I’m Kelly with Cheap Humidors and this is my unboxing for the Obsidian White Noise. It’s from Abe Flores from Pinar del Rio. This box is unique in the fact that it is white. There is one other review where I have done a white cigar box. There’s not too many of them here. Let’s open it up and check it out.
So more than being white, it’s actually white on white. It actually says “Obsidian” here in white on top of white, which is interesting. The other Obsidian one obviously being all black. And then it’s got the logo here, which is a sideways fish. You got me. I’m not sure. It’s got an inlay here which is interesting because not a lot of boxes have an inlay here. It does have the Dominican seal on the side, so let’s cut that off and check and see what’s inside here.
Okay, so inside here we have the same logo with the white sticker paneling on the inside and we have a white satin ribbon draped throughout. Let’s pull this thing out, and here are the sticks. They’re really pretty. They’re individually cello-wrapped which is great. I explained in another one of my reviews that small and lightweight may seem to do nothing but it’s actually the opposite of what you think about the cello wrap. It actually holds them tight, keeps them safe, and keeps the wrapper from crumbling in a big way. You’d be surprised at how much it has to do with keeping your sticks together and in good shape.
They do that a lot in order to keep the same box size and have all the different sized sticks inside. And to use the same box size and shape, but usually they stamp the bottom differently each time instead of adding a silly little band aid on top that doesn’t even match. And again, I would just throw this away. I don’t even know what this could be made of.
Okay let’s look at one of these sticks. This is their torpedo. This size…actually I don’t see a ring gauge on here. They don’t have a lot of information on the box surprisingly. It’s the same band that you saw on the other Obsidian (the black one – the first one that came out). This one is white on white as well, just like the top actually. There’s some white striping that is probably supposed to look like white noise, and their logo is here and it says “Obsidian” here as well. It’s not die-cut; it’s square cut, just regular. They saved some money there. And they do have this embossed nicely and in their own cool, super font. I like it!
This does look like a good stick. The outside is a little mottled. It does claim to be a super oily wrapper. I wouldn’t say it’s super oily, I’ve seen a lot oilier than this. It does have a nice sheen though; it’s not dry and yucky. We can take it off. I think it actually adds more protection by having the entire cigar encased in this. I’m all for that because I’m such a klutz and I break half of the sticks I’ve got. The wrapper always tears for me, so I’m glad the wrapper is wrapped more than usual. The only other thing I wanted to mention about this is that this is the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It smells delicious.
This is my review for the packaging of the Obsidian White Noise by Abe Flores from Pinar del Rio. If you have anything that you want me to unbox for you before you purchase it, please let me know. I’ll be glad to do it for you![VIDEO] Unboxing the Obsidian White Noise by David Sabot