A vibrant and juicy lychee enveloping a blossom.
Steep time: Can be SnV'd after a real good shake, but best after 2-3 days. Wouldn't steep it too long as the mix isn't as good when FA Red touch inevitably fades.
This mix initially came about me trying to get the most out of CAP Sweet Lychee instead of opting for another brand.
I opted to start boosting lychee with other flavorings to see where I could take it:
Cap Sweet Lychee:
While CAP Sweet Lychee isn't bad at all, it has obvious drawbacks. Not very juicy, and a floral offnote. At 4% it gives a solid base to this mix, but gives you some work to do..
FA Red Touch:
At 3% this just gives a pink/red background to the vape and to fill in some of the gaps Sweet Lychee leaves.
At 1% this boosts the brightness and makes the mix more vibrant.
The turning point in the mix. The mix was shaping up to be a nice juicy Lychee but something had to be done about those floral/perfumey notes.
Instead of fighting/hiding that I decided to add Honeysuckle to embrace those notes and tuck them into a hidden flower in the vape.
At 1.5% it does just enough of that while leaving the mix a mainly Lychee profile.
After adding honeysuckle and changing the profile of the mix I felt like I needed another fruit to support the bottom of the flavor.
Pear, commonly used as a fruit juice filler, worked perfectly and elevated the mix and gave it more dimension.
Initially started at 2%, and it was good, but opted to lower it to 1.5% to let the rest of the mix come through more.
Edit: Sigh I opted to up it back again to 2 from 1.5 but that is optional. Both versions are good just slightly different. If you'd prefer less lychee go for 2% otherwise drop it to 1.5%.
My sweetener of choice. Just 0.75%(~3 drops per 10ml) to boost the sweetness of the fruits. Feel free to not use it but I like it more with.
Special thanks to ID10-T, Kopel, and CheebaSteeba for their valuable advice and for taking the time to test <3
Edit: Sept 19th, Reverted my recipe back to the old percentages (1% Dragonfruit vs 1.5%, 2% FA Pear vs 1.5%), so back to the initial version of the recipe.
I tried going for an authentic profile of a triple apple hookah and ended up tweaking it to make it more enjoyable as an ADV.
A real hookah doesn't have this much sweetness and zest, and has much much more anise in it which gets old really fast in vaping imho.
I ended up decreasing the Bahraini Gold (which brings the anise) and upping the INW Shisha Apple which is a wonderful sweet apple flavor. This also made the vape much more smooth as Bahraini Gold has a bit of a throat hit.
Lowering the INW Bahraini Gold left a bit of space in the tobacco department and FA Maxx Blend was perfect for the job (imho) as it brought a sweet tobacco to the table that blends in perfectly.
Optional: Increase Maxx Blend to 0.5% or even more if you want more tobacco in the vape, remove it all together, or replace it with your own favorite sweet tobacco flavor.
Optional2: For a more authentic hookah experience I'd add 0.25-0.5% Anise depending on brand.