Name and Format: Tobacco Chester (DKS) – concentrated flavour 10 ml
VPG composition: 55 PG / 45 VG / 5 H2O
Expiry date: 07/2021
Today I am happy to talk againg about a classic tobacco aroma, a category often mistreated, perhaps too much, especially by the narrow range of the more experienced vapers who, in terms of tobacco e-liquids, are decidedly more oriented towards the so-called organic tobaccos. Yet, let’s not forget it, the hard vaper group actually represents only a minimal percentage of the total number of vapers both in Italy and in the world.
The e-liquids and synthetic aromas, as strange as it may seem to many of you, I believe above all because of social media that never as in this case distort the reality of the situation, they are by far more purchased and consumed than organic products. It is therefore our job to tell you about them and give them the prominence they deserve.
The aroma that is about to pass under the magnifying glass of The Flavourist, is manufactured by the historic Italian company (now based in Germany) DKS Eliquid, managed by Alessandro Chiolini, one of the greatest and most recognized “smell experts” of our country. After having talked about two organic productions of DKS (Bitter Fruit and Pensiero Stupendo), we are going to examine the Tobacco Chester aroma that wants to be an evident reference to a well-known brand of traditional cigarettes.
Tobacco Chester belongs to the DKS Plus line aromas, marketed in 10 ml bottles and which provide a dilution that can vary between 2% and 5%. To facilitate the preparation of these aromas, the manufacturer also suggests a dilution in drops, and suggests for all DKS Plus to add 3-6 drops of aroma for every 10 ml of ready-made base.
Here’s how the manufacturer describes the Tobacco Chester aroma:
Tabaccoso dolce, ma dal gusto marcato e dal profumo intenso. Ideale per lo svapo dopo i pasti.
Sweet tobacco, but with a marked taste and intense aroma. Ideal for vaping after meals.
On the smell Tobacco Chester has an extremely delicate aroma, especially if you carry out the nasal test from the bottle of the mixed e-liquid (I have prepared a 10 ml bottle with 5 drops of aroma). However, it must be said that despite its delicacy, the aroma seems to have a rather dry and clean tobacco background. If, on the other hand, you proceed by smelling directly from the bottle of the aroma, the perfume is decidedly more intense and marked and it is therefore easier to identify the aromatic notes that characterize this creation by DKS. It is possible to perceive a straw-yellow background crossed by slightly floral aromas garnished with a pinch of honey within a rather sweet and marked general picture. What will happen in the fateful vape test?
Devices: Innokin Sceptre with coil MTL 1.2 ohm + Vaporesso Luxe PM40 with mesh coil 0.8 ohm
On vape Tobacco Chester is a very rich and multifaceted aroma and shows its qualities in the different phases of the puff. During the inhalation the hints of Tobacco Chester are very round and delicate; intriguing and enveloping with a slightly floral trail that crosses the tobacco plant, on the contrary straw-yellow and sometimes grassy, typical of the synthetic interpretations of Burley and Virginia tobaccos.
In the central phases of the puff and even in the final phase of the exhalation, Tobacco Chester turns towards more marked tobacco notes, becomes drier and woody nuances replace the soft notes of the inhalation. The bouquet acquires tone and depth and the initial floral trail seems to transform into a faint vein of incense.
It seems all and the opposite of all this Tobacco Chester: sweet but dry, delicate but incisive, sinuous but dry. Yet in this swing of aromatic and opposing emotions, Tobacco Chester never gets lost in any excess, proving in fact an extremely elegant and perhaps at times austere aroma.
TOBACCO CHESTER FINAL VERDICT
We agree that it is an “entry level” e-liquid, but I now turn to the vapers convinced that the tobacco vape is only that deriving from the use of organic e-liquids: believe me when I tell you that this synthetic e-juice exceeds, for class and cleaning, many organic productions. Personally, a great consumer of extracted tobacco e-liquids, I have a simple evaluation parameter to judge a synthetic tobacco: if in using it I do not feel the imminent need to divert me to an organic one, then it means that that product is simulating very well both an organic tobacco vape and a traditional smoke.
Tobacco Chester is just one of those synthetic tobaccos, thanks to a recipe of great prestige and quality. Its linear aromatic structure, clean and at the same time varied, not only never tires, but has the great merit of recalling with a good approximation part of the sensations of traditional cigarette smoke.
Suggested dilution: 2%-5% or 3-6 drops for a 10 ml base
Steeping time: ready to vape