Name and Format: Nova Roma (Tabacchificio 3.0) – Concentrated flavour 20 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 3 mg/ml
Used Base: 50 PG / 47 VG / 3 H2O
Expiry date: 03/2022
Devices: ExVape Expromizer V3 Fire RTA single coil 1,10 ohm (Kanthal A1 28 AWG) + Flash e-Vapor 4.5s RTA single coil 0,85 ohm (Kanthal A1 27 AWG) con Cotton Bacon Prime.
Today I have on my hands another aroma manufactured by the italian company Tabacchificio 3.0. I have already had the opportunity to talk about and praise for its more than deserving tobacco extracts. If you missed the reviews of Eclissi, Halfzware Shag and Kentucky Tennessee, I highly recommend you take a look because I assure you that these are very interesting products. Although the Tabacchificio 3.0 company has been operating in the sector only since 2017, I can assure you that in a short time it has earned a place in the Olympus of organic tobacco producers, alongside numerous other and equally deserving Italian companies.
Today, therefore, I will tell you about Nova Roma marketed like all the products of the brand in the concentrated flavour format in a 20 ml glass bottle to be diluted, according to what is indicated by the manufacturer itself, between 10% and 20%. A final composition as close as possible to VPG 50/50 is also recommended. Tabacchificio 3.0 aromas do not need to steep, although a few days of steeping undoubtedly improve the aromatic result.
The manufacturer gives us this description of Nova Roma:
Nova Roma è una miscela meravigliosamente complessa. Le sottili note agrumate dei Virginia biondi supportano armoniosamente i sapori più robusti dei Virginia scuri. Il Burley dona corpo alla miscela, mentre una buona dose di orientali Yenidje, conferiscono un sapore e un odore brillante, etereo, simile all’incenso, ma allo stesso tempo dolce. Infine,un sussurro di Maryland chiude il tutto, rendendo la miscela rotonda e cremosa.
Nova Roma is a wonderfully complex blend. The subtle citrus notes of blonde Virginia harmoniously support the more robust flavors of dark Virginia. Burley gives body to the blend, while a good dose of oriental Yenidje give it a bright, ethereal flavor and smell, similar to incense, but sweet at the same time. Finally, a whisper of Maryland closes it all off, making the blend round and creamy.
Intrigued by the captivating and ambitious description, I begin the smell test and I discover an aroma capable of emanating somewhat stimulating and complex aromas. A lively citrus note immediately stands out from the bottle that opens the way to soft vegetable scents, in turn crossed by subtle spicy insertions. My nose perceives the characters of a lively but at the same time delicate and light aroma and, although I am not a lover of so-called light tobaccos, I do not hide the fact that I am particularly attracted by the fragrance of this oriental blend. Will it also be the same on the vape test?
For the vape test I will again rely on a pair of German atomizers with different characteristics, but precisely for this reason able to enhance the different peculiarities and all the facets of Nova Roma. I will be using ExVape Expromizer V3 Fire and version 4.5 S of the Flash e-Vapor.
All the complexity of the mixture announced by the manufacturer in the official description of the product, emerges on vape, even if I must admit that it is not at all easy to quickly understand the different nuances that follow each other with each puff. Nova Roma is an Oriental blend and in this sense it already shows all its peculiarity. Massimiliano Caliendo with this recipe chooses to take new roads, drastically moving away from the more classic canons of tobacco blends, those in which the protagonists are usually dark tobaccos.
Nova Roma during inspiration celebrates the triumph of oriental tobaccos by showing off a mix of flavors that twirls between citrus notes and refined spicy insertions. After a first phase in which the puff has a rather delicate and elegant imprinting, Nova Roma acquires body and greater balance thanks to the presence of Burley and Virginia, which duet together with Yenidje in an unprecedented game of intertwining vegetal nuances within an evident frame of spices.
The differences in aromatic restitution between the two atomizers chosen for the test are quite evident, but in my opinion there is no more suitable atom for enjoying Nova Roma at its best. After all, this has been my stainless vape theory for years: when an e-liquid is good it will express itself well on any kind of system.
In this circumstance with the FEV 4.5 S the roundness and the sweeter notes of the aroma are undoubtedly enhanced, while with the much mistreated Expromizer V3 Fire I was able to appreciate a slightly drier flavor, but also more penetrating, with citrus and more spice in the foreground.
What is irrefutable for me is the fact that this creation by Tabacchificio 3.0 really deserves applause, not only for the audacity of experimenting with an alternative and unconventional bouquet, but above all for the highly complex result capable of bringing out many aromatic accents along the entire length of the puff. Also in the tail notes, for example, when a thin velvety trail lovingly closes the vape while on the palate the stamp of oriental tobaccos persists, because they are the protagonists of this elegant recipe.
Suggested dilution: 15-20%
Steeping time: ready to vape, recommended 5-7 days
Pro: Charming oriental blend for finest palates
Cons: Not easy and very selective blend, suitable only for finest palates