Khalil Maamoon has rolled out a new
flavor called Black Orange. It sells at the same price as its other flavors and
is available in identical sizes. Considering the spectrum of hookah flavors, this
is something not many may have heard of or tried. It is a new flavor
combination, so to speak, whether for shisha in general or for Khalil Maamoon.
Black Orange from Khalil Maamoon
Orange is not a new hookah flavor.
Blackberry shisha has also been around for quite some time. However, the two
have not been combined by many. Black Orange is a blend of blackberry and
orange. Blackberry has been mixed with other berries over the years and there
are blends involving some tropical fruits too. Orange has also been mixed with
other flavors, but not blackberry. Hence, what we have at our disposal is a
rather unique combo: two flavors that should work together. Black Orange from
Khalil Maamoon is available at $9.99 for its entry level 100g pack. It is also available
in 250g and 1000g sizes.
Flavor Profile of Khalil Maamoon
What you expect from blackberry and
orange is precisely the flavor profile here. Unlike some other blends, there is
a uniform flavor of this mix. Neither does the blackberry overpower the orange,
nor is it the other way around. However, the aroma of the orange does have a
dominating effect. You smell less of the earthy blackberry and more of the
citrusy and zesty orange. This is actually one of the strengths of this flavor.
Too much of blackberry aroma would have completely suppressed the tarty orange.
The aroma is fresh. It is neither exactly artificial candy nor the orange soda
type smell. It does smell like a fresh ripe orange but not entirely natural.
There is certainly some type of concoction in this that is not fully organic or
natural, but you would not smell much of synthetic ingredients.
Both blackberry and orange are a
blended flavor profile here. Neither is primary or secondary. You would feel
the orange as you inhale and exhale. The blackberry has a sustained undertone
but not exactly serving as a subservient flavor profile. The aroma is dominated
by the orange so you may wonder if it is blackberry at all. The earthiness of
the flavor should tell you how this blend really works so well when you inhale
and exhale. There is no noticeable dip in the flavor profile. You feel the
texture as you inhale the smoke and the same is unaffected as you exhale. This
is actually the case with most flavors of Khalil Maamoon.
Vapor Quality and Cloud Volume of
Khalil Maamoon Black Orange
You would experience dense and
voluminous vapor. It is not too thick but there is sufficient weightage. This
is not a menthol flavor, so there is no marked coolness quotient. But you don’t
feel any heat. There is no harsh bite.
Pro Tip for Khalil Maamoon Black
You can use Black Orange as a
standalone flavor, or mix it with some guava, perhaps menthol too.