This recipe exists because of Foment_life's spectacular pear trinity, as found in his recipe DAAPled Pears. The combination of FA Pear, TFA Pear, and FA Fuji is hands down the best, most realistic pear I've ever had in vape form. I'll repeat what I said in my review of DAAPled Pears: it is a smooth, sweet, crisp work of art.
I wanted to see what this pear trinity would do in a Placid-esque recipe (I assume everyone is aware of Adirondack's Placid . . .if not look it up). I combined the pear trinity with VT Persian Lime, WF Strawberry Gummy Candy, TFA Honeysuckle, and LA Cheesecake. I wanted a cream presence in this recipe and find LA Cheesecake to be a perfect neutral cream. It has a heavenly aroma and adds a full, creamy mouth-feel to this bright fruit/floral mix. It turns this into a creamy, sherbet-like version of Placid. I could also see this pear trinity working with VT Fizzy Sherbet and/or VT Yoghurt Drink.
Even if you don't mix this . . . please don't sleep on the beauty that Foment_life has created with DAAPled Pears.
A profile I've been working on since I started DIYing . . . blueberry oatmeal cookie. This has a lot of layering trying to get to that oatmeal cookie, and this is as close as I've come to hitting it.
The blueberry itself is a combo of FW Blueberry, WF Blueberry Jam, and FLV Jammy Berry . . . going for that close to cooked, jammed-up blueberry rather than ripe blueberry.
The cookie is the real beast here. The star of the show being, in my opinion, JF Cookie V2. It is, hands down, my favorite cookie. There are a lot of other moving parts here layered atop one another trying to reach oatmeal cookie heaven. 0.25% FLV Granola still shines through without dominating the mix like a higher percentage would . . . that stuff is a bully in a mix.
I know these overly-complex recipes are not everyone's cup of tea . . . but this has been such a long-sought-after pursuit. I felt compelled to share it. If you mix it, I hope you enjoy it!
A custardy RY4 to celebrate the end of upper 90 degree temps here in Tennessee. I flipped the percentages on the Hangsen Caramel Toffee and WF Caramel Popcorn and Peanuts from Alfred Pudding's 1 2 3 Cracker Jack . . . cranked the WF Vanilla Ruyan Custard all the way up and mixed in a little OOO Burnt Sugar with FA Custard Premium, to bring the smoky vanilla up to play nice with the heavy caramel note. A touch of FLV Sweet & Smokey with woody TFA Red Oak to help the tobacco play the back to the caramel/vanilla front.
Made for a pod system (the Innokin EQS pod system, to be exact). I wanted something woody and smoky with a heavy-handed pour of vanilla. The Ylang Ylang edges the vanillas in a spicy, floral direction, which meshes well with the Red Oak and sandalwood of Wood Spice. Black Fire adds the char. Vanilla Ruyan, also, helps bring this into the realm of a smoked vanilla essence. Butterscotch is there as deeper note underneath and to bring a level of richness to the table. Even with other devices charged and filled, I keep reaching back for this. It's a welcome change of pace. It's not really like anything else, it just is what it is . . . smoky, woody vanilla
Had to take a break from testing/mixing FA Tobaccos . . . so, I made this. A banana/coconut pudding RY4. The bones of this are the beautiful duo of coconuts in hashslingingslashur's Leche de Coco with 2 fantastic bananas (TFA Banana Nut Bread and Solub Arome's Banana Flambe), FA Bavarian Cream, and the underrated JF Cookie v2 making up the pudding. 2 RYs (JF RY4 Double and WF Vanilla Ruyan) along with FLV Smoked Butterscotch making up the RY4. Enjoy!
Since everyone seems to be dropping pineapple recipes . . . here's something I've been working on in anticipation of the Stranger Things season 3 release. A while ago, my wife made pancakes with pineapple rings in them, which led to the idea of waffles with pineapple. I've long been trying to find a decent pineapple upside down cake, to no avail. Setting that aside (again), I turned my attention to this Stranger Things inspired concoction . . . Upside Down pineapple waffles. LB Belgian Waffle, JF Cookie, and AP to get that crispy, maple waffle. FW Butter Pecan and Sweetener to go with that JF Cookie to make up the buttery, nutty syrup. CAP Golden Pineapple and WF Pineapple Candy for the sweetened cooked pineapple rings. Finally, topped off with a dollop of CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream.
Let me start off by saying I've never had Smax Pony on Acid. This is what I imagine the flavor to be like when reading the profile. This is candied strawberries, raspberries, and pineapples mixed with a citrus, vanilla cream.
I'm enjoying this quite a bit fresh . . . it's tart, sweet, and creamy.
America's Horse with No Name has nothing to do with this mix other than the title. If I had to nail down a musical inspiration for this it would be Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
Inspiration: For my birthday/Valentine's Day, my wife and I went to a Southern/Indian fusion restaurant in Nashville, Chauhan Ale and Masala House. We ordered the Masala Dabba and Tandoori appetizer, which features fresh naan and a selection of chutneys (the pickled mango was divine) and butters. It was all great, but one of the standouts was a cinnamon, sugar, and rose butter. The marriage of rose, cinnamon, and butter was a revelation.
I knew that as a recipe I wanted it to have a starch element. I did not have any ideas for naan (aside from using Shyndo's bread stone . . . but sliced white bread is not naan), so I opted for a rice pudding type note. Upon further research I discovered that there was an Indian rice pudding with rose called gulab phirni. I set about trying to recreate that experience in vape form.
The butter is made up of a small part FA Butter and WF Buttercream frosting . . . the actual butter in the appetizer was quite sweet, so I used the WF to boost the FA and bring some sweetness to it. FA is extremely true to form but is DAAP heavy, and I din't want to overdo it too much.
The cinnamon is a combination of CAP Cinnamon Sugar with FLV RIch Cinnamon . . . the CAP serves to soften the bite of the FLV without taking away from the cinnamon spice itself. The CAP Cinnamon Sugar adds to the sweetness, as well. 0.4% Rich Cinnamon can be quite heavy, but it plays so nicely with the rose at this level.
The rose is the only one I own INW Dzika Róża - Wild Rose. I'm excited for the release of FLV Rose Essence to remix this recipe, but, for now, this is what I've got and it works. I may pick up FA Rose when the FLV drops and try this out with each.
The rice pudding is a combination I have used in the past FE Sweet Rice, VT Rice Base, and FLV Vanilla Pudding. FE is closer to a jasmine rice, where VT is more like basmati rice, in my opinion. The two serve the starchy purpose that I intended, with the Vanilla Pudding mixing them into a glutinous pudding.
Look, if you read this far, it's safe to say your interest is piqued. This in not a vape everybody is looking for . . . maybe nobody aside from myself . . . but the buttery mixture of rose, cinnamon, and sugar is truly delightful. It's not an ADV by any stretch of the imagination, but it serves as a welcome break from the norm.
An RY4 mix I've been working with folded into Alfred Pudding's Cheesecake layer. I keep coming back to this, and it doesn't get old. Tasty as hell off the shake and only gets better given time. For me, this reaches ADV status . . . from pairing it with coffee in the morning, to accompanying a sip of whiskey at night, and everything in between.
This is a sweet, robust RY4 tobacco slathered in vanilla-laced caramel backed up by the velvet-smooth cream of cheesecake . . . I'm in my happy place.
Listening to this amazing Deftones Mix throughout concept, creation, and testing. The colors/visuals at about the 4min 15sec mark is what sparked the idea.