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So I'm a complete newb when it comes to cubans, and this forum has been such a phenomenal resource in learning more about all things cuban cigar related. With other countries' manufacturing process, consistency is one of the biggest things you notice. Consistency of blend, construction, wrapper shade, etc. With cubans...heh. Anyway, more often than not I hear folks discuss sheen like it's long legs on a pretty girl, but with my limited sample size I'm trying to better understand what "sheen" on a cigar really looks like. 

I understand the notion of an oily wrapper, or the shade comments like claro, colorado rosado, etc., but for folks out there who have pictures that you think really do it justice, could some of you vets post pictures of great sheen on a cigar? My extra thanks if you even have side by sides to show the difference between two so I can better quantify it.

Thanks in advance! 

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Uh, Sheen Cigar is more like.

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Seriously though sheen has a velvety look to it. It reflects the light off the wrapper in a magical way where it seems the oils are on the outside and not completely set in the wrapper. It seems, to me, that lighter to medium shade wrapper have a better glow, but that might just because they already are reflecting light (EDIT: that's not right, is it? Are lighter colors reflective or light absorbent.... yes yes reflective... maybe I'm insane 😜), sans oils. Some have a more matte-blotchy look to them. Both can be fantastic :buddies: But we "eat with our eyes".

I just looked through my office stock, and don't have a good representation here in my 50 ct work tuperdore. I can update when I get home, but really you don't have to look much further than the local 24:24 threads or the Box of the day has some fantastic representations.

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  Yeah just like the cigar has been given a little rub with olive oil etc. You can see the wrapper has oil within it and it's just coming through. You can get a lovely residue on your fingers if you fondle too often :hole:

 

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Well... there it is. Like you can lick the oil right off.

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Where is Michael Sheen or Lilly Sheen in all of this ?

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The pictures in this thread. It's like a mega box of the day. Cannot really add much more to what others have said. But when you find a box of cigars you like with a great sheen on it like that $$$ buy buy buy!

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Here is my newest box from the host. Middle cigar is almost as shiny as the band!

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Those pictures posted by El Pres would make a great calendar or with the way I’m salivating, the centerfold in Cigarboy magazines.  

The quality supplied is insane.  👍🏽👊🏽

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On 5/30/2019 at 1:00 PM, Colt45 said:

The Partagas on the left have a light, even sheen of oil - they lightly glisten, luster. By comparison, the LGC on the right are somewhat dryish looking:

 

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Ahhhhh...the Connie #2. 

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Sheen is one of the main reasons I buy religiously from FOH...you know with the PSP/HQ grading system that you’re getting stellar boxes! A few examples:

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