E-liquid review: Bonnie & Clyde (Villain Vapors) 60 ml – received by the manufacturer
Batch: 56466 00601 (barcode)
Nico: 3 mg/ml
Declared base: 30 PG / 70 VG
Expiry date: n.a.
Devices: Aleadertech Funky 160 W +Geekvape Peerless RDA single fused clapton coil 0,65 ohm (Ni80 30 awg x 3 + Ni80 38 awg x 1) with japanese organic cotton Muji.
Colorful, lively, sweet, the candy world has always had an hypnotic power, exercising, especially among the youngest, a unique and irresistible charm. Which child could resist to that explosive whole of sweetness, shapes and colors? And the vaping too, which is also young and lively, has certainly not forgotten this world, often emulating the legendary fruit candies in the production of many e-liquids. This was especially true between 2014 and the end of 2015, when the research of the manufacturers had not yet addressed massively towards the world of pastry, now the most inspiring sector for the creation of e-liquids around the world, with creamy and various desserts in increasingly complex and accurate recipes.
Today we will talk about a liquid belonging to the so-called candy world, made a few years ago by the Californian company Villain Vapors: Bonnie & Clyde.
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Bonnie & Clyde is officially described as follows:
(A Mixed Berry & Fruit Blend) Bonnie and Clyde is the perfect marriage of ripe berries that is sure to always be by your side.
The bottle in my possession is a typical 60ml unicorn bottle. Pleasant to the touch for the satin effect and of sure visual impact the product label, with an evident inspiration to the world of the outlaws between the end of the 1800 and the beginning of the twentieth century. This bottle is not TPD compliant.
The olfactory characteristics of Bonnie & Clyde reveal from the first sniff the candy nature of this product: a sweet and fruity mix with the scent of classic fruit candies. It’s difficult to perceive singularly each fruit, but the “berry” stamp of the recipe is however clear and evident. The candy connotation also, and I add unfortunately, anticipates a general fruity taste anything but not so natural, however typical of almost all the fruity e-juice of the past years. Have you ever noticed that a fruit candy never tastes like the fruit it is inspired by? It is often the color that makes us identify the taste of that agglomeration of sugars and aromas (artificial). What will our vaping test tell us?
Bonnie & Clyde were one of the most famous gang of American outlaws in the ’30s. To the short and intense life of these two young boys, half-a-score of films, musical pieces and theatrical performances have been dedicated. Villain Vapors with its outlaw e-juices obviously could not fail to dedicate one of its e-liquids to them, thus bringing their fame to the vaping world. For the vape test is ready my trusted Peerless, for the occasion set in single coil, for a light and flavor chasing vape.
Obviously the vape test hardly could subvert the perceptions that emerged from the olfactory test, and in fact the confirmations on the aromatic characteristics of Bonnie & Clyde did not take long to arrive with the first puffs. The e-liquid shows a linearity and uniformity of taste that remains such in all phases of the puff. At medium-low wattages (not exceeding 40 watts), despite being substantially unclear and not multi-faceted, it has a good pleasantness because it does not exceed in sweetness.
The sweetening component is more contained than what is felt in the smell test and allows the fruity elements to bring out slight acidity tips that make it ideal as an all-day vape, but without pretense…
The sore notes reside, as widely hypothesizable, in the composition of the fruity mix. It could be said that it is a blend of red fruits well blended with each other, and I do not exclude that many reviewers have done it, but the sad reality is that the ingredients of Bonnie & Clyde more than well blended together, in reality they are a unique set of rather flat and unnatural berry aromas. Attention please, however, not unpleasant! Try to taste a handful of the gummy like those in the picture below, and I challenge anyone to consider them unpleasant taste!
If you make peace with the fact that this type of recipes can not and are not able to enhance the aromatic nuances of real and fresh berries, then Bonnie & Clyde is ultimately a good and tasty Gummi Candy!
Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, currant, a mix of aromas typical of the food industry, whose timbre is easily traceable in the creation of Villain Vapors. A well-balanced bouquet of “fake” berries.
Pro: A Gummi Candy that is not tired, perfect as ADV.
Cons: An e-liquid with a taste not so natural, that betrays its synthetic nature.