Name and Format: AroMatized Caramello – H2O line (Angolo della Guancia) – Propylene glycol aroma 20 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 2 mg/ml
VPG composition: 50 PG / 50 VG
Expiry date: 05/2022
Devices: Aspire Nautilus 2S headcoil 0.7 ohm + Vandy Vape Berserker RTA 24 mm single coil 0.9 ohm (Khantal A1 27 AWG) with Cotton Bacon Prime.
Have you ever wondered what are the most used ingredients in vaping? In short, those that we found most frequently in the e-liquids that we vape every day? Although not in the presence of an official statistic on the matter, I believe that the podium of this singular competition is made up of caramel, vanilla and hazelnut, and this thanks to both the creamy and tobacco e-liquid category. It is no coincidence that the first ever tobacco e-juice in the history of vaping was the RY4 e-liquid by the Ruyan company, the company that registered the first electronic cigarette patent. RY4 (Ruyan’s fourth e-liquid) is a “tobacco” flavored with vanilla, caramel and hazelnut notes. Yes, the first tobacco of vaping was, hear hear, a tobacco flavored.
It is clear that in confessing that today I’m going to talk about a caramel tobacco, implicitly I admit that I am going to review a product with a formulation that is anything but new, if it were not that the e-liquid in question was made by Angolo della Guancia and specifically belongs to its innovative and recent H2O line. For those who are not yet aware of it, very briefly remember that H2O is a line that uses a completely mechanical technology that involves the extraction of the aromatic components of the tobacco leaves by means of streams of water vapor, a sort of distillation process. It is a procedure which, while preserving the aromatic charge of the organic raw material used, manages to guarantee a decidedly long life cycle to the atomizers coil, whether they are rebuildable or pre-made.
AroMatized Caramello, the aroma in the spotlight of The Flavourist, is the third H2O and follows the already tested MiXture and AroMatized Cardamomo. In short, I am preparing to test a recipe well known, but prepared however with the new “distillation” technique by Angolo della Guancia.
Here is how the manufacturer presents its AroMatized Caramello:
Virginia lievemente affumicato aromatizzato con caramello.
Virginia slightly smoked flavored with caramel.
Before going into the AroMatized Caramello tests, we remind you that this product is marketed in the shot series format, 20 ml of propylene glycol aroma inside a 60 ml bottle. To obtain the 60 ml e-liquid ready to vape, it will be necessary to add a base of 30 ml of vegetable glycerol plus an additional base of 10 ml of propylene glycol. The transparent label of the bottle (with the exception of two light blue bands with the product information) is singular, but very functional to the type of product, to clearly highlight and show the total transparency of this blend.
On the smell AroMatized Caramello has a delicate and persuasive scent of natural caramel. It, the caramel, is the undisputed leader of this aromatic bouquet, and it earns this name not for his big aromatic charge, but thanks to a subtle and unmistakable elegance of style. The tobacco, on the other hand, the second element of the mix, inevitably has the role of a supporting actor in the olfactory test, while appearing as an excellent shoulder of the caramel thanks to a sweet and harmonious imprinting.
Wanting to make a comparison with the other two products of the line, MiXture and AroMatized Cardamomo, I can assert with conviction that AroMatized Caramello is the one of the three that is perceived as the softest and most engaging sense of smell, but at the same time also as the least tobacco oriented of the line.
Good, very good but… This could summarize the taste experience of AroMatized Caramello, but let’s go in order and calmly rewind the analysis tape of this aroma. AroMatized Caramello is characterized by a very short tobacco intro, with a slightly sugary base and at the same time very clean and linear. Honestly, it’s difficult to recognize the peculiarities of a specific tobacco in these tobacco nuances, also because the tobacco moment is absolutely short and fleeting.
In the heart of the vape, the bouquet expands showing off the regal movements of the caramel that takes the stage with the awareness of its entertaining qualities. It is not a bold caramel, on the contrary it bewitches for its elegant naturalness, without ever having to flaunt it for fear of not being noticed. Enveloping and sinuous, the caramel runs through the entire score with gentle lightness. Light, unique and inimitable.
The long caramelized veil persists on the complacent palate and in the tail, during exhalation, it finds the tobacco cue of the beginning of the vape, this time enriched by a light smoked trail. A happy aromatic union created with absolute skill by Angolo della Guancia, today more than ever one of the most skilled brands in making tobacco flavored.
If it is true that this AroMatized Caramello, as announced during the smell test, is in my opinion the least tobacco e-juice of the H2O line, it is equally true that it is the most lovable and most easily admissible, especially by the vaper audience that still resides in the antechamber of the “real” extracted tobaccos.
This e-liquid, however, goes even further than this brief examination, because in the presence of a caramel that for quality exceeds any form of more daring imagination, even the most experienced tobacco vaper could find in AroMatized Caramello the perfect detachment between two extracted tobacco e-juice more strong and bold.
Service note: as in the case of the other two H2O products, AroMatized Caramello is extremely coil friendly, you will never have to rebuild or change the headcoil before having completely emptied your 60 ml bottle. In short, you can abuse it until exhaustion. Does it seem little to you?
Suggested dilution: 33%
Steeping time: ready to vape, recommended 2 days
Pro: An unprecedented superlative caramel. The best ever tried so far.
Cons: The tobacco component is in the service of caramel.