After getting involved with the DIY_EJUICE Monthly Clone Challenge, I ordered some Titan from the good people at Blue Dot Vapors. Upon trying it, I feel it taste very similar to Amalfi by Bigglesworth Labs, which I've been working on cloning for quite some time. Titan definitely has a lovely spice on the finish of the exhale, whereas Amalfi is more jam-like and consistent across the vape.
I've had a multitude of Amalfi clones, and recently been taking it in my own direction. Once I tried Titan, I simply removed FW Tres Leches and replaced it with CAP Gingerbread. I also excluded FA Liquid Amber. I'll tell ya what, even fresh, this tastes like it's going in the right direction. Although I obviously haven't had a chance to see how it steeps, based on the previous iteration I expect it to be as delicious if not moreso, as the Gingerbread really adds the extra dimension of flavor.
INW/FA Apricot- I must say I'm a big fan of LA Apricot, but FA seems a bit tangier, juicier, and punches through longer during the exhale. INW lends that soft, almost peach-like quality.
FA Torrone/Almond/Meringue- While I used TPA Almond in my Amalfi attempts initially, FA's offering is less sweet and seems to be a bit more "musty" which works well in bakeries. The Torrone adds almond as well, as well as a citrus zest that helps the Apricots poke through. Also when combined with FA Meringue, it steeps into a beautiful sweetness that seems intrinsic rather than sitting on top of the other flavors.
FA Tanger- While this is a new addition to this recipe, I don't really know how it will play out during a steep. A bit forward at the moment, but definitely well in the ballpark and adds a nice zing to the Apricots. This may end up being reduced to .75%.
AP/TFA Vanilla Cupcake/JF Yellow Cake- This was my base for Amalfi (+FW Tres Leches 1%) and seems to be a fine fit here. Initially, I used FructoseWild's Yellow Cake, but changed to JF because even though I don't mind, others may not wish to consume that concentrate. TFA beats CAP Van Cupcake with a little extra sweetness, and a shorter steep time. I feel the AP helps with seperating the layers of flavors, so fruit over bakery instead of fruit + bakery x blender= bleh.
CAP Gingerbread- Again, a new part of the recipe that, at least fresh, seems like it will be in the right direction.
DISCLAIMER- This is not meant to be an outright clone, just a modification on a similar recipe. That, and my tastebuds are like that Turkish neighbor of yours that wears sunglasses at night, buys large amount of black trash bags, and drives a Chrysler Sebring convertible...AKA on the Not To Be Trusted List. If you people knew what I put my tastebuds through...
Smooth, juicy pears covered in sweet caramel, smothered in peanut butter, and topped with toasted marshmallows!
Believe it or not, I like this as a shake and vape! However, I like a bit of throat hit, and have been making it 50/50. You should give it at least 4 days if making 70/30 or more.
Add 1.5% TPA Kentucky Bourbon if you like that boozy note
TPA/INW Pear- At these %'s, they make my favorite pear base as a main note. However, if you want to go for a less sharp pear, drop both to 1.25%, and add .25% FA Fuji and .25% FA Kiwi.
FA Liquid Amber/TPA Toasted Marshmallow/TPA Peanut Butter- This not only cooks the pear, but gives it just the right amount of tartness to offset the sweetness in the Marshmallow/Caramel/Pear/Brown Sugar.
FA Caramel/TPA Brown Sugar/TPA Marshmallow- Probably pretty damn obvious, but these are used here for....deliciousness! Feel free to cut Marshmallow to 1% for a tick less sweetness, but I really like it that high.
This is the 1 of the concentrates I use to help my sorry ass taste buds catch a glimpse of the beautiful club "Strawberry Olfactory Recognition Guild". To date, I've not received my membership, but this has got me closer. Feel free to replace CAP Super Sweet with EM10%, as that is my other mix.
I used 0.5%-1.5% in most of my mixes thus far.
From @Queuetue : I find boston rounds to be the very best bottles for mixing and temporary storage. I use them for my VG and PG as well as on the scale while I'm making a mix. With a top that's easy to fill, easy to cap and with minimal access to air, I keep a bunch on hand for unflavored base, or whatever project I may be up to for handy, quick access.
The tip is small enough to use with most top-fill RTAs or RDAs as well.