/r/DIY_ejuice Mod & Armchair Flavorist
This is the best tobacco flavor I have ever tried. period. This Flue-Cured Tobacco smells & tastes like they distilled over a half-century of their tobacco knowledge into one single bottle, and the result is mind-blowing. I'm NOT the kind of guy who likes tobacco vapes much at all, though a good RY4 mix is right up my alley for sure, & I've struggled to find DIY tobacco flavors that would really impress me. Inawera's AM4A is a pretty impressive pick, but even so, it falls well short of the high-water mark set by FLV with this Flue-Cured.
Unfortunately, this flavoring is not quite perfect, much to my chagrin. Unlike many tobacco flavors, which require extensive steeping for 2-3 weeks or more to get optimal flavor, FLV's Cured Tobacco is at its best in the first couple weeks after mixing. My favorite FLV Cured Tobacco mix is an homage to my favorite cigarettes, Marlboro Smooth, which taste somewhat like Andes Chocolate Mints+Tobacco.
Essentially, this juice combines primary flavors FLV Cured 5% & FLV Creme de Menthe 3% with a touch of FLV Spearmint 0.75% & FLV Coconut 0.50% in it's simplest form. However, over time, Cured Tobacco's incredibly complex & deep flavor recede into the background of the mix, leaving me with a weird sort of a creamy White Chocolate Mint Tobacco, minus most of the actual Tobacco part. As a result, I've been tweaking the formula with FLV Virginia Tobacco and INW AM4A to support the main tobacco notes, and hopefully that will keep the flavor stable over at least a month, so I can share this deliciousness with the rest of the world. Keep up the great work, FLV (and please, if you have any tips for improving the flavor stability of FLV Cured Tobacco, that would be amazingly helpful!
Reviewed by: Ian Schmitt from FL, USA.