Prime Vaping PV4
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I’ve been writing e-liquid reviews on eDripping.com for nearly two years now, and in all that time there’s one aspect of the e-cigarette hobby that I’ve never quite understood: why so many people love RY4. When Ruyan invented the electronic cigarette, they set about creating various e-liquid blends and numbering them RY1, RY2 and so on. RY4 seems to be the only blend that has stood the test of time. Practically every e-liquid vendor in the United States has their own version of RY4, and if you run a quick search for “RY4″ using the field near the top of this page you’ll see that I just about always give them neutral or negative reviews. Why? Because I just don’t get RY4. It’s a blend of vanilla and caramel, and somehow you’re supposed to interpret that combination as “tobacco.” I sure don’t taste tobacco. I taste candy — and often, bad candy at that. Well, folks, Prime Vaping PV4 is about to change all that, because it’s an RY4 e-liquid that actually has tobacco.
Prime Vaping’s major selling point is its own tobacco extract, which the company produces in-house. On its own, tobacco absolute doesn’t really taste like tobacco — it’s slightly bitter with a distinct “ashtray” aftertaste. Mixed with the right combination of other flavors, though, tobacco absolute does lend a distinctly cigarette-like flavor to an e-liquid. PV4, more than any Prime Vaping e-liquid I’ve tried to date, gets that proportion right. The “ashtray” taste might become a bit disconcerting as your atomizer or cartomizer starts to run dry, but for the most part PV4 produces a very nice tobacco flavor.
As I mentioned above, the typical RY4 e-liquid contains a mix of vanilla and caramel flavors. Prime Vaping PV4 has both of these flavor notes, and along with the tobacco absolute it contains a second flavor I’ve not detected in an RY4 e-liquid before: coffee. The coffee note adds a slight touch of bitterness that the very sweet RY4 has always needed.
The only real knock against Prime Vaping PV4 is the vapor production, which is a bit less than I’d expect from an e-liquid with 30 percent vegetable glycerin. Either way, though, PV4 is by far the best RY4-inspired e-liquid I’ve ever reviewed. If you’ve tried an RY4 e-liquid in the past and wished that it had some tobacco flavor to balance out the sweetness, Prime Vaping PV4 is an e-liquid you should try.