Its been a while since I reviewed an e-liquid – when I find something I like, I stick with it and Apollo’s Tobacco flavour has been doing it for me recently! That said I was curious about their “Classic Tobacco”, so picked up a 24mg, 30ml bottle to try (30ml was a bit adventurous – should have tried a 10ml sampler first). I also ordered a 30ml bottle of their regular “Tobacco” just in case I didn’t like it.
In direct comparison the two bottles couldn’t be more different. While the regular tobacco e-liquid had a familiar lemony shade the classic version was distinct – a vibrant, if not artificial pinkish orange. Unscrewing the childproof cap it was evident this was going to be a flavourful e-liquid. Apollo describes this as a classic full bodied American tobacco blend, but to my nose it has a soapiness to it with a touch of coffee and I didn’t get any tobacco nuances at all. When I think of classic American tobacco my mind conjures up Virginia’s and Burleys, rich earthy Kentucky tones, but not here.
With the latest developments in cartomizer and clearomizer technology, I have gradually weaned myself off direct atomizer dripping and moved into the tank scene! Dripping (as its known) is the old school approach – “dripping” a few drops of eliquid directly into a waiting atomizer, rather than filling a tank. As a vaping purist, there really is no better way to experience e-liquid flavour. This method has its drawbacks. While it is fine lounging around in front of the TV, when out and about or driving its not so convenient.
Regular readers will recall that I generally use a couple of devices. Namely an Apollo Vtube and eGo topped with a CE4 – my go to clearomizer solution. I hadn’t really considered “proper” tank options as I was happy enough with the CE4’s. To cut a long story short, I decided to purchase a couple of Dual Coil Tank (DCT) cartomizers from Apollo just to see what they are like and these are my impressions.
Honestly, you really cannot go wrong with an eGo e-cigarette, especially when it is teamed up with a solid clearomizer. I’ve reviewed a similar product before, but not this particular kit which comes from Panda ecigs, USA.
As most eGo starter kits are very similar, choosing the right one usually boils down to two things. Price and what you get by way of extras!
The Apollo disposable electronic cigarette is not something I use on a regular basis as I have a fair amount of vaping kit that fulfils my personal needs (see other reviews). However, I’ve been meaning to review one for a while but never got around to it. So today, I’ll explain what these are all about.
If you are new to the world of electronic cigarettes and the vaping scene in general lets get down to basics. Most ecig users start out on something fairly basic. I know I did. 5 years ago, ecigs were extremely primitive and most, if not all, replicated a real cigarette in looks if not performance. Over the years, and thanks to the personal innovation of a number of ecig users, various “mods” started to appear. Chinese manufacturers quickly picked up on these and started mass producing more durable and longer lasting products.
You see the problem with the earliest ecigs was size. After all, these things were nigh on identical to a cigarette dimensionally, thus battery capacity and ultimately life was limited to say the least – a typical battery lasting anywhere between 30 mins to 2 hours (the latter, if lucky). In addition, they didn’t hold a decent charge after a few months, so a hefty battery arsenal was always needed.
Don’t quote me on this, but I believe this e-liquid flavour is named after the famous calabash pipe smoking detective Sherlock Holmes – even Liberro recommend this juice for your e-pipe! So this should be interesting. Why? Well, if you peruse my other reviews, you’ll notice that I’m rather partial to a tobacco pipe (naughty, naughty, I know).
I opened the small black box and removed the plastic 10ml sample bottle. The liquid is a deep shade of orange and of thin consistency. I unscrewed the childproof cap and took a deep breath. Not much to report there. A slight cigar like aroma, but nothing overpowering. Filling a CE4 clearomizer the character became more apparent and reminded me of a generic Sahara blend – one which, I must confess, is not a favourite of mine.
Today, I’ll be testing another e-liquid from Liberro’s Liquid Purity range: Venetian Cherry. I know from fellow vapers that Cherry is a very popular flavour and as I’ve been on a bit of a vape tasting spree these past few weeks, I couldn’t wait any longer to experience the fruity delights that this one conjoured up.
Just for the record, I’ll be using a High 1.8% (18mg) nicotine strength, PG (Propylene Glycol) 10ml sample bottle of Venetian Cherry. Referring to the Liberro website, I see that 1.8%/PG is currently the only option. Rest assured, I recently heard from the owners that they will be releasing more strength combinations in due course – so keep checking back for updates.
When I used to smoke cigarettes I’d occasionally buy a pack of menthol cigarettes, not very often, just now and then. I can’t say they were a favourite, just a change from the bland smoky taste that most smokers experience after a while.
Anyway, I never really found the menthol flavour had the same sort of “hit” as a regular stick. Similarly, when I started vaping I never really got into menthol scene, so I thought it high time I tested out a bottle of Liberro’s Liquid Purity Eskimo e-liquid, to see if my tastes had changed over the years!
As with all Liberro’s Purity range they are made with pharmaceutical grade nicotine (barring the 0%/0mg, of course) and the finest flavourings, all manufactured here in the UK by Decadent Vapours exclusively for Liberro.
A few years ago I was in the United States for the 4th of July celebrations. A true slice of Americana – a day long family barbeque and many desserts to choose from, plus of course, a beer or two (or three!). It was a typical Floridian day – hot and humid – so I delved into the cooling properties of Key Lime ice cream!
I haven’t had it since. So when a sample bottle of Liberro’s Key Lime Delight arrived I was keen to rekindle those memories.
As a traditional tobacco e-liquid vaper I’m not exactly renowned for experimenting with “exotic” flavours, apart from when I first started vaping back in 2008. Then I would try anything and everything. At one stage I even blended my own concoctions, mixing unflavoured 36mg nicotine juice, with supermarket food flavourings and added Glycerin BP from the local pharmacy.
Happy days or not?
I recall I had a few successes, but alas more failures! One blend I was quite fond of was my homemade “coffee”. A touch on the bland side it still ranked up there with my finest creations. As time went by I ditched my homemade brews and got stuck in a proverbial “tobacco” rut.
Today I’ll be sampling the delights of Liquid Purity available exclusively from Liberro, a name you can trust for quality (ISO9001 accredited) and customer service – I should know I’ve purchased quite a few liquids and e-cig bits from them since 2008 (back when they were known as e-cigs.co.uk).
I recently received six 10ml sample bottles (various flavours), all High, 1.8% nicotine (or 18mg in old money).
I’ll start off with an interesting take on a semi traditional tobacco flavour called Knightsbridge.