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Flavor Profile: additive cereal custard fruit other vanilla
Used in 6684 recipes at an average of 1.134%.
Rationale behind the marriage of rosemary, vanilla, and lemon: From time to time, my wife will simmer a pot of vanilla extract, slices of lemons, and sprigs of rosemary with water to scent the house. It is a delicious smelling aroma . . . and apparently, one of the scents that Williams-Sonoma uses to scent their stores (hence the name). I've always been enthralled by the scent and thought it might make for an interesting vape. Recently, she bought a cool mist aromatherapy diffuser and got amber vanilla, lemon, and rosemary scents to use in it. I found myself drawn to it. The amber vanilla added an almost bakery type aroma to the mixture, and I decided to get some rosemary concentrate to try my hand at this flavor. I got into DIY to scratch the itch for flavors that I could not readily buy . . . and this is something I've been wanting to try for quite some time.
I wanted vanilla to be dominant with lemon and rosemary falling in line behind it. This was not originally intended to be a custard, but I felt lacking the body of a custard really affected this and made it fall flat rather quickly. I knew I wanted it to have that same full-bodied flavor that I was getting from the aroma, so it needed that thick mouth-feel that only a custard can provide. This also helped add to the richness that I was getting from the aroma my wife concocts . . . when she boils water, lemons, rosemary, and vanilla, the scents come together to equal something much greater than the sum of their parts (I suspect it is due to the ingredients slowly cooking in the simmering pot).
The Vanilla: I originally went with DIYFS Holy Vanilla and INW Shisha Vanilla weighted evenly at 1.5%. I was in search of a creamy vanilla that could hold its own against the acidic bite of the lemon and the herb notes of the rosemary. After testing my first iteration of this over the course of a few weeks, I decided that I wanted the vanilla notes to be bumped to the front a bit more, so I increased the Holy Vanilla to 2%, leaving Shisha Vanilla at 1.5%. I really love these two vanillas working together!
The Lemon: Getting this where I wanted it to be was the most challenging aspect of tackling this recipe. FA Lemon Sicily and CAP Juicy Lemon were my first choices for the lemon (because they were the only lemon flavors I already had). I didn't want this to be too lemon forward, so I tried to keep it light and bright. I started out with each at 1%. It started off well, but I soon found that the lemon began to overpower the mix and become the dominant note in the liquid. It almost started tasting like a flat lemon soda the longer I vaped on it. I decided I needed to broaden my horizons, as far as lemon was concerned. Dazcole’s Lemon Tart remix was a revelation and so masterfully done that it propelled me towards purchasing FW Lemon Meringue Pie (as well as FA Custard Pi 3.14, which I’ll get to later). To try to tame the lemon I dropped the CAP Juicy Lemon completely. I added the Lemon Meringue Pie at 1% and dropped Lemon Sicily to 0.5%. This seemed to hit the right notes for me. It was adding just enough lemon to be noticed, but it didn’t take a front seat to the other flavors the way it had before.
The Rosemary: INW Shisha Rosemary was the only choice that I found for this recipe and, at the percentage it’s used, is not too strong in comparison to the other aromas. I did find it to begin laying lower in the flavor the longer it steeped in the original recipe, so I ramped it up over the course of a couple different iterations from 1% to 1.4% where it seemed to hit the sweet spot for me. I truly enjoy this flavoring . . . the challenge for me is going to be trying to fit this into other flavor combinations in a natural way..
The Custard: In the original recipe, FA Meringue and INW Custard were used to add a little bit of that bakery note I was getting from the amber vanilla scent my wife was using in the diffuser and for mouthfeel. I started out with INW Custard at 1% and Meringue at 0.5%. As this evolved into a more straight-forward custard (as opposed to simply trying to mimic the potpourri my wife makes), I opted to drop the Custard in favor of INW Crème Brulee at the same 1%. I felt this would give it that rich depth I was getting from the inspiring scent. It needed that deeper note of the caramelized sugar crust. I kept Meringue at 0.5% and added FA Custard Pi at 1.5%. This served two purposes in my mind. It helped propel this towards a custardy dessert, and it bolstered the lemon aspect without being too acidic. I felt like the vanillas I was using worked well on their own, and the lemon notes I get from Custard Pi helped out the Lemon Sicily and Lemon Meringue Pie in a very positive way (as dazcole’s brilliant recipe highlights).
TPA Sweetener was used just to round everything off with a last slight touch of sweetness. I started out at 0.5% and moved it around the recipe a couple of times before finally landing at 0.35%, which added a noticeable sweetness without being too cloying, in my opinion.
Flavors beyond the pale were my goal getting into DIY (spurred into fruition by ID10-T’s remarkable Longing recipe). This is exactly what I was looking for in this flavor. I mixed it up, shook the crap out of it, and gave it a try. For me, it is very approachable as a shake and vape. However, after a 7-day steep this really blossoms into a full-bodied custard. I’ve vaped several different iterations of this over the last 2 months and feel like it is finally finished. I’m taking ID10-T’s sage advice and dropping the lemon from the title to make this represent what it has become: a rosemary-spiced vanilla custard . . . the lemon acts solely as an additive to brighten up this mix. If you mix it, I hope you thoroughly enjoy it! This will not suit the tastes of everyone, but it was something I needed to get out of my system.
This is my take on a strapon juice. My whole plan was to take the best watermelon, strawberry and apple I had and mix them together. Thankfully it turned out really good. If you don't have PUR watermelon you could sub in LA Watermelon at a higher percentage as they both have that candied watermelon feel. The marshmallow and meringue are just there to add a little depth to the fruits, this isn't a "creamy" recipe at all.
I hope you like it.
Warm, Buttery Pistachio accompanied with nutty company crisp cookies guaranteed to melt in your mouth.
10 ingredient recipes may look laborious to mix, But I assure you it's worth the extra time and elbow sweat if you really dig cookie vapes. :)
FA Vienna Cream
To add richness.
An accent to compliment TFA's Pistachio.
A very creamy and pleasant ingredient that I didn't want drowned out, 3.25% felt right to nestle next to the cookie notes. If you really like this ingredient (I wouldn't blame you) you can bump this one up.
Used as a texture base note for the creams.
TFA Cheesecake Graham Crust
Inherently contains a touch of coconut (which isn't present via taste) that adds to the body of the mix. Softens sharp notes, rich, thick, and creamy
Deep, Warm, Butter cookie notes.
Used as a minor sweetener to FA Cookie and the other bakery notes, At 0.5% we avoid the meringue flavor.
FA Cream Fresh
The last revision of this mix lacked a bit of body, Cream Fresh helps fluff it up without deterring from the profile.
FA Vanilla Tahity
Vanilla body, Nearly undetectable notes of almond and marzipan to add intrigue to the recipe.
CAP Super Sweet
Optional, But I like this mix better with a sweeter tone.
Accidentally made a previous version live, Now updated to the final version. Sorry for the confusion.
*Rich cinnamon is 2 drops in a 30ml for a forward cinn note, but can be dropped to just 1 drop or left out completely if you don't have it or don't like cinnamon.
Growing up with a family of 5, mom in school full-time and my father a salesman supporting all of us meant we didn't have a lot of money. That all would change later in life when my mother graduated, but that wasn't until I was about 14. Up until that point, there was weekly trips to the fire station for that good government cheese and peanut butter. Most of the times my milk came in a box so seeing my dad putting water in my cereal was normal. However, when we did have real milk breakfast was a little different...It wasn't rice crispys, but actual rice.
You fill your bowl up with cooked rice, add a few scoops of sugar to it and then cover the top with cinnamon, now top it off with some actual milk! As odd as this sounds, it was so good. Good enough that I still eat it to this day every once in a while.
I been grooving on Liquid Barn's White Chocolate Peppermint as a single flavor since it came out for the holiday. It is really, really good. Got bored and threw this one together and have been alternating it into my rotation of bored mixes.
This recipe is a bit thick, LB White Chocolate Peppermint is not the strongest of flavorings. Going the lazy route with the VBIC / Meringue combo :)
Enjoy. Just a tasty thick easy recipe. I shake and vape, it of course gets better over time.
Been craving a good chocolate mint vape? Mix this one up for a refreshing start to your day, Or a minty treat after meals.
This is the first good chocolate mix I've managed to nail down.
Good as a shake and vape but better after a few days when things settle down and mesh together better.
TFA Double Chocolate Clear, HS Chocolate Cream, FLV Milk Chocolate, FLV Milk & Honey
As Bubbles would probably say: "Holy fuck boys! That's a lot of chocolate!" It appears to be at first glance indeed, But I found this specific combination of chocolates play well off each other to avoid dryness, harshness, coil gunking and the dreaded burnt taste.
LA Creme De Menthe
I usually prefer FW's version, But I've been trying to steer clear of using their flavorings as of late. FW would probably work here if you have it, I just haven't tested it.
Added to enhance the "cool" feeling. Koolada could easily be substituted.
Added for texture and sweetness. Plays very well with chocolate.
TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Cream and vanilla for the mix. At this ratio the ice cream aspect is rather drowned out, But plays along with vanilla swirl to give the mix some density with some light vanilla.
TFA Vanilla Swirl
As stated previously, It plays with TFA VBIC to bring density to the mix, And also to assist in amalgamation.
Another blind attempt at one of Grimmgreen's juices. This is based on Rainbow Sherbet in the Dark. This will definitely undergo some tweaking in the future, but it's good as is too. In the current format the Lime and Ice Cream base are too dominant. Since I made this I had the original, and that is more orange dominant with what tastes like FW blood orange.
The gelato is in this just for the eggy flavor it brings which I like. It will probably be dropped because the meringue should carry the egg white/sugar needs.
This is straight up honey and milk. Super duper nice when you need something different. A nice milky base with a sweet touch of honey. This one is a steeper, 3 weeks minimum, a month is best!
A lightly caramelized Apple and Peach combo with sweet ice cream on the side.
I find these 2 peaches combine to give a nice rounded flavour paired with fuji is a really nice profile. There is no caramel flavours in this as none of the ones i have seemed to fit as i didn't want a candy style, just melted sugar in butter, so i went with the butterscotch ripple as i feel this has a caramel flavour at low percentages, plus it helps with the creaminess of the vbic. Apple pie and CDS in low percentages are there just to add a light spice to the fruit. Needing a light alcohol backnote i went with 1 percent kentucky bourbon which for me is just the right amount to give it some warmth ( you may like it a little higher but for me this is perfect )
No sweetener as such, that's what the meringue is for, to give a light sugary sweetness to the fruits.
After a 3 day steep the profile is just what i was aiming for.
Quite a lot of flavours but nothing unusual.