Dark Mistery – VM Famy

Dark Mistery – VM Famy

Dark Mistery VM Famy – Review

INTRODUCTION

For today’s review I will deal with a new entry for our blog, in fact I will tell you about a product by VM Famy brand born in December 2019 thanks to Vincenzo Iorio Esposito’s intuition and his long experience in the vaping sector. The VM Famy company comes to life by focusing immediately on the quality and certification of the raw materials used to make its products, and aims to create refined recipes very different from the classic standards of the market. The basic idea is to offer new e-liquid suitable for an all-day and never tiring vape.

VM Famy Dark Mistery boccetta e packaging

After launching Mistery and CookiNuti in February 2020, at the beginning of this year VM Famy presented Dark Mistery, the tobacco version of the aroma Mistery. So today I am going to review for you the Dark Mystery aroma, a 20 ml aroma shot proposed in a 60 ml bottle; as usual, a 40 ml neutral base must be added to the aroma to obtain the liquid ready to vape. Dark Mystery, according to the manufacturer’s indications, can be vaped both in MTL and in flavor/cloud chasing.

DARK MISTERY – DESCRIPTION

Before talking about the Dark Mistery description, I want to remember what is the official description of the Mystery aroma, from which Dark Mistery takes its cue.

Here’s how the manufacturer describes its Mystery: Waffle meets vanilla ice cream and white chocolate with a salty touch of graham cracker … A true mystery with every puff.

And here’s the Dark Mystery official description:

The smoking of Latakia and the intense flavor of Kentucky, for a mix of microfiltered organic tobacco made unique by the memory of the Mystery … From the pleasure of tobacco to the whim of creamy.

VM Famy Vincenzo Esposito con Dark Mistery

SMELL TEST

Unfortunately, the smell examination of Dark Mystery seems to leave no escape from the tobacco project of this aroma, because when you open the bottle you are immediately overwhelmed by an intense and very sweet vanilla fragrance. The vanilla scents, sometimes intrusive and in any case very penetrating, seem to be accompanied by a creamy milk-based background that blends well with persistent vanilla notes. The smell test fails to reveal the other components of this complex bouquet and, waffles and graham crackers on one side, and Latakia and Kentucky tobacco on the other, are missing during my nasal test.

So I immediately prepare for the vape test, to understand if Dark Mystery in vaporization will be able to show the different shades indicated in the official description.

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VAPE TEST

Devices: Exvape Expromizer V3 Fire single coil 1.10 ohm (Kanthal A1 28 AWG) + Penodat V2 RTA single coil 1.00 ohm (Kanthal A1 28 AWG) with Cotton Bacon Prime

For the tasting of this new VM Famy creation, I relied on two rebuildable atomizers with different characteristics, the always reliable and stainless Expromizer V3 Fire and the new Turkish Penodat V2 atomizer with its narrow and long bell.

     Expromizer V3 Fire by ExVape  Penodat V2 atomizzatore rigenerabile MTL

Even on vape Dark Mystery does not stray far from the deeply creamy character that emerged during the smell test, although on inhalation a shy hint of tobacco is perceptible on the palate, especially in my case with the Expromizer atomizer, more suitable to emphasize the fuller tones and dried tobaccos in the mix. It is Latakia tobacco with its unmistakable smoky note that reveals itself above all in the opening bars of the puff, managing to transfer a short but appreciable dry and quite woody note on the palate.

In the heart of the puff, the creamy elements of Dark Mistery take center stage, and boldly show off all the vanilla creaminess of the Dark Mistery aromatic bouquet. The e-liquid in this phase changes register with respect to the initial perceptions and is more enveloping and soft than ever. The starting tobacco cues now seem only a distant and faint memory…

waffle dolce

The vape goes on pleasantly on sinuous and at times velvety aromatic tracks, a tasty and familiar journey in vaping, a path that however does not really seem to leave any room for the perception of any tobacco taste. Lovers of creamy e-juices will find this moment of the vape absolutely lovable and will especially appreciate its never oversized sweetness; from another perspective, the vapers more inclined to tobacco sensory experiences will find it difficult to grasp the essence of a real and deep tobacco vape with Latakia and Kentucky.

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In the final stages of the puff Dark Mystery seems to want to show a synthesis of its complex structure, and the aromatic tones appear more balanced; so while the creamy trail flows until the final exhalation, my taste buds trace again those smoky nuances perceived only in the top notes, this time however enriched and embellished with light salty notes, which recall with good fidelity the taste of a classic graham cracker. The aromatic persistence after vaping is good but never intrusive.

DARK MISTERY FINAL VERDICT

Dark Mistery, the new aroma of VM Famy, while officially classifying itself within the tobacco flavored category, is actually a much more creamy-oriented product than tobacco one, and its tobaccos play a marginal role within the bouquet. In my opinion, this is a very appreciable e-liquid especially by those who prefer to “feel” the sweet and creamy notes, while for real tobacco lovers (like myself) it could be interesting if the manufacturer in the future also proposes a “reserve edition” with a stronger presence of Latakia and Kentucky.

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: ready to vape, recommended 3-4 days

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Pro: Sweet and tasty vanilla elements with a good ice cream base

Cons: A too flavored and not very tobacco blend mix

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Name and Format: Dark Mistery (VM Famy) – Concentrated Flavour 20 ml

Batch: PCT2011N1

Used Base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expiry Date: 11/2023

Talius Blendfeel – Review

Talius Blendfeel – Review

Name and format: Talius (Blendfeel)  – Concentrated flavour 20 ml

Batch: 20702060001

Used base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expity date: n.d.


 

TALIUS INTRODUCTION

Today I’m going to make the last review of the year 2020, a year, as many of you know, dedicated exclusively to tobacco e-liquids and aromas. For today’s review I’m going back to talk about Blendfeel and in this case I going to test a flavored tobacco product with the signature of Daniela Talia, biologist and close collaborator of Renzo Cattaneo in the Blendfeel Lab, the place where are born all the creations by the italian company.

Ready to learn the secrets and characteristics of the shot aroma Talius? There has been a lot of talk about it on some facebook groups in recent weeks, so let’s find out what it is and if it is an aroma up to the level of previous Blendfeel flavored creations such as Irish Black, La Vie en Douce or Milano.

Talius Blendfeel Boccetta

Talius is marketed in the 20 ml shot series format inside a 60 ml bottle. To have the 60 ml of e-liquid ready to vape, it will be necessary to add a base of a total of 40 ml of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerol. We would like to underline the beauty of the label graphics even if the photo of the bottle (you see above) provided by the manufacturer does not do it the justice it deserves.

Perhaps the photo at the beginning of theis review made for The Flavourist by Photokappa photo agency, which has been actively collaborating with our team for some time, is more successful, with the aim of giving a creative and artistic touch to the products of the sector.

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TALIUS DESCRIPTION

But let’s get back to us and read what Blendfeel officially declares on its website about Talius:

Pistachio, white chocolate, coconut and Burley tobacco. The tobacco base of Talius is our Burley Professional, with a full, particularly complex and articulated taste. The flavoring is the result of a careful balance in which the taste of pistachio has prevailed, which is rounded and softened by white chocolate and coconut.

Blendfeel goes on to add the following: “During the tasting of the product, the pistachio is initially felt to end with the tobacco sensation emphasized by the persistence of a delicate coconut that accompanies the taste, appreciable even after the vape.The pistachio that you can find has a characteristic natural imprint that highlights the care in the selection of this aroma. The harmony of taste and its perfect balance allow it to be used for a long time, gradually identifying new aromatic nuances.

The Tobacco Aroma (R) extracts are produced with the best tobacco leaves available on the market, the selection and research takes place meticulously and the products arrive in our production plant directly from the producers identified in the growing areas. This concentrated aroma is qualified as LL-LONG LIFE, characterizing its best duration before compromising the physical characteristics of coil and cotton.”

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SMELL TEST

The beginning of the smell test immediately places us in front of an aroma with a clear creamy imprint. The scent of pistachio definitely stands out, bursts and stands out decisively among all the elements that make up the aromatic score of this aroma. The Talius pistachio is tasty and also quite realistic although I believe it’s a synthetic aroma; pistachio is flanked by faint hints of coconut and a subtle creamy trail that actually seems to remember the scent of a white chocolate bar quite well.

Even with a prevalence of pistachio notes, the balance between these three ingredients appears very well thought out and the balance seems absolutely impeccable to me, as long as we forget about tobacco. Oh yes, because the Burley tobacco mentioned in the description is the great absent as well as the loser of this smell test. Desperately looking for Burley…

VAPE TEST

Devices: Kizoku Limit RTA BVC single coil 0.7 ohm + Innokin Ares 2 RTA 24 mm single coil 0.9 ohm (Khantal A1 27 AWG) with Cotton Bacon Prime.

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For today’s vape test I decided to rely on Kizoku Limit (with Aspire coil) and Innokin Ares 2 atomizers. At the cost of being more and more boring and unpopular, I repeat that no one will ever convince me of the fact that to vape well you don’t need to have a rigorously high-end and also quite expensive device.

On vape Talius immediately attracts my attention because it shows a very harmonious and enveloping e-liquid. It certainly has a winter soul, gives warmth and sweetness to every puff and does not disappoint the excellent expectations created with the smell test. The pistachio takes shape and takes center stage during inhalation and transfers that sense of naturalness felt during the olfactory test to my palate.

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I have no doubts in asserting that it is the main ingredient of this recipe, the one to which Daniela Talia has decided to give more emphasis for Talius. Even the central phases of the puff are characterized by the presence of pistachio which continues to impose itself within the mix with all its aromaticity and intrinsic sweetness, just as if it were a real Bronte pistachio. The bouquet then arrives delicate and sinuous towards the tail notes, with an always sweet and round puff, and reveals during the exhalation graceful and almost creamy coconut glazes, which fade emerging from an imperceptible woody background.

And although pistachio is the ingredient and the main actor of this creation, I do not hesitate to tell you that in my opinion it’s the coconut, with its supporting role, to unleash an impeccable acting, with its after vape aromatic persistence that, if we were in the movie industry, I would not hesitate to define it as an Oscar interpretation.

cioccolato bianco

TALIUS FINAL VERDICT

Talius is undoubtedly an e-liquid created with great care and packaged with equal meticulousness and skill. The pistachio elements at the beginning, and coconut at the end, are what this tobacco-creamy mix revolves around; white chocolate, it’s difficult to identify but still present, provides the creamy frame within which the two main ingredients move. And the Burley tobacco? If I said that it is perceived well, within the bouquet, I would be shamelessly lying, and if I said that you can recognize a slight dry, slightly woody nuance that is typical of Burley, I would be lying the same and again.

To close I wonder: why classify an e-liquid as a flavored tobacco when in the end it is not? I think that if we consider it a creamy e-juice, we can say it’s really a high quality e-liquid…

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: 1-2 days

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Pro: Lovable post vape aromatic persistence with a delicate sensation of coconut on the palate

Cons: Another tobacco flavored according to the current flavored style: very flavored and very little tobacco

Cacao (Blendfeel)

Cacao (Blendfeel)

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Name and Format: Cacao (Blendfeel) – Concentrated flavour 10 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 1945500010003

Nico: 3 mg/ml

Used Base: 50 PG / 45 VG / 5 H2O

Expiry date: 10/28/2021

Devices: ExVape Expromizer V3 Fire RTA single coil 1.10 ohm (Kanthal A1 28 AWG) + Flash e-Vapor 4.5s RTA single coil 0.85 ohm (Kanthal A1 27 AWG) with Cotton Bacon Prime.


For the current year 2020 the The Flavourist team, in a completely exceptional way, has decided to deal at least for what concerns the reviews of e-liquids and aromas, only tobacco products, also establishing a special award (#VITA Prize – Vape Italian Tobacco Award) reserved for this category so much appreciated and widespread in Italy.

So why today are we going to talk to you about the Cacao aroma manufactured by Blendfeel? Because after having kindly received it from the manufacturer and appropriately tasted it, we realized how much this aroma is so close and comparable (as well as combinable) to a real tobacco aroma. The Blendfeel cocoa extract is the closest in our opinion to a real tobacco e-juice even though it is absolutely not a tobacco.

Blendfeel Cacao packaging

The Cacao aroma belongs to a line called “Coloniali” and is sold in the form of a 10 ml concentrated aroma to be mixed at 10% in a recommended base 40 PG/ 50 VG/ 10 H2O or in a 50/50 base.

The “Colonial” aromas, according to what the manufacturer tells us, are natural extracts from the best raw materials of products from far countries but which have long been present in our everyday culture, products that draw from past history and the colonial era.

Blendfeel officially describes its Cacao aroma as follows:

Lo abbiamo individuato per primo, il cacao proveniente dal Madagascar, con le sue piantagioni assolate nelle quali con pazienza e tanto lavoro i semi migliori di un frutto particolarissimo vengono fatti fermentare per poi essiccare solo al sole del giorno, riparati dalla umidità della notte e alla fine diffusi in Europa nella val di Rodano per essere infine raffinati dai migliori produttori olandesi.

We first identified cocoa from Madagascar, with its sunny plantations in which with patience and a lot of work the best seeds of a very particular fruit are fermented and then dried only in the sun of the day, sheltered from the humidity of the night and at the end spread in Europe in the Rodano Valley to be finally refined by the best Dutch producers.

SMELL TEST

On the smell Cacao immediately lays bare and unhesitatingly shows its incredible fidelity to the delicate but at the same time dry and bitter hints of a dried cocoa bean. Honestly, there is little to dwell and argue on the smell analysis of this aroma, because it is a cocoa bean extract and as such smells of cocoa. It is very inviting therefore we also place high hopes on the vape test.

expromizer v3 fire

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For the vape test we decided to use two German atomizers, the Expromizer V3 Fire di ExVape and the 4.5 S version by Flash e-Vapor.

VAPE TEST

The olfactory sensations are not betrayed by the vape test that it returns to us, it is good to make it clear right away, a very good and above all a unique e-liquid, because in our memory, we believe it is the first time ever that we are in front of a cocoa extract. In many years of vaping and tests carried out, there will have passed under the nose and on the palate an infinite number of creamy and tobacco products with more or less chocolaty bases, but never pure cocoa.

Cocoa bean

There is a huge difference between cocoa and chocolate: chocolate, unless you are referring to extra-dark chocolate with cocoa mass percentages greater than 75%, is soft and sweet, at least it is what it is synthesized and/or extracted for the vaping industry, cocoa is definitely not. Have you ever tried to taste pure cocoa bean flakes? If you have, then you have understood what we are talking about.

Blendfeel Cacao manages not to lose the aromatic qualities of pure cocoa, and throughout the arc of the vape it appears rather dry and penetrating on the palate, showing in this sense in our opinion its “tobacco” soul.

Cacao fava

It fascinates a lot both if tasted in pure MTL at low wattages (13-15 watts with the Expromizer), and at more generous powers, between 18 and 22 watts with the Fev 4.5 S. In the first case you can better appreciate everything its aromaticity, in the second it gives it more sprint making it more toasted and slightly darker.

It is very pleasant and satisfying to be able to grasp puff after puff the delicate and intense flavor that combines with that bitterish tip typical of a real cocoa bean.

Cacao fava ambientata

Can we therefore consider the Cacao aroma by Blendfeel 100% faithful from the aromatic point of view to the origin raw material? Unfortunately not because in our opinion this extract cannot completely shake off the naturally sweet aftertaste of the components of its base; propylene glycol and even more vegetable glycerol ultimately leave a not negligible imprint within the e-liquid ready to vape.

Cacao by Blendfeel is a new product that deserves to be discovered, tested both in purity and possibly combined with a tobacco blend; It is easy to imagine it for example together with a Kentucky, but for our part we can only hope that Blendfeel itself will propose it as soon as possible combined with a single tobacco or even a blend of tobaccos.

Suggested dilution: 10%

Steeping time: ready to vape, recommended 4-5 days

ico 4

Pro: For lovers of organic tobaccos, an excellent variant on the theme to be used also in blends with organic tobaccos

Cons: It lacks that extra bit of bitterness that would have made it 100% faithful to the origin raw material

Ivory Gold Reserve (Iron Vaper)

Ivory Gold Reserve (Iron Vaper)

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Name e Format: Ivory Gold Reserve (Iron Vaper) – Concentrated flavor 20 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 2001015

Nico: 2 mg/ml

Declared base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expiry date: 01/2022

Devices: Vaporesso Swag II 80W + Damn Vape Fresia RTA single coil 1,0 ohm (Kanthal A1 27 awg) with Cotton Bacon Prime.


Iron Vaper, a young and dynamic company from Southern Italy, made its appearance here on our blog only towards the end of 2019, enough to deserve thanks to the e-liquid Sharm, the title of Best Creamy E-juice of 2019 at the Italian Vape E-liquid Awards by The Flavourist.

Today we will examine the Ivory Gold Reserve aroma, the enriched version of one of the most famous products by the italian manufacturer, Ivory. Thanks to the precious collaboration with Azhad’s Elixirs, the synthetic tobacco component in the Ivory liquid has been replaced by a blend of extracted tobaccos.

Ivory Gold Reserve is offered in the usual shot format (20 + 40 ml) inside an elegant purple cardboard box decorated with drawings of gold-colored tobacco leaves. I would like to point out how accurate and more comprehensive than ever are the information reported both on the cardboard package and on the bottle itself; nothing is missing, from the manufacturer’s references, to the product info to end with the various hazard pictograms.

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I report from the official website of the manufacturer the official description of Ivory Gold Reserve:

Da una selezione di tabacchi organici by Azhad’s Elixirs sapientemente miscelati con il gustoso cioccolato bianco by Iron Vaper nasce Ivory Gold Reserve: il liquido perfetto per chi ama svapare tabacchi senza rinunciare a un po’ di dolcezza.

From a selection of organic tobaccos by Azhad’s Elixirs expertly mixed with the tasty white chocolate by Iron Vaper comes Ivory Gold Reserve: the perfect e-liquid for those who love to vape tobaccos without giving up a little sweetness.

SMELL TEST

The smell picture of Ivory Gold reserve is dominated by the creamy elements of the bouquet and specifically by white chocolate, which takes the stage with its sweet and enveloping scent. Secondly, it is possible to perceive an equally sweet and convincing almond note that goes perfectly with the chocolate cream.

cioccolato bianco

Overall, from the nasal test emerges an e-liquid with a significant aromatic load, which contributes in no uncertain terms to completely hide, even if this does not surprise me, the natural tobacco component of the mix. The vape test will reveal the noble presence of the tobacco elements signed by Azhad’s Elixirs in a more or less clear way.

The atomizer chosen for the vape test is the Damn Vape Fresia RTA, for the occasion built with a spaced coil Kanthal A1 27 awg on a 2.5 mm tip. The Fresia RTA is an atomizer that had some success but perhaps slightly less than its merits; in our opinion it remains at the moment among the best low cost atomizers for MTL vape.

damn vape fresia rta

VAPE TEST

On vape Ivory Gold Reserve shows immediately the aromatic strength and the undoubted quality of white chocolate, not by chance the ingredient that more than any other characterizes the production of Iron Vaper: a winning trademark for this italian brand. Sinuous, voluptuous and enveloping and inevitably sweet, this is how white chocolate appears on the palate during inspiration, carving out a front row seat within the bouquet of Ivory Gold reserve and inevitably attracting the attention of mine taste buds, enraptured by such sweetness of taste.

Black Cavendish

White chocolate is a creamy, even almost buttery wave that asserts itself with decision but which, thanks to the meticulous work of the chief Iron Vaper flavourist, leaves the right space at the entrance of a soft and very pleasant almond sensation; this combination, as already perceived in the smell test, is of great value, an embroidery of pastry art. The white chocolate-almond combination crosses the whole aromatic system of the e-liquid, overcomes the heart notes of the puff and reaches the tail with a more modest impact; it is here that subtle tobacco infiltrations make their appearance with the difficult task of faithful companions of the protagonist of the recipe: white chocolate.

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The tobaccos chosen by Azhad, in order to compose and close the aromatic picture of the e-liquid, have been entrusted with a specific role even if apparently “ungrateful”: to emphasize the roundness of the mix and in the second instance to spread a delicate tobacco background. In my opinion, Azhad has chosen for this work a skilful mixture of Virginia and Black Cavendish which with their vegetal nuances and their soft tones, support the creamy conduct of the e-liquid with great naturalness.

The organic tobaccos close the vape with great elegance and during the exhalation it is possible to recognize the light fiery shades of Virginia and the sweet vegetable tones of the Black Cavendish. Finally, the modest aromatic persistence is perfect to prevent the vape in the long run from becoming cloying despite the bouquet having a deeply sweet and sugary mold.

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: ready to vape; recommended 5-7 days

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Pro: A sinuous and tasty white chocolate with a splash of elegant natural tobacco

Cons: Slightly excessive sugar component

Choko (Dago E-liquids)

Choko (Dago E-liquids)

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Name e Format: Choko (Dago E-liquids) – concentrated aroma 20 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: CH0011119

Nico: 0 mg/ml

Declared base: 45 PG / 55 VG

Expiry date: 11/2021

Devices: Vaporesso Gen 220 W + Vapefly Brunhilde MTL RTA single coil 1.2 ohm (Nichrome 80 28 AWG) with Cotton Bacon Prime.


The weeks before the Christmas and the arrival of winter for the vapers are the time of year with a large consumption of hot and intense creamy liquids and also of tobacco e-juices with a strong and dark body. E-liquids recipes able to accompany the vaper giving it enveloping sensations, in a sort of warm and passionate winter embrace. In recent weeks the italian brand Dago launched three new e-liquids that fit perfectly into the category of traditional winter e-juices, and so today I take this opportunity to tell you about one of these new Dago products: Choko.

The official description of the product is simple and essential and makes it clear what to expect from this e-liquid:

Choko è una crema di latte al cioccolato con una forte presenza di arachidi tostate e salate.

Choko is a chocolate milk cream with a strong presence of roasted and salted peanuts.

dago choko aroma 20 ml

Dago’s aromas are sold inside a cardboard box, containing a 60 ml chubby gorilla bottle, filled with 20 ml of propylene glycol aroma. To obtain the liquid in its final composition, it will be necessary to add a base of 40 ml (with if you desire the presence of nicotine). The packaging of this line is exquisite and well-made, made of bright and colorful graphics with exemplary attention to detail. A style worthy of the masters of packaging from US. Congratulations!

SMELL TEST

On the smell, Choko strongly releases all the scent of a real cocoa bean, which spreads and penetrates deeply into my nostrils. After repeated pressure on the bottle, I can perceive a thin veil of toasted peanuts that, more than ever intriguing, make their way inside a sweet and sometimes buttery frame. It is precisely in these situations that suddenly reopens the drawer of my olfactory memories, making me recognize in this Choko the aromatic features of an irresistible French liquid of few years ago.

The similarities are incredible and I hope to find them even in the vape test.

Vapefly Brunhilde mtl rta

For the vape test I rely on the quality of Vapefly’s latest creation, namely the Brunhilde MTL RTA which for the occasion I set for a restricted flavor chasing vape. I admit the manufacturer’s indications advise to vape Choko in cloud chasing, but I prefer to try it with reduced power and airiness to better feel all the nuances from this mix.

VAPE TEST

On vape the cocoa element is the first to emerge on my palate. Contrary to what was perceived during the smell test, the puff during inhalation presents a softer cocoa scent, the cocoa bean seems to have given way to a sweet chocolate cream: from the cocoa bean to a tasty melted bar of milk chocolate. The structure of Choko is naturally sweet, but often during the vape I have the sensation that the sweet component of the bouquet has been further accentuated by adding some other sweetening element or molecule. The effect is certainly good, especially if you decide to taste Choko at big power with a direct to lung vape, but in my opinion it takes away a bit of elegance from the mix, even if certainly as it was built, it is more easily understood by the great vaper public.

cioccolato latte

In the heart of the puff, despite the bulky presence of the sweet stamps, emerges with peremptoriness a hint of roasted and salted peanuts with absolute aromatic fidelity. The e-liquid acquires fullness and intensity and the chocolate-peanut combination turns into a large and reassuring dark mantle that envelops and conquers the entire palate.

The intertwining of the soft shades of chocolate with the vigor and depth of roasted peanuts spreads to the tail notes of the puff where a light and almost imperceptible caramelized finish completes the recipe. Even the aromatic persistence at the end of the vape is more than good, the perceptions of each ingredients are quite distinct and in the air around the scent of cocoa spreads voluptuous.

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Choko’s aromatic plant, well faceted and with more than ever natural sensations, always appears round and balanced, although as mentioned above, the manufacturer clearly wanted to emphasize the sweetening of this recipe. The chocolate-peanut binomial is not new in the international e-liquids panorama, but often in the past for this type of recipe, it was exaggerated with the almost immoderate use of peanut butter. In this creation instead, we I have to appreciate Dago because it proposes the unmistakable taste of real roasted and salted peanuts. Guaranteed pleasure!

torta al cioccolato e arachidi

Even on vape, as on the smell proof, Choko remembers very much the superb creation of a French brand tried and tested a few years ago. As many of you will know, for our internal policy we never mention names of other brands in a review, but if you are curious to find out which is the name of that e-juice, you will just need a quick search here on the blog and the game will be done.

Did you get there? Please let us know in the comments below the article or on our facebook page. Your competence as a vapers is here!

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: 2 days

ico 4

Pro: High quality chocolate-peanut union.

Cons: The sugar component is a bit bulky.

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Zaktus (Dago E-liquids)

Zaktus (Dago E-liquids)

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Name e Format: Zaktus – Mexico & Nuvole line (Dago E-liquids) – concentrated aroma 20 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 006/19

Nico: 0 mg/ml

Declared base: 40 PG / 60 VG

Expiry date: 06/2021

Devices: Geekvape Aegis 100 W + Innokin Ares MTL RtA single coil 0.8 ohm (Kanthal A1 27 AWG) with Native Wicks Platinum Cotton.


Today I am going to talk about the third and last e-liquid from the “Mexico e Nuvole” line by the Italian brand Dago, a line presented during Vapitaly 2019 in Verona. After having shown you in detail the aromatic characteristics, qualities and defects of Carlota and Ginebra e-liquids, our blog is now preparing to complete this line with Zaktus e-juice.

From the official description of the product, it seems that even in this circumstance I will be dealing with an e-liquid with mainly summer characteristics:

Un liquido al Cactus, fresco e dolce, leggermente cremoso e arricchito da pitaya e maracuja

An e-liquid with Cactus, fresh and sweet, slightly creamy and enriched with pitaya and maracuja

Dago Ginebra

Dago’s aromas are sold inside a cardboard box, containing a 60 ml chubby gorilla bottle, filled with 20 ml of propylene glycol aroma. To obtain the liquid in its final composition, it will be necessary to add a base of 40 ml (with if you desire the presence of nicotine). The packaging of this line is exquisite and well-made, made of bright and colorful graphics with exemplary attention to detail. A style worthy of the masters of packaging from US. Congratulations!

SMELL TEST

The smell test puts me in front of a product that immediately shows a rather complex and not really common aromatic structure. A creamy base envelops a sweet fruity mix with a clearly exotic mold. Unlike other creations of this brand, in which since the nasal test it was possible to identify at least a part of the ingredients composing the mix, in this circumstance it is very difficult to trace aromatic cues that can be traced back to the elements declared by the manufacturer in the description.

Despite many repeated pressures on the bottle, the sensation that Zaktus transmits to my nostrils, is that of a very dense and creamy e-liquid, I would dare to say with a full-bodied base of whipped cream, on which fruits have been laid that, in my opinion, they share some molecules with those of a red and juicy strawberry. This feeling brings me back with the memories towards the heart of the 80s and in particular to the taste of a very famous Italian chewing gum at that time.

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Put aside childhood memories, I prepare myself for Zaktus’s vaping test, confident of finding a rich and tasty product even in this e-juice.

Today, I also turn to the highly developed and timeless Innokin Ares MTL RTA designed by the famous youtuber Phil Busardo. Ares atomizer, never too “pushed” by the media, continues to be in my opinion one of the best low-cost RTAs for MTL vape/flavor chasing vape, above all because it has a ductility that has few rivals in the sector.

VAPE TEST

On vape Zaktus reveals from the first puff a rather unusual e-liquid with a broad-spectrum aromatic structure, able to combine fruity elements, a creamy component and even an “ice” outline.

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The inhaling puff is welcoming and enveloping; a generous creamy mantle embraces the taste buds and immediately gives roundness to the vape. Confirming what was said during the smell test, I find that there are aromatic elements based on milk or whipped cream to support the creamy Zaktus plant; a round and well-built soft plant.

The bouquet creamy base soon intersects with a mix of fruity nuances, within which both sweeter and more delicate aromatic cues move than others that are more lively and acidulous.

Although it is not easy to identify precisely the single ingredients of the fruity ensemble, its typically exotic nature is quite evident on the palate; the creamy-tropical combination moves on very well calibrated aromatic tracks, capable of transmitting in vaping a great sensation of balance between sweet and sour notes.

cactus

Indeed the sweetest stamps mainly mark the Zaktus scene, and to these are added the intrinsically sweet characteristics of the cactus and dragon fruit that in fact struggle a little to free themselves and to detact from the rest of the composition creamy plant. They are faint, almost imperceptible.

The feeling is still always pleasant and very natural, although perhaps not enough faceted.

In the heart of the puff some fruity insertions with more acidulous tones appear to break the rhythm set by the creamy component.

maracuja

I recognize the typical sour and at the same time sweet-sour taste of maracuja, a stimulating fruit symbol of the vital energy of tropical climates; the vape becomes richer and fuller, thanks also to the presence of a fresh and thirst-quenching trail that deeply traverses all the fruity elements of the mix.

In the tail notes is the creamy base that returns to make its presence in my opinion a bulky pinch, even if to be honest I have to admit that the creamy-fruity-fresh balance always appears solid and unassailable.

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A consistent and pleasant post-vape aromatic persistence closes the vape, which leaves on the palate a winking sensation of freshness “dirty” with sweet and delicate fruity perfumes.

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: 2-3 gg

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Pro: Very harmonious and well-made creamy-fruity experiment.

Cons: The fruity vape lovers may not like the creamy contamination of Zaktus in the long run.