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About Extra and Double Extra Flavors

Adding EXTRA FLAVOR:  When you order Extra Flavor, you get more of the complete flavor blend added to the bottle.  Not just one specific flavor.  

DOUBLE FLAVOR is only recommended for customers who are experienced with a particular flavor.

 Adding extra and double  flavor can change the way your e-liquid tastes.


''One other thing: would adding extra flavor help?  What exactly does it mean that it will "change the original recipe taste"? Does that mean if I order eggnog it won't taste as much like eggnog if I add extra flavor? ''

Re EGGNOG question:  Yes it will taste like eggnog, and with extra flavoring, it will be a stronger eggnog :-)

We formulate our recipes so that options can be 'added' for varying tastes.  If we make it too strong to begin with, to lower the flavor strength would require dilution.  So...

Regular flavor is usually a nice 'average' vapor for the average palate. 

Extra Flavor increases the flavor enough for folks who want to have that extra flavor making it more pronounced, or for those who may have less sensitive tastebuds.  The exact amount of extra flavor varies between recipes.  Each recipe is formulated to make the flavor more intense without 'overdoing' it when extra flavor is selected.

Re: Changing taste: taste is very subjective and flavors have different tastes at higher concentrations. 


IF YOUR BLEND IS 'TOO' FLAVORFUL, many of them can be saved by steeping for an extended amount of time with the lid and dropper-tip off (IN A SAFE PLACE OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS). Shake daily or every few days to assist the process.  Let it steep for a few weeks.  Try it every week and one day, it may mature into a blend you will love.  This is not uncommon.


The first method is DILUTION:  You can use flavorless with the same nicotine and base mix options, then mix in a different bottle.  Add a small amount of each bottle, shake, sample, then adjust by adding more of either flavor until you find the right mix. 

The second method is to decrease the flavor slightly by ordering a bottle with the same options in regular flavor. (Or less options).   Then mix together and adjust until you find the flavor you like. 

FOR EITHER METHOD, LET YOUR NEW MIX STEEP: Your new mix will be like a brand new blend and will require steeping for the mixed flavors to mature together. 

(Larger bottles can be found under supplies or save larger bottles from previous purchases)


WARNING: SELECT OPTIONS WITH CARE and  ALWAYS TRY A 5mL bottle size before ordering a larger size

EXTRA Flavoring is not always a good thing!  Too much extra flavor can make a flavor BAD:  Options are available to mix and match to suit your taste. Care should be taken to not over flavor, (i.e. adding double extra flavor plus extra menthol plus double sweetener plus flavor shots will alter the original recipe and may give it a metallic or medicinal taste.)   REPEAT:  Always order a 5ml bottle before ordering a larger size.


Use polycarbonate plastic devices at your own risk

NOTE: If your tank becomes cloudy or begins to crack, discontinue use of the tank.  This usually indicates the plastic is polycarbonate.
As tanks are becoming more popular and convenient to use compared to regular atomizers/cartridges and are being imported with polycarbonate plastic tanks, there are some e-liquid flavors that can cause a tank to crack.
Specifically reported: Hot ('red hot' flavored) cinnamon, acidic flavors such as pineapple, lemon, etc., strong mints, sodas, and sour e-liquids. It has been very rare for this to occur with Exotic Vapors E-Liquids, but this is occurring more frequently in the industry as manufacturers are trying to cut costs and use inferior plastics.
We recommend using metal, Pyrex (glass), or polypropylene tanks.
Exotic Vapors is not responsible for any damage to your clearomizers, tanks or devices.


PG: The more PG in a mix will make the liquid thinner and produce more throat hit. (Nicotine and Menthol also increase throat hit)

VG: The more VG in a mix will make the liquid thicker, throat hit will be less and the vapor produced will be much greater.

BURNT or PEPPERY Taste: Keep your atomizers/cartomizers wet. Dry atomizers or cartomizers can give a burnt or peppery taste and lower the lifetime of your device. 
A peppery taste is also a sign that the juice needs to steep longer, or you are getting a small amount of E-Liquid in your mouth from your atomizer/cartomizer.

PERFUMEY TASTE:  Some flavors have a strong scent to them, this is usually eliminated with steeping.  If the perfumey taste is still present after steeping, the e-liquid may need some extra steeping to 'breathe.'  Remove the cap and dripper tip, store the E-Liquid in a cool dark place (Away from children and pets) for a couple of days.

DO NOT OVERFILL: This results in leaking.   You may also need to CLEAN your device.

Why Steep? Exotic Vapors creates your custom e-liquid at the time you order it.  With our custom creation and fast shipping, you may receive your product 'too fast'. 

Flavors blend and marry fully over time, so you will have a richer, deeper, more flavorful product after a few days or weeks of steeping.

This is especially true of tobacco flavors and larger bottle sizes.  This is also generally true for all e-liquid.  At Exotic Vapors we make each bottle custom to your order (we have too many options and products to store premade with the options), usually you will receive the product within 3-5 days of creation.  Let them sit for a few days or a week before vaping and you will find yourself with some very flavorful e-liquid.

 STEEPING: Although most Exotic Vapor E-Liquid tastes great right out of the bottle, some juices get even better when 'aged' or 'steeped'.   This is especially true of complex blends, tobacco products, 15mL bottles and larger sizes.  E-Liquids taste a lot better after properly aged.

Time allows all flavors to be married together and mature, making them taste richer. TOBACCO Flavors generally taste better over time (steep for 1-2 weeks).

For best steeping results: Store e-liquid in a cool dark place (in a safe place AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS) and shake daily. (Steeping can be from 2 days up to 3 weeks. It is a personal preference) PG is a better flavor carrier than VG. The higher the VG content, the better it will taste with steeping.


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 (Note: Larger Bottles need shaking!  Our 20-30ml bottles do not have a lot of extra room for mixing in the bottle as our other sizes do.  They do require extra shaking and extra time to steep.  With higher VG E-Liquid, they are very thick and will mix slowly when shook.)

Seal the bottle tightly and air free in a zip lock bag, then seal it in another (tightly sealed and air free also).  If they are not sealed completely the ink on the label might bleed, making it unreadable. 

Place the bottle in hot tap water for 10-15 minutes. This will allow for better mixing when shaking.  This process can be repeated as much as needed to completely blend your e-liquid.

Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned vaper, there will be a moment when you realize you can't taste your vapor.  With your favorite flavor loaded in your personal vaporizor (ecig) of choice, take a nice puff and notice... nothing.  There's plenty of vapor, but you just can't taste it.  Some people call this “vaper’s tongue.”

For starters, there's no reason to Panic!

Vaper’s tongue is a term used for those times when your taste buds just decide to pack up and go on vacation for a while.  It’s not  a medical issue. The good news is that it's also not a permanent condition.

New vapers especially experience moments where they seem unable to taste the flavor in the vapor. Some veteran vapers also experience the same thing.  A small number of people frequently experience this issue fairly regularly even after vaping for months or years.

There's a few different reasons this phenomenon can happen.  Keep in mind this article isn't coming from a medical standpoint, so these concepts are strictly speaking, not scientific.


Giving up Cigarettes

Quit Smoking by ECBlendPeople who just switched from smoking cigarettes to using personal vaporizors (e-cigarettes) are prime candidates for vaper's tongue.  You may not be aware but, smoking ruins your sense of taste. Once you stop smoking cigarettes, your tastebuds must become reacquainted with normal taste sensations.

The ability to taste things slowly awakens after a lengthy slumber. These new sensations can overload your sense of taste and strange things start happening. Eventually, all the stimulation becomes a little too much and your brain elects to close up shop for a little while to let your taste regroup.

As you adjust to life as a non-smoker this shut down effect is likely to happen several times.  These shutdowns usually last anywhere from a few hours to a couple days.  Gradually, your tastebuds start firing up again and you'll just realize at some point the flavor has returned all on its own.



Drink Water by ECBlendVaping will dehydrate you.  Vapor actually absorbs the moisture in the surrounding air.  Your mouth contains a lot of moisture, which the vapor will suck up like a sponge.

The result of this action is a dry mouth.  With an amount of the moisture removed from your mouth, a thin film might form on your tongue.  The film acts as sort of a barrier isolating your tongue (and taste buds) from the vapor.

When this happens, it's incredibly easy to fix.  Water.  Simply increase your water intake while you vape.  If you find there is quite a bit of film built up on your tongue, you can scrape it off with your toothbrush.  It's kind of a weird sensation, and if your family sees you, you might get funny looks, but it's quite effective at removing any buildup in your mouth.


The Same ol' Same ol'

Is there any particular flavor you call your all-day vape?  Do you put out more white clouds than the Polar Express?

ECBlend bottlesThis could also be the source of your missing flavor.  Constant exposure to the exact same flavor sensation can also cause your sense of taste to hit the high road. This happens because your so frequently exposed to the same flavor that your brain treats that flavor sort of like the taste equivalent of white noise. You tune out the flavor similar to the way you tune out the drone of other diners in a noisy restaurant.

This cause is another easy fix.  Shake things up a little.  Experiment with some other flavors.  Even if you like to stick to what you know, try to find two or three other flavors to swap between to keep things fresh.


Being Sick

Flu and Cold by ECBlendMost people grasp the correlation between illness and the inability to taste things as well as usual.  If you have the flu or a cold, chance are your sinuses are good and stuffed up, making breathing through your nose a Herculean feat.

The sense of smell is very tightly integrated into the sense of taste.  When you are unable to smell effectively, it generally also means your sense of taste is equally dulled.

Since there is still no cure for the common cold, your best bet to beat this one is some chicken soup and a comfy blanket.




For no Reason at all

And then there's just the unexplained times when your taste leaves you with no excuse at all.   It's like your tongue decided to stay in bed that morning while the rest of your body woke up.  Maybe your tongue is still holding a grudge over that whole killing your taste buds with cigarette smoke thing.

These are the times that are probably the most frustrating.  Nothing is wrong as far as you can tell, your normal flavors just aren't doing it for you.

Some vapers note that they regain their ability to taste e-liquid after to switching to a particularly strong flavor helps revive things.  Something with a lot of cinnamon or menthol (or both) does the trick.


Some Ideas

Ideas by ECBlendSometimes not even the most fiery cinnamon won't even help scare your tastebuds straight.  Since you can't taste things normally, you might want to try a couple of these suggestions while you wait for things to return to normal.

Is there a bottle of e-liquid you thought would taste great but turns out you absolutely despise it?  You can't taste anything anyway, why not break out the terrible stuff and save your good e-liquid for when you can appreciate it. Maybe your compromised sense of taste will actually make that juice you hate actually taste decent.

For that matter it can even be unflavored e-liquid, your tongue won't know the difference anyway.  Keep a small supply handy so you can wait out any stubbornness your tastebuds decide to throw your way.


Let it Steep for a month!

Most e-liquids you thought had no taste or taste bad will blend fully, deepening and enriching in flavor over time.  This will allow for your taste buds to recuperate and return to normal.



Bootleg Vapors is one one the very few companies this is actually owned by someone who holds a degree in Medicine as is also an Alchemist. Here at Bootleg Vapors we incorporates natural processes along with the quality of hand craftmanship in every bottle to create the best products for our customers and on the market. We have invested into extensive research and development of all of our flavors, this process combined with trials assures that the proper blending of ingredients produces a smooth and rich vaping experience. Consistency and uniformity incorporated with the highest quality raw US flavor ingredients make our product stand above all the others. From zesty and superb to subtle hints of our aromatic blends applied to our full array of flavor is noticeable to even the most novice vaper to very discerning ones as well The natural processes we use are tried and true methods used by our company and yield what you deserve, The Best For Less !!

Our Raw Ingredients our FDA Approved and are 100% handmade to your specifications in the USA!!

All of our flavorings are PG/VG Based and ready to use and DO NOT contain:

Diacetyl, Gluten, Acetone or Stevia

We Use Absolutely The Very Best Ingredients That Are 100% Pure USP Organic Kosher and Pharmaceutical Grade!

We Also Use Nicotine That Is Made In The USA From a Leading Pharmaceutical Company

WARNING: E-Liquid may if ordered contain nicotine, a poisonous and addictive substance. E-Liquid products and accessories are only intended for committed smokers of legal smoking age and not by non-smokers, children, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant or breastfeeding and any person with an elevated risk of, or preexisting condition of, any medical condition which includes, but is not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma. If you experience any side effects or possible side effects, stop using the product immediately and consult a physician. Product may be poisonous if orally ingested. E-Liquid is not a smoking cessation product and has not been tested or guaranteed as such. E-Liquid has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration nor is it intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. For their protection, please KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS
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