Just got four bottles of Decadent Vapours e-liquids from Wales via Edinburgh via a college friend come back to Boston for a visit, whom I bribed into being my Transatlantic Juice Mule by offering up a Boston cream pie and cupcakes for her uncles birthday party last night. Overall, these liquids were well worth the money, the sleep-dep, the painstaking silver icing job, and the two hours drive to Hull and back. All flavors but one (well come to that later) came packaged in beautiful frosted green glass 15 ml. bottles with what almost appear to be hand-blown glass droppers in the capsId never seen droppers with a little glass bulb on the end like that before. The labels feature Oscar Wilde alongside the name of the liquid, its formulation and strength, and directions for use and hazards. All liquids reviewed here were VG-based and zero-nicotine, each tested with a fully-charged blu battery and a newly-cleaned blu atomizer, dripped to prime and loaded into brand new 306a carts with new PTB filling. Parma Violet Liquid: its viscosity is about the same as other all-VG formulations, quite thick. One has to wait for each drop to soak into the cart filling or atomizer wick before adding another, adding to the anticipation; its rather like letting the bubbles in a Guinness rise. Im only looking at it one drop at a time, but the liquid seems very clear. I assume the name refers more to the candy (which I havent had in decades) than just the flower, and the liquid smells gorgeous: very violet and sweet, yet not fake. A bit like how I remember the kitchen smelled when my sister dipped violets in sugar water and dried them in the oven when I was a child. Vapor: the liquid is so thick that its a bit hard on the draw, but once it gets going, the vapor it produces is smashingly voluminous and thick at least as thick as ECOpure vapor, which was my previous thickest to date, and seemingly thicker! Perfect for blowing nice, white, rolling, violet-scented vapor rings. The vapors flavor is subtler than the liquids scent, not as sweet and certainly not overpowering. I detect a licorice / anise note, which keeps it from tasting too pretty or delicate. The flavor is complex and fine, and it lingers well after the session is over. Overall: very nice. Im not sure I could get through a whole carts worth at once without feeling a bit overwhelmed, and I doubt itll ever be an all-occasion flavor for me, but its a fine vapor to relax and play with. Good to enjoy while reading on a lazy Sunday. Goes well with Wodehouse. Habana Reserve Liquid: not quite as thick as Parma Violet, and a gentle amber color drop-by-drop. Since this is supposed to be a tobacco flavor, I was very surprised that it smells so strongly perfumish, almost medicinal in its way, though not unpleasant. Weirdly, I thought I detected a ripe grape note, and tannin undertones, and then realized that the liquid smells to me rather like red wine! (My wife doesnt agree, however, and detects smoky tones, which Im not getting at all. Just goes to show how subjective this sort of thing can be.) Vapor: very impressive vapor production, even though the liquid is thinnernot quite as solid as the Parma Violet, but actually pretty close, and on par with ECOpure, easily. The flavor still holds hints of red wine for me, but not as strongly as with the odor of the liquid. Im not really tasting the tobacco, here, but Im getting earthy intimations of undergrowth, of thick foliage and moss. It actually reminds me a bit of a solid bubble bath I loved, LUSHs Green Day, which has since been discontinued, but had cedarwood and sage extracts and always reminded me of dark, dense forests. Overall: excellent for what it is, just not what it purports to be. There really is something decadent about this, as it tastes to me like sipping red wine while soaking in a favorite bubble bath. While Habana Reserve is not the holy grail tobacco flavor I was hoping for, its very, very good, and Im happy to have found it. Absinthe Liquid: the thickest and stickiest of the lotglobules practically cling to the dropper glasswith a pale, cloudy greenish-blue tint. The odor is rather uncomplicated: its licorice, or anise, and little more, as far as I can tell. Theres a little something underneath it all, but Im hard-pressed to place it; maybe a bit of a citrus zing? Something clean, at any rate, and whatever it is, its very subtle. This liquid is the thickest Ive seen anywhere, and it wicks very slowly, so this is likely destined to be enjoyed onlyand appropriatelyin considered pulls between moderate contemplative pauses. Vapor: nice, thick clouds of clean licorice vapor, with a fresh, sweet finish, not bitter in the slightest, though it sometimes leaves a bit of a tingle in the mouth. Truly excellent vapor production, which is only to be expected from such a thick VG-based liquid. Ive never had real absinthe, so I cant tell you how much this may or may not taste like it, but its certainly pleasant. Strangely, I detect no clue that this is meant to emulate a spirit; if Id tried this without knowing what it was, Id have guessed simply licorice or star anise. (If anything, its the Habana Reserve, an alleged tobacco flavor, that tastes like an alcoholic beverage.) Im considering cutting it a bit with a little vodka, but at the same time, it seems fine as is; why mess with it? Overall: for me, Absinthe probably makes the weakest impression of the four, flavor-wise, because its comparatively mild and pedestrianit is nice, however, and a French inhale brings out the citrusy note and makes it a bit more interesting. Since the flavor isnt overbearing and the vapor production really is outstanding, I could easily stick with Absinthe all day long and be quite happy, but Im not yet sure its going to be as artistically inspiring as its namesake... unless I look for patterns in the clouds of vapor. Dont get me wrong, though; Im enjoying the hell out of it. Diabolo Loco A note before we start: this one is odd man out, as its apparently not even available yet, so youll have to consider this a review of the beta. As such, it came in an unlabeled opaque silver glass bottle with a white dropper cap. Diabolo Loco is made with the Naga Jolokia pepper, by far (as determined by the Scoville scale) the hottest pepper on this planet, also known as the Ghost Pepper and the King Cobra Chile. I was warned not to try this while driving, and that appears to have been excellent advice. Liquid: The liquid is very thick and a cloudy yellow-orange, with streaks of deep, oily, spicy orange running through itI suspect this is what Atomizer Hell looks like, but Im game. (Atomizers are cheap.) It smells sharp, tangy, pungent, a bit vinegary... and, weirdly, even the odor has a bit of a bite to it, a threat of burn in the back of the throat. I thought I must be imagining this, but I tried it several times: sniff the open bottle, wait, feel the burn. Its rather unnerving, actually. Vapor: congratulations to Decadent Vapours for making the only liquid Ive ever tried that actually made me cough involuntarily after the first tentative puff! I cant really rate vapor production, because I cant pull long enough at it to see how much itll make, but it seems reasonably good. Flavor, too, is tough to rate, because this is more about experience than flavor; the vapor coats ones tongue, depositing a pleasant sort of friendly heat, but heaven help you if you fail to keep the vapor localized to your mouthwhen some eventually slips by into your nose, it will light up your delicate membranes like a wasabi nasal spray. Inhale even the slightest bit and youll find that the term throat hit needs to be replaced with the phrase chest punch. And yet its a good punch. I feel it just behind my breastbone, even if I barely inhale. I just now tried a teensy French inhale; lets just say that the experience was... interesting. Once I stopped coughing, I realized that the aftertaste is a bit like the sauce from ultra-hot Buffalo chicken wings. Also, please note that this is one instance in which second-hand vapor is demonstrably hazardous: an experimental sniff of my own exhaled vapor caused immediate coughing and a deep, lingering chest burn. Overall: unless youre a heat freak, dont even think about it; if, however, you go to Indian restaurants and order your curries laugh-at-the-white-guy hot, then this is the novelty liquid for you. This is zero-nic liquid Im reviewing, and if I had to rate throat hit on a scale of 1 to 10, this would get a 23. And as an added bonus, every order comes with an actual dried Ghost Pepper, so you can see what died that your liquid could live... to kill. Conclusion I will definitely be ordering more Decadent Vapours in the future. Liquids consisting of single off-the-shelf fakey flavorings dumped into some glycerine or propylene glycol hold little attraction for me; after the first few puffs, the novelty of yup, tastes like a watermelon Jolly Rancher wears off, and its been-there-done-that. All of these are more complex concoctions, deeper mixtures of interesting flavors that will likely keep me interested for a good long while.