E-liquid review: Bombay (Naturally Extracted Tobacco) 60 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 3 mg/ml
Declared base: 50 PG / 50 VG
Expiry date: n.a.
Devices: Laisimo Snowwolf 200 W plus + NarDa RDA single coil 0.85 ohm (Kanthal A1 26 awg 0,40 mm) with Cotton Bacon V 2.0
Some time ago The Flavorist had the first approach with the Naturally Extracted Tobacco Liquid galaxy. It was a brilliant meeting so much to be sorry for not having had before the opportunity to be able to talk about these extracted tobaccos. The fact is that the e-liquid Balkan reviewed by our team at the end of last year, was elected the 2017 Best Tobacco E-juice at the International Vape E-liquid Award by The Flavourist.
However, we are very happy to be able to feel, so to speak, “trapped in the network” by N.E.T for the coming months, and to be able to propose a series of reviews of this brand in European premiere.
For those who have lost the review of Balkan, I remember that Naturally Extracted Tobacco LLC is a US company in the state of Iowa that since 2013 deals with natural extracts of tobacco. The Cedar Rapids guys enjoy an unparalleled primacy: they were probably among the first ever to offer real tobacco e-liquids and, most importantly, they are still the world’s largest producer of natural tobacco extracts, with an amazing offer and variety of products, ranging from ready e-liquids to aromas. It’s not hard to believe that the company may be the main supplier of many international e-liquids brands. Finally the real N.E.T. made in the USA!
Today we are talking about Bombay:
An exotic “English-style” pipe blend of mellow Georgian Virginias, Black Cavendish, Mexican Burleys, and smoked Cyprian Latakia makes for a bold, spicy tobacco vape.
The bottle in my possession is a 60 ml amber glass with childproof cap and eye dropper tip. The product label appears as a typical homemade label and contains information such as business logo, liquid name, extraction type, VPG ratio, nicotine content, mixing date and single warning: keep out of the reach of children. This product obviously is not TPD compliant.
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I grant the first sniffs of Bombay to my nose and immediately I notice an involving olfactory richness. I feel a rather multi-faceted fragrance, an alternation of hints of leather and spicy notes resting on a discrete “smoky” background. The general stamp is quite robust, it suggests a full and satisfying vaping. I just have to check it with an appropriate vape test.
For this test I choose the aromatic NarDa RDA, one of my favorite atomizers for tasting both extracted tobaccos and other highly structured e-liquids. I find out that Bombay is a rather complex liquid of not easy and immediate comprehension. The taste perception is variegated and as well as the smell, it oscillates between soft scents and darker and more intense notes. The puff shows itself sweeter and more linear in inspiration, to get richer and stronger in the central notes, more shady and earthy. Evident smoky nuances from Latakia remind us that we are in the presence of a typical English mixture.
With slow and deep puffs all the nuances of Bombay as thin and sometimes minimal, come out with intelligence and aromatic cleanliness. The sensation of evoking a real pipe smoking is clear, in my opinion much better than a pipe smoking!
Within this balanced and multifaceted bouquet, great merit is attributed to the role of Cavendish which gives the aromatic structure softness and roundness. Even Virginia, I think, provides its contribution of sweetness and with a pinch of acidity, manages to enhance the oriental notes of the whole blend.
The spice with its oriental soul is in the end of puff only just whispered; just enough to give a sort of “exotic” feeling as described by the manufacturer. All the vape of this tobacco e-juice shows itself deep and intense in all its junctures with some small differences related to the wattage and the airiness of the puff. Low wattages (no more than 14-15 watts) with minimal air will enhance the facets and the softer components of its structure. On the contrary wattages of more than 15 watts, supported by a higher degree of airiness, will give more space to the characteristics of Latakia, making the vaping more rough and sturdy.
With its mild spicy ends and a warm and genuine soul, Bombay is a highly tasty and flavorful tobacco. Not too impetuous but certainly balanced and enveloping for a rich daily vaping.
Pro: An excellent and full bodied blend that delicately combines delicate elements with spicy accents on a robust and smoked base.
Cons: Get ready to rebuild very often.