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FAQs About SENTIA for IQOS ILUMA devices

Sentia is a stick brand launched in Japan after Terea. It is compatible with IQOS ILUMA devices with its smart conduction core. Just like Heets, Sentia is mainly for the global market. And here are some FAQs about Sentia.

Q1: Does Sentia come in 11 or 6 sorts of flavors?

Q2: Is Sentia similar to Terea?

Q3: Does Sentia taste worse than Terea?

Q4: Does Sentia taste better than Heets?

Q1: Does Sentia come in 11 or 6 sorts of flavors?

There are totally 11 sorts of flavors sold overseas. Currently, only 6 of them are available in Japan and the other 5 flavors will be released in the future. Two regular types, three menthol types and one flavored type with menthol are included.

Regular typeDeep BronzeClear Silver 
Menthol typeIcy BlackFrost GreenFresh Emerald
Flavored type with mentholFresh Purple  

The following is a specific introduction to 6 flavors. 

Regular type

Deep Bronze: It’s the most recommended flavor for those who love classic tobacco taste.

Clear Silver: The tobacco flavor is a bit lighter than Deep Bronze. It’s for smokers who like mild and mellow tobacco taste.  

Menthol type

Icy Black: It’s a menthol type full of coolness. After smoking the stick, it feels as refreshing as sucking a mint. The menthol taste is the strongest among all menthol types, which dims its tobacco taste. So, when using Icy Black, you may feel the tobacco taste less strong. If you want an extra strong taste of menthol and coolness, then Icy Black comes highly recommended.

Frost Green: Although its menthol taste is not as strong as the Icy Black, it is still a strong menthol-flavored stick. Therefore it is recommended for those who want to enjoy the strong tastes of both tobacco and menthol.

Fresh Emerald: Of all tastes of Heets, Fresh Emerald is seen as a weak menthol for its coolness would stay for a short time after smoking. For the brand Sentia, Fresh Emerald is also the one with the lightest menthol taste. But with the properties of IQOS ILUMA models and the smart core conduction system of the stick itself, the menthol taste of Sentia Fresh Emerald would tastes stronger than that of Heets Fresh Emerald.

Flavored type with menthol

Fresh Purple: It’s the only one of the flavored menthol sticks that has listed at present. It’s a combination of the freshness of menthol and the sweet aroma of berry. The other flavored menthol tastes will be released very soon. But why not try this first if you like flavored type with menthol.

The six flavors basically satisfy Japanese smokers’ demands, especially those who love the coolness of menthol. 

Q2: Is Sentia similar to Terea?

There are some similarities between Sentia and Terea. A total of six flavors can be roughly matched to six of Terea’s flavors. The chart shows all the listed flavors of Sentia in Japan and the corresponding tastes of Terea. 

The flavor of Sentia sold in JapanThe matchable flavor of Terea
Sentia Fresh EmeraldTerea Mint
Sentia Frost GreenTerea Menthol
Sentia Icy BlackTerea Black Menthol
Sentia Fresh PurpleTerea Purple Menthol
Sentia Clear SilverTerea Smooth Regular
Sentia Deep BronzeTerea Rich Regular

We can make a comparison between Terea and Sentia at Japanese convenient stores. Sentia is 50 yen cheaper than Terea. If you find their tastes are almost the same or the flavors of Sentia are more unique and special than those of Terea, then save that 50 yen every time you buy the stick and you’ll save a lot in a row. 

Q3: Does Sentia taste worse than Terea?

Though Sentia is 50 Yen cheaper than Terea, it is as good as Terea. However, you get what you pay for. That’s what people generally believe. So you might doubt Sentia’s tastes are not as good as Terea’s flavors since they are 50 yen cheaper. Well, things are not like that. Sentia can be 50 yen cheaper for two reasons. 

The most important reason is PMI owns its factories in Italy, Greece and Romania. Sentia’s sticks are all manufactured in Italy so actually the production cost can possibly be reduced. 

Besides, Terea, the new alternative of Marlboro that is compatible with the latest IQOS heating device, is the most expensive stick with the smart induction core. If the tobacco tax increases in Japan, Terea will become way more expensive. That’s why the manufacturer produces the cheaper Sentia so that users can buy the alternative compatible stick at a lower price. 

So, Sentia gets its cost reduced under the premium that its good taste is ensured. As you’d concern Sentia will taste worse than Terea but there’s nothing here to worry about. Just go for it and it will not let you down.

Q4: Does Sentia taste better than HEETs?

Sentia and Terea taste better than Heets and Marlboro. Though the tobacco leaves used for Sentia are the same as those used for Heets, people say it tastes better than Heets. Actually, compared with Heets, Sentia’s tastes are more mellow and refreshing. But how would that happen? 

Well, that’s mostly because Sentia uses the smart conduction core. The end of tobacco leaves is covered by a front seal so that the leaves would not fall to emit an unpleasant smell after smoking. And the aroma of tobacco can be well saved in the stick when inhaling. Besides, the holder can always keep clean and be ready for use next time. With filter cotton on both ends of the stick, impurities are greatly filtered to make the smoke more pure. 

Let’s make a comparison of Sentia’s structure with that of Heets.

The biggest difference is that Sentia contains the smart conduction core while Heets doesn’t. Sentia is only compatible with IQOS ILUMA models while Heets can be inserted into any previous heating devices of IQOS other than IQOS ILUMA devices.

After comparison, the front seal cotton of Sentia is tighter than the filter cotton so that the processed tobacco leaves will not fall down and the residues will not be left in the heating devices. In addition, to inhale the aerosol more conveniently and easily, the filter cotton in the mouthpiece is designed to be looser. The filter cotton of Heets is as tight as the front seal cotton of Sentia.

In terms of appearance, the characters of “Sentia” is above a wavy line and a dotted line. And a straight line is below the dotted line. The exclusive logo of Heets in any of 6 colors is above the straight line.

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