Mellow, straight forward tobacco.
This is a legacy review, originally posted on the DIY_eJuice subreddit.
Setup: Recoil w/ flavor barrel, Dual 12 wrap 24g 3.5mm SS316 @.30 ohms. 60w power, 450F temp limit. Full Cotton Wicks.
Testing: Decadent Vapours Carolina Original, 5% and 10%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 56 days.
Flavor Description: Pretty straight-forward flavor here. I’m pretty sure it’s just tobacco. Moderately prominent dirty absolute base notes, along with a pretty mellow shag type lighter tobacco. Seems like some kind of permutation of a relatively neutral American tobacco. Might lean more towards brightleaf or flue-cured with some light woody notes and a bit of tartness. Non-aromatic and nothing too bold or spicy. More grassy than leafy, with a pretty strong hay note. Seems sort of comparable to a slightly more robust version of something like HS Instrument. Fairly easy-going, even with those dirtier, slightly ashy notes.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin. No dessert or darker notes to really thicken this up. Pretty neutral sweetness, but it doesn’t taste sickly or cloying to me. A bit of astringency, but nothing really aggressive or bitter. Feels a bit dry overall, but nothing too crazy.
Off-Flavors: Nah, not really. Pretty straight forward and nothing weird.
Throat Hit: Light. Gets a bit dry solo, but nothing major.
Percentage testing: At 5%, lightly dirty and ashy and some dry hay notes. Not particularly aggressive here but it does have at least a decent body to it. Seems a bit unsatisfying here.
At 10%, this is quite a bit dirtier, but those hay notes have more dimension to them and have started to come across more clearly as a tobacco leaf. Very mild sweetness.
DV usually uses a 20% suggestion. Just based on these tests, I don’t really want this all that prominent in a mix. I’d mostly be using this as an accent at around 7% behind more aggressive tobaccos.
Uses & Pairings: I haven’t really had much luck working grassier tobaccos into much but pretty solidly tobacco vapes, but YMMV.
This is a bit green for any dessert tobacco uses. The light tartness may go well with realistic fruits, but I’d worried about the mix tasting a bit too fresh with the grassy notes here.
I’d mostly use this to bulk out or fluff up a heavier, darker tobacco.
The Product Page:
This is probably a wholesale only flavor, as it isn’t listed as for sale on their normal retail storefront. So, here’s the wholesale link: http://wholesale.decadentvapours.com/. Godspeed.
This concentrate was provided to me by the manufacturer with no additional compensation. There was no editorial influence. I have no ongoing business relationships with the manufacturer or its employees.