Name e Format: Zaktus – Mexico & Nuvole line (Dago E-liquids) – concentrated aroma 20 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 0 mg/ml
Declared base: 40 PG / 60 VG
Expiry date: 06/2021
Devices: Geekvape Aegis 100 W + Innokin Ares MTL RtA single coil 0.8 ohm (Kanthal A1 27 AWG) with Native Wicks Platinum Cotton.
Today I am going to talk about the third and last e-liquid from the “Mexico e Nuvole” line by the Italian brand Dago, a line presented during Vapitaly 2019 in Verona. After having shown you in detail the aromatic characteristics, qualities and defects of Carlota and Ginebra e-liquids, our blog is now preparing to complete this line with Zaktus e-juice.
From the official description of the product, it seems that even in this circumstance I will be dealing with an e-liquid with mainly summer characteristics:
Un liquido al Cactus, fresco e dolce, leggermente cremoso e arricchito da pitaya e maracuja
An e-liquid with Cactus, fresh and sweet, slightly creamy and enriched with pitaya and maracuja
Dago’s aromas are sold inside a cardboard box, containing a 60 ml chubby gorilla bottle, filled with 20 ml of propylene glycol aroma. To obtain the liquid in its final composition, it will be necessary to add a base of 40 ml (with if you desire the presence of nicotine). The packaging of this line is exquisite and well-made, made of bright and colorful graphics with exemplary attention to detail. A style worthy of the masters of packaging from US. Congratulations!
The smell test puts me in front of a product that immediately shows a rather complex and not really common aromatic structure. A creamy base envelops a sweet fruity mix with a clearly exotic mold. Unlike other creations of this brand, in which since the nasal test it was possible to identify at least a part of the ingredients composing the mix, in this circumstance it is very difficult to trace aromatic cues that can be traced back to the elements declared by the manufacturer in the description.
Despite many repeated pressures on the bottle, the sensation that Zaktus transmits to my nostrils, is that of a very dense and creamy e-liquid, I would dare to say with a full-bodied base of whipped cream, on which fruits have been laid that, in my opinion, they share some molecules with those of a red and juicy strawberry. This feeling brings me back with the memories towards the heart of the 80s and in particular to the taste of a very famous Italian chewing gum at that time.
Put aside childhood memories, I prepare myself for Zaktus’s vaping test, confident of finding a rich and tasty product even in this e-juice.
Today, I also turn to the highly developed and timeless Innokin Ares MTL RTA designed by the famous youtuber Phil Busardo. Ares atomizer, never too “pushed” by the media, continues to be in my opinion one of the best low-cost RTAs for MTL vape/flavor chasing vape, above all because it has a ductility that has few rivals in the sector.
On vape Zaktus reveals from the first puff a rather unusual e-liquid with a broad-spectrum aromatic structure, able to combine fruity elements, a creamy component and even an “ice” outline.
The inhaling puff is welcoming and enveloping; a generous creamy mantle embraces the taste buds and immediately gives roundness to the vape. Confirming what was said during the smell test, I find that there are aromatic elements based on milk or whipped cream to support the creamy Zaktus plant; a round and well-built soft plant.
The bouquet creamy base soon intersects with a mix of fruity nuances, within which both sweeter and more delicate aromatic cues move than others that are more lively and acidulous.
Although it is not easy to identify precisely the single ingredients of the fruity ensemble, its typically exotic nature is quite evident on the palate; the creamy-tropical combination moves on very well calibrated aromatic tracks, capable of transmitting in vaping a great sensation of balance between sweet and sour notes.
Indeed the sweetest stamps mainly mark the Zaktus scene, and to these are added the intrinsically sweet characteristics of the cactus and dragon fruit that in fact struggle a little to free themselves and to detact from the rest of the composition creamy plant. They are faint, almost imperceptible.
The feeling is still always pleasant and very natural, although perhaps not enough faceted.
In the heart of the puff some fruity insertions with more acidulous tones appear to break the rhythm set by the creamy component.
I recognize the typical sour and at the same time sweet-sour taste of maracuja, a stimulating fruit symbol of the vital energy of tropical climates; the vape becomes richer and fuller, thanks also to the presence of a fresh and thirst-quenching trail that deeply traverses all the fruity elements of the mix.
In the tail notes is the creamy base that returns to make its presence in my opinion a bulky pinch, even if to be honest I have to admit that the creamy-fruity-fresh balance always appears solid and unassailable.
A consistent and pleasant post-vape aromatic persistence closes the vape, which leaves on the palate a winking sensation of freshness “dirty” with sweet and delicate fruity perfumes.
Suggested dilution: 33%
Steeping time: 2-3 gg
Pro: Very harmonious and well-made creamy-fruity experiment.
Cons: The fruity vape lovers may not like the creamy contamination of Zaktus in the long run.