Don Salvatore Offers Gift Packs, Humidor
Don Salvatore is offering for a limited time a special Gift Package for $17.95 (retail value $51.70). Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, the Gift Pack includes the following: one Budget Cherry Humidor, a Two-Finger Smooth Churchill Cigar Case with Belt Clip, and a Clear Blue 52- Ring Gauge Cigar Cutter.

The company is also offering a low-cost, high-quality humidor: the La Brillante High Gloss La Grande Series, available in black, mahogany, and cherry, each adding an elegant look to any décor. Each humidor is equipped with a digital hygrometer, and features including a high-gloss piano finish; 120-piece capacity; Spanish cedar tray with two dividers; and high polished silver lock, key, and handles. This humidor is available for a special limited time retail price of $54.95.

Don Salvatore, Chicago, Ill, Tel: (800) 886-8688, Fax: (312) 733-8356, Web: www.buddyproducts.com/prodcigar.

Cezio Humidifier for Walk-In Humidors
American Cigar Accessories has introduced the Cezio, a direct-feed humidifier, ideal for use in a tobacco shop's walk-in humidor. The Cezio plugs directly into a humidistat controller (sold separately) to release a cloud of cool fog which wafts gently through the humidor. Rated for walk-in humidors sized from 200 square feet up to 800 square feet, the Cezio's direct-feed system requires water that is filtered to remove minerals. It is fitted for a 1/4" flexible tubing water line and includes a built-in water indicator.

American Cigar Accessories, Atlanta, Ga., Toll-free: (800) 416-3611,Fax: (404) 320-7973.

Jeep Outdoor Lighters From Nibo Group
Nibo Group, a leading German-based manufacturer of exclusive designed lighters and other accessories, has added Jeep Outdoor Lighters to their collection of fine smoking products. These heavy-duty lighters have a double blue-torch flame that is adjustable as well as wind-resistant. The Jeep Outdoor lighters, available in four distinct styles, are all refillable and include a built-in compass, making them perfect for the dedicated outdoorsman.

Nibo Manufacturing Group, Ltd., Markham, Ontario, Tel: (905) 479-0022, Toll-free: (866) 812-NIBO, Fax: (905) 479-0024, Web: www.nibogroup.com.

Prairie Aire Scent Pouches New from Crane Creek Gardens
Prairie Aire scent pouches are a 100 percent natural and biodegradable product, created by North Dakota-based Crane Creek Gardens, that helps to absorb and neutralize odors such as cigarette smoke, must, mildew, and pet odors for up to three months.

Prairie Aire scent pouches offer a special blend of indigenous prairie plants, alfalfa, and corn cobs, which release a pleasant aroma. Meanwhile, Ancient volcanic minerals work to provide absorption. The result is a product that lasts longer than most ordinary air fresheners.

The four scents available are Sweet Pea & Ivy, Naturally Festive, Coriander Blossom, and Fresh Adventure.

Crane Creek Gardens owner Kari Warberg, who started from a simple home-based operation, states that her company's mission is to create wholesome products that benefit rural areas, the environment and society.

Crane Creek Gardens, Stanley, N.D., Tel: (800) 583-2921, Web: www.cranecreekgardens.com.

Porsche Design Humidors for Home and Travel
Porsche Design, renowned for their stylish products designed in the vein of the world's most famous sports car, has created unique humidors for the cigar smoker with an eye toward elegance. Their tabletop humidor, with its unusual shape and soft curves, holds 50 full-size corona cigars. It has a lustrous carbon fiber exterior, with a compact look that belies its spacious interior capacity. The lid has a built-in integrated humidifier that maintains a relative humidity of 70%. External dimensions are approximately 12 1/2 by 9 by 4 inches.

Porsche's travel humidor has a combined divider and humidifier, making it more functional than most pocket humidors. The curved sides of the box, built of carbon fiber with a cedar veneer, ensure it's virtually crush-proof, while keeping the weight at only a mere 10 1/2 ounces. Emphasizing beauty and strength as well as functionality, the travel humidor measures 8 1/2 by 4 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches.

Integral Logistics LLC, Sunrise, Fla., Toll-Free: (866) 746-9026, Fax: (954) 746-9206, Web: www.integral-style.com.

Diamond Crown's Exclusive Crystal Ashtrays
Handcrafted by Reed and Barton, Diamond Crown's Exclusive Crystal Ashtrays are made of full lead crystal, lending them brilliant color and clarity. Each is hand-cut on a diamond wheel, weighs approximately five pounds, and are packed in distinctive felt pouches. Four models are available: the Cambridge (9 by 9 by 2 inches, suggested retail: $195); the Buckingham (12 by 4 5/8 by 1 3/4 inches, suggested retail $200); the Bristol (8 by 4 1/2 by 2 inches, suggested retail $170); and the Windsor (12 by 4 5/8 by 1 3/4 inches, suggested retail $180).

J.C. Newman Cigar Co., Tampa, Fla., Tel: (813) 248-2124, Fax: (813) 247-2135, Web: www.cigarfamily.com.

Torch Lighter Insert from Blazer Products
The Z-plus Torch Lighter insert, manufactured by Blazer Products, is designed to retrofit the most popular lighter fluid-filled metal flip-top cases. Using the insert, smokers can transform their original lighter into a modern, butane-refillable, electric quartz ignition lighter with a windproof torch flame - perfect for lighting cigars, with no more flints and no more smelly, messy lighter fluid. The Z-plus insert easily slides into the existing case with no modification at all and can easily convert back and forth by simply swapping inserts. Customers will find that they can enjoy the feel and look of their favorite lighter as well as all the benefits of the Z-plus insert. The Z-plus insert retails for $9.95 and comes in attractive packaging aimed at promoting in-store sales.

Blazer Products, Farmingdale NY, Tel: (631) 694-5058, Fax: (631) 694-5063, Web: www.blazerproducts.com.

Tattoo Design Lighters New from S.T. Dupont
S.T. Dupont, manufacturer of some of the world's finest lighters, is offering three new soft-touch-based lighters targeted at today's younger, fashion-conscious consumer, each incorporating a catchy tattoo design. Choices are dark brown with a Celtic tattoo and a piercing at the lid; caramel with an ornate Maori tattoo design; and beige, also with a piercing on the lid, with a tribal tattoo. Each of the lighters retails for $160. An attractive display case, showcasing all three lighters, is also available to retailers. S.T. Dupont products are exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Colibri.

Colibri of London, Cranston, R.I., Toll-free: (800) 341-7703

SMOKESHOP - August, 2004