Name and Format: Wiener (Blendfeel) – Concentrated flavour 10 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 3,0 mg/ml
Used Base: 50 PG / 50 VG
Expiry date: 01/10/2021
Devices: Vaporesso Swag II 80 W + Kizoku Limit MTL RTA single coil 1.0 ohm (Kanthal A1 27 AWG) with Cotton Bacon Prime.
I have the feeling that in Italy the extracts tobacco market is in a great phase, and that much of the merit of this success, unexpected until at least some time ago, have to be attributed primarily to the increasing appreciation by the public of flavored tobacco e-juices, and secondly to the fact that this e-liquid category is becoming more and more user friendly.
Among the many Italian manufacturers specialized in the production of real tobacco extracts, Blendfeel is certainly one of the most proactive brands at the moment, always ready to satisfy the needs of tobacco lovers. Today I am going to test the Wiener aroma, a new flavored tobacco from the big line “Aroma di Tabacco – Special Blends” by the manufacturer, which is also awarded at the Italian Vape E-liquid Award by The Flavourist, for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019) as the best extracted tobacco line.
Directly from the Blendfeel website, I report the official description of the Wiener aroma:
Una divagazione estrosa del black cavendish, quello che con tanta fatica siamo riusciti ad importare direttamente dagli Stati Uniti, impreziosito dal cacao e dal cioccolato e da una sfumatura di albicocca. Un aroma evocativo degli sfarzi culinari della grande Vienna nella quale la tradizione non ha mai deluso chi ha avuto fortuna di avvicinarsi.
A whimsical digression of black cavendish, the one that with so much effort we managed to import directly from the United States, embellished with cocoa and chocolate and an apricot nuance. An evocative aroma from the culinary splendor of the great Vienna in which tradition has never disappointed those who have had the good fortune to approach.
Wiener is a 10 ml concentrated aroma to be mixed at 10% in a recommended base 40 PG/50 VG/10 H2O or in a base VPG 50/50.
The smell test that anticipates the important vape test as usual, shows me an e-liquid with a remarkable aromatic impact in which a soft and sweet apricot scent stands out clearly, accentuated by a consistent and persistent fat note. The sweet and full tone conferred by the apricot and most likely by the presence of the butter, absolutely manages the smell test and prevents my nose from intercepting other aromatic components of the mix, if not perhaps some faint traces of cocoa.
For the vape test I decided to use the eclectic and versatile Limit MTL RTA by Kizoku, for the occasion built with a 1.0 ohm coil of Kanthal A1 27 awg.
On vape, the deeply creamy and fat character felt on the nose remains dominant, even if the bouquet manages to show more nuances than the nasal test. Immediately on inspiration the puff appears full-bodied and round, revealing a markedly sweet tone. The aromatic notes are the same perceived on the nose and highlight all the greediness of a real apricot jam, supported by an equally evident buttery scent. In these initial lines, the vape is dense and fat and sincerely I perceive not so much tobacco stamps, although it should not be forgotten that the black cavendish tobacco, used for this recipe, is notoriously little inclined to manifest its pure tobacco nature, but on the contrary it is perfect as a harmonizer inside “creamy flavored” tobacco recipes.
The creamy imprinting tends to weaken in the central phases of the puff because a hint of dusted bitter cocoa appears to bring the vape back to slightly more linear and dry tones. The sweetness is now tenaciously contrasted by the cocoa powder, which in some way tries to facilitate, succeeding in part, the entry of the black cavendish, to give a greater perception of tobacco. If on the one hand the black cavendish has the undoubted merit of being able to give Wiener an incredible aromatic balance between all the ingredients of the mix, on the other its vegetable nature remains strongly subdued and difficult to identify.
It is true however that as it is structured, the bouquet has clear aromatic assonances with the most famous Viennese cake in the world, while maintaining a certain distance from it, as I am sure that in the intentions of the manufacturer, there was never the idea to fully emulate a real Sachertorte. It is no coincidence that the Blendfeel’s e-liquid is devoid of any reference that may recall to the sponge cake.
The dense and sugary curve of Wiener which has its maximum peak in inspiration, tends to fade during the vaping and does it further in the tail notes during the exhalation, when the e-liquid shows for the first time its timid tobacco identity, revealing a vaguely delicate and perfumed vegetable scent.
The composition in all its situations is always very harmonious, sweet but not cloying but it must be said that, in all likelihood, a good portion of fans of tobacco extracted, will find it very difficult, like myself, to label it or even simply consider it a true tobacco flavored.
Recommended dilution: 10%
Steeping time: ready to vape, recommended 2/3 days
Pro: A full and aromatic creamy recipe with light tobacco hints.
Cons: The tobacco component is almost completely hidden.