Lost Mary BM600 Disposable Vapes Product Review

Lost Mary BM600 Disposable Vapes Product Review

Additional Testing By:  
Afreen,   Trevor,   Victoria

Should I buy an Elf Bar or a Lost Mary BM600? Here we explore the Lost Mary BM600 disposable vape range and ask 'which is better, the Elf Bar or the Lost Mary'?

Although you may not know it, the Lost Mary BM600s are, in fact, developed by the same design team as the Elf Bar 600s, and the pair are actually similar to each other in many ways.

Benefitting from years of stringent Elf Bar research and development, the Lost Mary BM600 offers the same high-quality craftmanship, flavoursome e-liquid, and vape safety features you find in the Elf Bar 600s - but with a few obvious visual differences. The BM600s are branded differently for the UK market, they use a unique square form factor for the device, and have chosen a radically different design aesthetic to help differentiate between them and the many product ranges that came before.

The Lost Mary BM600 disposable vapes range was launched in the UK in April 2022 and was one of the very first 'box-style' disposables to enter the market. Following a successful launch, Lost Mary then added to their offering by releasing a more traditional pen-style disposable range - their AM600 - as well as a modern looking and slightly wider proportioned QM600 vape device range. For this review, however, we will be focussing only on the BM600.

Designed to deliver a smooth nicotine hit via a mesh coil, the Lost Mary BM600 is a non-rechargeable, disposable vape with an internal pre-filled tank containing 2ml of nic-salt-based e-liquid. Each BM600 has been designed to last the equivalent of up to 20 traditional cigarettes (or 600 puffs).

These devices are small, very small in fact - their measurements sit at just 66mm x 35mm x 16mm - and at the time of their launch, the BM600s were likely the most compact of disposable vapes available in the vape market. They have a matt finish, and a two-tone colour scheme across the whole range matched loosely to each flavour profile, and this colour combination is shared across the well-marked and TPD-compliant packaging complete with spot UV detailing.

The device itself is a smooth seamless unit (including the ergonomically designed mouthpiece) and each vape is individually sealed in a hygienic foil pack to preserve flavour and protect from outside elements until use.

Lost Mary BM600 product group shotLost Mary BM600 Blue RazzLost Mary BM600 Vape Triple Melon packaging

After launch, the BM600s became popular very quickly with both existing Elf Bar users and vapers who were new to the brand. They were tempted by their unique shape and size, trendy branding, and their similar Elf Bar-like flavours.

In terms of flavour options, the BM600s offer a huge variety, much like the Elf Bar 600s do (32 in total at the time of this review), with new and unique blends developed and released on a regular basis. 

All the familiar Elf Bar flavours are included in the BM600 range; a Blueberry Sour Raspberry and a Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava, as well as a more traditional Menthol, and a handful of single-note punchy fruit flavours like Double Apple, Triple Melon and Triple Mango.

At Vapourcore we saw BM600 sales soar as curious customers tried the Lost Marys instead of their usual Elf Bars, and in many cases, they switched to Lost Mary as their new go-to brand out of preference for the attractive newcomer.

Like many vape ranges, the BM600 range is another where you are currently limited to only a 20mg nicotine strength. This does restrict their customer base somewhat as 20mg may not be suitable for occasional smokers/vapers or those looking to reduce their nicotine consumption. It may be that lower 10mg and nicotine-free 0mg versions become available in this range in the future, although we haven’t heard talk of this at the time of our review.

Lost Mary BM600 vapes are all UK legal products with each Product ID listed on the MHRA website to show authenticity. The relevant TPD warnings, safety notices and flavour ingredients are clearly marked on the packaging, with safety marks present and correct on each device we tested.

Comparable products to the BM600 are the similarly-shaped SKE Amare Crystal One, Vapengin Mercury, SMOK NOVO B600 and the recently released (and quite ironically named) Found Mary line from the brand Vapes Bars.

In comparison to these alternatives, the Lost Mary BM600s do look slightly 'basic' with their matt tone and muted colours. They are also slightly larger than the newer equivalent box-style disposables. Having said that, the BM600 range has been around far longer and has had a greater opportunity to amass a large fan base of original Elf vapers who have appreciated the same long-enjoyed eliquid flavours, but delivered in a newer device format.

Using the BM600 regularly you will find that it certainly is small enough to be pocket/purse-sized and fit very comfortably in there too. It is no longer the smallest of all box-style disposables, but as there are no buttons or settings to fiddle with, even those with larger hands should enjoy their size...unless you have a big handbag. In that case, I would recommend storage in a zip-up pocket or they may be lost forever!

When testing, I found the battery longevity was good, having a decent battery size (360 mAh) and the same e-liquid capacity (2ml) as the Elf Bar 600s, and as expected, they both perform similarly, although the draw on the BM600 is a little different given the differently shaped mouthpiece and airflow through the device.

In terms of flavour, both these ranges have the same very strong, sweet and fruity tastes that the majority of smokers seem to love, although personally I find flavours of this depth a bit too much to vape all day.

The Lost Mary BM600 and the Elf Bar 600 inside have both been created using the same technology, so whether one is better than the other is hard to say, and I would argue it all comes down to your design preference for the outer.

If you want something more modern, the BM600 is that. But for those preferring a classic pen-style outer, go with the Elf Bar 600. Either way, if you choose a flavour shared across both ranges, the certainty is that you will enjoy exactly the same taste and performance experience from both, which will surely be a comfort to those loyal to their favourites.

Brand:

Lost Mary

Flavours in range:

32 (at time of writing)

Specifications:

  • Battery:  360m/Ah integrated
  • Re-chargeable:  No
  • Puffs:  Up to 600
  • Eliquid:  2ml Nic Salt
  • Nicotine Strength:  2% (20mg)
  • Refillable:  No
  • Coil:  Mesh
  • Dimensions:  66mm x 35mm x 16mm
  • Manufactured in:  China

Who is this product best for:

Adult smokers preferring a very small, lightweight and discreet vape and lovers of sweet and fruity flavours. Probably not ideal for those with bigger hands!

Comparable Products:

SKE Amare Crystal One, Vapes Bars Found Mary, Vapengin Mercury, Smok NOVO B600

Do I recommend this product?

Yes

Reasons for buying this product:

  • Ease of use
  • Familiar Elf Bar flavours
  • Pocket sized design
  • Reasonably priced

Which is better, the Elf Bar 600 or the Lost Mary BM600?

Both are similar in technology, performance and flavour delivery. The only true difference is in the form factor, so if you prefer a more modern rectangular match-box style vape, choose Lost Mary. If not, the traditional pen-style Elf Bar 600 would be better for you! 

Scores:

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Overall Score:

4.2 out of 5

Test Panel Reviews

* The views of the panel are entirely their own and may not reflect the views of Vapourcore

Trevor

Trevor's Review

Most of us have seen a Lost Mary by now, you spot them because of the square shape. Well, ok, it's not quite square but it is similar to an old petrol lighter or box of matches, except they come in bright colours. They are well known for their sweet and fruity flavours, the two tone colour scheme, and the fact they are 'pocket friendly' little vapes.

When trying these devices out, I used one non stop for a whole day before it ran out, although admittedly this was heavy usage. A point to note here is that my friends and I usually mix things up when using something sweet like the Lost Marys, and because we are using another vape at the same time the Lost Mary will obviously last longer.

Flavour wise, of the flavours on test, only one of the five was a little different with most being super sweet and fruity.

My overall opinion of the Lost Mary range is that it is very good as you always get a sweet and satisfying draw, the flavours are everything that you would expect from an ELF bar, and the device has it's own unique shape which I like, although I do know there are other similar shapes out there.

A great shape device for pocket use, and usually available at a good price.

Pros:

  • A great square shaped disposable that is pocket or handbag friendly.
  • A range of fruity and sweet flavours in colourful matt finish devices.
  • Delivers a good draw with plenty of icy sweetness and flavour.
  • Nicotine salt-based e-liquid.
  • Delivers 600 puffs over 24/48 hours (depending on usage).

Cons:

  • A very sweet range that would probably not work for those who only like tobacco flavours.

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Overall Score:

4.8 out of 5
Victoria

Victoria's Review

For this review I’ve been trying out a few different flavours from the Lost Mary BM600 range. I've previously seen these little devices around before and they seem to have become pretty popular of late.

This particular vape device is draw activated, comes pre-filled with 2ml e-liquid and 20% strength nicotine salts, and although I was unable to find the information on the box, a quick search online informed me that the battery capacity was 360 mAh. These things combined should provide approximately 600 puffs per vape.

Each device has a QR code printed on the side of the box which allows you to verify its authenticity. This is a useful feature as increasing numbers of counterfeit devices are being made, especially of the more popular brands. Counterfeit devices mean there is no guarantee that you’ll get the good quality vaping experience you’ve paid for. The device components and/or e-liquid might be sub-par, or even potentially unsafe. No thanks!

So after verifying my device’s authenticity by scanning the code with my phone camera, I’m all set to start vaping! My first impression on opening the box was how lightweight and small the device is. You wouldn’t even feel this in your pocket! It’s a little different to the bar shaped devices that I tend to use most often. This is more of a compact little box. I suppose the shape might be likened to a miniature version of a box mod type vaping device as opposed to any attempt at mimicking a cigarette.

Each flavour has a gradient design in different, soft colours that are definitely easy on the eye.

Overall, it’s an extremely cute looking little thing. It’s so small in my hand that I frequently found myself accidentally covering the air flow holes at the bottom whilst using it, so I did have to slightly adjust the way I tend to hold my device whilst vaping. This is probably due to me being more accustomed to using longer bar shaped devices. I could smell the flavours coming from the device, pretty much as soon as the inner foil packaging was removed, so it was no surprise that the flavours on the first hit were pretty strong. The fruit flavours were certainly fruity and not too sweet or artificial tasting for the most part. The red apple ice flavour was particularly noticeable for how well it replicated a natural fruit flavour in my opinion.

After the first few initial puffs, the strength of the flavour did ease off a little, which I was glad of, as they might have quickly become overwhelming otherwise. However, after a few hours of use I noticed a slight lessening in the fruitiness/sweetness and the icy menthol flavour starting to take over. Overall though, the flavour lasted well right up to the end. No dry hits or burnt taste at any point. The indicator light at the bottom blinks several times to indicate the end of the batteries life, and this almost took me by surprise when it happened as the flavour still seemed to be strong and consistent.

That is not to say I was at all disappointed with the life span of the Lost Mary. On the contrary I found it lasted me a good few hours longer than other ‘600 puff’ devices I’ve used. This was about a day and a half for me personally, but as an ex-smoker, I have a tendency to almost never put my vape down, so I imagine some people could easily get considerably longer usage. The airflow on the Lost Mary is perhaps a little looser than I'm accustomed to. Possibly the design is geared more towards those looking for a compact, ‘travel sized’ version of their box mod style vape rather than being designed specifically with ex-smokers in mind. Still, it satisfied my cravings well and didn’t leave me with the urge to supplement with another device.

Pros:

  • Strong, long lasting flavours
  • Excellent battery life
  • Appealing design
  • Reasonable price
  • Wide range of flavours to choose from

Cons:

  • Difficult to recycle
  • Too small for some hands
  • Air flow results in slightly looser draw (not a con for everyone)

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Overall Score:

4.4 out of 5
Afreen

Afreen's Review

When looking at the packaging, the first thing I see is the device with it's pastel colouring which to me is aesthetically pleasing. The picture gives the impression of being a 3D pop out when you look at it from different angles. This is a nice touch. More importantly, the box shows you all the ingredients, warning labels, and a QR code for authentication. It also states where it was manufactured.

The device itself seems brilliantly sized for people who prefer something smaller than a standard sized vape bar. It can easily fit into pockets without bulging out or taking up too much space.

The weight of the device is also quite light compared to the others I've tried, and the mouth piece seems perfectly sized and shaped for the comfort of my mouth.

The pastel look of these vapes is amazing, and I like the fact that they usually have two colours blending together. The colours of the device match the flavours contained inside them. The white writing printed on the device is bold making it easy to read.

The shape of the BM600's is interesting and unique, and they definitely stand out. You can easily recognise the Lost Mary brand from the shape of the devices.

Flavour wise, they have a great range to choose from too. You can read my reviews of the individual flavours I tested below.

Pros:

  • Attractive colours
  • Great range of flavours
  • Fits in a pocket
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Very small
  • Doesn't show how much juice is left
  • Cannot recycle

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Overall Score:

4.6 out of 5

Product Taste Tests:

Cherry Ice
Cherry Ice
5.0 out of 5

This one is definitely a 5 out of 5. I would never select this flavour normally, however, I was amazed at how nice it was. Tasted like juice and it was very refreshing. Great flavour!

4.0 out of 5

The first few inhales have a strong, sweet and fruity flavour. It’s somewhat artificial, more like a cherry flavoured sweet than a real cherry, but not at all unpleasant. The fruit flavour starts to dissipate gradually over the first few hours of using the device and the ice element starts to take over somewhat. But the flavour still remains pleasant to vape until the end.

4.0 out of 5

I actually worked my way through a punnet of expensive cherries yesterday and they did not taste like this vape. Again this is not a complaint because it was really nice, it had hints of pomegranate, mixed fruits, summer fruits and yes a little cherry ice! I can't say more.

Overall Score:

4.3 out of 5
Menthol
Menthol
4.0 out of 5

I'd rate it a 4 out of 5 as Menthol isn't a flavour I'd usually pick but this one has pleasantly surprised me with how soft the taste is. It tastes like the Mentos mint sweets.

2.0 out of 5

This flavour was a little dull for me as I’ve become more used to all the many fruity, sweet flavour options that are out there. However, it wasn’t bad in any way, and might well be more suitable for someone newly transitioning from smoking, or for anyone who finds all the many flavours on offer a little bit too much and is looking for a simple straightforward menthol taste.

4.0 out of 5

A very clean tasting and simple flavour to this vape. You definitely get the sweetness of the range but there is hardly any fruit here, only crisp ice mint. I'm not being critical here because I actually enjoyed it. It was unusual to have something simple for a change.

Overall Score:

3.3 out of 5
Red Apple Ice
Red Apple Ice
4.0 out of 5

This one gets a 4 out of 5 as you can taste the apple and on exhale it is icy. It tastes great, however, I do prefer the Double Apple flavour that tastes like Green Apples.

5.0 out of 5

This was probably my favourite of the flavours I tried. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the authentic, natural taste of the red apple flavour. Initially it was far more fruity than it was icy, although like the others, the balance did start to change and become increasingly icy over time. Still very enjoyable right up until the end nonetheless.

4.0 out of 5

Super fruity red apple flavour here, very refreshing and crisp but also complex levels of flavour and a good ice exhale. This is probably the one that I would want to get again but it was close.

Overall Score:

4.3 out of 5
Triple Melon
Triple Melon
3.0 out of 5

I'd rate this as a 3 out of 5 as it does definitely taste like melon. Personally I don't enjoy the flavour, but I can see other people might enjoy it.

5.0 out of 5

To the opposite end of the group now, not melon or even double melon, no, here you have triple melon! So I presume you are getting extra here? Extra fruity, extra melon and ice. It is quite simply three times it all.

4.0 out of 5

Triple melon was a really refreshing change from the icy flavours I’d been using all week. Super fruity and sweet tasting, it is arguably a little overwhelmingly fruity but extremely tasty. I ended up taking a little break from this one during the day and switching to a different flavour because the flavour is very strong. When I came back to it though, I found renewed enthusiasm for melon and enjoyed it until the end.

Overall Score:

4.0 out of 5
Blue Razz Ice
Blue Razz Ice
2.0 out of 5

I'd rate this as a 2 out of 5 as I don't think it has much Razz to it. The Razz should give it some sourness, however, it doesn't taste like it to me. There isn't much blend to the flavours, whereas, with a Crystal Bar Blueberry Sour Raspberry you can taste both merging flavours.

5.0 out of 5

Another flavour that combines fruit flavour with an icy throat hit, Blue Razz Ice also introduces a little sour sharpness, which is great if you tire easily of flavours that are overly sweet. This is one of the most popular flavours and it’s easy to tell why. It’s a very moreish flavour that balances the fruit and ice better than some of the other flavours do.

5.0 out of 5

This seems to be a popular flavour in many devices. The Lost Mary version doesn't let you down. It is sweet, icy and has a little bit of parma violet on the exhale. If you usually like this flavour you should love this!

Overall Score:

4.0 out of 5

Conclusion

The Lost Mary BM600s delighted existing Elf customers as they enabled them to experience the same familiar Elf Bar flavours but in a brand-new and modern shaped device. Both our review panel and Vapourcore's customer base have expressed strong, positive reviews of the BM600 range which continues to grow in popularity.

In panel testing, the range scored highly for it's small size and colouring, clear packaging and the array of much loved sweet and fruity flavours available. The fruit-menthol Cherry Ice and Red Apple Ice came out as joint favourites from all the samples tested.

Currently the only 'traditional' flavour option available for smokers is Menthol, and whilst our reviewers were not particularly impressed in comparison to the stronger fruitier blends, it is still proving a good entry level flavour for new vapers who appreciate the clean and fresh taste.

Lost Mary were first to the field with this box shaped vape and whilst there are now many other square and smaller other-brand alternatives out there (some far prettier), using the very same Elf Bar e liquid recipes is a clear advantage for the BM600 to secure the Elf Bar market.

Overall thoughts: the winning collaboration with Elf Bar and the colourful rectangular eye-catching design will likely ensure that the Lost Mary BM600 disposable vapes are here to stay for a good while yet!

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4 comments

This is such a great idea. There are so many something something Mary vapes that frankly I get lost and they all look similar. Lost Mary , Found Mary , Bloody Mary , I’ve no doubt that that before we know it there will be Proud Mary and Mary , Mary quite Contrary.

They are silly names for a vape really but then I suppose Silk Cut and Camel are Silly names for Cigarettes. These vapes have helped me give up smoking so please keep up the good work.

It would be nice if maybe you could do the other Mary’s too so maybe then , I’d know which was the best one to try.

Elsie Murphy Wednesday, 7 June 2023 | 16:40

So many to choose from . The flavours are very nice and so many that I never get bored. Cherry Ice is my favourite at the moment.

Susan Miller Tuesday, 6 June 2023 | 14:01
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