Thursday, 12 February 2015

Flavour Crafters tobacco juices - my mini review

Since the very first day of vaping I am being on a quest for a perfect tobacco flavour. To date I've tried:

Boba's Bounty (AlienVisions) - not even close, sweet caramel+vanilla => trash can
Eclipse (Space Jam) -more complex with strong cherry undertones but still sweet  =>t rash can
RY4 (Dvine juice) - sweet, no tobacco undertones at all => trash can
American Reds (Jiffy Nic) - very subtle cheap tobacco tones, keep for now
Pipe Tobacco (Dvine juice) - very subtle cheap tobacco tones, keep for now


Here is my mini review of FC tobacco juices.

* All eliquids have beed steeped for 24 hrs (including 12 hrs breathing) prior to testing
* Gear: Delta II/Kanger Subtank/Aspire Nautilus Mini attached to iStick 30W
* Please keep in mind that taste/smell is highly subjective, so please take my comments with a big grain of salt

The first one. CUBAN CIGAR (PG <70%, VG 30% Nicotine 8mg)

My description: earthy, woody. Not a typical sweet/vanilla juice. Subtle tobacco and plum tones. Excellent throat/lung hit, very close to a real cigarette.

My wife's comment: smells like a butted cigarette or an ash tray.

Bottom line: not close to cigar, even to a cheap one, but interesting flavour. Not for candy/fruit lovers.

The second: FULL FLAVOUR TOBACCO (PG <70%, VG 30% Nicotine 8mg)

Not for me. Very heavy vape, strong flower-ish taste and smell. No tobacco accent.
My wife's comment: don't even think to vape it indoor.
Bottom line: off my list.

Next two:

EXPORT TOBACCO (PG <70%, VG 30% Nicotine 8mg)
Flavour is difficult to describe: rye whiskey with subtle nutty (cashew) and tobacco tones?. Very strong vape. Not bad flavour actually.

DK TOBACCO (PG <70%, VG 30% Nicotine 8mg)
Full flavour, spicy but unfortunately again very strong floral undertones (similar to a FULL FLAVOUR TOBACCO). Off my list

The last two:

NORTHERN 7 TOBACCO (PG <70%, VG 30% Nicotine 8mg)
Sweet tones, some floral tones, zero tobacco tones. Off my list

RESERVE CIGAR (PG <70%, VG 30% Nicotine 8mg)
This is one has very interesting character. It does resemble cigar, cheap Jamaican cigar for sure, but cigar tobacco nevertheless. Earthy, dry, strong nutty (Brazilian Nut?) and light honey / tobacco undertones. Tastes better on the "above the ohm" setting, mouth to lung.
My wife comment: I smell a cigarette. Did you smoke?

In conclusion:

I am impressed with Flavour Crafters. The company is transparent, they DO test their stuff and can tell you what's exactly in their liquids. Excellent customer service.
Their tobacco line is bold. Not all samples were to my liking but I have to admit few commonalities:
1. Each sample had distinct characteristics. Way less sweet/caramel/vanilla than other brands.
2. Each sample produced strong vape, very similar to real smoking (throat/lung hit)

At the end I picked up two: CUBAN CIGAR and RESERVE CIGAR flavours, but can also recommend EXPORT TOBACCO.





1 comment:

  1. It does resemble cigar, cheap Jamaican cigar for sure, but cigar tobacco nevertheless. Earthy, dry, strong nutty (Brazilian Nut?) and light honey / tobacco undertones. Tastes better on the "above the ohm" setting, mouth to lung.
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