VAPING DEMEANOUR: The Smell of Truth About The Vaporizers’ & Vapor’s Scent

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Vaporizing is gaining popularity due to its convenience and effectiveness. On the top of that, more and more doctors around the world recommend them for application of botanicals, including medical Cannabis (in those parts of the world where it is already legal).

As consumers, we want to make sure to get the product’s worth of its price.

One frequently asked question in our VapeFuse community switching from smoking to vaporizing is whether or not a vaporizer’s odor is less than a combustion odor; whether or not the vaporizer will leave a malodorous scent.

Flowermate V5.0S PRO Mini

The answer is that vaporizers may smell to a small degree. Nonetheless, I do not say that all kinds of vapor released are foul-smelling. It’s just that I have seen people being hoodwinked by the thoughts of ‘there is no smell at all’ or ‘it’s just like a burnt popcorn’…however, in my opinion, vaporizers are not completely odourless.  Scroll down to find out the answers to our most frequently received questions regarding ‘smell’.

Do Vaporizers Smell?

I am talking about the inhalation device itself. In any case, it varies on the material of the vaporizer. Even so, the odour of the product itself is not that distinct. After all, it will all be up to your chosen dry herb.


Ald Amaze WOW Silver Portable Vaporizer

Does The Material of The Vaporizer’s Mouthpiece Affect The Taste of The Vapor?

Frankly, the answer is YES! Vaporizer mouthpieces can be actually made from an assortment of materials. Glass, silicone or plastic- you name it! As you might have thought, in the vaping community, many people prefer vaporizers with glass mouthpieces. Just think of drinking water from a glass and a plastic cup, it is quite different, right?

FocusVape Adventurer Portable Vaporizer with Pyrex Glass Mouthpiece

Vaporizers, like the Arizer portable Air and Solo come with custom made glass tubes. The tubes come in different sizes, with and without a mouthpiece tip, and the great thing about the Arizer vapes is that the mouthpieces are interchangeable.

The FocusVape, FocusVape PRO and Adventurer vaporizers come with pyrex glass mouthpiece, while the Flowermate range features a borosilicate glass mouthpiece.

Generally, there is barely a difference in taste using the glass mouthpiece compared to the plastic one. Take a look at the advantages of glass mouthpieces:

  • Free of dangerous chemical leak (Free of BPA and other damaging toxins of plastic when heated)
  • More authentic experience/taste
  • Easier to cleanse and sanitise
  • Scratch resistance
  • Environmentally friendly, trouble-free
  • And how cool it is seeing swirling the vapor through the glass piece
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However, nothing to worry about if you’ve got a vaporizer with a silicone or plastic mouthpiece. For example, the famous German made Storz & Bickel portable vapes are made of high-quality food grade material.


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There is no ‘plasticy’ taste while vaping even if you heat up your vaporizer to the highest temperature.

Does The Vapor Smell?

Vaporized dry herbs smell according to the herb of choice. Peppermint will smell minty, Lavender will smell ornamental, and so on…

Arizer Solo Portable VaporizerArizer Black Solo Portable Vaporizer

There are a variety of herbs to choose from. The type of herb would carry some weight if you’re kinda picky with the aroma. Since you have a broad scope of flavours to decide on, the vaporizers’ smell would be more thrilling than odious.

Whilst in the event of combusting cigarettes or medical cannabis (in states and countries where its consumption is legal) it is the tar that rustles up smoke glues to our hair, breath, clothes, car and skin. Vaping doesn’t let loose any tar so this isn’t influencing to the total scent.

We’ve sighted that in smoking, the odour of the ash (especially those inside a stationary ashtray) and tar can leave a spun-out scent that could protract for at least several weeks. Since smokers practically smoke everyday…then should I say it leaves a foul odour for the rest of their lives?

Smokers would not notice such since they got used to its smell. But as for the visitors, the scent would be somewhat provoking.

Vapor is much lighter than combustion, so it disperses more rapidly and doesn’t instigate the smell to stick around.

How Discreet It Is to Vaporize in Public?

This is another question that we get asked often.  And it is a great question, as staying discrete while vaporizing in public is a sensible thing to think about.

Fortunately, vaporization has a well-organized means to produce hardly any smell compared to the regular combustion methods. In general, any vaporizer you purchase will be more subtle and restrained than combustion.

With a personal vaporizer on hand, you can even stay indoors without affronting people or having to cope with the all-consuming pungent smoke-ish odour. Furthermore, opening a window and exhaling it out there will guide the aroma outside.


PUFFiT X Portable Vaporizer

If you’re in a place where you are not permitted to open the windows, use your vape at a lower temperature, take trifling hits, and flicker them. Sploof use, opened windows, a turned on the fan will help retain the odour.

Click here to know the topmost discreet vaporizers that you can use.

Will People Know What Herb Am I Vaping?

It takes one to know one! The people in the vicinity will merely distinguish the scent of the herbs which they are accustomed to.

You might as well select refreshing flavours such as menthol or fruity-like flavours, then you can rest assured that the people around can only notice pleasant smells that they find enticing.

CloudV Phantom Mini Portable Vaporizer

In the case of medical cannabis, for example, the vapor certainly has a little smell. It is nothing compared to combusting though.

Cannabis has a very unique smell, so only those who are familiar with it will notice. As I’ve said, it takes one to know one! Using a sploof can help but vape at your own risk especially in public places. Jeopardising yourself is not that worth it, trust me.

In a Nutshell…

You can’t trust your own nose after huffing on your vaporizer. In a short span time, you’ll get used to the smell that your brain cannot perceive it anymore.

In the same way that we don’t “feel” our shoes most of the time, we don’t get irritated with the typical sounds we hear every day at home.  Just because you can’t sense it doesn’t mean others would have the similar sentiment as you.

Indulge with your vaporizer but be wary of your surroundings. If the scent is a major concern for you, vaporization is the paramount selection and will assure you minimal odour production.  

You’ll still be able to relish a long-lasting vape in the presence of your family or friends, and they’ll even be pleased with your thoughtfulness.

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