“The Shocker” by Cosmic Fog

Cosmic Fog The Shocker

Manufacturer’s Description:

“Sweet Strawberries paired in a perfect medley of tropical fruit draw you in just in time for the shocking burst of citrus lemonade to dance along your taste buds. Whether you are trying to stay cool, or just want to remember those relaxing summer days. “The Shocker” is a must have for vapers worldwide.”

Statistics:

The Shocker by Cosmic Fog, Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12 and 18mg strengths, 15ml and 30ml bottles, 50%PG/50%VG

Vaping statistics:

  • 0mg strength,
  • Vaped on a Kangertech Subtank Mini
  • Kanger RBA, 5 wrap Kanthal 0.5Ω coil
  • Mounted on the Kangertech Kbox mini @ 30 watts.

Tested on day of purchase and after having been steeped for a week.
The Shocker certainly lived up to its name, the initial scent from the bottle is a very powerful, old school lemonade scent. Further inspection unfortunately didn’t offer much more to the bottle note than that. No Strawberries or tropical fruits, just a harsh overpowering lemonade scent.

Straight from the shop, the flavour is certainly not pleasant with the overpowering, almost synthetic, tasting lemonade barging through immediately. After having left it steeping for a week at the bottom of a dark, cool drawer the author returned to see if the flavour had improved and it had. Just.
After steeping, the lemonade flavour eased off, making it a somewhat smoother puff, on the inhale the lemonade is still very prominent, the retrohale offering a very slight taste of the strawberries but unfortunately the tropical fruits are nowhere to be found.

Overall, The Shocker was just not a pleasant vape in this vaper’s humble opinion, the lemonade tastes harsh and synthetic and the other advertised flavours are difficult to find, if you like your lemonade strong then this might be the flavour for you.

4/10

“Heisenberg” by Vampire Vape

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Vampire Vape are based in manchester and manufacture all of their e-liquid right here in the UK, ensuring only the highest quality ingredients go into their products.

In my experience searching for an All Day Vape there are very few that I have not bored me after a week or two.

Heisenberg is an e-liquid that you will find mentioned on almost every vaping forum, website and social media. Not to mention the level of secrecy regarding the flavour which appears to be down to the vapers interpretation…

A quick search online brought up the same little description on quite a few web stores

“Heisenberg E-Liquid by Vampire Vape. Quantity: The Heisenberg eliquid is a secret recipe that can only be described as the daddy of all day vapes. You’ll love the fruity undertone and a cool after sensation that will leave you wanting more and more.”

A fellow reviewer here gave me two 30ml bottle of liquid from UK based manufacturer Vampire Vapes x1 Heisenberg and x1 Pinkman (Being a fan of Breaking Bad, this was rather amusing)

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Liquid Details:

  • 60/40 heavy on the PG side
  • 12mg Nicotine
  • 30ml glass bottle with dripper

Test Hardware:

  • Innokin Cool Fire IV
  • Aspire Atlantis V2 w/ 0.3Ω coil

For this review I didn’t use an RDA, just a tank based atomizer.

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With a subtle menthol and fruity inhale, a more intensive fruity exhale and an almost bubblegum/blueberry retrohale.

Heisenberg has a very complex flavour palette and it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact flavours. Saying that, it’s a very enjoyable liquid and is currently my All Day Vape.

The only downside is the heavy PG content, however it can be easily watered down with additional VG and there are concentrates available on the Vampire Vapes website for purchase:

http://www.vampirevape.co.uk/product/30ml-concentrate/

As well as a wide range of DIY products to get you started on making your own liquids.

 

8/10

“Polly’s Plunder” by The Captain’s Reserve

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Manufacturer’s Description: “Looking for something a little different? Polly’s Plunder is a smooth and creamy blend infused with subtle notes of dragon fruit, tangerine and tropical berries..”

 

Statistics: Polly’s Plunder by The Captain’s Reserve., Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12 and 18mg strengths, Available in 15ml bottle or 40ml Skull bottle, 50%PG/50%VG.
Vaping statistics:

  • 0mg strength
  • Vaped on a Kangertech Subtank Mini with Kanger RBA w/ five wrap kanthal coil @ 0.5Ω
  • Mounted on the Kangertech Kbox mini @ 30 watts

Upon opening the bottle, you’re greeted with a pleasantly sweet and fruity scent, layered on top of a smooth creaminess, slightly punctuated with the tart sweetness of the dragonfruit. It’s certainly a scent I enjoy.
The initial taste is a fresh, fruity and smooth, definitely a tasty vape, although the tangerine is somewhat lost under the dragonfruit and berry notes. The creaminess of the blend lends its self to making Polly’s Plunder an easy flavour to enjoy, regardless of time of day.
As you progress through a tankful, the flavour remains pleasant and enjoyable, certainly would sit well being vaped while out enjoying the sun or sat on the high seas, despite the tangerine being lost the rest of the flavours, this complex little number is certainly one worth braving the high seas for.

 

A solid 8/10

The Lover by Vintage E-Liquids Review

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Manufacturer’s Description: “Love is in the air with a refreshing trifecta of papaya, orange, and guava. Sweet and delicious, it’s truly a perfect fusion of flavor you will fall in love with.”

Statistics:

The Lover by Vintage E-Liquids, Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12 and 18mg strengths, 15ml bottle, 40%PG/60%VG
Vaping statistics:

  • 0mg strength,
  • Vaped on a Kangertech Subtank Mini with Kanger RBA,
  • 5 wrap Kanthal 0.5Ω coil
  • Mounted on the Kangertech Kbox mini @ 30 watts

Just to reiterate my thoughts on the packaging of Vintage e-liquid’s line of liquids as previously explained. They are simply inspired, quirky and different, the Zippo styled casing for the bottle is a wonderful idea, even down to the little spring to keep the lid open while you fill your chosen tank.
The bottle note is quite a pleasant, fresh, fruity concoction, with the scent of oranges and papaya being more prominent, the guava tinging the scent.
The initial taste is striking, fresh. The warm citrus burst from the first draw is definitely a wake up call, while not as striking as a menthol based flavour. After a few puffs the flavour starts to open up into a subtle blend of citrus flavours with a little tart sweetness on the retrohale. Definitely a choice for an early morning vape, one to wake up with.

Overall, The Lover is definitely a flavour to fall in love with, a subtle union of citrus fruits with just a slight sweetness to it that would make it perfect in the mornings, this is definitely The Lover you want to wake up next to.

8/10

The Drifter Vintage E-Liquid Review

 

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Manufacturer’s Description: “The Drifter is a blissful mix of succulent tangerines, delicious custard, velvety cream, and a hint of calming vanilla. It’s fruity and savoury flavour will take you on a journey you will never forget.”

Statistics:
The Drifter by Vintage E-Liquids, Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12 and 18mg strengths, 15ml bottle, 40%PG/60%VG

Vaping Specs:

First things first, working from the outside in is a common troubleshooting methodology in IT and I shall apply it here. The packaging of Vintage e-liquid’s line of liquids is simply inspired, quirky and different, the Zippo styled casing for the bottle is a wonderful idea, even down to the little spring to keep the lid open while you fill your chosen tank.

Smelling the bottle, you are greeted with a fresh, warm scent, light notes of tangerine and vanilla peak through, although there is a plastic-y smells coming from the bottle its self.
The initial taste is a warm, caramel sort of sweetness, although as you progress, the flavours start to open up, a silken creamy taste with slight vanilla notes on the retrohale. The tangerine is a very subtle touch to the entire experience.

Overall, The Drifter is warm, sweet with the custard, tangerines, vanilla and cream being very subtle touches which lends itself to making this an enjoyable vape, seeming to lend its self well to dripping and making it an easily recommendable flavour to try although the initial scent might turn some folk away, an easy 8/10 from me.