What poppers have a sweet smell?
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Topic created by Anon
on Sat, 16 Jan 2021 at 19:12
Anon said on Sat, 16 Jan 2021 at 19:12...
I'm new to poppers and have only experienced poppers from the US which are all isobutyl as far as I'm aware. These have all smelt the same to me, a rather strong chemical smell, but not bad.
I ordered jj plat from powerpoppers. It was shipped on november 17 and only arrived jan 8. I understand that depending where the poppers come from, they are made from different nitrites. The jj plat from powerpoppers has a very pungient smell, almost sweet. I used the sock method for both the US based one and the powerpoppers one. The powerpoppers one didn't give me the crazy head rush that the jj plat from the US did, but I only tried it after I had already had a session going with the US based poppers. I didn't seem to have an ill after effects the following day. The smell can't seem to be rinsed off of the sock like I could with the isobutyl ones. I wash the socks between sessions anyway, but I'm just trying to describe the different smell from someone inexperienced.
Anyway I was planning on trying the jj plat from powerpoppers by itself, but am just wanting to hear that the almost sweet smell is normal or not. Thank you
Nitritespecialist said on Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 17:37...
Nitrites are esters, which generally have a sweet odor. They are made with a base alcohol. If you know what the base alcohol smells like, you will be better able to identify the type of popper you probably have.
Isopropyl nitrite is made from rubbing alcohol, which has a bitter, chemical scent. The popper is very very sweet and very volatile. To me it's almost sickening sweet. It acquires the bitter odor of rubbing alcohol as it degrades.
Isobutyl nitrite is made from isobutyl alcohol, which has a bitter/sweet chemical odor similar to grapefruit. IBN has a very pungent, chemical sweet odor similar to what you would expect in nail polish removers/products.
Butyl nitrite is made from butyl alcohol, which is sweet smelling and similar to vodka or some exotic fruit. The popper smells like very sweet bananas and when left open in a room, it quickly makes the room smell like a locker room.
Amyl and isoamyl nitrite are made from the corresponding alcohols, which tend to be mild smelling and slightly sweet, neither pleasant nor unpleasant. The poppers smell more mild than the others....slightly sweet and fruity.
All poppers probably contain impurities, so these will influence overall odor and effects. So I would try to hone in on the base alcohol scent as the best way to identify a type of popper.
Anon said on Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 21:31...
Thanks for the reply. I ended up tossing both of my bottles. The smell wasn't necessarily bad, but it hung around forever as opposed to my US poppers. I decided to try them and they literally did nothing for me. I tried small hits, big hits, longer hits. Didn't feel anything from them. So I assume they went bad because they took about 2 months in the mail to get to me.