Ermete (Diplomatic E-liquid)

Ermete (Diplomatic E-liquid)

Name and Format: Ermete (Diplomatic) – Concentrated flavour 10 ml

Batch: AR102020

Expiry date: 11/2023

Used Base: 47.5 PG / 47.5 VG / 5 H2O


INTRODUZIONE

Diplomatic E-liquid is a new Italian vape manufacturing company based in Taranto. Although the brand has appeared on the Italian vape scene only few months ago, the Cucci family, owner of the company, is certainly not new to the sector thanks to the long previous experience with the ToB Italia brand. Starting from today, therefore, I will begin to try the aromas of this new brand for you, starting with what is considered the diamond tip of the whole line: Ermete.

It is useless to hide it, Ermete already evokes and emulates from the name a well-known Italian aroma which, especially in the three-year period 2014-2016, was one of the top selling flavors in Italy. It must be said that precisely that aroma has changed its formulation over time, according to what was reported by the Cucci family, while with Ermete, Diplomatic promises to re-propose the original formula of the old brand’s aroma, a formula that made it one of the most popular tobaccos ever.

The range of Diplomatic products is really very wide, because there are currently over thirty aromas marketed, all in the concentrated aroma format in 10 milliliter bottles.

The manufacturer gives us this description of its Hermes aroma:

Ermes il messaggero degli Dei ti porta un dolce messaggio, fatto di un tabaccoso dolce che non stanca mai, le sue diverse note lo rendono speciale ed unico nel suo genere, accogli il messaggio e sentiti un “Dio”.

Ermete the messenger of the Gods brings you a sweet message, made of a sweet tobacco that never tires, its different notes make it special and unique, welcome the message and feel like a “God”.

PROVA OLFATTIVA

On the smell Ermete has an important biscuit imprint, aromatically very pleasant and also quite marked. I am immediately struck by the fact that this biscuit note is very extravagant and unprecedented, in other words quite distant from the biscuit-based formulations that we are used to smell and vape in most of the recipes currently on the market. The scent of biscuit is flanked by a lovely vanilla nuance in a synergy that appears perfect. So Ermete is actually just a creamy aroma? Judging from the smell test it would seem so, but I don’t want to draw hasty conclusions, at least not before having tried it in vaporization.

PROVA DI SVAPO

Devices: Aspire Mulus 80 W with 0.7 Aspire coil + Innokin Sceptre with 1.2 ohm coil

I prepare myself for the vape test to understand if and how much tobacco there is in this recipe.

    innokin sceptre pod mod

For the vape test I used two pod systems of undisputed value and excellent performance, the Aspire Mulus and the Innokin Sceptre, taking care to equip both devices with coils suitable for a classic MTL vape.

Ermete was the son of Zeus and the Pleiade Maia, he is one of the twelve Olympians and in Greek mythology he had the role of messenger of the Gods. In vaping the aroma Ermete becomes a messenger of the whole class of synthetic tobaccos and, from the first puff, any doubt emerged from the olfactory profile, revealing itself to be a priceless tobacco aroma. The creamy conjugations appear on inhalation with the same characteristics sniffed by the bottle during the olfactory test; biscuit and vanilla are perfectly combined, but I continue to “feel” all the particularity of a biscuit structure which, now I understand, evokes childish scents.

Among the ingredients of the biscuit, I catch the presence of powdered milk and malt extract which together flutter around a light buttery note, guaranteeing high sweetness to the whole biscuit recipe. Do any of you remember plasmon cookies? Only a strong suggestion or strong similarities? I leave the decision to you. The initial inspiration made all of sweetness and roundness is soon flanked by a relevant tobacco note, which is almost in conflict with the biscuit aroma: the first is as sweet and sugary as the second is incisive and dry. The story of a perfect dualism.

The tobacco in this mix is firm and straightforward; not smoked, nor straw yellow, nor sweet, Ermete’s tobacco component is rough and decidedly woody. The full bouquet reaches very high aromatic peaks in the central phases of the vape, letting all the components of this recipe emerge clearly. The biscuit (sweet part) faces off in an epic battle with tobacco (dry part). Legend has it that there was no winner but that from this epic clash a God was born able to gather within himself the qualities of the two earthly challengers. And he was called Ermete.

FINAL VERDICT

Ermete is a creation of the highest quality, it is made with care and intelligence, it is very well faceted and can boast of having a truly delicious aromatic persistence after vaping. All the aromas that are proposed on the market with bold and complex recipes should be like this. What is the point of producing a highly structured e-liquid if, in the practical act of tasting, the aromatic restitution turns out to be quite messy? Many current productions suffer from this.

Lovers of sweet tobaccos will find Ermete perfect for their palates, as well as those who are looking for a more dry tobacco e-juice, will live with this aroma a stimulating and intriguing sensory experience.

Here today the myth of Hermes was born, and his deeds are destined to be handed down over time …

Suggested dilution: 10%

Steeping time: ready to vape

Pro: Here we are in the Olympus of classic or if you prefer, synthetic tobaccos.

Cons:

Vanilla Tobacco (Vaporificio)

Vanilla Tobacco (Vaporificio)

Name and Format: Vanilla Tobacco (Vaporificio) – concentrated flavour 20 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: n.a.

Nico: 2 mg/ml

Declared base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expiry date: n.a.

Devices: Innokin Coolfire Z50 + Zlide 24 mm (coil 1.2 ohm) – Aspire Mulus (BVC coil 0.7 ohm)


When in Italian vaping we talk about tobacco e-juices, one of the first names that jumps to the headlines is undoubtedly that of the Lazio manufacturer Vaporificio who was among the first, if not the first ever, to market tobacco e-liquids from organic raw material, extracting the tobacco aroma directly from its dried leaves. I believe it was the end of 2014, a geological era for the vape sector, so much so that in just five years in Italy we saw to flourish several companies specialized in the manufacture of this type of e-liquid, which soon has been delivered to our country the scepter of world leader in this specific market niche.

The historical products of Vaporificio are many, I will avoid proposing you to follow a long and endless list, but I think I will not do anyone any harm if I will mention only those that in my unquestionable judgment have left an indelible mark in the history of Italian vaping. How not to mention, for example, the first three extracted tobaccos sold in Italy, the famous box “Selezione” with the standard bearers Cumberland, Izmir and Il Moro and then a vanilla extract from Madagascar known as Vanilla Bourbon. Just the latter, which has been out of production for some years, has become a kind of forbidden object of desire for many and nostalgic vanilla lovers, and I like to think that also for this reason Fabrizio Fontana, founder and creative mind of Vaporificio, has decided to propose it again, this time in a mini e-liquid line dedicated to the fascinating world of vanilla and with the somewhat evocative name of Vanillaland.

The Vanilland line has three shot aromas in the usual 20 + 40 ml format; to the aroma will be added 30 ml of vegetable glycerol plus an additional 10 ml base in the final recommended composition 50/50. In addition to the well-known Vanilla Bourbon, there are also the Vanilla Tropical and the Vanilla Tobacco aroma. And strange to say today, I will deal precisely with the latter of the three flavors mentioned.

The manufacturer reports the following official description of Vanilla Tobacco:

Il gusto del tabacco tostato, unito ad una leggerissima nota alcolica, il tutto abbracciato e baciato dalla vaniglia. Scopri il paradiso. Un grande must have.

The taste of toasted tobacco, combined with a very light alcoholic note, all embraced and kissed by vanilla. Discover paradise. A great must have.

I start to examine this aroma with curiosity, starting as usual from a brief but hopefully significant smell test.

SMELL TEST

The power of vanilla during the smell test appears absolutely uncontested, so strong, slightly alcoholic, penetrating and voluptuous it shows its perfume every time a slight pressure is exerted on the bottle. I do not hide it, a perfume absolutely already widely felt in many years of tests, but no less good and captivating than other vanilla scents indeed, perhaps in some situations even slightly more pungent. What about tobacco? It’s the great absent of the smell test, but from experience I do not regret it and I look forward to the vape test.

For the vaporization test I chose to rely on two very valid head coil configurations, in my opinion ideal for this type of vaping: the Innokin Zlide 24 mm and the Aspire Mulus pod kit.

VAPE TEST

How many vanilla flavored tobaccos do you know? I assure you of several dozen and I am sure I am not an exception among the vaper, especially those with a some years of experience. Vanilla is the most used flavor in the vaping sector and among the tobaccos, vanilla tobacco is, beyond any possible doubt, the tobacco flavored most produced and sold by far. So what can I say about Vaporificio’s Vanilla Tobacco?

To a hasty and inattentive vaping, perhaps faced on slightly (too) airy vaping devices, without detracting from their value, the Vaporificio Vanilla Tobacco may appear as one of many a good e-juice, but as there are there are many others on the market, also because it will be said “after all it is a vanilla tobacco e-liquid”.

But when I begin to taste the new creation of Vaporificio with religious slowness, I immediately notice that sensual aromatic differences are emerging from its strings. The puff during the inhalation phase shows a fairly dry and slightly toasted background that seems to support the showy vanilla very well, which does not hesitate to present itself decisively on the palate. Vanilla is unquestionably the first woman in this bouquet, with its roundness it blends well with the dry tobacco notes but, puff after puff, I realize that this vanilla is not as sweet as you might imagine …

The heart notes of Vanilla Tobacco in fact, reveal and celebrate in the round a penetrating vanilla, made of soft base strokes enriched by scratchy and winking spicy hints. The aromatic effect is full of naturalness, precisely because for once I find on the palate a stimulating intertwining of sweet nuances with infinitesimal bitter points.

To the classic tobacco-vanilla recipes with typically corpulent and fatty features, essentially due to the use of synthetic vanilla, Vaporificio offers a decidedly more vibrant mix because, I am sure, it garnishes the vanilla base with a pinch of aphrodisiac vanilla extract, its Vanilla Bourbon. By doing so, the manufacturer makes a bouquet whose base is never too sweet, but on the contrary is richer in nuances and with the tobacco component which, although in the background, exploits the presence of vanilla bourbon to make itself worthy of note even at the bottom of the puff. In exhalation, the palate perceives in unison both the most lovable hints of vanilla and a pleasant toasted sensation, which closes the vape with the right tobacco accent and a light but very elegant aromatic persistence.

From Vaporificio’s cave the expert alchemist Fabrizio Fontana packs another little magic creation, and thus the most common and inflated among the tobacco recipes, turns into a very special mix. Because Vaporificio is different

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time:  ready to vape, recommended 2-3 days

Pro: A special vanilla tobacco e-liquid thanks to the extra gear of the Vanilla Bourbon

Cons:

Booms VCT (TNT Vape)

Booms VCT (TNT Vape)

Name and Format: Booms VCT (TNT Vape) – concentrated flavour 20 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 15042099

Nico: 1 mg/ml

Declared base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expiry date: 04/2022

Devices: Innokin Coolfire Z50 + Zlide 24 mm (coil 1.2 ohm) – Aspire Mulus (BVC coil 0.7 ohm)


If you want to ask a trivial question to an hardcore vaper, ask him which is the most famous and most produced flavored tobacco in the world; smiling, he will answer you nonchalantly “tobacco and vanilla”. For this reason I know very well that today, anticipating you that I’m going to test a vanilla flavored tobacco, I already imagine an endless group of readers who, in unison in chorus, are ready to make an annoyed echo in my ears “but another one too?”

I understand if you are thinking of interrupting the reading of this article, but I ask you only to stall for a moment. It is true, the tobacco-vanilla recipe is highly inflated and more than abused in the world vape panorama, there is no doubt about it, but the Booms VCT experiment is not; on the contrary, it is a difficult and very risky test, and I will explain why.

TNT Vape, the manufacturer of this aroma, has decided to combine its top creation, the Booms, in a unique e-liquid with the most famous and in my opinion best vanilla custard (and mind not vanilla cream tobacco) tasted in almost ten years of vaping: VCT is in fact the name of an e-liquid made by one of the best known American and worldwide vape manufacturers (read our review here).

TNT Vape does not hide its ambition and since the product packaging, it exposes itself on the front line to unequivocally highlight the combination between Booms and VCT; the chromatic shades of the packaging itself are very reminiscent of those of the American VCT, suggesting a clear similarity between the local vanilla cream and the renowned American vanilla cream. Will it succeed?

Before starting I remember that Booms VCT is a 20 ml shot aroma marketed inside a 60 ml PET bottle. To the aroma you have to add 30 ml of vegetable glycerol and an additional 10 ml base in the recommended final VPG composition of 50/50.

The manufacturer reports the following official product description:

La base leggermente speziata della crema e il sapore unico del Booms si fondono nello stesso liquido per ottenere un risultato unico di morbidezza e dolcezza: non un semplice Booms aromatizzato alla vaniglia, ma l’esatto opposto! Una crema con leggere note di Booms, che può appagare anche i palati che solitamente non amano il gusto del tabacco

The slightly spiced base of the cream and the unique Booms flavor  come together in the same e-liquid to obtain a unique result of softness and sweetness: not a simple Booms vanilla flavored, but the exact opposite! A cream with light Booms notes, which can satisfy even the palates that usually do not like the tobacco taste

I start by examining this aroma with curiosity, starting as usual from a brief but hopefully significant smell test.

SMELL TEST

On the smell the Booms VCT smells of vanilla custard and a deep desire… to taste it as soon as possible. Round, sweet and penetrating (sometimes even too much), the vanilla cream almost totally covers the imperceptible alcoholic points of this product and above all manages to hide the other important and fundamental component of this recipe, the tobacco. The smell test is however quite intriguing because the vanilla seems to be just the one made in the USA, and exactly as in that case, has perfumes of absolute goodness. At the same time I cannot fail to notice the incompleteness of the mix precisely because there’s a lack of the tobacco aromatic stamps.

For the vape test I chose to rely on two head coil devices: the Innokin Zlide 24 mm and the Aspire Mulus pod kit.

VAPE TEST

The Booms is immediately recognizable in vaping during inspiration, although it is necessary to know it well in order to be able to trace its distinctive features within this mix. Its unmistakable toasted base, accompanied by light caramelized insertions that lie on a creamy bed, emerges with good intensity in the initial stages of the vaping, and gives me back that amiable and overwhelming “cigary” sensation typical of Booms, the same you can try passing a sweet vanilla “toscanello” under your nose. Have you ever tried?

The almost biscuit-like tobacco component of Booms soon intertwines with the corpulent features of VCT, which fills the palate with its so persuasive and soft vanilla. At the time during the review of the American VCT, I had defined it as overwhelming and sexy and I confirm it, because puff after puff I find it with all its facets in this creation by TNT Vape.

The heart notes of the TNT Vape aroma therefore present the Booms contaminate with a fat, sweet vanilla cream with winking spicy finishes. The romantic embrace between the two elements of the bouquet gives the vaping a feeling so enveloping that you never want to do without it.

The tests carried out with the Zlide and with the Aspire Mulus made me perceive many differences between the two systems, making me prefer and appreciate Booms VCT much more with Innokin Zlide, because it is able to better emphasize the Booms tobacco elements, letting the vanilla cream penetrate only later. With the Aspire Mulus device, on the other hand, there is a more substantial fusion between Booms and VCT and only during the exhalation is it possible to grasp that unmistakable and precious toasted-nutty tip typical of Booms.

Booms-VCT experiment perfectly successful provided that… you do not fear extreme roundness and all-round sweetness.

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time:  ready to vape, recommended 2-3 days

Pro: The most famous synthetic tobacco here is in a recipe enriched by the timeless VCT

Cons: As it’s a sweet tobacco, inevitably in the long run it can tire a little

Night (Iron Vaper)

Night (Iron Vaper)

Name and Format: Night – Silence line (Iron Vaper) – Concentrated flavour 5 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 2001015

Nico: 2 mg/ml

Used Base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expiry date: 01/2023

Devices: Innokin Zenith Pro Z-coil 1,6 ohm + Aspire Nautilus 2S BVC coil 0,7 ohm


Today I am going to talk about a synthetic tobacco e-juice from the Silence line by the Italian company Iron Vaper. Although much of the fame of the Campania brand is due to its flavor and cloud chasing creations, only a few weeks ago with the review of the Sandman e-liquid, I was also pleasantly impressed by the ability to create a satisfactory synthetic tobacco for MTL vape.

Silence is a line of nine 5 ml minishot flavors proposed in 15 ml bottles. To obtain the e-liquid ready for vaping it will be necessary to add a 10 ml base (with or without nicotine) preferably in composition VPG 70/30 to obtain the recommended final composition of 50/50.

The range of flavors offered by the Silence minishots is very wide, there is really something for all tastes, from pure tobacco blends to the increasingly popular flavored combinations.

After Sandman today it’s Night‘s turn, as described by the manufacturer on its website:

Night è un gradevole blend di tabacchi accompagnati da note di butterscotch, un aroma che ricorda molto le dolci caramelle mou. Il giusto compromesso per chi ama svapare tabacchi senza rinunciare al gusto.

Night is a pleasant blend of tobaccos accompanied by notes of butterscotch, an aroma that is very reminiscent of sweet toffee candies. The right compromise for those who love to vape tobaccos without sacrificing taste.

SMELL TEST

On the smell Night shows a convincing tobacco base characterized by dry and direct tones, and wrapped in a clear alcoholic frame that makes the flavoring component of this tobacco not easy to identify. Although I linger in my nasal test, repeatedly pressing on the bottle in an attempt to be able to grasp even the smallest aromatic nuances, the intemperance of the tobacco base and the alcoholic veil do not allow me to identify any element attributable to the butterscotch mentioned in the description. The effect, although incomplete, is undoubtedly good and somewhat involving; I therefore look forward to the vape test…

 

For the vape test I decided to use two of the best MTL vape headcoil atomizers currently on the market, the Zenith Pro by Innokin and the Nautilus 2s by Aspire.

VAPE TEST

In vaping Night confirms the impressions received from the smell test and presents on the one hand a tasty and penetrating tobacco base, and on the other a flavoring component that, due to the swagger of tobacco, finds it hard to emerge and be noticed as it should and would like. Since the inspiration, the tobacco background delineated the scenography of this e-liquid, showing itself with its strong and slightly straw shades. A thin halo of licorice seems to belong to Night’s tobacco plant and, in my opinion, contributes to making the tenor of Night’s tobacco part even more marked.

The puff is stimulating and energetic and remains thick even in the central phases, keeping substantially unchanged the taste perceptions of the beginning. Fortunately, the alcoholic veil perceived in the smell test, now is completely disappeared and Night shows its simple aromatic formula but with the important advantage of never tiring.

At the tail of the vape, during the exhalation phase, timid caramelized glazes overlook the palate and follow the large tobacco coat for a slightly more rounded and harmonious ending vape.

If for a moment I make a comparison with Sandman, the previous tobacco e-juice from the Silence line, I notice an evident correspondence in the part of the aromatic structure that concerns tobacco. The big difference between Night and Sandman lies instead in the contribution of flavoring ingredients, and in their level of balance with tobacco. In Sandman, the lemon cream has an important role in the recipe economy, in Night instead, the hints of toffee (perhaps also by choice of the manufacturer) remain in the rear and rather hidden.

Night is an e-juice that has as its protagonist a dry and fiery blond tobacco and that leaves little space to the butterscotch aroma, if not in exhalation and in the lovable aftertaste persistence. A linear all day tobacco e-liquid, without frills and with a very light caramelized tip at the bottom of the vape.

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: ready to vape

Pro: A linear and never tiring tobacco e-juice

Cons: The tobacco base covers the aromatic characteristics of the butterscotch

Sandman (Iron Vaper)

Sandman (Iron Vaper)

Name and Format: Sandman – Silence line (Iron Vaper) – Concentrated flavour 5 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 2001015

Nico: 2 mg/ml

Used Base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expiry date: 01/2023

Devices: Innokin Zlide tube 3000 mAh + Innokin Zlide tank Z coil 1,2 ohm


Recently the italian manufacturer Iron Vaper, well known within the Italian vaper community for its tasty creations expecially for flavor and cloud chasing, created a line of classic tobaccos, designed for lovers of MTL vape, a type of vape which especially in Italy gathers a large number of fans.

Silence, this is the name of the Iron Vaper tobacco line, is a line of nine 5 ml minishot flavors proposed in 15 ml bottles. To obtain the e-liquid ready for vaping it will be necessary to add a 10 ml base (with or without nicotine) preferably in composition VPG 70/30 to obtain the recommended final composition of 50/50.

The range of flavors offered by the Silence minishots is very wide, there really is something for all tastes, from pure tobacco blends to the increasingly popular flavored combinations.

I begin the exploratory journey within the Silence line, starting from the Sandman aroma that the manufacturer describes in this way on its site:

Sandman è un gradevole blend di tabacchi accompagnati da note di limone, il giusto compromesso per chi ama svapare tabacchi senza rinunciare al gusto.

Sandman is a pleasant blend of tobaccos accompanied by lemon notes, the right compromise for those who love to vape tobaccos without sacrificing taste.

SMELL TEST

On the smell, Sandman has a linear, clean and rather dry tobacco base, enriched by a sinuous citrus frame, inside which stands out the unmistakable imprint of lemon. A light alcoholic veil seems to accompany everything, making the smell test somewhat penetrating and impertinent.

The lemon, the flavoring element of the recipe, is in the forefront of the tobacco component, which on the contrary seems to want to act as a shoulder to the fruity element. Tobacco appears as a sort of behind the scenes of the Sandman aroma. Will it be the same on the vape test, or will it be able to emerge with greater swagger?

For the vape test I decided to use the Zlide kit by Innokin which can boast the presence of the Zlide atomizer, undoubtedly one of the best MTL head coil atomizers currently on the market.

VAPE TEST

On vape Sandman is immediately balanced and absolutely tasty from the first puff. The dances in inspiration opens with a medium-dry tobacco background with very slight and delicate hints of licorice.

The puff is stimulating at the right point and very pleasant, especially when in the central phases, I perceive the arrival of the flavoring ingredient of the recipe, the lemon which, strange to say, gives the blend not only an energizing touch, but also a surprising roundness and fullness.

The tobacco base intersects with a soft lemon cream for a particularly sinuous and enveloping effect. The lemon gives brio to the bouquet but its cream makes it appear on the palate anything but sour and pungent.

Sandman is a tobacco e-juice with a simple structure but with an unsuspected wealth of taste. The tobacco and flavoring components balance very well in the economy of an always direct and never tiring vape.

Within the tobacco-lemon couple, it’s the lemon, or if you prefer the lemon cream, to play the leading role, especially in the most full-bodied heart notes when the citrus nuances manage to assert themselves with unquestionable effectiveness. In reality the boundary between the value and role of tobacco and lemon is not so clear; the tobacco is the co-protagonist of this recipe and leaves its indelible trace as well as during inspiration even in exhalation, with a discreet and amiable post-vaping aromatic persistence.

For an all day vape, Sandman is perfect as it is, for those who are looking for a more sophisticated and refined blend, the tobacco stamp would have deserved greater prominence, perhaps simply with a darker and stronger tobacco base instead of the blond tobacco used in this circumstance.

Although not in the presence of an extracted tobacco, I feel I can conclude by saying that from a sensory point of view, the tobacco experience with Sandman is more than ever valid, convincing and satisfying. Iron Vaper proves to be able to do it also with tobacco recipes, more inclined to satisfy lovers of MTL vape. Well done!

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: ready to vape

Pro: A clean and tasty classic tobacconist that never tires

Cons: Maybe you could have dared more with a stronger tobacco base

Blonde (TNT Vape)

Blonde (TNT Vape)

Name and Format: Blonde (TNT Vape) – concentrated flavour 10 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 20022002

Nico: 2 mg/ml

Declared base: 50 PG / 50 VG

Expiry date: 02/2022

Devices: Vaporesso Swag II + Aspire Nautilus 2s with 0.7 ohm coil


The Lombard company TNT Vape, market leader in the synthetic tobaccos segment, thanks to some unforgettable products with a big commercial success, in 2019 it was surprisingly, but with full merit, imposed on the Italian Vape E-liquids Awards with the tobacco organic aroma Sioux, elected as the best all day tobacco e-juice according to the jury by The Flavourist team.

Today our blog is ready to deal with the latest TNT Vape creation Blonde, a synthetic aroma which, in the manufacturer’s intentions, intends to emulate the analog sensations of a classic “blonde”. In a phase of vaping in which the spread of entry level and MTL systems covers the majority of th vaping devices, tobacco e-liquids, specifically designed for these types of devices, are increasingly in demand by the public. These products are able to facilitate, with their taste, the transition from traditional cigarettes to electronic smoking, transmitting a faithful memory of the sensations of burning smoke.

Blonde is a 10 ml minishot aroma marketed in a 30 ml PET bottle. To the aroma will be added 10 ml of vegetable glycerol plus an additional 10 ml base in the recommended composition 50/50.

The manufacturer reports the following official product description:

Un tabaccoso unico e dal profumo inconfondibile, sapore pieno e corposo con una nota speziata caratteristica. La complessità aromatica del prodotto è in grado di soddisfare ad ogni tiro: impossibile da descrivere, irrinunciabile una volta provato. Non è un semplice tabaccoso…ma un’esperienza di gusto!

A unique tobacco with an unmistakable aroma, full and full-bodied flavor with a characteristic spicy note. The aromatic complexity of the product is able to satisfy every puff: impossible to describe, essential once tried. It is not a simple tobacco e-juice… but a taste experience!

I start by examining this aroma with curiosity, starting as usual from a brief but hopefully significant smell test.

SMELL TEST

On the smell Blonde shows a vaguely alcoholic base note that frames a clearly dry and racy tobacco picture. The nostrils are constantly tickled by Blonde’s aromatic prowess, but also by its fullness, thanks to a delicate and lovable caramel nuance that softens the whole e-liquid system. Finally, almost imperceptible spicy sensations appear and complete my intense and convincing smell examination.

Although I don’t think we can talk about 100% loyalty, the smell that comes out of Blonde bottle reminds us with good approximation what we can perceive when we discard a new pack of cigarettes, the only real moment in which with analogue smoke manages to have the perception of the scent of real tobacco.

For the vape test I chose to use one of the best MTL tank atomizers on the market, Aspire Nautilus 2s with a 0.7 ohm head coil.

VAPE TEST

On vape Blonde immediately shows its muscles and during the inhalation phase it gives a dry, penetrating and very convincing draw. A light but fascinating spiciness accompanies the dry and woody tone of the vaping, outlining the features of an e-liquid that is anything but linear, on the contrary rather complex and articulated. In these initial moments, the taste experience brings with good faith the olfactory sensations of opening a real pack of cigarettes, re-proposing the sweet but at the same time dry and straw taste of a good blonde tobacco.

In the central phases of the puff the vibrant dryness perceived on inspiration is enriched with an elegant sweet and caramelized note. The aromatic structure now appears definitely fuller and the taste takes on a truly enviable and even little imaginable roundness if we consider that the leitmotiv of this e-liquid has its main characteristic in the dry and clean nuances.

The caramel nuances expand and slide on the palate with spicy essences of oriental shrubs, an experience to be envied even by certain organic extracts. The spicy hints find greater emphasis thanks to the sweet component and the whole aromatic spectrum of Blonde is thus particularly wide and multifaceted. Quite unusual for a synthetic tobacco. Generally accustomed to e-liquids with a simple aromatic base, sometimes enriched with some flavoring ingredient, here I find myself struggling with a product whose simple and generic name, certainly dictated and justified by commercial choices, deceives a lot; Blonde is a structured synthetic tobacco blend with a refined and very open aromatic score.

A very subtle but equally effective smoky puff completes Blonde’s vaping with incredible satisfaction, offering the experience of a robust but at the same time highly complex and balanced aromatic bouquet. It is not a “blonde”, luckily it is Blonde …

Suggested dilution: 33%

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

Pro: Synthetic tobacco with an incredible taste and a very complex and multifaceted aromatic bouquet.

Cons: