Perfecto-shaped cigars are handmade in a bulbous and visually striking format. The foot of the cigar is noticeably fatter than the head. The shape tapers from the foot to the head. But, the foot is encapsulated by the wrapper leaf which culminates in an abrupt nipple at the very tip.

When it comes to lighting a Perfecto, be sparing. You only have to light the very end of the nipple at the foot. The draw will be tougher in the beginning, but the advantage to smoking a Perfecto is that you are getting much more flavour directly from the wrapper leaf in the initial puffs. Any shape with a closed foot is designed to achieve the same effect. Gradually allow the girth of the cigar to ignite as you smoke it rather than trying to blast the foot with a triple-jet lighter.

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