Name e Format: Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco (Azhad’s Elixirs) – Concentrated aroma 20 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 3,5 mg/ml
Declared base: 55 PG / 40 VG / 5 H2O
Expiry date: 12-2021
Devices: Vaporesso Gen 220W + Digiflavor Siren 2 GTA 24mm RTA single coil 1.1 ohm (Ni80 28 AWG 0,32mm) with Cotton Bacon Prime.
Today’s review is the first one of autumn 2019 and never as on this occasion I can say that the autumn this year did not take long to pray, because while I am writing to you I observe a gray, gloomy and stormy sky that tickles a desire to bask in a pleasant and intimate lethargy as soon as possible. Thus stimulated by the arrival of new crepuscular atmospheres, I decided to return to Azhad’s store to talk about an e-liquid that I believe can best evoke certain typical autumn situations.
Azhad, the prophet of tobacco, the father of seductive and complex mixtures, recently created a line of natural tobaccos extracted called “Semplici” and today I will talk about one of the tobaccos of this line: Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco.
Semplici is a line of eight shot aromas proposed within a 60 ml chubby gorilla, containing 20 ml of aroma to which a base will be added (if you desire with nicotine) to obtain a finished product of 60 ml in VPG 50/50. The label shows, in addition to the name of the product, the composition of the aroma, the personal details of the manufacturer, the batch number and the expiry date.
From the official website of the producer I report the official description of Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco:
Cavendish di Virginia rosso e Virginia biondo a crudo macerati assieme a lamponi e vaniglia Francese.
Red Virginia Cavendish and blond Virginia raw macerated together with raspberries and French vanilla.
In the vaping world, a flavored tobacco is the ideal bridge that connects two different types of e-liquids, favoring on the one hand the lovers of creamy and fruity blends, to more easily approach the world of naturally extracted tobacco, and on the other represents a excellent solution for tobacco juice lovers, helping them to try new flavors without having to abandon the tobacco imprint altogether. It is not easy to make a flavored tobacco, even though on vape many flavored tobaccos can give the idea of being relatively simple. The risk of covering tobacco essences is always very high, and it is precisely here that the skill of the flavourist comes into play, in choosing the best tobaccos for a certain type of aromatic combination and obviously the right dosage among the various ingredients of the mixture . And to be on the safe side, I chose Azhad…
In this smell test, the scent of raspberries stands out strongly from the bottle, which is largely predictable considering how strong and aromatic are the raspberry’s aromatic characteristics; in the rear, however, a creamy and vanilla-like substrate can be clearly perceived, delicately enveloping the sweet-acidulous red fruits, making the whole olfactory test very aromatic.
And the tobacco? It gets confused, getting lost in the meandering of the fruity-creamy plant and resulting practically not reached. Honestly I did not expect a different result from the smell test, and therefore I can tell you not to be at all upset, aware of the fact that all the truths about Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco will have to be revealed during the vape test.
I decided to entrust myself to the undisputed qualities of the Siren 2 GTA 24 mm which I believe will be able to bring out the wide range of aromatics of this e-liquid in the best way.
Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco offers, right from the first puff, a noble puff with delicately persistent tones. A very elegant raspberry is stated in inspiration as the main element of the bouquet, showing its sweet and acidulous cues with pride and decision. The aromatic load has a medium-high intensity but is balanced with wisdom, so as not to make the e-liquid after a few milliliters be cloying. In this, a fundamental role is played by vanilla, the bearer of genuine creaminess within the structure of Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco; its mantle envelops the impertinent red fruits with gentle lightness and softens its highest notes.
The central notes are even richer and more persuasive than the inspiration ones, a tribute to the naturalness that comes from every corner of this creation. Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco cheers and fills the palate, as long as it has not to be vaped at high watts and too high temperatures. Raspberries and vanilla need a light warmth, to facilitate the important background presence of a very delicate Cavendish with Virginia, who otherwise would be lost in an undeserved oblivion.
The Cavendish begins to be perceived in the bouquet only in the second half of the puff cycle until the exhalation, showing itself on the palate with fresh and light vegetable nuances. A fine accompaniment to the flavoring ingredients of the mix, which lie precisely on a fine tobacco background with sensitive straw shades.
The fragrance of tobacco in Raspberry Vanilla Tobacco is the most arduous to seize, but its presence is essential, the perfect scenography that illuminates and enhances on stage the raspberry first actor and vanilla, its ideal shoulder perfectly at ease with the times and aromatic rhythms dictated by the red fruit.
I want to dispel all the doubts that can arise in many vapers when reading the name of this Azhad creation: this is not the classic tobacco e-liquid to which the flavoring elements characterizing the mix have been added. In this recipe, raspberries and vanilla have been macerated together with tobacco to create a structural unicum capable of making itself perfectly faceted from a sensory point of view.
Suggested dilution: 33%
Steeping time: 3-4 days
Pro: An incredibly seductive bouquet. Absolute vapestocracy.