My name is Octavia and I am located in Atlanta, Georgia. I started HERficionado because I was tired of being the only woman in every cigar bar I went to. Sometimes there may have been 2-3 more, but I could tell that some of the others felt they needed to downplay their femininity to hang out with the guys! I’ve never felt that way. I am a woman who loves fashion, I’m into fitness, I am a mother, but I’m also educated, funny, and I happen to like cigars as well. I wanted to create something that let women know that it’s okay to be into all those things at once! I wanted to provide a platform that showcases women who are embracing their femininity and can hang out with the guys without actually BEING one of the guys! This is not to knock women who are not as feminine as I am (because I am 100% GIRL…sometimes it’s too much lol) but it’s just about staying true to yourself no matter who’s around! I also aim to educate more women on cigar culture. It’s traditionally “a man’s thing,” but as you can see, women in the cigar community are on the rise!
when did you start to smoke cigar?