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    I have noticed a strange after taste with other vendors I have tried, and think I finally realized that the issue is-VV doesn't use any artificial sweeteners. I think I have a strange aversion to artificial sweeteners. VV: Thanks for making these all natural e liquids!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amy_h_26 View Post
    Leaving the cap off helped the orange creamsicle, strangely, but not the DBC. The hot water bath didnt seem to help either, if anything it seemed to mute my DBC, not help. Hmmmm. Im curious as to how VV lets their sample bottles steep....they always seem to have the best flavors....im guessing they just sit until needed, but if any shaking/additional steps are taken that would be helpful to know.
    Amy, you're right, the samples just sit until needed but they do have the advantage of being in small bottles. For whatever reason, e-liquid steeps much faster in a smaller container and I think that may be making the difference. I know some customers transfer larger bottles into smaller ones to steep in order to speed up the process. Hope that helps!

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    first time using VV and i can tell you that the initial odor when i opened the large bottle about blew me on my ...... the chemical smell was so overwhelming... i have been steeping about a week now and it seems to help although i am going to do it for another week just to give it time but jeesh my thought is... if it is properly mixed, why should i have to steep it to get a decent vaping juice... hmmmmmm

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    the flavor i am steeping right now is organic kona coffee milkshake...

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    A lot of quality e-juices need to steep because they are made to order.

    Meaning they make your juice after you order it. It is freshly made and customized to your order.

    Most of Virgin Vapor's juices smell strong to me. At my local B&M I smelled a good 10 of them and all were very fragrant, as well as the 3 I own. They don't taste as strong as they smell to me though. I actually enjoy the smell of them. I've never tried or smelled kona coffee milkshake though.

    EDIT: Though I should add, freshly made juices need time to steep in order for the flavors to meld together and strengthen the flavor. Not all companies offer pre-steeped juices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amy_h_26 View Post
    so, the first time I ordered death by chocolate and orange creamsicle, they were the little sample bottles and I thought they were pure heaven!!!! so I quickly ordered a 1oz bottle of each, with some tweakes (after emailing back and forth with patti for quite a while. I fear at this point im getting on that poor girls nerves, lol!) I asked for the bottles to be thinned out a tad, so that it wouldnt interfere with my attys, since I have sooo many atty issues anyway, and asked for some extra flavor shots since I tend to have a lot of issues with the dreaded vapors tounge.
    so I anxiously await my shipment, and when my bottles arrived I didnt think they were nearly close to as delicious. but, eh, they probably need to steep right? well, in the around two weeks or so it took for me to vape both bottles (alot was also wasted on trying to mess with a new tank but thats another topic!) the orange dreamscicle got better but the death by chocolate, not so much at all.
    so, this time I reordered with just extra flavor, not with any thinning....
    and they both taste funky! just me? needs to steep? maybe I should just not mess with what Annette has obviously totally perfected?
    I will say the longer I vape it the more I am "getting used to it" at least as far as the chocolate goes, but I still cant really taste any chocolate.
    dont get me wrong, I loooove VV, and im guessing this is opperator error, meaning my fault, so wondering, what yall think?
    Yes amy that's the one (necessary) ingredient in VV that doesn't really taste pleasant. But it's used for thinning and keeping the solution mixed/in suspension. Ethyl alcohol is the perp, since that flavor isnt in the "absolute" line it has ethyl in it, and since you added more unfortunately the bad flavor came out. If you get a big batch like Angie mentioned, or get a certain flavor with extra high nicotine, this can happen because it's needed to keep the solution consistent. But a good long steep (with a few shakes in between) clears it right up I promise )
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    Can I add once again that Kona Coffee Milkshake is one of my absolute favorites? I seem to be on a KCM spree recently and can't get enough of it. However, this is with a 2 week min steep. (VG and organic require longer steeping)

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    first bottle that i ordered from VV is the organic kona coffee milkshake... 2-3 weeks on of shaking, leaving top off and i am still finding it not usable yet as there is a VERY strong medicinal/chemical odor-flavor and i got the 50/50 pg/vg .... i suppose this is just a line that needs the extra special care and handling before it is vapable i think this will be my one and only order unless i get a big-O from it once it is done becoming magnificent lol lol

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    Ive been sticking to the absolute flavors....I find that they dont have that purfumey or....off.....odor about them the way the other flavors do. I still steep em for a week or two, or three if I can, but thats just for a stronger flavor. Now that im not getting xtra flavor shots all is right in my world.....as far as taste goes anyhow.

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    What is the deal with ECF? I had a reply all typed up, hit post, and I get a message I have to log in again, so all was lost! It's happened every time I've logged in yesterday and today!

    Anyway, some people are super sensitive to the organic ethyl alcohol and a few just cannot tolerate it. Lori, I know it's asking a lot to not give up yet! Give it another couple of weeks (and another couple of overnights with the cap off), and if you still find it intolerable, drop me a PM and I will try to help you out.

    amy_h, I'm so glad that you have found a happy place with some Absolute flavors.

    Angiebubs, KCM will always have a special place in my heart.
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