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Scent of an E-Cig (Does Vaping Smell/Leave An Odor?)

Discussion in 'Polls' started by OttoBahn, Aug 29, 2011.

Does Vaping Leave An Odor In The Room?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Sometimes (depends on the juice or other circumstance)

  4. Other (whatever that means)

  5. Don't know; can't smell either.

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  1. OttoBahn

    OttoBahn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Eugene, Oregon
    Okay - I'm new to vaping (July 2011) - smoked for many years so my sense of smell may still be 'off.' I know I can definitely smell an analog a mile away now.

    Pardon me if this has been asked/answered a lot, but 'odor' didn't return many results in searching - my question/poll is (because I'm not sure I can tell):

    Does vaping leave an odor in the room (car, office, friend's home, etc)?

    **Comments/personal experiences welcome - not a scientific poll.

    My own opinion is "no" it doesn't seem to; I don't seem to smell it in my car nor in my condo (not really) - maybe some juices I've yet to try do/will (which is everything except the 3 I've tried).
  2. Deathsnuggle

    Deathsnuggle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    San Jose Ca
    Not from my experience, only smells I find that linger are from having
    a lot of juice on my desk, my room smells like the fluids, but nothing has ever clung on from vaping, even if it
    Did I often hear my vapor smells like candy, even my tobaccos. So I doubt you have anything to worry about
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  3. Ever1ast

    Ever1ast Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2011
    SW FL Gulf Coast
    In my experience, least not any permanent odor. I've had others across a room say they can smell the flavor I'm vaping, but once you stop it dissipates usually within seconds
  4. jj2

    jj2 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2009
    Hundred Acre Wood
    I don't smell anything but the non smokers say it does.
    They also say they don't mind the smell. :)
  5. kushka

    kushka Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    Marietta, GA
    I haves a very poor since of taste and smell - thus I tend to mix flavors extra strong. I have had many friends complain about some of my flavors, especially a strong vanilla flavor I like and have told me it tends to linger for awhile. No one has ever been able to detect any smell when I was vaping unflavored though (which is what i vape at work). So, I would say, it depends on the flavor and strength.
  6. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    I've only been at this for ~11 days, but the only one my husband has smelled was called Toasted Marshmallow. He asked me if I'd burned something in the bathroom.

    I can smell some of the fruity flavors, but the flavor doesn't seem to stick around for long.
  7. Vape Ape

    Vape Ape Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    My wife always says it smells like maple syrup
  8. OttoBahn

    OttoBahn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Eugene, Oregon
    lol... I hope this is because you were vaping in the bathroom - otherwise am putting Toasted Marshmallow on my do-not-try list.. :p
  9. OttoBahn

    OttoBahn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Eugene, Oregon
    Good to know - so far it sounds like; if you/we were vaping somewhere (pick a place) it wouldn't really cause an odor problem - at least not for very long (if it did).

    I do get the comment about the actual juice odor (the liquid that might leak/spill etc); hadn't thought about that. (Not that it's offensive in any way.)
  10. Loveridden

    Loveridden Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 20, 2011
    Schaumburg, IL
    I voted sometimes, if it is a really strong scented juice it can linger a bit....I Imagine if someone was using one like that constantly and they were chain vaping, maybe it could leave a more lasting odor.....

    Some juices I have are definitely stronger ones, others I am told by the people around me, that they can't smell them at all...
  11. LadyLynx

    LadyLynx Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    I think it's like air freshner, it smells yummy for a bit then just goes away.
  12. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Some juices have very little or no odor, some have much more odor, and then there is everything in between.
    But regardless, the odor does not hang around or get into things like smoke does.
  13. mostlyclassics

    mostlyclassics Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    My wife is an ex-smoker and thus a better judge of room note than I.

    She very much likes most of the flavors I vape and says they don't linger. She says, though, the MadVapes' root beer makes her want to pop up a bag of popcorn in the microwave.

    The only one she really doesn't like is Johnson Creek's Valencia: she says it smells like I've been blowtorching tangerine peels along with chicken feathers in an old rubber boot. (I very much enjoy it — just not around her!)

    What she has really serious problems with is the heavy English- or Balkan-type pipe tobacco mixtures I'll smoke occasionally during the winter. She says those smell like a campfire only partially doused with raw sewage. Those are for the back porch, because the room note definitely lingers for several hours, even with an exhaust fan going.
  14. Pipeous

    Pipeous Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2011
    Surrey, BC, Canada
    To be sure you have to ask someone that isn't vaping. a non smoker is the one to ask. I test all my juices with the girls and ask what they think. I have juices I am not allowed to vape in the house. not many. my ice cap is so strong that people at the bar in the outside patio could smell it from many tables away. 3 or 4 vapes and my van smells like a bakery. never ever had a complaint with that one but everyone smells it.

    the plain tobacco from dekang smells like an american ciggy without the burn. most of my tobacco flavours have little smell but there is something left behind. I have noticed it on my van's windshield as I am in it a lot. it wipes off with just a cloth but it does leave a mild film. and I can smell some juices on my clothes the next day
  15. illillillillilli

    illillillillilli Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I get rave comments on my blueberry juices in the smoking area. If a smoker can smell it pretty strong, I'm sure a non smoker can. I dont usually vape anything offensive to the ol' olfactory. I'm a vapin' air freshener!
  16. katz-in-boots

    katz-in-boots Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 21, 2011
    Under Down Under
    I voted sometimes because it seems menthols really can smell. I noticed in my loungeroom & car and on a wrap I often wear to go outside to vape. DD says it smells like a cross between cigarettes & toothpaste if I vape in the car. other non-smokers have noticed the tobacco smell of my menthols. So, yes, it can smell.
  17. boughtrecords

    boughtrecords Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 4, 2011
    Ottawa, KS
    My wife notices some strong flavors like cinnamon red hots but only if I am very near her. She doesn't mind and seem to have fun sometimes trying to figure out what flavor I am vaping.
  18. OttoBahn

    OttoBahn Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Eugene, Oregon
  19. MiXoLoGiSt

    MiXoLoGiSt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2011
    Sometimes it does but it goes away completely eventually.
  20. Cool_Breeze

    Cool_Breeze Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2011
    Is there anything vapable that smells like patchouli?
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