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DSE103 and flavor issues

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Hoshnasi, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. Hoshnasi

    Hoshnasi Full Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    This is my first post and I just received my first ecig this morning. The fun factor is still high, but I'm concerned I'm not going to stick with it considering the flavor. I got "regular" which I assumed would be tobacco. Instead it tastes like a Hello Kitty eraser smells, sweet and fruity. But a fruity that doesn't excist so you have no idea what it tastes like :(

    Do I have options for flavors that taste like a real cigarette? I'd like to stick with the DSE-103, I want it to look like a real cig. Not having to spent another $70.00 would be nice too.

  2. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    It's not smoke and it doesn't taste like smoke. I don't think anyone has yet found a true "tobacco" taste, although flue-cured tobacco flavor is excellent, as are the Janty RY4 cartridges.
  3. Hoshnasi

    Hoshnasi Full Member

    Jul 23, 2008
    Thanks for the quick reply! I do understand that it is indeed vapor I'm inhaling. I just really want something that is as close as possible.

    Do you think the Janty RY4 carts will fit the DS103? I've searched the forums here looking for some options. Is the DSE103 a new model? Maybe there hasn't been much experimentation yet.
  4. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    I truly don't know about that specific interchangeability. Even if a cart doesn't fit, however, you can remove the stuffing from it and put that in a cart that DOES fit. We have ways ....

    The Janty carts are priced right, and if you find a source of E-Liquid, choose the flue-cured tobacco if it's a (sweet) tobacco taste you desire. All fruit flavors are flops commercially. And the menthol hasn't pleased menthol cig smokers.

    We're currently trying to get better taste by using "tasteless" commercial liquid, to which we add a propylene glycol based flavor from a company called Bickfords.
  5. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I can describe the taste of my new penstyle tobacco carts from pillbox as tasting and smelling like a very sweet digestive biscuit, very yucky at first but getting used to it now. Can't wait to try another flavour!
  6. TheEmperorOfIceCream

    TheEmperorOfIceCream Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2008
    London, UK
    Hi Hoshnasi

    My favourite cart flavours are

    Sedansa Regular Tabac
    Janty Regular Tobacco
    NJOY Tobacco
    Janty RY NR4

    I think you'll get used to the diffferent taste fairly quickly

    Welcome to the club!


    I've tried Marlboro carts but as I never liked the fags, I don't much like the e-flavour.
    Update: growing on me!
  7. cutepaw

    cutepaw Full Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    Strangely, (as I always hated menthol cigs) my favourite flavour in my supermini is menthol - I wouldn't say it's minty - but it isn't synthetic fruity or 'not tobacco at all' it's just acceptably smoke-ish and yet the menthol for the mini seems to taste of mostly .... nothing.

    I'm very new to this and so often confused by quite basic stuff but any other newbies might want to try a menthol cartridge before deciding or assuming - it's not like you remember a menthol cigarette as being - which might explain why the actual menthol smokers don't like them.
  8. Mr.Darcy

    Mr.Darcy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2008
    i always hated menthol cigs,but i really like menthol carts...however,only in a pen style...i get no menthol taste at all in a mini either...
  9. CaSHMeRe

    CaSHMeRe Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2008
    +1 ...

    Menthol carts are YUUUMMMMY !!! although, not utterly strong in the mini's. Cigars/Penstyles though, very nice ...
  10. jdhapa

    jdhapa Full Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 20, 2008
    Sacramento, CA USA
    the best carts I have liked are
    Janty RY NR4 vanilla
    NJOY tobacco
  11. shawnp1

    shawnp1 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    my favorite flavors are the janty nr4, an the menthol i hate menthol cigarettes but the elec versions is nice.
  12. bwood12043

    bwood12043 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2008
    East Texas
    I just received my first e-cig yesterday, and I also got the DSE103 and had some of the same questions regarding flavors.

    I have already ordered an assortment of "juice", so going to try those.

    Since being a heavy smoker for many years, the cartridges that came with the unit (6) are not lasting long, but who knows how fresh they are, so I think the "dripping" will be a boost for me.

    And since I primarlily will be using the device (or plural soon I hope), then the battery issue will easy for me to manage.

    When I do go "out", I will just make sure I have a spare battery and some "juice" or juiced cartridges with me.

    I can already tell, even though I love the mini so far, that I will next purchase a pen type model, as I do want the longer battery life and what most have said is more vapor/longer cartridge life.

    So far, received package yesterday, battery was charged out the box. Put extra battery on charger.

    Started using at 1pm on the 30th and as of now, no "real" cigarettes and no cravings for one.

    One day at a time !
  13. mocart

    mocart Full Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    I have 2 dse103 for about 3 weeks now. One cartridge lasts about as 3-5 real cigs. Vapor is ok, if you're 20 real cigs a day smoker than battery would last around 4 hours. I tryed regular, menthol and apple flavour and the regular is the best of them, at least for me. I was smoking real menthol cigs for years but I do not like these menthol cartridges. It is nowhere near the real mentol cig. Apple is nice though.
    After two weeks of dealing with cartridges i started to drip e-liquid straight to the atomizer. I found that one drop of e-liquid lasts as one real cig. But, If you drip dse103 atomizer with e-cig liquid it will ruin the taste in about 4 days! I used vanilla liquid from e-cig and it was good at the begining, but after 4 days (over night i suppose) it started to taste very bad. Toooooo sweet burning taste which almost makes me puke8-o! I ordered more atomizers and I will give e-cig liquid another chance, if that happens again than i'll be looking for better liquid... Thats my 50 cent.
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