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Sickening Tobacco Flavor

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by .458, Jan 27, 2014.

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  1. .458

    .458 Full Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Top, Left, USA
    In the new member section I posted this question but now that I've grown up enough to post in this section I'll try again. Some tobacco flavors have an ingredient that doesn't agree with me at all. I know that Halo flavors are very popular but Tribeca, Torque56 and Turkish have this "whateverItIs" flavoring in them. I just received an order from In that was 2 tobacco flavor, Island Tobacco and Max Blend. Island tobacco is pretty good but the Max Blend has the flavor I'm trying to avoid.

    If you have a bottle of VZ super concentrate Max Blend, pop the top off and give it a sniff. The previously stated Halo flavors have that smell to them. Many probably like it but it makes me sick. What tobacco flavors Do Not smell anything like that? I'm trying to order some tobacco flavorings without wasting a lot of money. Thanks.
  2. Blueser

    Blueser Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2013
    Diddy Wah Diddy, USA
    There are a lot of true tobacco connoisseur's here so someone will know exactly what you are referring to, I've never tried the flavors you mentioned. I'm just getting my feet wet so to speak and tobacco's are my main interest. With my limited experience I've pretty much liked most of the Hangsen's I've tried and don't detect any bad sort of smell or taste to what few I've tried...Indian, T5, USA Mix, RY1 & 4, the TB was pretty grassy tasting to me right out of a fresh mix.

    Anyway, hang tight, I'm sure your question will be answered soon....
  3. Wingsfan0310

    Wingsfan0310 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2013
    Flat Rock, MI, USA
    Is it a nutty taste/smell that you are referring too? If it is, I believe it's AP. I personally like it :vapor:

  4. JohnnyDill

    JohnnyDill Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    This is just bizarre. Many of us DIY folks try to copy those Halo flavors that you hate! :confused: -But to each his own! :)
  5. .458

    .458 Full Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Top, Left, USA
    I hear you there. No surprise to me though. I've always followed the road less traveled.

    I don't own an electronic leash (cell phone).
    My cars won't shift gears on their own.
    I wouldn't own a vehicle with anti-lock brakes.
    I can't spend money when I'm in debt so I don't borrow.

    I'm just weird.
  6. .458

    .458 Full Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Top, Left, USA
    No, I wouldn't call it a nutty taste at all. My favorite is Nutty Tobacco from Someday I'll try and duplicate that one. I don't know how to describe the smell/taste. It's an ingredient in at least half the tobacco flavors I've tried and given away. It's the major smell in Tribeca and the VZ SC Max Blend. Someone will know what it is.
  7. pipster

    pipster Super Member ECF Veteran

    I know the smell/taste you are talking about.. I bought a few with that and one spilled a bit in my EVOD box.. it was so sickening I tossed it out, and gave away the juices. It does not smell like tobacco, nor nutty.. it's just an awful, pungent, overwhelming, chemical smell. I have found for me the only way to vape tobacco is to add a little menthol.. I never smoked menthols. It turned me off of tobacco flavors altogether, but I tried one more and it's not bad. Free State Vapors Menthol Tobacco. I get a total analog fix from this one if I need it. Nothing fancy, doesn't taste like ashtray and it none of that bad smell.
  8. dannyv45

    dannyv45 ECF DIY E-Liquid Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2013
    New Jersey
    It's the sweet pungy, fruity smell that your talking about. More noticable in torque56 (Fruity) the tribeca is more caramel but still has that florial, fruity smell. So I would say stay with the nutty tobaccos or the american reds and stay away from the ry4's and cream or floral tobaccos. I would imagine the prime15 is ok with you.
  9. VegasVaap

    VegasVaap Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2013
    Vegas NV USA
    Danny, I mixed up the prime 15 recipe you so kindly posted. I've never tasted prime 15, just thought the ingredients looked like something I would like. Had to get the methylbut in from an order, but it is some tasty stuff. Thanks.
  10. dannyv45

    dannyv45 ECF DIY E-Liquid Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2013
    New Jersey
    Glad you like it.
  11. Mattpelt30

    Mattpelt30 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2014
    Is it more like a peppery almost rubbery smell/taste? If so that's what I got from most of the halo I've tried. Tribeca is about all I could vape from them, yet many ppl love halo.

    Vaping heaven-itaste vtr
  12. buckethead

    buckethead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'm not familiar with the VZ flavorings you are using but I have a similar problem with DK Type. I have to use it in very, very small amounts.
  13. BrandonSi

    BrandonSi Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2009
    I know exactly what you are talking about.. For me it was consistent in every Halo flavor I tried, I threw them all out because of it. It's a chemically nastiness.. I swear it tastes yellow.. and not a good yellow. :)

    Unfortunately I'm living mainly in the fruit/citrus world right now, but I've got some tobaccos on order (I recently had a tobacco flavor from a small vendor blow my mind, so I'm giving them a go) and I'll let you know if I notice that same scent/flavor/whatever in any of them.

    FWIW, the only tobacco I've gotten in thus far has been FA Royal, and it does not have Halo-itis. :)
  14. Shilo

    Shilo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2011
    Here & There
    I am very particular about flavorings and many did not agree with me. I cannot abide by overally floral or perfumey tobaccos so I tend to lean towards cigarish or pipe-ish flavors. I had minimal success with FA while many love their tobaccos. For a person starting out in DIY I would recommend Vaping Zone's SC's particularly Black Cigar, Island Tobacco and Old Captain and Dunhill. I too cannot abide by anything that is listed as a M brand knockoff. The Tobacco in the Gourmet line at VZ is great as is Yuco and Klondike and both are mild smelling and tasting. Tabakum and Snuff box have more distinct smells to them but are also good. Hangsen tobaccos are also good though it may take some trial and error to find out the best ones for you. The worst perpetrators for me tend to be Virginia types and the M types. Hope you find some you like.

    I HAVE BIGFOOT Full Member

    Dec 1, 2013
    the oregon zoo
    i really like vaping zone black cigar and french pipe and the island tobacco is good too.
  16. .458

    .458 Full Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Top, Left, USA
    BrandonSi I think you've got it! Its a yellow taste. I just can't stand the taste of yellow. Its not an overpowering yellow but somewhat mild. Like Mellow Yellow maybe.
  17. .458

    .458 Full Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Top, Left, USA
    Shilo and You That Has Bigfoot

    I'll try your VZ suggestions. I was waiting for some VZ flavor experience to chime in. Thanks everyone. Eventually I'll know what to stay away from.
  18. .458

    .458 Full Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Top, Left, USA
    My order showed up today. Of the 8 flavors I received, I tried Black Cigar and French Pipe so far. You and I have similar tastes my friend.
  19. .458

    .458 Full Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Top, Left, USA
    I ordered from your recommendations. They were out of Yuco but the rest are here. I've opened each and none of them have that funky scent. I've sampled Black Cigar & French Pipe and both are good. Thanks a bunch. You saved me from wasting money on bad tobacco flavorings.
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