- Created: 17 January 2011
Honestly, having no love for FlavourArt I just never saw myself getting into DIY, at all. A combination of a couple of juices I liked being available in flavoring concentrate form and NicVape running 50% off in December led me to buy some nic and flavorings and the next thing I knew I was mixing my own juice.
You guys know I love cigar and pipe blends. So when I saw that Vapure had a cigar flavoring concentrate I ordered 10ml to check it out. I had previous experience with Vapure all-VG juice, and it was a mixed bag. The non-tobaccos were good, but not compelling, and the tobacco vape I had from them was just plain comical.
I received my 10ml of Fine Cigar flavoring, packaged in two 5ml bottles, and I mixed up 6ml at 15% flavoring concentration and let it sit a week. I also made a blend of Vapure Fine Cigar at 10% concentration with some homemade tobacco extract I had sitting around.
So let us now adjourn to The Lab, where we will examine these 20mg 75PG/25VG test subjects with more diligence. I will be vaping these specimens at 3.7v with a LR atty on my Bombshell.
The nose of Fine Cigar concentrate mixed in 75PG/25VG is very sweet, and I get very little sense of cigar or tobacco. Mixed with the natural tobacco extract there is obviously some tobacco body to the aroma, but the cloying sweetness of the Fine Cigar dominates.
The flavor on inhale of Fine Cigar is again, very sweet and I get no tobacco from this at all. It does impart a good amount of harshness to the vape, and the throat hit is decent. The harshness and TH is why I mixed it with the natural tobacco extract in the first place. Mixed with the extract, the flavor is still mostly that strange sweetness, with an underlying tobacco imparted by the extract. Throat hit is average for a tobacco vape, and mixing it with tobacco extract seems to remove most of the strange harshness present in the solo concentrate juice.
The flavor on exhale is sweet and I get no tobacco from this at all. This water-clear flavoring concentrate tastes suspiciously like a bottle full of ethyl maltol sweetened PG. It just strikes me as some flavoring chemist who never, ever smoked a cigar's idea of tobacco. Mixed with the natural extract again, there is a subtle underlying tobacco imparted by the extract, but the concentrate mostly steps on it with that strange, tobacco-free sweetness. Vapor production is consistent with a PG blend.
Similar to the experience I had with Vapure's Dry Blend, this is a curious flavoring with no essence of tobacco whatsoever. They simply appear to have no idea at all what tobacco tastes like at Vapure, and in a cigar vape that is unacceptable. People who are drawn to cigar and pipe vapes are generally going to have a deep fondness for tobacco, and that vaper is going to be pretty unhappy with the results produced by Vapure Fine Cigar. The resulting juice is headed to an Unmarked Grave. At least I will have a couple empty 15ml bottles to mix something else in. Let's never speak of this again.