Orion (Decima E-liquid)

Orion (Decima E-liquid)

Name and Format: Orion (Decima E-liquid) – concentrated flavour 20 ml in a 60 ml bottle – received by the manufacturer

Batch: n.a.

Nico: 0 mg/ml

Declared base: 45 PG / 55VG

Expiry date: n.a.

Devices:Vaporesso Gen 220W + Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite RTA single coil 0,5 ohm (Kanthal A1 24 awg 0,5 mm) con Vapefly Cotton Cloud


The coldest months of the year are the best to taste and thick and creamy e-liquids, no doubt, but sometime also in these days it’s a good and stimulating idea to try fruity liquid, it can be an excellent solution for our taste buds, a valid autumn intermezzo between a creamy e-juice and the next. For this reason today we decided to tell you about a fruity e-liquid, bringing on the table one of the latest creations of the Decima E-Liquid company: Orion.

We have already widely spoken about Decima on our blog; a Sicilian manufacturer specializing in high quality premium liquids and the innate sense of naturalness that they are able to convey. Not tentatively, this company was awarded several times at International Vape E-liquid Award by The Flavourist.

Also Orion is an e-liquid from the Galactic Steam Series line of which we have already reviewed Abduction (Best 2018 Italian Fruity E-juice), Final Space, The Visit and Space Invasion. Galactic Steam Series is a line of fruity and fresh aromatic shots suitable for the summer season (easy unicorn 60 ml bottles containing 20 ml of glycolic aroma). Exuberant to the senses of taste and smell lemon and mandarin restore the integrity of the flavor-aroma of the fruit from which they derive. Balanced and delicate mix of exotic and halogen fruits complete the series.

Orion is thus described on the official website of the manufacturer:

Le note dolci dell’arancia e dell’albicocca fanno da contraltare a quelle lievemente amare ed acidule del tamarindo, aroma intenso e voluttuoso con note rotonde ed eleganti. Gusto non convenzionale, la svapata ha sentore carnoso e passionale che esalta le papille gustative.

The sweet notes of orange and apricot are the counterpart to the slightly bitter and acidulous notes of tamarind, an intense and voluptuous aroma with round and elegant notes. Unconventional taste, the puff has a fleshy and passionate scent that enhances the taste buds.

The manufacturer description strikes me because, among the elements of the recipe is mentioned the tamarind, a tropical fruit originating from East Africa and India, but now widely distributed throughout South America and also in tropical Asian areas. Never before had I come across an e-liquid with the presence of tamarind; and therefore the tasting promises to be very interesting …

SMELL TEST

I begin the usual smell test by combining my nostrils with the bottle, and immediately I perceive a very pleasant blend of sweet and delicate aromas with others that are more energetic and bitter. Precisely in these last ones, I recognize a clear citrus fruit matrix, which penetrates my nostrils with a certain incisiveness, while I cannot trace clear notes that can be distinguished within the softer and rounder hints of the entire score. I still get the aromatic fusion that comes out of this elegant weave.

Will they be aware of the excellent olfactory premisses to be perfectly reflected even in the vape test?

The atomizer chosen for this test is once again the surprising and perhaps slightly underestimated Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite, a rebuildable 23 mm atomizer able to express itself at best with different types of e-liquids expecially in flavor chasing vape.

VAPE TEST

On Vape Orion is immediately presented as a new recipe to be discovered. From the first puff I perceive aromatic flavors and timbres that I had never before been fortunate to perceive. It is evident that behind these new and stimulating aromatic perceptions there is the tamarind hand, and for someone like me who had never come across this fruit directly, it is a truly surprising discovery!

In inspiration a mix of sweet-acidulous nuances makes its way with extreme refinement, slowly settling on an impertinent citrus fruit background. The puff is lively, ample, stimulating, astute.

As mentioned for smell test even at vaping, it is not easy to identify all the aromatic elements that fill every single puff, but not because the bouquet is confused and messy indeed, I think more because the tamarind is actually a fruit unknown to the most of people. So if in the citrusy background it is easy to be able to distinguish all the characteristics of a delicate and never too sour orange, I can only guess that behind the acrobatic twirling, spicy and with thin acidulous tips, hides the pulp of the tamarind pods.

The sensory experience is very bright, rich and varied, and even in the heart of the vape I notice a consolidation of initial perceptions, perhaps with a greater presence of sweet components, almost endowed with unusual creamy shades.

The puff at this stage seems more full-bodied and more intense, and gives on the taste buds a soft mix of polyhedral flavors, which gently fluctuate from lively hints of hibiscus flowers to more shady notes of wild musk. In the tail and in the discreet post-vape aromatic persistence, the orange aroma is reaffirmed with new vital lymph, supported in my opinion by very slight shades of lychee; the whole is enhanced by an almost imperceptible ice touch that leaves the palate with a very pleasant coolness sensation at the end of the puff.

With Orion the Decima boys showed great courage mastering with wisdom a recipe far from trivial, based on the great novelty of the tamarind fruit. The result is an elegant fruity mix with exotic tones and an amazing swing of shades. Well done!

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: ready to vape

Pro: Very elegant exotic fruity tamarind-based mix.

Cons: The notes of tamarind cover the taste of the apricot.

S.E.A.L. (Guerrilla Flavors)

S.E.A.L. (Guerrilla Flavors)

Name e Format: S.E.A.L. (Guerrilla Flavors) – Mix&Vape aroma 50 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: 0996 BBE 10 2019

Nico: 0 mg/ml

Declared base: 30 PG / 70 VG

Expiry date: 10-2019

Devices: Vaporesso Gen 220W + Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite RTA single coil 0.5 ohm (Kanthal A1 24 awg 0.5 mm) with Vapefly Cotton Cloud


Today we conclude our series of reviews about the surprising Romanian brand Guerrilla Flavors, much appreciated both by our readers and by the whole Italian vape market. The Romanian brand also received a well-deserved award at the International Vape E-liquid Award 2018, with Red Flag e-liquid awarded as “Best Creamy E-juice”.

Our story on Guerrilla Flavors products therefore ends today with the fruity liquid S.E.A.L., as described by the manufacturer:

Sweet Mango, Honeydew with a touch of Blood Orange and strong Ice

I am going to discover S.E.A.L. with the usual smell test and I immediately open the product bottle, a classic chubby gorilla with a rather aggressive and military design, but we know they are the Guerrilla Flavors company!

This e-juice is in the mix&vape format, 50 ml to which you have to add 10 ml of base (if you desire with nicotine), a format that the manufacturer calls short-fill.

SMELL TEST

On the smell S.E.A.L. immediately presents itself with a fairly marked aromatic imprint and shows at the forefront a clear fragrance of honeydew melon, which gives to the e-liquid the sensation of being in front of a mix with rather sweet connotations. In fact I feel that the sweet characteristics of the melon have been reinforced with external sweetening elements (most likely sucralose). These aromatic cues can’t make me recognize the presence of mango (cited in the description), they are struggling to emerge at the olfactory examination, while on the contrary I can easily distinguish a citrusy subtrack that would seem at least in part to compensate the sweet excesses of melon and sucralose .

I prepare myself for the vaping test, without hiding that the smell test left me with some doubts: I fear that even on vape the charge of the melon could be too invasive and that there may be some aromatic imbalance in the recipe. We’ll see.

The atomizer chosen for this test is once again the surprising and perhaps slightly underestimated Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite, a rebuildable 23 mm atomizer able to express itself at best with different types of e-liquids expecially in flavor chasing vape.

VAPE TEST

Despite the overwhelming first impact due to an abundant ice effect, on vape S.E.A.L. manages to express itself much better than in the smell test, presenting a bouquet that is certainly more multi-faceted and certainly less sweet. It strikes positively during the inspiration a similar exotic-spicy sensation, which is transmitted quickly on the palate, making the vape so tasty and intriguing.

An aromatic score far from trivial, on the contrary subtle and complex, such as to require a very meticulous analysis.

On the head notes, light scents of mango bring me inside a lively exotic setting, enriched with spicy nuances that are difficult to identify. The strong sugary sensation felt on the smell test, in this inhalation phase is decidedly attenuated, and makes the puff lively and never tiring.

The main ingredient of this recipe, the honeydew melon, enters in the heart of the puff: fresh, ripe and very faithful to the real fruit, the honeydew taste gives roundness and sweetness to the boquet, making it on the one hand more tasty and palatable, but on the other hand reducing a bit the nuances of the mix.

I note with pleasure, puff after puff, that the aromatic balance is good and the imbalance revealed during the smell test, fortunately now it is only a memory. Not only that, S.E.A.L. turns out to be an e-liquid capable of showing itself well shaded and never kneaded and confused; moreover, it’s appreciable the degree of naturalness that this product is able to transmit, despite the fact that it is a product of an undoubtedly “synthetic” nature.

In the final part of the puff, tasty and “juicy” hints of citrus are timidly facing on the palate and at the same time, the incisiveness of the initial ice effect is firmly reaffirmed. The citrusy component of the red orange happily approaches the other ingredients of the SEAL mix, but I regret the fact that, and this in my opinion is the biggest flaw of this creation, the Romanian manufacturer was anything but generous with the dosage of blood orange, when instead its unexceptionable aromatic qualities, if better emphasized, would have exalted even more the complexity and the value of this recipe.

Pro: Very balanced fruity recipe with facets and precious rich ingredients.

Cons: The citrus notes are very weak.

Sweetwater Grape & White Peach (Ohm Boy)

Sweetwater Grape & White Peach (Ohm Boy)

Name e Format: Sweetwater Grape & White Peach – Volume II line (Ohm Boy) – Sample 10 ml – received by the manufacturer

Batch: n.a.

Nico: 0 mg/ml

Declared base: 30 PG / 70 VG

Expiry date: n.a.

Devices: Vaporesso Gen 220 W + Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite RTA single fused clapton coil 0.25 ohm (Ni80 28 awg x 4 + Ni80 36 awg) with Native Wicks Platinum Cotton.


Ohm Boy is an English e-liquids brand by Oxford Vapors that enjoys an excellent reputation across the UK. This brand appeared in Italy in the last few months, and begun to be known by our vapers thanks also to its presence at Vapitaly 2019. Just during the Vaping Verona event, the Ohm Boy guys gave us some samples of their products to test and review on our blog.

So here we are ready to tell you about the e-liquid Sweetwater Grape & White Peach from by the manufacturer Volume II line, sold in the Mix&Vape format (50 ml with zero nicotine in a 60 ml bottle).

Ohm Boy describes officially Sweetwater Grape & White Peach:

Sun-kissed Grapes fresh from the vine, perfectly balanced with White Peach for a delicate, sweet fruit sensation.

SMELL TEST

The smell test shows a discreet alcoholic background, which carries out a fragrance based on grape aroma of a clear American mold. I refer to the typical “grape” aroma that we encountered in many other liquids we reviewed, very far from the grape flavor we are used to have in Italy or France, but which in the e-liquids world enjoys a remarkable palatability, especially in fruity e-juice for summer.

The “grape” scent appears rather penetrating also because it is loaded with a good degree of sweetness, probably thanks to a sucralose reinforcement. It’s an e-liquid with round and, to say the least, cheeky tones, so much to obscure any other possible nuance of the mix. Oh yes, because for example, during the smell test it is impossible for me to perceive any scent that could in any way lead back to the white peach cited in the description. Will this also be in the vape test?

For the vape test, I rely myself on the surprising and perhaps slightly underestimated Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite, a rebuildable 23 mm atomizer able to express itself at best with different types of e-liquids and in particular in flavor chasing vape.

VAPE TEST

From the first puffs Sweetwater Grape & White Peach smiles at the taste buds of fruit lovers but not overly sweet tastes. In fact, I know how the olfactory premises have been completely overturned, which on the contrary had allowed us to imagine a very sweet fruity, according to the typical tradition of liquid stars and stripes.

Intense lime notes, pleasant but equally sour, immediately embrace in inspiration a very aromatic mix in which the grape is clearly the master. The lime-grape combination is convincing, with the sour notes of lime mitigated by the grape aroma and its slightly sweetish finishes. The aromatizations can however be associated more with the “candy” world than with real fruits, in a style typically made in the USA. In fact, although it may be proudly mentioned in its official description, there are no traces of the Sweetwater grape or the Chasselas grape, as it is more commonly known, or at least no aromatic memory due to the real Chasselas grape.

The moderate aromatic load, however, guarantees a sense of good refinement and general enjoyment on the vape, although not completely natural.

After a few minutes break-in, the taste buds quickly become accustomed to the more acidulous insertions and the liquid becomes more amiable and tasty, especially in the central notes of the vape. The “grape” aroma, with a minimum hint of sucralose, intersects with slight floral nuances that only occasionally allow to filter little peach essences. After some puffs I realize that it is precisely the aromatic strength of the grape aroma that has shaped and transformed the delicate notes of the white fruit into mysterious but somewhat fascinating floral trails.

Floral trails that dissolve, however, in exhalation, bringing out with grace and elegance a velvety and intriguing taste of white peach invoked since the smell test.

The final perception remains however not 100% natural, but it is ennobled precisely by the refined tail notes that make this fruity bouquet absolutely pleasant. Finally, the aromatic load is not excessive, in addition to ensuring a good aromatic post-vaping persistence, it does not completely stun the vaper taste buds. Sweetwater Grape & White Peach has both refined traits and the necessary strength and irreverence to be faced compulsively with long and powerful puffs. Always stable and composed even at high wattages. Good job Ohm Boy!

Pro: Tasty fruity with balanced and not too sweet aromatic tones.

Cons: The taste of white peach is rather shy.

Peach Blossom Lemonade (Twist E-liquids)

Peach Blossom Lemonade (Twist E-liquids)

Nome e Formato: Peach Blossom Lemonade (Twist E-liquids) – E-liquid 50 ml mix&vape – ricevuto dal produttore

Lotto: 0 019213 591113 (codice a barre)

Nico: 0 mg/ml

Base dichiarata: 30 PG / 70 VG

Data scadenza: 05/2021

Devices: Geekvape Aegis 100 W + Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite single fused clapton coil 0.28 ohm (N80 28 awg x 4 + N80 36 awg) con Native Wicks Platinum Cotton.


Dal sole della California e dalle emozionanti e cinematografiche spiagge di Los Angeles, giunge sulla nostra penisola un nuovo brand, Twist E-liquids, debuttando ufficialmente anche sul nostro blog. Abbiamo scoperto i prodotti dell’azienda californiana durante l’ultima edizione del Vapitaly, colpiti e affascinati dalle loro vivacissime grafiche: nessuno meglio dei produttori d’oltreoceano è in grado di avere un impatto così forte in fatto di confezionamento dei prodotti. Nel nostro caso possiamo ammirare una Chubby Gorilla da 60 ml, con una coloratissia etichetta satinata, appositamente studiata per la stagione estiva. Non c’è che dire, gli amici americani anche nel vaping sono senza ombra di dubbio i maestri del packaging!

Oggi recensiremo il liquido Peach Blossom Lemonade, così descritto sul sito ufficiale del produttore:

With a flavor that includes sweet ripe peaches and freshly squeezed lemonades, what more could you ask for in a vape flavor? The Peach Blossom Lemonade is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors that are every peach vaper’s dream.

Con un sapore che include dolci pesche mature e una limonata appena spremuta, cosa si può chiedere di più ad un aroma per lo svapo? Peach Blossom Lemonade è la combinazione perfetta di sapori dolci e sapidi che rappresentano il sogno di ogni vaper amante della pesca.

PROVA OLFATTIVA

E’ la pesca la vincitrice ideale della prova olfattiva di Peach Blossom Lemonade, si impone a ogni annusata su qualsiasi altro componente del mix, sebbene dalle retrovie si riescano a scorgere timide note agrumate. L’impronta generale del liquido appare piuttosto dolce, molto gradevole ma anche forse leggermente “sintetica”. Ma il mercato del vaping, è risaputo, chiede dolcezza e questa creazione di Twist E-liquids non sembra esserne da meno. Il profumo della pesca, per quanto dolce, risulta comunque molto invitante e, anche se presumo non si tratti di un estratto naturale, non posso che apprezzarne il discreto senso di naturalezza che è in grado di trasmettere.

Le premesse olfattive sono buone ma lascio che sia la prova di vaporizzazione a farmi esprimere come sempre il giudizio definitivo su questo e-liquid. Per la prova di svapo mi affido all’eclettico e sorprendente Steam Crave Aromamizer Lite, un atomizzatore rigenerabile da 23 mm in grado di esprimersi al meglio con diverse tipologie di e-liquid e in diverse configurazioni di svapo, dal flavor chasing a un MTL arioso, anche se da il meglio di se proprio in flavor chasing.

PROVA DI SVAPO

Allo svapo Peach Blossom Lemonade conferma sostanzialmente quanto supposto e immaginato durante il test olfattivo. La boccata appare subito profumata e gradevole e nelle note di testa presenta una convincente nota di pesca bianca, che si impone per la sua fragranza dolce e delicata. Il carico aromatico non eccessivo, contribuisce a fornire una percezione piuttosto naturale del prodotto, il bilanciamento aromatico risulta sempre ben calibrato e mai sovradosato.

Le note di cuore della svapata esaltano la dolcezza di Peach Blossom Lemonade e, questa nota dolce si prende la scena in modo perentorio grazie al netto contributo del sucralosio il quale, pur non risultando mai stucchevole, tende un po’ ad imprigionare e a soffocare tutta l’intensità e la ricchezza del sapore della pesca. I lodevoli e naturali spunti fruttati dell’inspirazione, sembrano ora un po’ tramortiti dalla componente zuccherina, che riduce quel senso di qualità raffinata percepito in avvio.

I toni dolci mantengono la svapata sempre altamente gustosa, anche se a mio parere “danneggiano” un po’ l’aromaticità della pesca, che avrebbe meritato maggiore esaltazione.

Lo spartito aromatico di Peach Blossom Lemonade si arricchisce leggermente nelle note di coda, quando un lievissimo sottofondo frizzante trasporta con se delle sfumature appena accennate di agrumi; non senza sforzo, il mio palato riesce a riconoscere alcuni spunti della famosa bevanda al gusto di limone. Questa apertura del ventaglio aromatico dell’e-liquid appare però a mio avviso solo abbozzata, sia per un dosaggio insufficiente della componente “limonata”, che per l’evidente presenza degli agenti dolcificanti.

E’ innegabile che l’intensificazione della componente dolce all’interno di un liquido abbia il pregio di accrescerne il grado di appetibilità e probabilmente di facilitarne il successo commerciale, ma è altrettanto vero che il suo utilizzo oltre un certo limite ragionevole, tenda inevitabilmente a snaturare e a tramortire i sapori degli ingredienti principali di un mix. Nel caso di Peach Blossom Lemonade, pesca e limonata avrebbero meritato maggior prestanza aromatica.

Avere il coraggio di proporre liquidi con ingredienti il più possibile meno “corretti”, è una sfida che sempre meno produttori colgono, sia perchè più rischiosa in termini di messa a punto di un e-liquid, che per il successo commerciale dello stesso, meno scontato nel caso di e-liquid poco dolci.
The Flavourist, e questo non è una novità, si batte da anni per scoprire e dare la giusta enfasi ai brand che cercano di proporre prodotti studiati minuziosamente, realizzati sempre con materie prime di alta qualità e in grado di apportare novità ed eleganza al vastissimo e sempre più uniformato mondo degli e-liquids.

Pro: Una gustosa e profumata pesca bianca.

Contro: Gli ingredienti principali del mix, pesca e limonata sono troppo sottotono. Insufficiente il carico aromatico ed eccessiva la presenza della componente dolcificante.

Ginebra – Mexico & Nuvole (Dago E-liquids)

Ginebra – Mexico & Nuvole (Dago E-liquids)

Name e Format: Ginebra – 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’s menu by The Flavourist team offers an interesting dish of the day, a new e-liquid by the Italian brand Dago, which at the debut on our blog has very well figured with Carlota. Always from the “Mexico & Nuvole” line, consisting of three products and officially presented at Vapitaly 2019, we are going to offer you the review of Ginebra, chosen by our team because it seems to have all the credentials to be a satisfying summer e-juice.

In fact, the Ginebra official description leaves no room for doubt:

Gin Lemon aromatizzato da frutta messicana e cetriolo. Un liquido fresco per eccellenza, con un sapore terso e pulito. (Sistema consigliato – Flavour o Cloud non spinto)

Gin-Lemon flavoured with Mexican fruits and cucumber. The freshest of the liquids. Recommended system: Flavour or Cloud (not too hard)

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 examination, Ginebra immediately reveals a certain aromatic complexity and the feeling of being in front of a new creation, and why not perhaps even rather intriguing. Stands with a certain arrogance a realistic cucumber scent, set inside a lemon frame. From the rear emerges, after some pressure on the bottle, a lovely tropical background with rather sweet aromatic tones. I am not in front of a common liquid and I am delighted with it. Thin spicy veins seem to cross the entire Ginebra aromatic system and the bouquet stands out because it appears rich and articulated. I love running into recipes that fearlessly show the desire of its creators to experiment and make something new, something different.

I am therefore looking for confirmation from the vape test, for which I decided to use the Innokin Ares MTL RTA an atomizer designed by the famous youtuber Phil Busardo. The Ares since its first appearances, over a year and a half ago, is always a little “pushed” atomizer at the media level, maybe even quite snubbed … In reality I believe it is one of the best low cost RTAs for  MTL vape and/or restricted flavor chasing above all because it has a ductility that has few rivals in the sector.

VAPE TEST

It is enough the first puff of Ginebra to project myself virtually in the shade of the palm branches of my favorite summer chiringuito, while caressed by a light sea breeze, I imagine myself to sip a tasty perfumed and refreshing cocktail.

A delicate but persistent cucumber flavor makes space during inspiration, flanked by a fresh note of mint whose intensity has been calibrated to perfection. As I noticed in the smell test, the cucumber shows an enviable naturalness, and paired with the slight mentholated breath it creates a perfect union. After the first puffs useful to appreciate the tasty and refined pair cucumber-mint, the palate begins to “grab” the fruity parts of the bouquet, intentionally less pronounced from an aromatic point of view, but still easily receivable, especially by a vaper used to vape by tasting the flavors slowly, with an almost sly way.

Slight insertions of lime support cucumber and mint in the heart of puff, the mix acquires more energy and together with a touch of ginger, the tones of the bouquet become even more vivid and fresh. Cucumber, mint, lime and ginger raise my sensory experience and dictate the typical rhythms of a summer long drink and more than ever thirst quenching. An ideal intersection between a Gin lemon and a Moscow mule, without letting unpleasant alcoholic tips contaminate a drink that on the contrary seems to want to fascinate me with all the beneficial properties of its ingredients.

Ginebra cockatil teases the palate, attracts it, touches it and envelops it with its vivid, spicy and penetrating nuances. Frolics with the papillae, caressing them with all the ingredients of the cocktail, to conquer them completely with a sensual and sweet tropical kiss, thanks to the impertinent sweetness of the guava fruit.

The exotic fruits at the end of the puff, are the pink apostrophe of this new lovable recipe, always composed and extremely refined. A cocktail not to be missed and to taste in absolute relaxation during the summer holidays, in long vape sessions from afternoon until late in the evening.

Suggested dilution: 33%

Steeping time: 1-2 days

Pro: A summer fruity that is never forgotten, unprecedented, courageous and refined.

Cons:

Space Invasion (Decima E-liquid)

Space Invasion (Decima E-liquid)

Name and Format: Space Invasion (Decima E-liquid) – concentrated flavour 20 ml in a 60 ml bottle – received by the manufacturer

Batch: n.a.

Nico: 0 mg/ml

Declared base: 45 PG / 55VG

Expiry date: n.a.

Devices: Asmodus Mini Minikin 50W + Geekvape Ammit MTL RDA single fused clapton coil 0,7 ohm (Ni80 30 awg x 2 + Ni80 38 awg) with Fiber N’ Cotton.


Free association of words: Holidays, summer, sun, sea, Italy, Sicily, Decima … Italian company award-winning at the International Vape E-liquid Award by The Flavourist, a brand that from the city of Palermo has already taken flight for some years, standing out for its high quality e-liquids of absolute naturalness.

Today we return to the Galactic Steam Series line of which we have already reviewed Abduction (Best 2018 Italian Fruity E-juice), Final Space and The Visit. Galactic Steam Series is a line of fruity and fresh aromatic shots suitable for the summer season (easy unicorn 60 ml bottles containing 20 ml of glycolic aroma). Exuberant to the senses of taste and smell lemon and mandarin restore the integrity of the flavor-aroma of the fruit from which they derive. Balanced and delicate mix of exotic and halogen fruits complete the series. In addition to the aforementioned Abduction, Final Space and The Visit, there are three other products, Contact, Orion and Space Invasion. And today we will deal with the latter …

What did the Decima boys prepare us to taste during the hot summer days?

Space Invasion is described as follows on the official website of the manufacturer:

Armonico mix di mirtilli, ribes nero, more di rovo e more di gelso con una nota di “ice” decisa ma non invasiva. Liquido profumoso e dolce dal gusto raffinato che esalta e accarezza palato e olfatto ad ogni svapata.

Harmonious mix of blueberries, black currants, blackberries and mulberries with a strong but non-invasive “ice” note. Fragrant and sweet e-liquid with a refined taste that enhances and caresses the palate and smell at every vape.

The description leaves no room for doubt: I expect a fresh fruitiness but at the same time sweet and so lovely. Will it really be like this?

SMELL TEST

I place the bottle in my nostrils to begin the exploration of Space Invasion and I perceive a liquid apparently in line with its name, invasive and pungent. An evident alcoholic timbre penetrates my nostrils, almost completely obscuring the aromas I would expect to perceive during this test. Acidic notes of wild berries emerge not without difficulty from the alcoholic scents, which characterize the smell test in a dominant way. To be honest, I am a bit confused and full of doubts …

I am going to start the vape test ready to find out if the smell test will be confirmed or completely distorted. Space Invasion will be tested on the ever-valid and aromatic Geekvape Ammit MTL RDA.

VAPE TEST

Space Invasion is the classic example of e-liquid in which there is a deep gulf between olfactory sensations and perceptions on vape. In fact, from the first puff, the new creation of Decima has diametrically opposite characteristics compared to what was smelled from the bottle. Far from being invasive and pungent, on the contrary Space Invasion shows delicacy and freshness throughout the whole vape.

A fresh but not overpowering sensation inaugurates the puff during inspiration, and is accompanied by a soft fruity mix that is not easy to understand. Several puffs are needed first to be able to note inside the fruity complex, both a slightly acidic component (easily attributable to blackcurrant), and a sweeter one attributable in my opinion to blueberry and blackberry. If it appears quite obvious that the bouquet belongs to the class of the so-called wild berries, it is also true that the same bouquet presents an extreme aromatic uniformity, which limits and prevents the perception of the single fruits of the recipe.

A sensation that is repeated for all the vape phases, from inspiration, passing through the body notes and ending with the exhalation, where a faint spicy veil forms the backdrop to the whole score. A tasty and uniform recipe anyway. With these structural characteristics, Space Invasion manages to trace a more rounded and harmonious aromatic path than a more multifaceted and changing fruity mix, which makes it consequently more suitable for an all day vape and not for short pure tasting puffs.

Even the modest aromatic post-vape persistence contributes, in an absolutely effective way, to giving Space Invasion the title all day summer e-juice. The slight sensation of coolness that from the first beats envelops the palate and remains light until the end of vaping, like the thin white trail of an airplane in an infinite and clear blue sky, it’s the right noble seal.

Having learned over the years to learn about the qualities and the ability of Decima guys to make complex, structured e-liquids with a very natural imprint, I have no doubt in believing that in the case of Space Invasion they have specifically wanted to make a recipe easier and within everyone’s reach.

Space Invasion with its lightness and carefree lends it’s good e-juice for a long, pleasant and undemanding daily vape, but our team prefer Decima as a skilled embroiderer of difficult and complex aromatic recipes.

Suggested dilution: about 33%

Steeping time: ready to vape

Pro: Delicate all day fruity, perfect for summer.

Cons: Delicate but not a multi-faceted fruity mix.