out of 5
5 Star quality!
They're great, smooth and refreshing!
5 out of 5
GREAT Day to Day Cigar!!
These are my husband's favorite. Great for an every day cigar!
5 out of 5
Great Little cigar
For the money you can't beat it for a everyday smoke Same mild taste the whole cigar
5 out of 5
Cigars
These cigars smoke nice; they have a mild chocolate flavor and a mild character. I gave one to my son and he liked them and said they were smooth. I ended up giving him a few of them. Their smaller 5 x 38 brothers are about the same. If you want a more tobacco taste buy the unflavored. I have been buying the 5 x 38 unflavored for years.
5 out of 5
I love it
Excellent
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Smooth long light smoke great taste
3 out of 5
Not bad
These are sort of high class phillys blunt
5 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Palma Natural
Good little go everywhere cigar. Foil wrapper works great for keeping fresh in the pocket. Pre-cut end makes for an easy draw and has a smooth taste.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
I found a new everyday cigar. Doesnt last too long, smokes well. Price is right!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
I can keep them on the boat for the weekend and not worry about them drying out, don't need a cutter, smoke great. I think they are much milder than they are rated (this is a plus).
2 out of 5
Palma Naturals...
This purchase was based strictly on cost.They were ,for the most part,adequate.I found them to burn a little unevenly,and they turned oily very quickly. I will not be buying these again.
5 out of 5
Ahhh those principes
A very good cigar. A little on the sweet side even though I ordered rum not flavored. They wrapper leaf taste a bit sweet and it smells like coconut(for some reason). This is a small but packs a punch cigar. The intensity grows past the initial 1/10th of lighting it. I really recommend it. Really enjoyable and pleasant.
5 out of 5
Found my cigar
I just started smoking cigars in the last year. I have tried different cigars from the expensive ones to the cheap ones and have found my cigar. Principes are the perfect cigar for me. Easy to draw, easy to keep lit and tastes great. I really enjoyed trying all the different cigars but the hand rolled ones just where not easy to smoke.
4 out of 5
la aurora principes vanilla
they're good, but I miss the white grape - they're my favorite - going to try cherry next
5 out of 5
LaAurora Principes Chocolate
These are a fine smoothe drawing cigar that is mild and stays lit... awesome and very inexpensive!
5 out of 5
Second Choice
I have been smoking Cuban Delights Rum flavored for almost two years. When I learned they are on back order I had to decide what to do. I decided on Principes Palma rum flavor. While not bad they don't compare to the Cuban Delights as being a more premium cigar. My hope is that the Cuban Delights Rum Flavor are in stock soon.
4 out of 5
Good taste and Great Smoke
These are a great smoke for that break where you don't have a lot of time. Good taste and lots of smoke. Better after a couple of weeks in the humidor. I really like them for trips. The individual wrappers provide additional protection and some environmental stability for each cigar.
3 out of 5
Tom J
Good every day smoke but can't compair to your favorate number one choice cigar.
5 out of 5
They are Great
get these whenever i order
4 out of 5
smooth and tasty
smooth and tasty
5 out of 5
very good
Very good smoke not a problem with any of them
5 out of 5
Great Deal
I love these cigars. If you want a very good smoke for a short time this is the cigar for you.
5 out of 5
An Interesting Flavored Smoke
Always liked the La Aurora Principes as a nice inexpensive smoke. The chocolate flavor is one that I'd never tried before but one that I found to be quite enjoyable. I'll undoubtedly buy more.
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR FOR WOMEN
REALLY ENJOY THESE CIGARS THE LAST BOX I RECEIVED WERE MIXED WITH CHERRY WHICH I DID NOT ENJOY, SPOKE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE NO ONE ELSE HAD COMPLAINED. DEFINITELY REORDERED
5 out of 5
Smooth and Flavorfull
I call em my "30 minute reward". After cutting grass or something I fire one up and enjoy a smooth smoke. Great aroma when unwrapped, smoke is pleasant and consistent. Whish they came in a torpedo end but hey the price is fantastic and I don't mind sharing em with the boys!
4 out of 5
YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE!
For the price you can't beat it! Good little machine made cigar. I love that each cigar is individually wrapped. Personally for me, I am not a flavored cigar man. In the past I've been very disappointed in flavored cigars. I am not a fan of paying big bucks for flavored cigars. So this cigar is a good one, for the flavored cigar smokers.
3 out of 5
Didn't help flavor
The rum soaking didn't help the flavor of the cigars. They burned the same, and were still mild, but the rum hardly tasted like rum. I'm going back to the unflavored coronas.
5 out of 5
La Aurora Princpes Natural
Awesome Dominican smokes at an affordable price...any questions? I will always have these onhand....
1 out of 5
Don't waste your money
Horrible Taste like Dutch Masters Normal Principe's are very good
5 out of 5
satisfecho
Estamos muy contentos con el producto es de muy buena calidad
5 out of 5
LA AURORA ROCKS!
I love these things! They are an AMAZING value...individually wrapped, perfect draw, perfect burn, and just the right amount of flavor at a bargain price!
5 out of 5
BEST FLAVORED CIGARS FOR THE PRICE!
I love these things! They are an AMAZING value...individually wrapped, perfect draw, perfect burn, and just the right amount of flavor at a bargain price!
5 out of 5
Treasure in Silver Mylar
I've tried the flavors, tried 'em all: CAI, Cuban Honeys, Acids, Drew Estates, Tatiana. These little Rum treasures ARE THE BEST. I must admit, I've been a pipe smoker for over 50 years; thus, I'm used to mild super flavorful tobacco (rather than the all-too-often wet cardboard of "Puros." These light 20-30 minute rum sips last to your fingernails (unlike some of Drew Estates). Nice also that I can keep a Cherry, Vanilla, or (my favorite) Rum in the glove box since the nice wrapper keeps them fresh. What more can I say. Love 'em!
5 out of 5
Good Quick Smoke, Nice Flavor
I'm enjoying these cigars very much. They're great for a quick 15-20 minute smoke after work or hanging out watching a game. They're also good to go with wine or a stiff drink. Definitely will be purchasing again, thanks!
5 out of 5
GREAT
Great
5 out of 5
Golf smoke
Great smoke I smoke them on the golf course great flavor stay fresh packaging is wonderful will buy again
5 out of 5
Jeff Reed
They taste great
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Has a nice draw and great aroma
5 out of 5
For the price, they are
For the price, they are a very good deal. Moist. Even burn. Smooth. Not hot or bitter. If you like chocolate, its like smokin a tootsie roll. I have bought boxes by now and will continue to do so.
5 out of 5
Good Everday Cigar
A good size. The strength is just right. Well constructed.
5 out of 5
Great for the price
These little cigars have been great for me personally. You can taste the chocolate, it's not a harsh smoke and it doesn't require a long time to enjoy real quick. I will definitely keep these things in stock at all times.
3 out of 5
So-so
I am a Principes only kinda guy. I was however a bit disappointed with the Palma. Not much flavor, won't stay lite for more than a couple of minutes...back to the usual for me.
5 out of 5
Cigars
Great transaction, quick shipping.
5 out of 5
Excellent service great products
Excellent service great products
5 out of 5
La aurora Principes
These are a handy cigar, for example, it’s cold out, and when I go out for a cigar, sometimes I don’t want to commit to a good cigar. I don’t feel too bad about tossing one of these because I’m freezing my fanny off.
2 out of 5
Just bought than for an
Just bought than for an every day cigar, but after awhile I got tired of smoking them.
4 out of 5
Perfect for the short smoke.
I bought theses for work, to smoke on my rounds. Taste great (vanilla) pre light. Kinda soft but acceptable. Cheap enough to throw away if necessary.
5 out of 5
Super
Great cigar smooth and a little bigger that the normal ones. Has a mild chocolate taste.
5 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Vanilla
Ordered for a gift. They loved them. Great flavor and individually wrapped.
5 out of 5
Very Nice Smoke
If you want a quick smoke this even burning cigar with great flavor is a good choice. You will not go wrong purchasing a box of Principes.
5 out of 5
I think they're great!
I will definitely buy more in the future :-)
4 out of 5
Great value
Ordered a box of the "naturals" very impressed with the taste and quality. Not my preferred cigar, but a great cigar for the commute and lunch when I don't have an hour to devote.
3 out of 5
Not the same cigars I bought last time
I bought the Palma Vanilla (Corona) thinking they were the same cigars as the Vanilla (Corona) but just a little bigger as size is the only difference in the description. However they are not the same as the last box I bought. The last box I bought were darker in color (closer to a maduro) and seemed to produce more smoke. The first box I bought I really loved; sweet, thick and creamy smoke. These not so much. They aren't bad mind you, just not the same as the last ones I bought. Makes me wonder why they are listed under the same heading since they are such a different cigar.
5 out of 5
First time : La Aurora Principes Rum cigars
Enjoyed very much. Nice draw and flavor ... for a good price.
5 out of 5
Nice little cigar
I have smoked these for awhile and they great for when you don't have enough time for for a regular cigar. Mild flavor and quite aromatic.
5 out of 5
Happy husband!!!
This is my husbands favorite cigar. I always score brownie points when it come to gift giving time. ( Or if i made him mad) I personally dont smoke these, but i love the smell of them.
1 out of 5
Did not meet expectations
The first one I tried would not draw. Over packed. The second one had a wad in it (tar?) which lit on fire and had to be doused to get it out. The burnt smell would not get out of my hands and beard for days. I was really bummed -- the size and individual wrapping are great features; but alas I returned the remainder of the box.
5 out of 5
great short smoke
great short smoke I take to the golf course since they are wrapped they stay moist and taste great again and again. will buy more no fuss no muss great tasting cigars
5 out of 5
My favorites Rum
These are my favorites great rum smell a mild sweet taste ,very smooth and burns great . A great smoke at terrific price...
3 out of 5
convenience store quality.
not truly horrible, kind of generic quality, smokable, but not enjoyable. individually wrapped for freshness. La Aurora has a great variety of products from the bottom to the top, so the name alone does not indicate high quality, although they may be good for the particular price point.
5 out of 5
Alex
Everything was perfect
2 out of 5
Ok...
Overall descent flavored, nothing dramatic. Consistent burn, some occasional tight spots, but a consistent burn. My only real peave is you get tobacco bits in your mouth at the end, not very appealing satisfying to end a stick with.
2 out of 5
Not the best
Not the best, not close.These are closer to the bottom, best bet is spend a bit more and get a better quality smoke.
5 out of 5
Satisfaction
Good little cigar for the golf course.
5 out of 5
Great
Great 30 minute smoke. Awesome flavor and best everyday smoking cigar out there and you can't beat the cost!
5 out of 5
very good
very good . sweet n smooth . type of bland . good to share with someone who beginner
5 out of 5
My order of Principes
It's a nice cigar.. I enjoy the mild hint of rum in it..
5 out of 5
great golf smoke
Great smoke i take them to the golf course one lasts about 3 holes they are individually wrapped so they stay fresh for along time love them will buy more.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar Shopping
We have ordered from CI for a long time and have been pleased with the speedy shipping, the great offers, and easy site to search for what we are looking for.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Very smooth, mild and not too strong, nice burn and good smoke.
5 out of 5
Great smaller cigar
Good flavor Great burn Great price
5 out of 5
Very Nice
These are great little cigars lots of flavor never bitter easy draw. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a really good little cigar
5 out of 5
great value
tasty smoke for a great price. may become my everyday smoke
5 out of 5
excellent transaction....
excellent transaction....
3 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Vanilla - Review
The cigars are perfect for those individuals who remember the old days when smoking was aloud in the work area, but better. Take a puff, put it in the ash tray and it goes out. Later on, relight, take a puff, put it in the ash tray. Repeat until the cigar is finished.
5 out of 5
Amazing Little Cigars
These cigars are truly the best for the price! The taste is amazing, the foil wrapper keeps them fresh longer than traditional cigars, and they come pre cut and ready to smoke. These are now considered "my cigars" with my family. I only wish the vanilla and chocolate had more flavor.
3 out of 5
Good Taste, a bit small
La Aurora is missing a great opportunity, a good tasting cigar but needs to be a size 44 or 46, then it would be perfect. There is a dozen size 42's with this taste on the market.
1 out of 5
Cigars
I have purchased many boxes of these, but these were dry and brittle.
5 out of 5
great morning cigar
Great in between cigar when you don't have time for a larger one.
5 out of 5
great golf smoke
great smoke for the Golf course they come in there one wrapper so they stay moist and good to go in the box no need for a humidor they last about 3 holes I got the natural 5x38 love them will get more maybe the flavored variety.
5 out of 5
A slice of heaven
I purchase these little gems to have around when there is not enough time to enjoy a larger ring cigar. They use top quality fillers and are smooth as silk. One of my all time favorites!
5 out of 5
La Aurora P
Funny how a simple cuban sandwich small cigar can have so much flavor. The damn things are so aromatic before you burn them. Don't understand how this blending formula doesn't apply to rest of the La Aurora line or all cigar master blenders. I know market is varied for strength and spiciness but the FLAVORS are what count for me Thanks CI
5 out of 5
Terrific little smokes!
This is the most satisfying small cigar I’ve tried. Usually go for toros and robustos, these are as smooth and rewarding as many larger cigars.
5 out of 5
Great fishing 'gar
Great fishing 'gar, great taste, good burn and foil keeps them very fresh. A good cheapy to hand out to cigar moochers.
5 out of 5
Exactly what I thought it would be...
I give this 5 stars as it is exactly what you think it should be: a very smokeable and tasty cheap cigar. Great cost to value proposition. The vanilla flavoring/infusion is noticeable and pleasant. Now, if like others, you think this is going to be like a long filler cigar, well...it is NOT. However, there is good volume of smoke, it burns well, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. This is a great daily smoke at an extraordinarily reasonable price. They are precut and due to short filler can leave some particles in your mouth, especially if you are a stogie chewer. And if you are a tip chewer this has a pleasant sweet flavor, much like Levi Garrett chewing tobacco. The foil wrapper keeps them fairly fresh for a few days, even when left in your closed up hot car.
5 out of 5
La Aurora principes Vanilla
Great smoke.
4 out of 5
Great cigar for the price!
Good taste and burn. Good construction and wrapper. Only thing I don't like is the way the end is cut off. When I lite a cigar it stays in my mouth till it burns my lips and I have to spit out pieces of these now and then, but not bad enough to not recommend them.
5 out of 5
I really like this cigar,
I really like this cigar, and will be buying more in the future
4 out of 5
Great Little Smoke
A small cigar with a great flavor and very smooth!!
5 out of 5
Perfect Cigar Lovers Club!!!
Just a ridiculous number of choices throughout the cagelog. Mix very affordable bundles and boxes with the monthly club member selections!!! The best of all worlds and a never ending supply. All of this on top of great service and fast delivery. CI is awesome!!!!
2 out of 5
Good taste. Needs to be
Good taste. Needs to be wrapped tighter. Cigar tends to fray at the mouth end as u smoke it. End up with a lot of tobacco in ur mouth when cigar is smoked down. Needs better outside wrapper as well.
5 out of 5
Great everything
Great product, great hassle free service!
4 out of 5
Lightly flavored...great burn
It is my understanding that these are machine made....who cares? For the money, these are really great. I bought a box of 55 coronas for everyday winter smokes, (not that I get to have one everyday mind you); and I have been very satisfied with these; lightly sweet on the tip with just a bit of flavor that is supposed to be like rum I suppose, but I don't really get any of that. These cigars just have an overall pleasant taste and aroma. I purchased cigarillos last year for winter and found that they were a bit too small (those were also La Aurora brand, except Cameroon) but still very good. I only give these four stars because the smell of the cigars on their own is a bit off-putting in my opinion, but has no affect on the smoke once lit. I would absolutely buy more from La Aurora, but perhaps I would get the naturals next time; not because of the flavor, but because of the overall pre-light smell that I don't find particularly enjoyable....still, that said, I will smoke all of these happily. Also, everyone that I have given these out to really enjoyed them as well. Overall, I'm very happy with the stogies! Thanks CI!
5 out of 5
shipping
free shipping on less total value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 out of 5
A great little smoke
A great smoke for the price Cigar International lets you have it for. I smoked them constantly. I would buy again
5 out of 5
Agreat cherry smoke
A smooth yet rich flavor. Great draw. Most are good smokes. Sometimes a bitter taste comes through. Whe that happens I toss it.
5 out of 5
Best smoke for your buck
I thought I'd try these and to my delight I found these to be as good as some $10.00 sticks that I've smoked. They were very smooth for there strength and the vanilla is not over powering, actually very light not to cover up the flavor of the tobacco which is a good dark color . the quality for a machine rolled was fair, it burned evenly and slow to a nub. I teamed this up with a home brewed Heffenwieser beer and let me tell you " Man life don't get no better "....
5 out of 5
Great small cigar
I had reservations about trying these small cigars but after smoking them in was amassed at the quality and taste. I would recommend LA Aurora Principles for a great everyday cigar you will be surprised with all the flavor.
3 out of 5
Nice quick stick
Good value for 55 sticks.
5 out of 5
nice
I like every one.
5 out of 5
Principes Cherry
These Cigars are smooth, relaxing, pack a mild punch and very cost efficent for the quantity. I recomend these to any looking for a chilling relaxing sensation. Keep the price and quality rite and I'll continue to buy!!!
5 out of 5
Awesome cigars
Best place best quality to go to buy cigars !!!
5 out of 5
Great smokes
They're cheap but good. Recommended!
5 out of 5
Aurora principes
By far one of the best and ever made cigar. I highly recommend this cigar for a good light and smooth taste. very inexpensive cigar and well assembled.
4 out of 5
La Aurora Principes
I've tried several of the flavors with rum and cherry being two of my favorites. Pleasant short smokes with delicate hints of flavor. Perfect for a relaxing break.
5 out of 5
well worth it
The cigars were consistently good, and the individual wrappers kept them moist. No complaints.
5 out of 5
Worth the buy
Worth the buy
4 out of 5
I order lots of cigars at CI and its a good experience
I always have a good experience ordering here. Im surprised how drastically some items change price so its good to keep up with prices so you buy them on the lower priced passing. I recently realized I had a missing order but was actually delivered and was probably a victim or a thief in the neighborhood stealing packages. Good bargins are to be had if you look for them.
5 out of 5
Excellent
easy transaction!!!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Love this cigar. Great price. I don't feel bad when I share one.
3 out of 5
Best flavored little cigar for the money
This is one cigar that I recommend to all my friends and family even if they are not cigar smokers. My wife's favorite!
3 out of 5
They are ok
I may just be spoiled to the bandidos. The principles are good size and burn good, the taste is just ok. I would buy them again if bandidos weren't available (I hope that don't happen ).
1 out of 5
DISSATISFIED!!!
The La Aurora Ron's seem to be fine, alone with the Swisher's but about 1/3 of the Cherry's are stale, cracking, drawing hard ect. I had tried a few of them from a friend who referred me to you but not really happy with that product. Odd that today I get an e-mail to feedback as I struggle with a stale one.
5 out of 5
Great little cigars!
i love these little gems. They're so convenient I tend to grab them more frequently than any other in my humidor. Plus they're a Cameroon wrapper, perfect!
5 out of 5
Best Cigar I have ever had
I have had cigars from all over the world this is by far the best ever, and the individually wrapped probably keeps them fresh and very flavorful.
3 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Cherry
OK day cigar, but not the best. They are precut and end shreds while first smoking. Would not order again.
2 out of 5
It was worth a try
While checking out different smokes , I tryed these because of the discounted rate. Personally I wasn't thrilled. But nothing ventured , nothing gained.
3 out of 5
Inexpensive but satisfying nonetheless. Good
Inexpensive but satisfying nonetheless. Good for a quick smoke, even if there's not enough time to finish it. Cheap enough to toss and not feel bad.
5 out of 5
Great little cigar for a
Great little cigar for a quick smoke. Will definitely purchase more.
5 out of 5
Terrific service
As always service, shipping, pricing and the product are fantastic. Always ships in a timely manner, well packaged and protected.
5 out of 5
Best Little Cigar I've Found
I enjoy this cigar for its easy draw, plentiful smoke and its light taste for all the flavors offered with vanilla being my fav. Just the right size and amount of tobacco for an hour long soothing smoke outdoors while seated in a reflective mood with a favorite beverage on the side.
5 out of 5
Olga
Good
5 out of 5
La aura principes chocolate
Excellent! My go to cigar when I'm short on time .
5 out of 5
great little cigar
now that the end is pre cut so you do not get a mouth of tobacco great cigar goes with coffee in the morning and bourban at night every loves the aroma,even the people who do not smoke will order these again
3 out of 5
Good inexpensive smoke
Like it for a short smoke. Pre cut and tasty but lacks the fullness (knew that in advance) of my favorites - La Gloria Cubana.
5 out of 5
Great short smoke
when I bought these it was a tossup between these and seconds I bought these because they were wrapped for freshness and a little bigger it was a great choice I smoke them on the golf course one lasts about 3 holes they burn great taste good all the way to the end great short smoke love them will buy more, I got the natural
5 out of 5
Very smooth
I went looking for a decent smoke with a little flavor. Turns out these La Aurora's became my everyday smoke. Its a little slice of heaven and worth trying.
5 out of 5
Great price to pleasure ratio
Just a good smoke. Really? .63 each? 5 stars for value. You spend more than that on a crappy soda or cup of coffee. If you are expecting some sort of out of body experience, or to achieve Nirvana, don't bother. But if you like a good smoke, then don't hesitate. These are fairly consistent cigar to cigar, but some are a little 'softer' than others, and some draw smoother than others, yet none bad. I have yet to have one fall apart or come unwrapped. Tips pre-cut so just unwrap and light up. The flavor is sweet, so if you are one of those that has to have flavor in excess, like a pint of tabasco on egg, 1/2 a shaker of pepper on everything, then this may not be for you. Very nice to have when you don't want to spend an hour one on your premium stogies, yet nice corona size. 20-30 minute pleasure break.
5 out of 5
Aurora Principes
Great smokes Is it possible to sell them in 25 packs?
5 out of 5
Roadrunner
Excellent quick smoke. Yes, I know it's a flavored cigar but sometimes it just works. And the ladies love the smell
5 out of 5
Great little cigars
Love these little beauties. Not a sophisticated cigar smoker but I know what I like and I like these. I am a box wine drinker to
5 out of 5
Must Have
This has quickly become my go to smoke. Nice draw, Great flavor and an exceptional Value. Although it is a short filler cigar, you would never know. They are a great alternative to lighting up a $$ cigar when you don't have enough time to enjoy it. La Aurora Principes Natural will ALWAYS have a place in my humidor. My only gripe is that they are not offered in 25 count boxes like I have seen else where (I'd like to try the flavored ones)
4 out of 5
Palma Natural
Got the Palma Natural. I was a little dissapointed when I pulled the first one out of the foil to see the wrapper was not near as dark as in the picture. Non the less, a good cheap smoke for everyday. To me they are not anywhere a medium but far on the milder side of medium. It's still a good smoke. I wish they offered a variety box so I could try the different flavors to see which one I liked. Next order will be either the vanilla or rum.
5 out of 5
Great medium to short smoke
I read the reviews of previous smokers and took a chance on the principles they were spot on this is a great smoke i take them to the golf course the sealed wrapper keeps them fresh they last about three or four holes.great taste good aroma not to hot a burn very even burn. Love them will buy more.
5 out of 5
Inexpensive cigar...but not cheaply made !
One of my all-time favorite cigars. Good, mild, natural flavor from quality blends: consistent draw and great quality-control. Thanks for keeping them in stock.
5 out of 5
Great smoke at a GREAT PRICE !!!!!!!!!
If you are looking for a good smoke at a great price, you need to try la aurora principes.
5 out of 5
Great smoke, little price.
I know these are cuttings from the regular La Aurora's, but they always draw great and the smoke is much like the regular ones. A great smaller cigar! Love them. Never had a bad one, and have smoked over 200.
5 out of 5
The product is super
can't be be compared to any other products because of its good.
5 out of 5
Great Dominican Smokes
Definately a good quality smoke for the price. I love cameroon wrappers and Dominican filler cigars. I do not like flavored cigars so I have never tried any except the "naturals". I have never found a cigar with cameroon wrappers and dominican fillers for a better price. I could care less that its machine rolled, this just makes them more consistent. You guys that cant handle a little tobacco in your mouth are just lookin for a reason to bitch. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these cigars. They are fantastic. I go through a box every month. Well worth the few bucks they cost.
5 out of 5
100% satisfied and I will
100% satisfied and I will to do business with you again and again
3 out of 5
The Three Bears
Aurora Principes are my every-day cigars. They are mild and have the right size for my use. Unfortunately, their quality control makes the draw sometimes hard, sometimes soft and other time just right. They are probably saving the good ones for the local tourist market.
4 out of 5
Very good small cigar
Great small cigar at a very good price.
3 out of 5
Flavor ordered in error, however pleasantly surprised
A little difficult to unwrap foil, nice size inexpensive for quick smoke
3 out of 5
Cheap & fast smoke, good
Cheap & fast smoke, good flavor & good aroma
3 out of 5
Good smoke for commute
These cigars are just the right size for the commute to/from work. Should have skipped the rum flavor.
5 out of 5
Great little cigars
for a twenty minute stick. Theses are great. Short leaf but good Dominican tobacco. Individually wrapped. A good smoke.
5 out of 5
Best daily smoke.
Replaces my José L. Piedra cigars when I'm feeling extra cheap. Good aroma and mild, one-dimensional taste. Better than any bundle cigar I have tried. I will be buying more as soon as I can.
5 out of 5
Great smoke.....great value
Really enjoyable smoke to have with my scotch out on the deck overlooking the golf course⛳️
5 out of 5
Value + service
I appreciate the excellent variety of choices and all at bargain prices. Keep up the good work. I always know where to go to get the cigars I want...CI.
4 out of 5
A good short smoke
A good short smoke. Just light it up. No clipping. It is a short filler smoke so occasionally you get some leaf in your mouth, but nothing bad.
5 out of 5
Great
nice cigar for a quick change of pace.
5 out of 5
very good like alot
very good like alot
5 out of 5
Fantastic Cigar - Principles Vanilla
Fantastic, smooth and burns even. Truly a great cigar for the price. I love to sit on the back porch with the wife and enjoy the smoke!! Wife said they smell great! Can't wait to try the rest of the Principes.
4 out of 5
Smell like Tootsie Rolls (TM) right out of the box!
Delicious. Well-made. Even burning. The chocolate flavor isn't just a suggestion; my wifesmelled one out of the box and exclaimed "Tootsie Rolls!" She loves the room note and even tasted one for herself (she's not usually a cigar smoker). And these little darlings are inexpensive. Very well worth the money, and I'll order these again!
5 out of 5
Short, sweet and mild
These cigars are short, but they hit the spot when you need a change in flavor and don't have lots of time.
4 out of 5
Good price for a good
Good price for a good cigar!!!!
4 out of 5
La Aurora Principes Natural
Smooth even burning smoke... Very enjoyable... A great price for a 15 minute smoke
3 out of 5
Great little flavored cigar.
This Is a great little flavored cigar. Like all short filler sticks you can get some tobacco bits in the mouth but nit always. Try the rum ones as they are my fave. These burn great and are a fun quick smoke.
5 out of 5
Good everyday smoke
Good everyday smoke
4 out of 5
Huge savings - even at full price
I myself am not a fan of flavored cigars. My wife, however enjoys a flavored cigar , but we rarely kept them in the humidor. She was smoking Gurkha Park Avenues, Beauties and some other higher priced cigars. I bought these for her and she has not smoked anything else - Huge savings - even at full price! She's happy, I'm happy.
5 out of 5
Alex
I like them...
5 out of 5
My Daily Companions
I was sitting and smoking cigars with my son the other day and he asked me if I had a favorite cigar. I thought about it for a moment and said I really don't have any favorite cigar, as I seem to appreciate all of the different brands available at CI and love to purchase the amazing samplers CI puts together. Then, I realized I do have a "favorite" cigar, my daily companions for as many years as I can remember, the La Aurora Principes Vanilla. I even seem to compare the quality, taste, and experience of other more expensive cigars to the Principes! Far too many smokers seem to think machine made cigars are of a lesser quality than handmade cigars. The La Aurora's never have the burn and construction problems that many of the less expensive hand rolled brands have, and even expensive handmades occasionally have. You know what I'm referring to, instead of enjoying your smoke, you end up fiddling around with the stick the entire time while the burn runs up one side of the cigar and ends up canoeing on you as you're trying to clip it or burn it away. Machine made cigars are consistent in quality. The La Aurora Principes are a medium body smoke made from the clippings of some of La Aurora's premium blends. Try them out if you haven't yet, and you might find yourself comparing other more expensive machine made and hand rolled cigars to them!
5 out of 5
Perfect
Just exactly what I wanted. Thank you, Cigars International!
5 out of 5
Great
Great for quick smoke , smooth !!!
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
This was my first purchase of La Aurora Principes Natural's and I wasn't disappointed. A pleasant little cigar, good smoke.
4 out of 5
Fresh,.....
Love them because they are always fresh. And love the Cherry flavor!
4 out of 5
Economical everyday smoke
Principes are good cigars for their price, tasty and consistent.
4 out of 5
La Aurora Principes
Nice mild cigar. Was looking for a cheap cigar for yard work and this cigar worked out better than expected.
5 out of 5
La Aurora Princpes Natural- great quick smoke
I love to light these when I want a quick smoke. It's the cigar I pack when I go fly fishing so I can have one out in the water or if I have a job or two around the house. Very handy. I keep several in my truck door pocket. I always make sure I'm stocked.
Customer Testimonials
Got these in vanilla. Some positives: good fairly quick burn time, always a consistent burn, half decent flavor if you slow down with it, cheap! Some negatives: bitter flavor if smoked in a hurry, not much vanilla on the actual smoke (just on the lips). Over all not a bad cigar really, especially for the price. I've enjoyed them so far but the taste is no where near a hand rolled so don't be too excited! Would buy again.
Mild, flavorful, smooth, and inexpensive! I just received my order of these in Rum flavor. They are everything they are advertised to be. I do not claim to be a cigar "expert" but I do know what a good smooth cigar tastes like. The fact that these are made from the trimmings of the regular La Aurora cigar production comes through in the taste of these. A great smaller 30 minute smoke, that is satisfying. These, along with CI Knockoffs, are my favorite smokes, and I will be ordering more of both. The price for these is also better than the same La Aurora cigars sold by a competitor. For a great smooth smoking experience, that is very affordable, give these a try. At this price, you can also indulge your friends.
Unbelievably tasty small smokes. Go with the naturals, unless you like cloyingly sweet flavored sticks. When you crack the foil, it's so fresh and the aroma is great...best value I've ever seen. An absolute pleasure.
Was not sure what to think at first, but they kinda grew on me as a good throw down when I am not sure how long I want to smoke. And with the choc. flavor the ladies appreciated the smell. Over all these are not your fine cigars, but you get what you pay for and maybe a little more.
Principes are great. Wonderful after dinner with an Octuplet malt scotch.
These are honestly one of the only cigars that I can say tastes as good as some that are much more expensive and they have a superb aroma. I've been through 2 boxes over the last two winters. I smoke less in the cold weather and these are perfect!
The only machine rolled cigar I like so far, vanilla and chocolate. I like them for yard work and all day smokes. Save the premium sticks for occasional and nightly smokes. Chocolate is smoother to me, flavor is mild and not smack in the face.... Gonna try the natural and maybe cherry just to see.
Very surprised. Just wanted a walk the dog/daily cig. Wonderful taste, good even burn. For $34.95 for 55, can't beat that with a stick. Get it, with a stick.
Good everyday cigar. The draw is variable.
These Gars are great tasting, especially if you don't have much time for a long smoke. I always have these in my humidor.
A good cigar with a very good flavor for about half of the length of the stogie. The wrapper tends to fall apart if gnawed on much and the ash tends to fall off if not tended to. Better than most machine made smokes, just not a long burner here. For the price,a good deal,and the vanilla flavor is well blended.
Loved it.
Great aroma, smooth draw, a little bit too large a ring for my taste.
These are a nice quick smoke. I usually don't care for machine made cigars, but these smoke smooth. They light easily, burn evenly, and have a great draw. The only thing I would do differently is that I would opt for the non flavored instead of the chocolate. When you open the wrapper they smell like the chocolate icing on those vending machine doughnuts, but they just taste slightly sweet without the chocolate taste. Bottom line is, I would buy these again only I will skip the flavors and save my flavor craving for my Kuba Kubas.
Hard to beat for the money. Nice subtle flavor that still tastes like a cigar (I started with a box of Vanilla). Great daily smoker sized nicely between a cigarillo and a big stick. They are a little loosely packed, but it makes for a nice draw. Definitely will not hesitate to buy more. Wish they had a sample pack to try some of the other flavors.
Love the taste! Great for after dinner.
Nice smoke for the money. Don't expect a premium, but a decent smoke. Perfect mild smoke to give to your non-cigar smoking friends!
I keep trying to find a inexpensive hand rolled to replace these, but I cant. I love these cigars and are by far my favorite. Every time I give one out to a friend they ask for more!
Tasty smokes! I will be sure to purchase them again.
These cigars are great for the price. I've bought the vanilla and the natural. No complaints at all.
A year ago I purchased a box, I loved the sweet flavor. It was a great inexpensive smoke. I was excited to order another box but I was very disappointed when I received them. The cigars had no flavor at all. I do not know what changed but I will not be ordering them again.
Great Cigar for the buck i wish the flavor was a little more robust and more consistent but they are fresh and burn very well. The best flavor of the bunch is the vanilla, the rum has a funny taste it shore is not rum.
Lets see, better wrapper, burn, construction, and consistency... only $0.63 each! HELLO! I'm smoking these and all La Aurora flavors all day long! TOTALLY AWESOME!
Well worth the price. Perfect for mowing the lawn or doing some gardening. I've smoked $20 sticks that aren't as good as these.
These little cigars are one of the best I have ever smoked. Easy drawing, burn even and great flavor. I have tried all the flavors and I think each one has it own taste and complexity you can't go wrong with any of these cigars.
Forgot how much of an enjoyable smoke Principes are, would tell a new cigar smoker to order some. They are smooth and slightly sweet and are what I call a slow smoking cigar.
Ooohwee as sweet as a tootsie roll, soft and hydrated fresh out of the wrapper with a consistent taste. I can't wait to taste to the vanilla!
I ordered these a few months ago and am almost through the box. I ordered the Vanilla and I absolutely love them. Very easy to light. Burn is slow and even, even in windy conditions (I live near Chicago). The flavor of the tobacco is amazing and the vanilla flavor is sweet but not overpowering. Would definitely recommend. I will probably be ordering these again, and definitely want to try some of the other flavors. For the price, you can't beat these guys. Perfect for short smokes with a morning coffee or to take on the golf course!
Being new to the 'sport' of cigars, I have found these handy little smokes very tasty. Scent of cocoa and tastes like a tootsie roll, I'm sure the other flavored from this collection will be just as interesting. Great and smooth draw, flavor throughout, wrapper burns at an impressively even rate. Probably one of the most flavorful cigars I can recall of late. I recommend getting a box, as I know I will enjoy mine to the last puff. Smoke on, and here's to the simple pleasures.
A great deal for the money. They're consistent, and have a good quality tobacco. A nice stopping off point between cigarillos and the bigger sized of cigars.
Very nice, ordered a second shipment. Loved the chocolate aroma.
Pretty good taste, open the box & smells like a sweet bottle was just poured all inside of it. They don't even really need to be humidified, got my box a month ago, still haven't put them in my humidor, the silver wrap just contains this reallly good sweet taste to them. When you smoke it, it's a pretty quick burn but it's got a smooth aroma. I like to think of it as a legitimate rolled cigar that is like a REALLY high quality Swisher because of the flavoring. for an MSRP of 2.50 each and a sale of 65 cents each it's pretty good & well worth the cash. 4/5
These little boogers are great and cost friendly.
These are great little cigars with nice aroma of chocolate and a sweet smoke with a chocolate smooth easy draw. The price is fantastic and go good with a Johnnie Blue or Remy. Rated at 93 points. Try some, great smoke!
Very nice cigar if you like Cherry.
I normally smoke cigarillos(Swisher, Black & Mild, Good Times) but I was looking for something different. After reading about the history of the company and the reviews, I decided to give these a shot. No guts no glory, right? I am so glad that I did! The taste, the burn, are fantastic! While these probably won't be an everyday smoke for me, they will most definitely be a welcome change when I'm in the mood for something different!
Nothing new to add here but to agree with lots of other reviews. these little guys have a very strong vanilla aroma. i got a good 30mins + smoke time out of it. they do look like a more expensive cigar with its individual wrappers. I think i just found my go to flavored stick. I also purchased Swishers and by flavor comparison, these seem to have much more infusion of its flavor.
These are okay but the rum flavored ones are 100 percent better.
Nice quick smoke with a hint of vanilla.
These little Principes are not bad at all. Nothing fancy, but nothing to scoff at either, especially at that price.
Very nice inexpensive cigars and they sure are the life of the party. With a nice not over powering flavor that fills with the nice vanilla aroma. Favorites of both friends and their wives and girlfriends or those wanting to try something different. I'm glad CI carries such a nice variety of flavors.
Love these. Perfect when you don't have the time to enjoy a 'big' cigar. Smooth with a great burn & draw. A tasty smoke.
I love the flavor and special pricing.
I have to say that these cigars for the price are great. Overall a good cigar.
I really enjoy the taste, however, seems like you're spitting out the paper after every single puff.
This is an excellent cigar! Smooth and flavorful, a really nice smoke!
This is one great little cigar. I love 'em
I truly enjoy these cigars! When I saw how they were packaged...the appreciation increased! The draw was pleasant, the even burn was pleasing. I would order these as a "filler" for the auto-shipment to arrive...knowing full well that they would last me until then. I consider these as a "staple." To have until the order arrives. And still feel that it was money well spent!
Great little cigars, priced right.
Great Price for an excellent daily smoke. Smooth, well packaged with a superb aroma in every puff.
I recently placed a large order for inexpensive cigars, and included was one box of natural Principes. I have come to enjoy a lot of cheap cigars, including a number of machine made smokes. Chief among these are Marsh Wheeling Deluxe, Parodi King, De Nobili Tosconi Long, Avantis, Muniemakers, and Antonio y Cleopatra Grenadiers in the candella wrapper. Add to the list, very near the top, Principes. These have a good, honest cigar flavor. It is by no means exquisite, but it is solid, uncomplicated, and enjoyable. Being made with trimmings from La Aurora's premium blends and a natural wrapper, they have a predominantly traditional flavor, but the homogenized binder add a minor "machine made" flavor. This is extremely subtle, to the point of barely being worth mentioning. I prefer the Marsh Wheeling, Muniemakers, and Parodi, but the price of the Principes is more along the lines of what you might pay for a Phillie or Swisher Sweet, yet with a far, far better flavor. Out of the first ten or so, one of them was packaged without being given a wrapper. That is, it had filler and binder, but no natural wrapper leaf like the others. Considering it cost me less than 75 cents, this wasn't a big deal. I've not heard of this happening with other folks, so it may very well be an exceptionally rare mistake. The cigar, apart from being squishy around the "cap" end, still smoked well and tasted fairly similar to the others, but with a less solid traditional cigar flavor. The major drawback to these is since they are short filler and precut to allow an open draw like you'd find with a good premium smoke, they can burn fast and hot if you puff on them too frequently. You CAN smoke one of these in 15-20 minutes, but if you do you sacrifice the cool smoke and mellow flavor. If you smoke slowly and deliberately, you'll get a razor sharp burn and a very pleasant 30-40 minute smoke. These are mild-medium, and I find them more on the medium end. There are machine made cigars I enjoy more, but only slightly more. Given the price of these, at under 70 cents a piece, these are the single best value I've found to date. They do have a slightly sweet flavor, but it isn't a major feature in my experience with them so far. I've smoked three of them today, and thoroughly enjoyed each. If I get through the box and still think as highly of them as I do currently, I will not hesitate in the least to buy another box or two. I might even, purely out of curiosity, try a flavored variety in addition. I wish that CI would sell 5 packs of these because I avoided trying these for a VERY long time because until recently my experience with White Owl, Phillies, and Swisher Sweets had me very hesitant to order these. 55 cigars is a large commitment if you don't know you'll like them. But I'm glad I did. Gamble on this one and you may find you like them very much. For 60 some cents a piece, even if you don't like them they will be good for passing out to friends who just want something to smoke over a game of cards or checkers, while watching a game, or fishing or whatever you do for fun. I regret not having tried these sooner; when I still smoked cigars more often than my pipes, I could have saved a lot of money compared to buying value priced handmades like Flor de Oliva. They won't completely replace my premium cigars, but the will sure make up a large portion of what I smoke from here on out, and with the exception of overruns and seconds, I think they (and other good machine made cigars) will completely replace the economy hand mades
Straight out of the foil, the Principes Natural has a hint of that odd molasses-sweet taste like one finds in a Swisher or King Edward. I find that this disappears if you remove all the foil wrappers and just put them in a humidor nude for awhile. Then, the flavor actually is fairly pleasant, the body just a hair above mild but not quite a solid medium. A decent everyday cigar for the morning commute or puttering around. I wish they had put them in standard cello instead of the silly foil which incidentally is also a pain to open as it has no pull tab.
I was a little skeptical about ordering these, but I am happy I did! Getting ready to order my next box. I was surprised how good they were, lots of flavor, and excellent burn. I have shared these with friends (at this price you can afford to share!) and they were a big hit. I unwrapped the cigars and told them I was trying a new brand and wanted feedback. Needless to say several of my buddies have already ordered them! Keep up the good work CI
I was at a resort in the DR and asked for a recommendation by the proprietor. This is what he recommended. Great everyday smoke, sometimes inconsistent but well worth the price. I will be ordering more. Echo all the other positives.
Needed a cheap everyday smoke and man did I find it! The coolest thing about these are the real leaf wrapper, the pre-cut, non-drilled ends, and the tightness of the cigar itself. The taste is enjoyable but not sophisticated but thats what I expected. Buy these if you are looking for a box a cheapies, you can't go wrong!
Well I finished the 3 boxes/75 cigars I had. Must say, I ordered another 3 boxes today simply because I love the size of this cigar. It's right in between a short smoke and a full smoke and I don't look like I'm in the Mafia smoking it at the Country Club. So far I haven't offended any women with the aroma. It lasts about 30 minutes and isn't overpowering or boring. The roll is outstanding.
They taste like if you were smoking a donuts, if you like the taste of tobacco when you smoke pick something else
Been searching for a good, short smoke that's easy on the wallet. Found it! These puppies are just right for the morning ritual or a quick break. Smooth burn and very consistent construction, not at all harsh (like most cheapos) and value plus priced. Very much like the regular La Aurora sticks. Thanks CI!
Ok, so having smoked almost everything La Aurora has to offer(including some one of a kind cigars rolled by Nestor for Rigo Diaz of Miami Cigars and Jose Blanco,) I decided to put my faith in their outstanding quality and try these machine mades. I bought the 75ct. deal here on CI and let me tell you, it's a purchase I don't regret. These little guys pack some serious and complex flavor in a small cigar that, for the price, makes the perfect "no-guilt" any time smoke. This cigar is truly a work of art for a machine made mass produced stick with notes of cedar, leather, earth, and a little pepper in the last 2/3. I get some of the same cedary/peppery flavor notes as the La Aurora 1495 and the smoothness from the Leon Jimenes line. Overall I'm extremely impressed by the price/quality of this smoke and highly recommend you go out on a limb and grab them while they're in stock.
I am very apprehensive about trying a new "value" cigar, but decided to give these a try. These little smokes are worth each of the few pennies you'll pay for them. Sure, I had to spit a few tobacco clippings, but the flavor and price more than make up for this shortfall. It does fall a bit shy of medium bodied.
I'm half-way through yet another order of Principes. These are damn good everyday smokes. Do they stack-up against a Ghurka or a Padron? Hell no! Are they good little smokes that will help you wind-down from work and the kids? Hell yes! When I have the time and opportunity, I spark a high dollar smoke, like a Ghurka. On a night like tonight, when the wife is working, I've just finished feeding the kids, and I'm watching them play with their friends until bath time.... aah, now it's Principe time! Do yourself a favor, guys, and put in an order for 50 or so.
This is an amazing short cigar! It has a perfect burn, great taste, and the foil really keeps them fresh. This has become my everyday cigar!
I got home with my Principes and just had to break one out of the foil and see what they're all about. Man I'm not sure what it is about the foil, but it tasted like it had just been given to me off the rolling table at the factory. It almost felt too wet to light, but it smoked so rich and smooth I thought to myself, so this is what a real cigar tastes like. If La Aurora puts this much quality into an 80 cent stick; I'm gonna have to use some WD 40 to get my wallet open and try some of their $2.00 + versions.
These little cigars are great! Panatelas would be cool. I'd also like to try the other flavors besides the Naturals! Thanks C.I.!
...These are barely a step above machine made malarkey that you can buy at any corner store....
I've been on a quest for a decent everyday smoke that meets three criteria: 1) Inexpensive so I can smoke a couple everyday, or not feel guilty if I have to ditch one; 2) Decent quality so it doesn't taste like I'm smoking a dog rocket; and 3) a smaller size so I can smoke it in 20 minutes or less for those occasions when I don't have the time for one of my beloved toros. Principes hit the mark and then some: They're well under a buck a stick, they taste pretty good and are well made, and I can smoke one in 20 minutes or less. I don't normally smoke Dominican cigars, but these are an exception that I'll be making on a regular basis. Many a cigar snob or uber rich yahoo may turn up their noses at a cigar that meets such requirements, and that's too bad because they'd be missing-out on an enjoyable smoke. But if you're not a cigar snob or an uber rich yahoo, then take my advice and grab up 50 or so of these little gems - you'll be glad you did. Damn good smokes these are!!
Wow! My good friend Dan introduced me to these (La Aurora Principes) superb cigars and I've been completly hooked ever since. They are without a doubt the mildest, best drawing, smoke I've ever run across and the price is a great bargan that allows you to enjoy them without the guilt.
....you spend more time spiting than smoking!
These are not bad (La Aurora Principes) for an inexpensive smoke. Not super consistent but for a short quick smoke not bad at all.
I never liked cigars before.. that is until my neighbor turned me on to the La Aurora Principes. Now I'm hooked..and as my luck goes they are always sold out..
Principes (Principes by La Aurora) natural provide some BIG $$ flavor in a small, inexpensive cigar. Yet another superb CI deal!
Principes by La Aurora in the Natural wrap is a great cigar. Give them to someone in the tube and they think they are getting a $5 stick.
Just got them (Principes by La Aurora) today - La Aurora has a winner here are you sure that these are the clippings from THE BIG BOYS??? Nice smooth cigar and the size is perfect for me. Just a hint of vanilla - I am a french vanilla coffee guy any way, no bite and the Tubes make them all the nicer. These babies will go to Disney World and my travel humidor can stay home. Thanks Again C/I.
Principes (Principes by La Aurora)prove that the stuff they sweep off the floor at La Aurora makes better cigars than most of the cigars you pay $3 to $5 for.
First enjoyed these (Principes by La Aurora) in the DR 4 years ago and have been a loyal fan ever since. Great for a quick quality smoke or relaxing with a fine sigle malt after dinner......
These are fantastic little cigars (Principes by La Aurora)! I was very surprised and pleased with the burn, taste, and consistancy. I will definitley buy more!
These are great cigars (Principes by La Aurora) for when you don't have a lot of time to sit and enjoy a good smoke.
Me encantan los de vainilla (Principes by La Aurora), son los mejores cigarros.
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