Wow, this stuff is a testament to the complexity that can be achieved by the truly gifted mixologists (what exactly is the preferred nomenclature for those who have chosen mixing e-juice as a profession?) in this industry. I didn't love everything about it but I loved the experience of it as it challenged me to focus on my senses in order to discern all the nuances contained therein. The more of it I vaped, the more there was to explore, and that should be lauded above all other observations I make here; experiencing something that has been elevated to an art form is always something to be cherished.
I vaped my first tank as soon as the package arrived, and at first I registered a profound disappointment. All I could taste from the first pull to the last was honeydew. Worse still, it wasn't that smooth, rich, creamy honeydew found at maximum ripening, but the sharp and aggressive sort experienced when the melon is still a bit too crunchy. Each puff was an assault on my palette, and stubbornly no other flavors seemed to be able to overcome that single flavor. Thankfully I was raised on a steady diet of waste-not-want-not and I resigned myself to the ignominious fate of vaping away the rest of the bottle in sullen disappointment, though that was scarcely what awaited me.
After roughly a week of occasional vaping, I started to notice some major differences in this juice, almost as though the honeydew were actually ripening in the bottle. As it did, the pear component began to assert its presence at each exhale. That was the first time I remember thinking that I might have something surprisingly remarkable on my hands.
After two weeks, I could taste cool, white peaches mixed in with the honeydew, not a lot, but just enough to strike an enjoyable contrast. Another week hence and suddenly there were the berries, faint enough to be indistinguishable individually but just right to flip the overall flavor profile from cool to rich. That was when I became an overall fan, and suddenly found myself giving this juice its own tank in stable of regular rotation. When I reached the end of the bottle a couple months after purchase, I surprised myself by instinctively adding it to list of things to reorder; my journey had ended far from where I expected it to.
I still wish the honeydew weren't such a dominating presence in it overall. That's in fact why I don't often eat honeydew for real, it's always been a bit of a bull in a china shop to my palette. Who knows, though? Perhaps this juice simply wouldn't work any other way. I'm willing to trust the creators in that regard, as they obviously have deeper insights into exciting the senses than I.
Reviewed using: Aspire Pegasus Mini at 15W with Triton V2 Mini tank, 1.8ohm Clapton coil