Just like this history of this cigar the Smell from fresh is unique to say the least.
Quai d’Orsay was created in the early 1970’s as a Cuban cigar brand made especially for France. Quai d’Orsay in Paris being the physical location of France’s diplomatic service headquarters.
This cigar was essentially a regional brand, sold mostly in France and Switzerland.
OK so looking at this cigar it is quite rustic, raised bumpy veins running full length on either side with the pack being a little soft. There was also a distinct metallic scent.
I used a punch to open and the fresh draw was very light.
Once lit I was really surprised with how much smoke was produced for such a light draw. Only a couple of minutes in I found that this cigar needed to be smoked, constantly. You could not leave it too long between draws or it would go out or you had to really stoke it back to life with a number of decent draws.
Now the before mentioned produced a problem, too much heat required to keep it alight giving it a hot and bitter taste of metal, none of these things are desirable.
I have to stop now! I tried to keep this cigar alive but it keeps going out unless you smoke it constantly and it tastes hot and horrible.
My favourite part has been putting it out
Not recommended at all.