Smelling your flavors by Boogenshizzle

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  1. Boogenshizzle

    Boogenshizzle New Member Unlisted Vendor

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    I'm going to discuss a little something that many mixers have thought about but never really gave it much salt. Smelling. Smelling your flavors. When you exhale, you taste most of your vape right?

    I have an extremely sensitive olfactory sense. I smell EVERYTHING. It's actually, quite annoying. I smell things on people, that one should never be subjected to. Now, while my sniffer is more sensitive than most, this article applies to you.

    Most of my best mixes have been designed by smell, THEN by taste. I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out. Get you some perfume sticks. You know, the little cards they spray perfume on at the department store? Yeah, there are stick versions. Amazon has them by the thousands and they are cheap and easily attainable.

    You should know pretty much what the range is that the manufacturer uses their flavors. This will always be different for each manufacturer as some have really low usage and really high usage. You will discover what percent to use each flavoring at …. BY SMELL!



    So here's what I like to do:

    Put a few drops of the flavor you are inquiring about on the end of a stick. This is usually the product of you knowing what you want to make (a general recipe) and setting the ingredients up, but not sure what percent to use them at in your recipe. Set it straight up in a holder or something to keep the sticks separate.

    Smell the stick at 1 minute. While smelling try to get the full effect across your tongue.

    Based on your knowledge of the general use for the manufacturer, write what you think you need to use the flavoring at and how it smells. Sweet, light, strong, point out the flavors you smell, the greens, the fruit, the flesh etc..... This we will call the shake and vape...

    Then smell it again after 5 minutes. Write down how strong it is, and how it's changed. If it has mellowed a lot then you know you'll need to add it a bit stronger for the steep. If it has remained the same or is stronger, then you know it's a REALLY strong flavor and may need to either dilute it or start very lightly.

    Do this every 5 minutes for 20 minutes or so. You'll know exactly what to do with your flavor.

    It's also really nice when you have say, 2-3 tobaccos or the same fruit (strawberry, mango etc) that you aren't sure which to go in the mix. You can sniff all your cards for the recipe together and then switch out that one you aren't sure of till you find the one you want.



    Just my .02. Thanks for Reading.

    BOOgenshizzle
     
  2. pulsevape

    pulsevape Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    There is a strong correlation between a persons sense of smell and their sense of taste the two are interconnected.just notice how wine tatsers will stick their nose deep into a glass of wine and inhale before they take a sip.or how you will inhale the aroma of food before eating it .I think one of the things vapers don't really admitt to is...some people have a much much better sense of taste than others..vapers always say .."taste is subjective"...but it is not...tastes are subjective not the ability to denote flavors....you like Thai food I don't, I like Indian food you don't...that is subjective, but our abilities to denote flavor is not subjective,some people can detect flavors much better than others. this leads to a host of issues, like the % of flavorings that go into a juice mix, the quality of ingredeints,the effect nic levels have in your juice, the complexity of juice, even the style of vaping you use the wicks you prefer, even the wattage...all can be attributed to your ability to denote flavor....that is why there are no hard and fast rules about the "right" way " to mix juice or gear choices.
     
  3. Teresa P

    Teresa P Professional DIY Enabler Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    If I went by smell on some flavors, I'd never use them. FA Vienna cream, bread crust, dark vapure, red bean, TFA acetyl pyrazine, and various more. Some taste and vape totally different to how they smell.
     
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    bobnat VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I was digusted by the smell of Vienna Cream. I even sent a message to HIC about it and he reassured me it wasn't toxic waste. I use it, of course, but it still stinks. That being said, I could see how this may work with other flavors, particularly fruits.
     
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    RonJS Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    My INW Grape flavor smelled Great. No matter what % I tried, I never got the taste associated with that aroma. Heck, I hardly got any flavor from vaping it...at all.

    Ron
     
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    Thank you again @Boogenshizzle, it's always nice to have some pointers for DIY and helpful tips for approximating your flavour profiles. Nice read

    Sent from my MI MAX 2 using Tapatalk
     
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    Boogenshizzle New Member Unlisted Vendor

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    once they mellow on the sticks, they come out where they are supposed to. Just smelling the direct concentrate in the bottle, will serve no purpose here.
     
  8. Boogenshizzle

    Boogenshizzle New Member Unlisted Vendor

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    do a card smell test... I bet you will be able to tell what percent it needs to go in at...
     

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