1687 La Aroma de Cuba Cigar **Man Box**, Watch Box, Stash Box, Dresser Valet, Desk Box, Groomsman Gift
I want to start by saying that this is NOT a Cuban cigar box, but rather, originates in Nicaragua. This is a classically beautiful, cigar box turned valet- upcycling at it’s finest! The gorgeous, Aroma de Cuba labels can be found inside and out. I added the ornate feet, a black matte metal knob for ease of opening, and lined it with padded and plush black velvet. A metal clock finding on the side was cleverly used to cover a tear. 6.75 x 7.75 x 2.75/3.25″ with the ornate feet. I call this a “Man Box”, but this would be perfect for the ladies too! Valet for keys, wallet, glasses, cell phone and change, watch box, gun box, jewelry box, stash box- the uses are endless. These valet / man boxes look great on a desk, dresser, bar, book case, coffee table – you get it. Great gift for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation or groomsmen gifting. Perfect guy gift in general! THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX , SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! *This cigar box comes as not being totally flush, but this is typical and does not affect value. This only adds authenticity, character and charm! Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and valets that can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places, collegiate or pro sports themes- you name it! I can add initials to any of my cigar box valets for a small charge too- just ask! I always ship insured. Feel free to call me! 813-655-8003- Home. Please sign up for email via this site to get in on sales and new products. Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
History: In a rush to confront military combat in the context of a pivotal campaign, Winston Churchill arrived in Cuba in 1895 as a young lieutenant. There, he embedded with Spanish troops engaged in a menacing confrontation with Cuban rebels. Churchill took on fire, turned 21 years old, and received commendation by the Spanish in his role as soldier and war correspondent for London’s Daily Graphic. He also cemented his love for handmade cigars. While Churchill collected and smoked a number of historic Cuban labels during his lifetime, La Aroma de Cuba bears a special allegiance to its Cuban roots today. At some point past the turn of the century, the trademarks for La Aroma de Cuba fell off the radar – not an uncommon occurrence for dozens of cigar companies that were bought and sold or traded as capital among Cubans and other investors. A full-scale revival of La Aroma de Cuba emerged in the early 2000s. In the 1990s, the brand’s trademarks had been acquired and registered by the Levin family, owners of the historic Ashton brand. Focused on expanding their cigar portfolio, they officially launched a Honduran-made La Aroma de Cuba in 2002 to satisfy the growing audience for medium to full-bodied cigars. The brand’s original artwork was resurrected on the bands and boxes. The appeal of La Aroma de Cuba quickly registered among consumers and it sold well. By the mid-2000s, the Levins decided to transfer production from Honduras to Nicaragua and into the hands of a rising cigar maker, Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia, following the successful debut of another brand Garcia was charged with making for them: San Cristobal. Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia, simply called “Pepin,” was a far cry from an ordinary, up-and-coming cigar maker. Pepin immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in the early 2000s, where he had been a master cigar maker for decades. Pepin oversaw production for a number of renowned Cuban brands, including Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and Cohiba, having trained some 200-plus rollers throughout his tenure. With the support and dedication of his family, Pepin quickly established his presence in the premium cigar market in the U.S. by launching a handful of small-batch brands from a modest factory in Miami’s historic Little Havana district. Among the first to catch the attention of critics and consumers was Tatuaje (Spanish for “tattoo”), a brand the Garcia family blended for Pete Johnson. As Pepin’s reputation earned praise among cigar lovers, his candidacy to revive La Aroma de Cuba as a premier Nicaraguan brand was clear to the Levin family and the management at Ashton. Today, Pepin and his son, Jaime Garcia, produce a number of award-winning brands, including My Father and Flor de las Antillas. La Aroma de Cuba is among the most renowned and bestselling lines made at the family’s modern cigar-making facility in Estelí, Nicaragua.