Nico: 0 mg/ml
Declared base: 30 PG / 70 VG
Expiry date: n.a.
Devices: Geekvape Aegis 100 W + Dovpo Bushido II RDA dual fused clapton coil 0.38 ohm (Ni80 core 30 awg x 3 + outer 38 awg) with Native Wicks cotton.
The California manufacturer Glas Vapor provided us with the new e-liquids line, Basix Series: five brand new flavours that we will discover exclusively for you on our blog.
The e-liquid we’re reviewing for you today is Blueberry Cake:
Warm, velvety layers of rich vanilla cake, sweet buttercream and fresh blueberries, drizzled in a sweet sugar glaze. Have your cake and vape it too!
Opening the bottle an inviting fragrance comes out with the perfect aromatic strength. The olfactory test is very positive, thanks to the realism and great naturalness that it conveys and because it doesn’t try to captivate us with strong aromatisations. A rich and creamy vanilla background provides for a dense base from which thin but penetrating blueberry notes emerge without any specif connotation. In some instances it seams to be freshly harvested blueberries, sometimes you would think on a full bodied blueberry jam. The important thing is that Blueberry Cake is extremely pleasant on the nose, preluding to a positive vaping experience.
For the vaping test I rely upon my Bushido II by Dovpo, a dripper I couldn’t do without; it has the incredible ability to convey aroma producing at the same time a dense, thick and fat vapor.
No other choice could have been more appropriate to enhance all the features of Blueberry Cake. Features which easily emerge since the first puffs. Honestly, I had no doubts, especially regarding the creamy part of this e-liquid, as the manufacturer had already given proof of its great ability to create confectionery products. The crucial node for this e-liquid was the blueberry.
The first puff reveals and confirms from the inhale the qualities perceived on the nose. The e-liquid is perfectly structured on a soft tart enriched by an intriguing vanilla scent. The aromatic structures is gentle, delicate and conveys a sense of elegance, especially if vaped at medium power which means the typical flavor chasing wattages (I suggest not to exceed 50 watt).
Blueberry Cake’s background is not a shortbread dough. It is softer and sweeter than a shortbread, it is more like a brioche, even if the buttery part is never too intense.
But the real value of Blueberry Cake relies in the quality and aromatic yield of the blueberries. They are the real spearhead of this recipe. Not because they’re dominant, but because they’re so real during the puff. Are they fresh blueberries or is it a blueberry jam? On my personal feeling we’re dealing with a bunch of fresh harvested blueberries added to the dough and conferring an elegant and scented hint. The sweetness, that in the core of the puff wraps all the ingredient in the bouquet, doesn’t extinguish completely the sourness of the blueberries.
The buttery note, very present on the head notes, tents to fade in the core of the puff and the bouquet loses a little bit of roundness. In some instances the blueberry seams to prevail a bit too much over the creamy mixture but on the exhale the aromatic balance of all the ingredients is restored, especially in the post-vaping aromatic persistence: an absolute savory goodness.
The aftertaste is for the ages. The exquisite sensation of biting a fragrant, soft and fat blueberry muffin is overwhelming!
Pro: A first class aromatic persistence produces the perfect sensation of a blueberry muffin
Cons: The blueberry dominates over the other ingredients in the core notes at the expenses of the roundness of the bouquet