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French Amyls : Purchase tips for overseas fellows

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Topic created by BRUCE
on Sat, 20 Feb 2021 at 10:01

BRUCE said on Sat, 20 Feb 2021 at 10:01...

I thought of writing a few tips for overseas fellows wanting to try french amyls (living there), i have tested every available otc product several time.

I won't speak about the shops, one is quite monopolistic, well known here with its .eu domain name and i am using its french pendant with 2 days delivery to my door (yeah !).

There are other shops selling a few other sku from "colt" but that's about it, and the global offer is very similar to p.a.eu.

First, every french product are unfortunately iso-amyl, neither are sweet, all have that camphor aftertaste and i have yet to find any n-amyl otc product.
Secondly, don't expect a kick like the only isobutyl available in US.
It will be a mellow rise (too bad the chemical camphor taste is always present). Each early huff adds up to a point where effects won't rise in intensity but more adding a few minutes more ti the journey.
If that rings a bell, effects are a bit similar to butyl products ( but slightly more potent and on the contrary of isoamyl, butyl has a banana fruity sweet smell)

In term of disparities or potency between products, they're more or less the same, with some being slightly more potent (or have less diluted alcool ?). In exemple , when 10 different products are on table, you may sort these where n 2 groups, but not a single product shall be on top of others.

1st group : More "concentrated" (less diluted?) ones, from high to low

Radikal Rush large aluminium vial - Everest titanium (but they stink like camphor)
Iron Fist (smells a bit)
Everest Premium blue (not purchased in bundle) (potent with less of the camphor smell)
Blackout / Sm / Slave (Colt brand)

2nd group : Fair recommandations or standards :

Amyl (black bottle with yellow text) = Jungle Juice gold Amyl (Good alternatives i you don't want to pay the pricetag for everest premium, but everest premium shall be a bit more potent with similar level of "camphor" aftertaste to theses.
Maybe the IsoamylNitrite cream plastic large bottle (batch dependent?)

3rd group : Not bad but not exceptional
Other colt products, sexline red, gate

Everest premium case : No its not the more potent one!
imho marketing is a bit weak on this one (they really should explain why it feels a bit "purer" with less smell than others, is it several rinsing or filtering after reacting the reagents ?? Also the product pricetag is a bit too expensive, feel they're a bit greedy on markup on this one and if they'd lower the price, they could sell them by millions !
For people who use petrol heater, think of everest premium (blue) like the more expensive but highly deodorised petrols. You may have similar calorific petrols to use in your heater, less expansive, but they stink more!

Final word : Which to try considering the overseas purchase if i had to purchase only 3 :
- 1 Amyl 30 ml (black bottle / yellow text) or one jungle juice gold amyl 30 ml amyl(same product)
- 1 Everest premium bottle (you have to try this one to understand whether its pricetag is worth or not for you"
- Either a 30ml of the first line or if not available in your country, experimenting a pentyle may be interesting : Jungle Juice black label pentyle.

I don't recommend purchasing the large aluminium or large plastic bottles for an early purchase because of the uncertainty of flight effects on potential leaking.

Colt brand / Gate / Pig juice and so on : I may purchase theses locally and use them as "side dishes" during my sessions but i don't personally think they'd be worth waiting a long time for when purchasing overseas.

I hope that you might find this post useful.
I would say that i am a bit bored with locally available isoamyl at the moment and would be eager to test "real" n-amyl.

BTW : a good tip for refreshing nitrites "tired by flight" : 3-4 Molecular sieves 4A (the pea sized ones) And potassium carbonate powder (pour for approx a 1 millimeter layer at the bottom of the vial) theses should help neutralize acids and trap moisture.

My 2 cents

Bruce said on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 at 07:02...

Checked my bottles yesterday night and its not "colt" but "jolt".

Nitritespecialist said on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 at 16:43...

@Bruce: I appreciate the great, personal information you have given regarding your popper purchases in France. It's rare to read such detailed reporting.

I've been obsessed with understanding everything about poppers since 2009. It became a greater obsession when Joe Miller of PWD died in August 2010, roughly the time when all OTC poppers in the USA became instant crap, too acidic, too weak and too irritating to the airways.

The MSDS forms state that n-amyl nitrite(pentyl nitrite) have psychoactive effects, but it doesn't state the same about isoamyl(isopentyl) nitrite. The MSDS also states isoamyl alcohol has a choking odor whereas normal amyl alcohol does not. I believe n-amyl nitrite is also more stable than isoamyl nitrite. It should come as no surprise then that retail prices from chemical factories for n-amyl nitrite is 4 to 5 times higher than for isoamyl nitrite. They know that n-amyl nitrite has the best qualities for poppers....mild fruity odor, pscyhoactive effect, more stability and no choking effect as it breaks down. N-butyl nitrite DOES in fact have a very sweet banana like odor. I know for a fact because I bought 95% NBN from SigmaAldrich. At first, I couldn't smell the banana and the effects were rapidly toxic UNTIL I washed out the obvious nitric acid and added anhydrous sodium carbonate. Then the effects were adrenaline rush like and the odor was distinctly SWEET banana like.

I have smelled the camphor odor also coming from n-amyl nitrite. I think it's an impurity, perhaps valeric acid or related chemicals. I have a suspicsion that since French amyls are isoamyl nitrite, and not n-amyl nitrite, that they are simply buying large quantities of isoamyl nitrite directly from factories and rebottling it, perhaps by first washing and/or adding preservatives.

There is logical reason, except price, that someone would select to bottle isoamyl nitrite over n-amyl nitrite.

Nitritespecialist said on Sun, 21 Feb 2021 at 16:53...

Also, when buying isopentyl nitrite from a chemical company, it might not have a preservative added....such as sodium or potassium carbonate. So upon opening, it will likely smell off/funky/acidic. Adding molecular sieves and anhydrous sodium or potassium carbonate can help, BUT it might take a few days to a few weeks. Washing in cold water might work more quickly to get rid of acidic impurities, BUT isopentyl nitrite is not very stable so introducing water can be risky. I once bought 500mls of isopentyl nitrite from Alfa Aesar. It was preserved with Kcarb so upon opening it smelled OK and didn't stink....it was a bit fruity. But within a week, the entire amount, despite my best efforts turned to dead fish and vinegar. The effects of isopentyl nitrite change as its composition changes. There were sweet spots when it provided some very pleasant sensations, but it didn't last long.

BRUCE said on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 08:15...

Yes unfortunately i have yet to find and test n-amyl nitrite (Maybe did i in the early 2000, as i remember nearly odourless and sweet thinfg which i liked. Before we only had isobutyl and isopropyl then the politic poppers ban and now the isoamyl stinking (and not so great) thing which is everywhere.

I have yet to find a chem company which would accept to sell to individuals or maybe via alibaba?

Last in the venture would be self brewing, but needs a place in the house, a fumes hood or equivalent, minimal glassware... Well...

Nitritespecialist said on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 14:21...

@Bruce: the literature says that it's relatively "easy" to make highly pure alkyl nitrites without distillation. BUT, Taylor reported in 1912, that most of the OTC amyl nitrite was crap. Apparently there were lots of suppliers then. He and his assistant set out to discover why. Mostly, what they determined at the time was that there were multiple ways to make good amyl nitrite, but they depended upon method, and purity of the alcohol. They did NOT mention the purity of the sodium nitrite when using sulfuric acid. They listed some of the impurities they found, some of which were water soluble and easy to remove and others that were unknown and not easy to remove.

In my experience, I suspect reagent quality is paramount to making good amyl nitrite without distillation. I most suspect the sodium nitrite as being the primary problem when brews repeatedly turn out bitter and lifeless. So....even if you can find a supplier who will send reagents to you, you can't always trust what you are receiving as being as fresh and pure as the day it was tested for purity. That's a bigger obstacle than finding a place and getting the equipment to make the stuff.

poppersguy said on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 at 17:43...

@BRUCE I made a post recently about the Isoamyl Nitrite in the cream plastic bottle. I used to order them from France, but recently the label changed and they were horribly irritant and unpleasant. I ordered them again from Portugal, and I received the product I used to get from France, with a mild smell and very gentle on the airways. You might be right, their quality when buying from France might be batch-dependent.

Harry1950 said on Sat, 27 Feb 2021 at 19:48...

@Nitritespecialist and Bruce: Thank you very much for this detailed exchange of information, which I found very informative. I am 73 and have been using poppers relatively infrequently since 1972. I initially read about amyl nitrite in an article about different pro-sexual drugs that was published in Playboy magazine in 1971. The effects of amyl sounded appealing to me and I subsequently confirmed that amyl nitrite greatly enhanced my sex life and sexual pleasure. One of the very best popper products (formulas) I ever used (from 1976 - 1983) was sold by RAM Products in the UK, the manufacturer of the original Jungle Juice. I believe their RAM formula (sold in a small bottle) was real 100% n-amyl nitrite. For me, the best popper formula provides the following effects: it comes on quickly but smoothly, noticeably relaxes the anal muscle and causes the prostate gland to pump, and provides a very noticeable and enjoyable euphoric effect. I have introduced several of my girl friends (I am straight) in the US and Europe to poppers and they were very receptive to the euphoric effects and enjoyed them. During the past 5 years, I have purchased a variety of popper products (formulas) from US, UK, and French vendors and not one of them provided the same overall enjoyable and euphoric effects of the poppers I used during the 70's and 80's. Most of the popper products being sold now provide either no or very little pleasurable effect. Like many of the users posting on this site, I am searching for a vendor the sells real n-amyl nitrite. I believe pharmaceutical grade n-amyl nitrite can be be purchased over the counter in pharmacies in Tijuana, Mexico. I greatly appreciate the exchange of information that is posted on this web-site. Thank you to everyone who contributes to these on-going discussions for the benefit of the popper community.

Bruce said on Mon, 1 Mar 2021 at 23:40...

Straight too and reaching 50 soon.
I have yet to find a kinky enough ( or simply kinky at all ) girlfriend to share experiences.
Meanwhile enjoying e-stim with poppers and this journey began 30 years ago!
I still need to find n-amyl to understand whether it is what i am looking for and a bit confused right now about whether some "pentyl" otc products might actually be n-amyl provided the manufacturer did really used n-pentyl and not the iso form(from a cas perspective n-pentyl=n-amyl but i might be wrong on this).
Anyway i can't recommend enough using a bit of artisanalcleaner in the middle of a meal beginning with a bit of EU (iso-) amyls or pentyls, had a wonderful time with this combination tonight.

Harry1950 said on Tue, 2 Mar 2021 at 05:28...

@Bruce: Thanks for your response and comments.
In my previous experience, a woman does not need to be kinky in order to be introduced to try using poppers. It is simply a matter of intelligently explaining what poppers are and how they effect the body and enhance all forms of sexual pleasure. For vaginal / anal fisting or vaginal / anal massage with large dildoes, poppers are a must and can provide very intense and pleasurable orgasms. In fact, for older men, massage of the prostate gland is strongly recommended to maintain the long term health of the gland.
I share your confusion about "pentyl" OTC formulas versus n-amyl nitrite. I believe I have read on this site that pentyl nitrite is supposed to be the same as n-amyl nitrite, but I strongly disagree. In my prior experience, n-amyl nitrite has a very distinct aroma or odor to it that is instantly recognized. I have been using the Jungle Juice Gold Label (ordered from P.A.eu / France) and it is definitely not the same chemical as n-amyl nitrite. Furthermore, I think the Canadian manufacturer has weakened this formula over the past year. It used to provide some pleasurable effect for me, but now it provides very little effect.
Two years ago, I was ordering "100% amyl nitrite" from P.A. eu / France. This was the product that only came in a small bottle and it had a yellow wrapping. This formula definitely smelled a little like n-amyl nitrite, but it was not as strong as real n-amyl nitrite. In any event, P.A.eu stopped selling this particular product about a year ago. It is no longer available. I e-mailed Customer Service and they suggested I buy Everest Blue Label, which is supposed to be 100% amyl nitrite. So, I did buy it and I tried it, and I can tell you this formula is not real n-amyl nitrite. Not even close, and it is over priced.
I have also purchased Iron Fist. Once again, this formula does not smell like n-amyl nitrite and it does not provide me with any distinct euphoric effect or immediate relaxation of the anal muscle. I guess this formula is perhaps iso-amyl, but I don't know.
Two months ago, I ordered the Sampler Package from Artis Anal Cleaners. Their butyl nitrite (?) formula does not seem to work for me. It does not provide me any distinct euphoric effect. In addition, I sampled a little of the strongest formula [ Flamin' ] and it caused me to see blue spots in front of my eyes for about 35 minutes. Obviously, this serious adverse reaction or effect caused me a great deal of concern. I don't want to use any popper product / formula that is going to cause me to see blue spots in front of my eyes. So, now I am wondering - is their formula really butyl nitrite, or is it something else?
Thanks again for taking the time to respond and provide me your comments.

Bruce said on Wed, 3 Mar 2021 at 23:45...

I know the yellow wrapped bottle : I got a stale one lately but asked myself whether it could be amyl-nitrite despite the "isoamyl nitrite" printed because it reminded me of 1990 poppers smell.

This one is still available on selected french stores.
Manufacturer is "New Milenium" which walked against the 2011 government ban of poppers in France, luckily they won at the end of the day and poppers was authorised again by 2013 if i do remember well...

Harry1950 said on Thu, 4 Mar 2021 at 06:19...

@Bruce: Hello, and thanks very much for your response !
Thanks for informing me that the yellow wrapped small bottle product from New Milenium is still available from some French vendors. I will definitely investigate this on the Internet and order some bottles if I can locate a French vendor that offers it for sale.
I did not know that popper products had been previously banned in France in 2011, but were then authorized again for sale in 2013. Very interesting.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond !

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