PLEASE ADD to shipping address after my name ***PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS SUPPLIES***

On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 7:58 AM, Steven Link wrote:


You mentioned cologne being included in the recent package you shipped to us.  I knew you had made a mistake somehow.  Maybe because of the “spray of cigars” from Cuba that I selected.  Good deal for only $13.13!  But those are not lucky 13’s.  I just checked and had a shock and a laugh.

Note the fine print below the delivery date.  LMAO

Cuba Variety By Cuba For Men. Set-4 Piece Variety spray With Cuba Gold, Blue, Red & Orange & All Are EDT spray 1.17 Ounces       from Cuba

List Price: $45.00
Price: $13.13 & FREE Shipping
You Save: $31.87 (71%)

In Stock.  Ships from and sold by Perfumes World.

Estimated Delivery Date: May 22 – 28 when you choose Expedited at checkout.

  • These are not real cigars
  • Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image above
  • Variety Cologne with cuba gold, blue, red & orange


On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 6:46 PM, FF wrote:

Well, it’s really funny because normally I don’t open your packages to re-ship, but this one was odd-shaped and it was either unpack it or leave about 8-10 DVDs out of the shipment.  Even after I unpacked it, I still thought it was cigars.  But when I was filling out the customs form, it asked for the country of manufacture.   I thought to myself, “oh, sh*t, they’re from Cuba and I’m sure that’s a no-no.”   So that’s when I started looking closely at the package and realized it was cologne, which, by the way, was made in France.  There is also a limit on perfume, so I may have underestimated the amount on the customs form……

I was glad to see that your next order of [real] cigars is made in USA.


glass cigars full of French cologne

click pic to see glass vials of French cologne…not tobacco


Hi, Frank,

Last week the package with the “super fragrant cigars” arrived. I was out of town​ so I went to the Nampost on Tuesday. They had told Barbara that we would need a Customs inspection. I waited for about twenty minutes for the Customs official to drive across town. We went in a little room and she started examining the paperwork. That’s when I took a wrong turn! Seeing she did not know what she was reading I said, “I don’t mind if you want to open the package.” BIG mistake. I thought that would set her mind at ease, but instead she examined every item. A Nampost clerk at the desk joined me in on-going eye-rolling, exchanging glances that said, “She is really doing this? LOL!”   But, Yes she was and she even wanted me to open the sealed pack of Hanes briefs and the new pair of socks and the sealed “cigars.” She opened every DVD and kept saying they were ‘new’ while I protested that except for Cisco Kid 6 Classic Episodes they were all opened and USED…by me personally.  Then she selected a few pieces of mail that I should open for her. I was very close to laughing in her face when I realized I was in a foreign country being “inspected” by someone who might think all light-skinned Americans shoot dark-skinned people on sight. After perusing an item from Woodbridge Association she looked me in the eye and said, “Your wife is there?” So close to laughing, I replied, “My wife is here with me; we live in Keetmanshoop. You think I would leave my wife?” Finally, she smiled. We taped up the box and she said after she completed the paperwork I could come and pick it up. So tomorrow I can retrieve the goodies.  First, thing – after squirting more cologne all over me – I will watch The Cisco Kid!

Best regards,



P.S.  So now I have egg on my face, but the GOOD NEWS is that the value and the reviews are excellent and I am looking forward to smelling up southern Namibia…with something more appealing than cigar smoke. Along with the reviews are Questions Answered. This is my favorite and you can guess why: What do they mean by “These are not real cigars”? What’s the difference between these and real cigars?

About Steve Link

In Namibia with the U.S. Peace Corps July 2014 - July 2016. View all posts by Steve Link

3 responses to “PLEASE ADD to shipping address after my name ***PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS SUPPLIES***

  • Elle Eddy

    Hi Steve, Good thing you have such a lovely sense of humor!! What a funny tale! And why would anyone, even the French, package perfume to look like cigars? The Kisco Kid, huh?? Listened to that on the radio when I was a kid, what’s on DVD? Did they make a TV program of it. Must have been before we got a TV, we were rather late in doing that.

    I have friends in Chicago who live next door to people who have chickens but I can tell you, their chickens are way too posh to molt so I didn’t bother asking about it. Do hope the lady’s chickens will survive and don’t have to have little sweaters knitted for them. Cheers, Elle

    On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 11:06 AM, Steve & Barbara in Namibia wrote:

    > Steve Link posted: “On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 7:58 AM, Steven Link > wrote: Frank, You mentioned cologne being included in the recent package > you shipped to us. I knew you had made a mistake somehow. Maybe because > of the “spray of cigars” from Cuba that I selected. Good dea” Respond > to this post by replying above this line > New post on *Steve & Barbara in Namibia* > PLEASE ADD to > shipping address after my name ***PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS SUPPLIES*** > by > Steve Link > >

  • kokeefecomey

    What a way to start my day!!!!!! This will keep me laughing whenever I think of you both. Thanks! Karen and Andy

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