Name and Format Namaste – Mellobuddha (Liquid Science Labs) 10ml – received by the manufacturer
Declared base: 30 PG / 70 VG
Expiry date: 28/04/2019
Devices: Rx200 + Druga AugVape dual coil 0,12 ohm (ss316L 26 awg) with Cotton Bacon Prime.
Oriental flavors and aromas – as well as a pinch of culture – will be the ingredients of today’s review. From the Mellobuddha Line, here is Namaste!
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The packaging of Mellobuddha products for the European market has been produced in compliance with the TPD regulations and includes a cardboard box with 10 ml transparent PET bottles and a child-proof cap. The dropper with a very thin beak tip is very convenient for any type of refill; instead a little less the bottle, because its rigidity makes it a little too uncomfortable for the dosage of the drops. The graphics of the label and of the boxes finally have a nice background texture with bamboo canes to recall the wholeness of the whole.
In countries where the laws are less strict – you can see the difference – the products of this line of clear oriental inspiration, are presented differently. Big capacity bowls (60ml) covered by a fire-engraved bamboo casing. There is also a box (very beautiful) of the same wood, decorated with the Mellobuddha brand.
Namaste described by the manufacturer:
Soothing flavors inspired by the orient for a tranquil state of mind. Watermelon berry & menthol.
Today we are approaching an ingredient little used in the vaping world. Watermelon berry. A little-known berry on our continent (Europe). These are wild berries that grow mainly in Alaska, where the cool summer climates favor its proliferation thanks to large wetlands. Actually the Watermelon berry – which we do not translate as “Watermelon berries” – belong to the lily family. The leaves of the plant give us this clue. Otherwise … it would be very difficult to say. Unlike the watermelons, with which they have little to do, the Watermelon berries can not withstand the hot temperatures. Being wild berries, these are to be found in wet and shaded areas. Near rivers and swamps.
Watermelon berries are full of seeds. When they mature, they feel vibrated inside the thin skin. Their taste is very similar to a watered cucumber. Sweet and light taste, vaguely refreshing. Therefore, compared to the watermelon, only these adjectives seem to be common, but in reality – as mentioned – it is more honest to think of a watermelon. Syrups, jellies, jams, are just some of the preparations that use the Watermelon berry. Muffins, biscuits, fruit juices, but also salads. Well … from today also e-liquid!
Here we are at the olfactory examination of Namaste. A spicy olfactory frame, hides the scent of Watermelon berry mixed with a very candid and not very lively herbaceous construct. Slight floral accents accompany the spicy frame. A spiciness that seems to recall turmeric. A sweet fragrance that is not very intrusive, vaguely gummy.
Namaste is a greeting from India and Nepal. Commonly used in southern Australia, as in all of Asia. The gesture of joining hands with the head, which accompanies the word “namaste”, can be used at the moment of the meeting, as in the moment of a farewell. This gesture, in Indian culture, is a mudra. Gesture, on the other hand, used extensively in yoga. Literally – in fact – “namaste” means: “I bow to you”. It derives from the Sanskrit “namas”. The spiritual fusion of pounding the head joining hands means: “the divine qualities that are in me bow to the divine qualities that are in you”. Sacrality is both of those who offer the greeting, and of those who receive it. Today, Namaste is a word recognized as Hindi, but it is common in many dialects. The same gesture that accompanies it is of the Buddhist culture, where it takes the name of “sawasdee”. Translatable as “take care”.
As we know, the term “namaste” is widely abused by the globalized Western culture, but the line between this name (Namaste) and the Watermelon berry is not so mysterious. They are plants mainly widespread in Alaska, but also in the East, for millennia, berries of the family of lilies, are used for their medicinal properties … not to make muffins.
The first vaporization of Namaste reveals an e-liquid with an unripe, spicy and sour taste. Herbal and mentholic notes (very light) blend with a pleasant confectionery construct. Only in the background we intercept the particular flavor of the cucumber (very similar). Consuming a few ml, I seem to recognize turmeric in spicing. An assonance worth mentioning – a vague oriental scent. The tastes are very delicate and kind, but warm and engaging. Pleasantly sour and sweet at the same time. Unfortunately, what I find “alien” in this recipe; it is a taste in gummy style that seems to fade the fruity asperities of Namaste. The mentholic note – on the contrary – is managed with great wisdom and balance. Herbaceous, not too fresh and faithful to a natural taste, but perhaps not expressive enough. A mint that lets itself be desired without ever revealing itself.
Liquid Science Labs, the producer, tells us about a line with relaxing flavors. It’s true. I think that in the vaping scenario, it is pleasant to find e-liquid that are inspired by cultures and practices aimed at meditation, in search of comforting moods. Dimensions of peace and self-consciousness, sometimes supporting genres aimed at contact with nature and the fusion of the soul with it. Big words! Namaste is just an e-liquid, but … its taste is well combined with a “zen” lifestyle or … as you want to define it … definitely. It will not change your life, it will not help you in meditation or in solving the great doubts of the universe that we hide in the depths of our soul, but … technically poses itself positively in a commercial scenario too often taken for granted and without novelty. He also presents an ingredient, the Watermelon berry, little exploited. A praiseworthy research and sensitivity. A pleasant e-liquid that I had the opportunity to test even on 2 atomas configured in single coil. The recipe takes on different nuances, but its purpose – what seems to want to communicate – remains faithful to the intent of the producer. It does not disappoint.
Pro: An ingredient, Watermelon berry, unknown in the world of vaping. Great balance and natural tastes.
Cons: The search for naturalness does not transfer much vivacity. Something synthetic remains perceptible. A jarring note. A slightly fresher menthol would have been appreciated.