My top 4 must haves are butterscotch, dark chocolate, watermelon, banana (absolutely amazing).
Orange is another enigma for me; haven’t found one that wasn’t either too harsh or too rind-y. Describe this one please…
I have not yet used it , i only list it bc its a popular one that @Chrispdx uses and recommends ,the other one i havent used is the butterscotch but its been praised by others as well
Mint is another good one. Very realistic. The kind of mint you would add to your Iced Tea or Mojito. Not candyish at all.
Personally, you can skip caramel. IMO there’s much better alternatives (and far cheaper) for that particular profile.
What I think are absolutely irreplaceable (from experience) and uniquely MF, are:
I feel the same about their dark chocolate, but I have not been blessed enough to verify this personally YET.
I’ve been testing both the MF Raspberry and Wild Raspberry for about two weeks now, and so far the Wild Raspberry has the edge. But both are up against several other raspberry brands/flavors, and I haven’t confirmed whether they’re worth the price difference. (Raspberry has been another one of “those flavors” [like coffee or chocolate] in that, it’s hard to find someone who gets the profile right. At least, IME, and IMO)
Orange seemed really good, but it’s exceedingly strong! Like 1 or two drops per 30ml.
So I have to revisit it.
great to make another convert!
I’m with everybody else in adding Dark Chocolate to the list! That one is phenomenally good! As are the Lemon and Vanilla.
But rather than adding to my list of recommendations, let’s direct you a couple of other useful MF threads:
wherever you buy these, do
You might not get the flavour you want, cos it depends on what’s in stock, but both MF and Good Earth Beauty will give you samples of you ask, and probably other places will too , given that MF do send out free sample sizes to their resellers .
You could also try out some of the flavours in a diluted form (Botanic Elixir), which would be cheaper if you’re unsure. I very much recommend getting the Mint and the Honey in this form, cos they’re strong. Further info can be found n the threads listed above.
Personally, I’m not too sure about MF orange. Maybe because I tried it as a Botanic Elixir dilution (and yes I did multiply the quantity by 10, accordingly) or maybe my taste buds are not responding to citrus like they should? But for whatever reason, I personally found the orange flavour disappointingly weak in my SFTs. That said, I subsequently bought Mandarin (MF) and had the exact same problem with that. I could tell it was sharper than the Orange (so you’ll probably like Orange better. I mean, it actually is what you’re looking for… so far as I could tell) but I didn’t get much flavour at all up to 1%. I’ve yet to try above 1%, because flavour notes suggested 0.5% for Orange, so I became increasingly incredulous as I upped it, Then I decided to stop arsing around with orangy flavours and try something completely different, in an effort to get my mojo back.
I would say in general orange mf is a fuller orange where others are too empty, more rind or more pulp. I can get off notes at higher percents. If you have a finished or close to finished orange recpie try adding 1-2 drops and it may just blow your mind.
I did this with Mandarin MF recently, just added .25% to a Mandarin/Tangerine recipe and it totally made the recipe.
For some odd reason manderine doesn’t do it for me. But I am still holding onto the bottle.
Could I trouble you into shedding a little more light on this profile? Not so much on the medicine flower end, but more on the alternatives!
Wanted to that you for the very informative links to the additional threads on working with MF concentrates. All of that reading may have saved me a chunk of change! I think i will walk softly into this arena rather than full steam ahead!
Ok, you guys. I think you’re saying that the MF oranges need to be paired with some other orange to really shine?
Assuming that I’ve understod you aright, can you offer suitable pairings (bearing in mind my PG-sensitivity. I know that makes me an awkwatd bugger, but can’t help it! sorry! )
I particularly want to know what this Mandarin/ Tangerine recipe of yours is, Plunderdrum! That said, I’ll bet it involves my old bugbear NF!
Of course, it does!
I juuust got the Mandarin MF a few weeks ago and threw it in there on a hunch. Haven’t taken the time to SF test it, but it made sense in this.
Just took the plunge with blueberry, strawberry, and banana. And requested samples…
I’ll try to get back to you on this soon! I did a caramel shootout sometime back, and I’ll see what I can dig up.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the blueberry. That’s one I’ve been eyeing but haven’t ordered it yet.
You can start with tangerine flv or orange shisha inw both at low percents of 0.5-1%
Thanks but I’m pretty sure that all the Inw flaves contain PG. Most flavours do :(. Again, sorry for being am awkward bugger! I guess I’ll just have to get hold of that NF by hook or by crook! or settle for Kandi Hed or RF, but nobody;s recommended the latter yet! ( and almost nobody uses the former)
I’d kinda like to just follow someone else , for a change, rather than sub their ideas into oblivion!
I love tried orange rf sc and blood orange rf sc. wasn’t impressed. If I had to pick one it would be blood orange but the reverse would need to happen…higher on mf and 0.25-0.45 rf sc. but I am one of those folks that don’t like the long steep effect on rf sc