Judging by the product photo, Capella has taken the bold step of basing this on cookies that are, empirically, not very good. The kind of cookies that masquerade as a sugar cookie, but in reality are a fairly stunning amalgamation of apathy and disappointment. We’ve put frosting on this shortening-filled cardboard, now eat it. Personal feeling aside, this seems to be equal parts interesting and disappointing.
There is a pretty profound disconnect in this flavor.
The top of this flavor, the part that just lives high in your sinuses, is spot on. It vapes like smelling a low grade sugar cookie with frosting. Warm, flatter bakery note with an accurate bakery vanilla type of note. It’s more SilverLine Biscuit than CAP Sugar Cookie. It’s less rich but it doesn’t seem to have the weird muddiness I get off of Sugar Cookie.
The frosting note here fits on the back end of that bakery nicely. You get the cookie up front and a sort of dry, sweet frosting note on the end. Feels like a drier royal icing rather than a richer buttercream. If I had to guess it’s a vanilla based frosting, but it does have that commercial bakery kind of flavor. A distillation of that cake batter dip vanilla flavor that manages to taste artificial but still accurate to the generic “baked good” taste. Almost a birthday cake type of flavor.
With as well as the top end of this works, the rest of it doesn’t seem all that well suited for vaping. I do get something resembling texture down in the base with a light tactile effect, but it doesn’t seem to be enough to really carry the profile. The body or bulk of the flavor is just strange. I’m getting a lightly fruity body with a slight chemical bitterness to it? It could be a function of only letting this steep for a week, but I’ve never had something that tastes this weird magically become not-weird after a month.
Doesn’t seem to really fix itself with changes to percentage and setup. I’ve thrown in a smaller 22m rda, tried low and high wattages, and just generally futzed around with this and that base never really comes together for me. Similar effect at 3 and 8%. 3% has that cheap sugar cookie perfume note already pretty fully formed, and the entire thing just gets drier and weirder at 8%.
If that cheap frosted sugar cookie thing is important to you, I still really wouldn’t try to use this as a primary flavor in a mix. It’s just aggressively strange. I’d keep this to an accent role, on top of a more solid, fleshed out bakery base. I could see this working with the usual suspects like CAP Sugar Cookie or FA Cookie and just giving everything a commercial bakery inflection. You could probably also use this as some kind of sub for a cake batter flavor, but I’m not really sure why you would want to when there are better options out there.
So yeah, interesting and frustrating all the same time. To be fair, that’s not something I usually identify with Capella. So progress?
Setup: Recoil w/ flavor barrel, Dual 12 wrap 24g 3.5mm SS316 @.32 ohms. 60w power, 450F temp limit. Full Cotton Wicks.
Testing: Capella SilverLine Crunchy Frosted Cookie, 3 and 8%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 7 days.
Profile: Dry cookie and royal icing up top with some lighter bakery texture.
Off-Flavors: Strange, fruity and slightly chemical body.
Throat Hit: Moderate. Whatever weirdness going on with that body reads throaty to me.
Percentage Recommendation: Probably not a primary flavor for me. Might have some use at 2-3% on top of other bakery bases for those artificial cookie and dry icing top notes.
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