Name e Format: Ivory Gold Reserve (Iron Vaper) – Concentrated flavor 20 ml – received by the manufacturer
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 Thanks to the precious collaboration with Azhad’s Elixirs, the synthetic tobacco component in the Ivory liquid has been replaced by a blend of extracted tobaccos.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pro: A sinuous and tasty white chocolate with a splash of elegant natural tobacco
Cons: Slightly excessive sugar component