E-liquid review: Karma – linea Mellobuddha (Liquid Science Labs) 10 ml – received by the manufacturer
Declared base: 30 PG / 70 VG
Nico: 3 mg/ml
Expiry date: 28/04/2019
Devices: Eleaf iStick TC60w + NarDa RDA single coil 0.40 ohm (Kanthal A1 24 awg 0.50 mm) with japanese organic cotton Puff.
Mellobuddha is a US brand by Liquid Science Labs based in Irvine, California, a company well known for the Naked Fish brand. The Mellobuddha line counts five e-liquids with names of clear oriental inspiration.
The Mellobuddha product packaging for the European market was made in compliance with TPD regulations and includes a carton box with 10 ml transparent PET bottles and a child-proof cap. The dropper with a very thin beak tip is very comfortable for any type of refill; a little less instead of the bottle, as its rigidity makes it a little too uncomfortable for the drops dosage. The label and box graphics finally have a nice background texture with bamboo canes to invoke Orientality altogether.
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The official descriptions of all the brand’s e-liquids are far less complex and concise.
For today’s e-liquid, Karma, the manufacturer simply says:
Coconut, Mango, Pineapple
The Karma, according to Indian religious philosophies, is acting towards an end. What will be the purpose that the manufacturer will pursue with this e-juice?
Karma has a clear and lively note of pineapple that is perceived very intensely and with a strong scent. In the background emerge distant nuances of a creamy and soft coconut, which rounds the fruity bouquet. The perfume as a whole denotes a very sweet and inviting stamp, even though it should be said that its matrix looks more exotic than Oriental. A family olfactory picture with a perceived natural and reassuring.
For the vape test I prepared my NarDa RDA in single coil with 0.4 ohm resistance. I am going to have a delicate and slow tasting.
In inspiration Karma rescues me immediately because it does not confirm the extremely sweet feel of the olfactory test. The pineapple appears to be the prominent element of the mix, intense and penetrating but with its acidic tips smoothed by the presence of mango, almost perceptible, but with its imperceptible presence blends amicably with the pineapple by reducing the peaks more penetrating and harsh.
The puff appears simple but elegant, refined and very natural. The sweetening of the product, with discretion in the central notes of the mouth, is entrusted to the ingredients present in the mix, and in this sense the major contribution is provided by the basic ingredient represented by a gentle coconut gradient. Coconut notes appear indissolubly linked to thin creamy velvets, which easily reveal the presence of a milk flavor and a fair dose of massoia lactone with the clear intent of making the whole puff more fluid and greasy.
The aromatic structure of Karma is simple and common, certainly well-liked and meticulously produced with a strong appeal to the world of fruit juices.
The resemblance to the fruit juice in the image above is surprising, although it should be said that they are not exactly the same. For those who have had the taste of the above juice, I will tell you in short that Karma is slightly less creamy and therefore richer in fruity elements.
Karma is a good e-juice, but aromatically speaking its bouquet is far from innovative. Its combination of ingredients in the world of e-liquids is somewhat inflationary. But what’s more is the choice of the manufacturer in creating an Oriental line but finally the product is just a tropical juice.
Certainly does not alter the qualities and elegance with which Karma has been made, but could we not notice the extravagant incongruity of this product?
Pro: A tropical juice simple but elegant and refined and never too sweet.
Cons: We did not understand the Karma of this product…