E-liquid review: Enigma (Naturally Extracted Tobacco) 60 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 3 mg/ml
Declared base: 50 PG / 50 VG
Expiry date: n.a.
Devices: Wismec Predator 228 W + Vandy Vape Berserker RTA single coil 1.05 ohm (Kanthal A1 28 awg 0.32 mm) with Native Wicks cotton
Today we come back to the United States, in the state of Iowa, to be precise in the city of Cedar Rapids where since 2013 works the company Naturally Extracted Tobacco, specialized in the production of e-liquids and concentrated flavors of real tobacco extracts. Our most loyal readers know that we have already had the opportunity to talk about some of the products of this company, for the new ones that appear for the first time in the world of The Flavourist and who are lovers of this category of e-liquids, do not miss the opportunity to visit the manufacturer page and find out all this brand reviews.
Here we are ready to talk to you about Enigma:
A puzzle, a mystery, and a flavor that defies description! A Virginia tobacco-base that is paired with 4 all-natural flavorings: Blackberry, Strawberry, Cranberry and Graham Cracker…. lightly sweet, slightly tart, and a seemingly different flavor experience from one person to the next!
The bottle in my possession is a 60 ml amber glass with childproof cap and eye dropper tip. The product label appears as a typical homemade label and contains information such as business logo, liquid name, extraction type, VPG ratio, nicotine content, mixing date and single warning: keep out of the reach of children. This product obviously is not TPD compliant.
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On the smell Enigma reveals a slight tobacco background with a rather sweetish and vegetal tone, but above all shows a noteworthy aromatic vivacity thanks to a clear spicy, vaguely floral and fruity fragrance. The fruity notes are penetrating and pungent and it is easy to recognize the typical “red” aromatic matrix. It seems to have something to do with red fruits preserved in alcohol, even without perceiving any alcoholic note. We are in the presence of a typical extracted tobacco flavored that intrigues us a lot because it has an aromatic structure that seems fresh and cheeky.
We start the vaping test on the Berserker RTA with a 1.0 ohm coil.
Even during the vaporization Enigma confirms the olfactory perceptions. As tobacco flavored, the tobacco component, however appreciable and perceptible (much more than in other similar products), always remains in the background. A tobacco cue is recorded in the top notes, during the inspiration, with soft vegetal scents and a good roundness of taste. The tobacco used as the basis for the construction of this e-liquid is a Virginia, as we know that by the manufacturer’s words. In fact the sweet nuances typical of tobacco par excellence are not lacking during the breath but, in the presence of an intensely round body and without acidity tips, it would not surprise me to discover that a dark aged Virginia was used.
A well-chosen aromatic choice and above all excellent viaticum for the central moment of the puff, the one in which the flavoring and characterizing elements of the creation of N.E.T.
A pleasant but indecipherable mix of red fruits sparkles from the meandering tobaccos and enriches the puff making it bright and joyful. Blackberry, strawberry and cranberry are the ingredients that make up the fruity bouquet, difficult to identify individually, so high is the amalgam between them. An almost total aromatic fusion accentuated as we are about to see from the last ingredient of Enigma. The pungent notes perceived on the nose, have almost completely blunted, leaving only a slight crack for some sour-acidic finishes, certainly attributable to the cranberry.
The mysterious and almost impenetrable blend of red fruits is caressed gradually by elegant “graham” notes; a sweet little biscuit rug, which sinuously penetrates inside the fruity matrix, envelops it, softens it and completes it. While this bond marks an almost total loss of identity of the individual ingredients, on the other hand it must be said that it is a perfectly balanced and functioning combination. The aromatic result on the tobacco background is really valuable!
A sense of jovial refinement shines through every puff of Enigma, its roundness stand out in an always discrete and aromatic frame. An excellent job, the result of a synthesis between a proven experience in the sector and, in our opinion, high quality raw materials.
Enigma an elegant and light silk dress to “wear” on a warm summer evening.
Pro: A perfect guide for a tobacco flavored: delicate and deeply harmonious tones without losing the tobacco notes.