Vaping Diaries #71: Want2Vape Signature Blends Review

The three Want2Vape Signature Blends I recently vaped — Louisville, London, and Paris — are among the richest, most flavorful, and most authentic tobacco e-liquids I’ve had. All three are made with naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) and I highly recommend them to vapers that are serious about tobacco flavor. For those that have only tried or are accustomed to juices made with synthetic tobacco, the Signature Blends will probably be intimidating — these e-liquids are far more striking and complex compared to what most vendors push as “tobacco.” As a fan of tobacco e-liquids, especially NET juices, I was dazzled by the true tobacco flavor these juices bring to the table.

As much as I enjoyed vaping Louisville, London, and Paris, these e-liquids come with a couple of caveats. First, they’re very harsh on equipment. They’re among the heaviest NETs I’ve had and they gunk up coils faster than the vast majority of juices I’ve vaped. Using them in a carto/tank is a waste of time, in my opinion; you’ll probably gunk up the cartomizer after vaping a milliliter or two. These juices are best for dripping, but a clearomizer will work well too (rinsing the clearo out after every fill and giving the coils a dry burn). While this might seem inconvenient to some people, I believe that the incredible tobacco flavors these juices deliver are worth it. Second, at $19 for a 30ml, these juices are slightly expensive. Ahlusion has e-liquids similar to two of the Signature Blend juices reviewed here and Mountain Oak Vapors has one; both companies are a bit cheaper than Want2Vape.

Vapers that love genuine tobacco flavor or those that complain about e-liquids not tasting like tobacco should give Want2Vape’s Signature Blends a shot. These are top-notch juices that deliver phenomenal tobacco flavor. Here are the flavor breakdowns and steeping notes.

Louisville Blend: This juice is based on burley tobacco, which is one of my favorites. It’s the brightest of the three, serving up a rich tobacco taste with a slight sweetness. When I say sweetness, it’s all relative. My friend (and NET connoisseur) Jeremy said it best, “Louisville has practically no sweetness in comparison to most liquids, but in a W2V stash, it is one that has more brightness than the rest and that slight touch of sweet. Honestly, I don’t see most vapers being able to get that touch of sweet in Louisville, but it’s in there.” The sweet notes were especially pronounced when I vaped this juice in a Kanger T3 clearomizer. Since I’m a mark for burley, this juice was my favorite of the three.

London Blend: This blend is a mix of Virginia, Oriental, and Latakia tobacco that replicates the taste of English pipe tobacco. If you’re looking for a straight-up, no-nonsense tobacco taste without any sweetness then this is the juice for you. It’s bold and flavorful. According to my tastebuds, it’s the most complex juice of the three. It’s similar to Ahlusion’s Devil Dog! and Mountain Oak Vapor’s Apache, but in my opinion is far more approachable than the former (which puts hairs on your chest) and a bit more approchable than the latter.

Paris Blend: This juice was the most surprising of the bunch. There aren’t many e-liquids that deliver the taste of a cigarette, but this is one of them. Want2Vape compares the flavor to European cigarettes like Gauloises, but to me it tastes like the Du Maurier cigarettes that are popular in Canadia Canada. So yes, this is one of those rare juices that tastes like a cigarette, but a very specific cigarette taste. I was surprised and impressed by the flavor — definitely one of the most unique NETs I’ve tried. This juice also stands out for using an unusual 5/95 PG/VG ratio. This is a wonderful juice that makes me want to wear a beret and sleep with married women (that’s what French people do, no?).

Steeping Notes
On the advice of Wlad from Ahlusion, I’ve been trying a new steeping method starting December 27, 2012. When the e-liquids arrive, I leave them uncapped for five minutes. Previously, I left them uncapped for about two days. After the liquids are given a few minutes to oxidize, the caps are put back on. The bottles are shaken every day for at least two weeks before vaping.

Louisville
70/30 PG/VG ratio, 0mg nicotine
Uncapped: March 1, 2013 5:58PM
Vaped: May 5-15, 2013

London
70/30 PG/VG ratio, 0mg nicotine
Uncapped: March 1, 2013 5:58PM
Vaped: May 5-15, 2013

Paris
5/95 PG/VG ratio, 0mg nicotine
Uncapped: March 1, 2013 5:58PM
Vaped: May 5-15, 2013

Review Process (Updated February 17, 2013)
RPad.TV e-liquid reviews focus on the flavor of the e-liquids, since throat hit and vapor production can be altered by the PG/VG ratio and nicotine level selected. Each juice is vaped over a period of days in an atomizer, a cartomizer/tank setup, and a clearomizer. The exception is naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) juice; since those are known to clog up cartomizers quickly, those are vaped in atomizers and clearomizers.

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