As others have mentioned your notes are your own notes, based on what you do taste.
As I started diy i read all these notes too, that was one reason I purchased nearly the whole FA line, I didn’t understand that not everyone will taste the flavor as described in the notes, I had been reading the whole 6 month prior before even getting into diy.
If a person stated it’s eggy, harsh, candy, needs to be diluted, can’t be mixed with certain profiles, I for sure was the first to follow that guideline. Percentage? Yep that too, don’t go above a x amount of percent, stay in this and that range.
Buy this tank, that rda, this mod, get a mixer, frother, glassware, plastic, hell lock yourself in a tent and don’t breathe, at the end you reach the absolute knowledge of flavors… Yes been there and guess what? I stopped diy because it didn’t work.
As I came back to it nearly a year later, I took a other approach. I didn’t read any notes, wasn’t interested because it was clouding my judgement. I picked up some flavors I found interesting and tested them.
Trust me not all were great, but it helped me to find what I like. Some might argue, I would have saved money with looking at a list. I don’t agree because most of the flavors recommended I don’t like. I just would have ended up more frustrated.
I based it on real food, and while it’s different to vaping, it did help me a lot when trying to find additives at the beginning.
So for example (TFA) Greek yogurt. I purchased the flavor and mixed 4 testers one at 2%, 4%, 6% and 8%. Let them sit for a week and then tried it, as well as writing down what I taste, and how it compares to the real thing.
My notes looked something like this: not authentic, tastes like rotten milk (6-8%), even disgusting at 4%. 2% tastes like real Greek yogurt without the body. Sour and tangy, might be difficult to mix with. still don’t like it!
I didn’t publish them, I kept them in a notebook for me only.
At that time I didn’t knew/realized texture/mouthfeel or anything like that.
However I did unintentionally notice dry, every time I would vape a specific flavor, it’s like someone would put cotton in my mouth, sucking my saliva right out of it. This compared to the feeling I have at a dentists office or in the morning when you wake up with dry mouth.
I’d note that. I did that with every new flavor and after a while I noticed how textures can vary, how the same profile depending on brand can vary and find the differences. Same for custards, first I noticed a texture that was like a piece of omelette in my mouth, didn’t taste like anything and I never put it together with eggy.
Nowadays I actual taste egg but my notes from the past helped, because I wrote down that feeling I did have based on true food.
After a while you test differntly, I at least do, also my notes are different but it took a while to get here. And there are still times where I read a note from someone, and won’t taste nothing like that. But I’m not worried about it.
You’re the one mixing your juice based on your taste buds, if you taste strawberry when it’s labeled chocolate, great use it as your new strawberry. Unless you want to go commercial, you don’t need to worry what others taste, if it’s eggy, milky, dry, silky, rich, thick or thin. Stop thinking about that, because it doesn’t matter for now.
I know it’s a whole novel, but maybe it helps and explains a few things, because I feel you’re looking to much at - what do others taste, rather than do I like the flavor and why.