Name and Format: Space Invasion (Decima E-liquid) – concentrated flavour 20 ml in a 60 ml bottle – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 0 mg/ml
Declared base: 45 PG / 55VG
Expiry date: n.a.
Devices: Asmodus Mini Minikin 50W + Geekvape Ammit MTL RDA single fused clapton coil 0,7 ohm (Ni80 30 awg x 2 + Ni80 38 awg) with Fiber N’ Cotton.
Free association of words: Holidays, summer, sun, sea, Italy, Sicily, Decima … Italian company award-winning at the International Vape E-liquid Award by The Flavourist, a brand that from the city of Palermo has already taken flight for some years, standing out for its high quality e-liquids of absolute naturalness.
Today we return to the Galactic Steam Series line of which we have already reviewed Abduction (Best 2018 Italian Fruity E-juice), Final Space and The Visit. Galactic Steam Series is a line of fruity and fresh aromatic shots suitable for the summer season (easy unicorn 60 ml bottles containing 20 ml of glycolic aroma). Exuberant to the senses of taste and smell lemon and mandarin restore the integrity of the flavor-aroma of the fruit from which they derive. Balanced and delicate mix of exotic and halogen fruits complete the series. In addition to the aforementioned Abduction, Final Space and The Visit, there are three other products, Contact, Orion and Space Invasion. And today we will deal with the latter …
What did the Decima boys prepare us to taste during the hot summer days?
Space Invasion is described as follows on the official website of the manufacturer:
Armonico mix di mirtilli, ribes nero, more di rovo e more di gelso con una nota di “ice” decisa ma non invasiva. Liquido profumoso e dolce dal gusto raffinato che esalta e accarezza palato e olfatto ad ogni svapata.
Harmonious mix of blueberries, black currants, blackberries and mulberries with a strong but non-invasive “ice” note. Fragrant and sweet e-liquid with a refined taste that enhances and caresses the palate and smell at every vape.
The description leaves no room for doubt: I expect a fresh fruitiness but at the same time sweet and so lovely. Will it really be like this?
I place the bottle in my nostrils to begin the exploration of Space Invasion and I perceive a liquid apparently in line with its name, invasive and pungent. An evident alcoholic timbre penetrates my nostrils, almost completely obscuring the aromas I would expect to perceive during this test. Acidic notes of wild berries emerge not without difficulty from the alcoholic scents, which characterize the smell test in a dominant way. To be honest, I am a bit confused and full of doubts …
I am going to start the vape test ready to find out if the smell test will be confirmed or completely distorted. Space Invasion will be tested on the ever-valid and aromatic Geekvape Ammit MTL RDA.
Space Invasion is the classic example of e-liquid in which there is a deep gulf between olfactory sensations and perceptions on vape. In fact, from the first puff, the new creation of Decima has diametrically opposite characteristics compared to what was smelled from the bottle. Far from being invasive and pungent, on the contrary Space Invasion shows delicacy and freshness throughout the whole vape.
A fresh but not overpowering sensation inaugurates the puff during inspiration, and is accompanied by a soft fruity mix that is not easy to understand. Several puffs are needed first to be able to note inside the fruity complex, both a slightly acidic component (easily attributable to blackcurrant), and a sweeter one attributable in my opinion to blueberry and blackberry. If it appears quite obvious that the bouquet belongs to the class of the so-called wild berries, it is also true that the same bouquet presents an extreme aromatic uniformity, which limits and prevents the perception of the single fruits of the recipe.
A sensation that is repeated for all the vape phases, from inspiration, passing through the body notes and ending with the exhalation, where a faint spicy veil forms the backdrop to the whole score. A tasty and uniform recipe anyway. With these structural characteristics, Space Invasion manages to trace a more rounded and harmonious aromatic path than a more multifaceted and changing fruity mix, which makes it consequently more suitable for an all day vape and not for short pure tasting puffs.
Even the modest aromatic post-vape persistence contributes, in an absolutely effective way, to giving Space Invasion the title all day summer e-juice. The slight sensation of coolness that from the first beats envelops the palate and remains light until the end of vaping, like the thin white trail of an airplane in an infinite and clear blue sky, it’s the right noble seal.
Having learned over the years to learn about the qualities and the ability of Decima guys to make complex, structured e-liquids with a very natural imprint, I have no doubt in believing that in the case of Space Invasion they have specifically wanted to make a recipe easier and within everyone’s reach.
Space Invasion with its lightness and carefree lends it’s good e-juice for a long, pleasant and undemanding daily vape, but our team prefer Decima as a skilled embroiderer of difficult and complex aromatic recipes.
Suggested dilution: about 33%
Steeping time: ready to vape
Pro: Delicate all day fruity, perfect for summer.
Cons: Delicate but not a multi-faceted fruity mix.