A delightful blend of juicy blackberries and crisp pear.
This idea was founded on a challenge in our local DIY group following the posting of a pic of a popular baby food purée called Pear and Blacberry. The combination of flavor seemed so obvious that I had to give it go!
FW Blackberry is, in my view, the king of Blackberries as it encapsulates the essence of a true, fresh, blackberry in every sense. It is beatifully tart with the perfect amount of sweetness with zero floral notes, which is the nemesis of this fine berry. The innate earthyness compliments the earthy notes of the pear to perfection, resulting in a delishious medley of these unlikely bedfellows.
My trusty pear combo does the heavy lifting here to provide an unbelievably realistic, fresh pear flavor. FA Pear brings the juicy, run down your chin, pear whilst INW Pear adds the gritty texture, crunch and mouth feel.
FA Cream blends our heroes together and adds a fabulous, creamy, mouthfeel to the stereotipal ‘watery’ fruits used. You could use FLV with pleasure but I have a secret love affair with FA Cream and I can simple not find it in myself to cheat!
This baby is pretty good off the shake but will meld to perfection after 3 to 5 days.
A fanciful combination of banana and cactus, what else?
Banana and cactus? Is this guy even serious? Well, one word: yessiree! When I first started with this mad combination, I was intrigued by the absurdness of the concept but it turned out, to coin a phrase, absolutely fabulous! The sweet, runty banana notes are kept in place and stunningly enhanced by the contrasting cactus, resulting in a one of a kind flavour combonation...
The banana combo is compliments of @Tootall and is, by far, the best banana combo around. The distinctive ‘fake banana’ FLV, with its natural, ripe banana creaminess blends perfectly with the equally ripe and runty WF Banana Puree to create a decadent banana ‘pudding’.
INW Cactus is such an intriguing flavour that it just fits here as if it was meant to be paired with banana all this time! The inherent, albeit slight, hints of pear and citrus is the perfect companion to blend with the banana base. INW has noted that Cactus pairs well with banana and a few recipes are about, so this is not a total hairball idea...
This is good off the shake.
A delectable, rich and creamy creme brulee infused with fresh mango.
The 3-2-1 Creme Brulee has been my creamy custard stone for over a year now and it keeps on surprising me with its magnitude of uses. Here, I paired it with the 'in vogue' Mango by FE. This is nothing revolutionary, just the coming together of 2 things of beauty...
FE Mango continues to impress & I keep finding new uses for it. Here, it sits perfectly atop a luscious brulee, which allows it to shine by enhancing the inherent fruity creaminess of the mango. Feel free to drop the Creme Brulee to 1% for a less pronounced brulee
This is good to ago after 3 days, best after 6.
A deliciously thick and creamy cheesecake blended with fresh mango & a drizzle of passion fruit.
I set out to create a thick and creamy European style fresh cheesecake, incorporating the magnificence of FE Mango...
INW Yes, We Cheesecake is my absolute favorite Cheesecake at the moment. The Philadelphia style cream cheese base is so so smooth and delectable that is is just about perfect. I added a touch of LA Cheescake to take this over the edge, without maxing out the INW. Combined, this is creamy cheesecake heaven!
As explained in Pango, FE Mango is the quintessential mango flavour to date and I predict that it will become the go-to mango very, very soon. It perfectly encapsulates the very best a fresh, ripe & luscious mango to be with zero, zip, zilch, nada room for improvement. The is the epitome of mango. Period.
FA Passion fruit is added with caution to cut the mango 'just so'. It imparts a delicious Passion fruit back note without detracting form our hero.
Give this baby 5 days or so to settle and enjoy!!!
A classic gin cocktail with a hint of rose & cucumber.
Watch the Layerz development notes and recipe development here https://youtu.be/ZlGrfGRkauo
Based on the craft gin craze, I recreated a Rose & Cucumber Tonic using the new FLV Citrus Soda, infused with Rose and Cucumber as the mixer.
This is a homage to Juniper, an outstanding juice by my favourite local juice maker, Benji from Vapour Mountain.
Pick up a bottle and let me know how it compares here http://www.vapourmountain.co.za/shop/60ml-eliquids/60ml-vapour-mountain-juniper-e-liquid-2mg/
FLV Gin is a masterfully created, authentic dry gin which leaves little guesswork to the vaper as to what they are tasting. The resinous, piney flavour, inherent to the Juniper berry, is wonderfully balanced by citrus peel and a smidgen of spiciness from freshly ground peppercorns. There is a wondrous boozy element to the flavour which rounds the profile off expertly. The 'booziness' is not overwhelming in the least but rather augments the authenticity & overall Gin experience. I see this as the best bits of FA Fin and FM Pure Gin combined to create a well rounded & balanced Gin.
FLV Rose Essence brings a delicate, true rose, sophistication to the mix and softens the gin ever so slightly. This is a very "safe" rose flavour compared to other overpowering versions, and will not kill your mix, if used with care. At 2% it brings a semi-rose tinge without being floral, nor does it hinder the Gin to shine. The TPA Rose Candy assists the FLV Rose Essene to punch through the Gin foundation, which can restrict other flavors to shine. In addition, this adds a splash of sweetness to a relatively dry Gin.
FLV Citrus Soda brings a new level of an authentic lemonade/Sprite type flavor to the market. This is a fresh lemon and lime base with a touch of fizziness to perfectly emulate a Sprite like mixer. This is a more dynamic version of FLV Lemonade as it has more pronounced fresh lemon and lime notes. This acts as the mixer base and assists in "moisturising' the gin.
CAP Cucumber fulfills two roles here: Firstly, it provides some juiciness to mix without detraction. INW Cactus does this slightly better but it imparts an unwelcome flavour in this melange. Secondly, the subtle cucumber flavor adds another flavor dimension/layer which concludes the overall profile with an intriguing little twist. I found 2.5% to be aptly enough but it can be increased to around 4% for a more pronounced cucumber taste.
WS23/Koolada is optional at .50 to provide an icy feel.
Give this one at least 3 days to settle down...
A thick & creamy milkshake blended with sticky toffee and crushed cookies.
The milkske base comes with the compliment of @Freshepies and is, by miles, the best milkshake base known to man and alien alike. It is a thick and creamy vanilla milkskake and ticks all the boxes in the most realistic and indulgent milkshake department. Period.
FLV Toffee is what it says on the label = thick, sweet and sticky toffee. Used low, it works well and devoid of the fruity and funky off notes some pick up. It needs at least a week or so to fully shine, so be patient, it will just get better and better.
Salted Carmel boosts the Toffee just a tad by adding a buttery and rich caramel element which rounds the toffee off beautifully.
JF Cookie is my go to fresh, cookie flavour and sits beautifully in this milkshake. A tad of texture and caramel sweetness, inhered to JF cookie, compliments the toffee layer stunningly.
Let this baby develop for at least 7 days - 2 weeks best.
A tantalisingly refreshing, chilled, fresh mandarin vape...
Another addition to my Icee range, this time in the form of a lesser renowned citrus champion, the humble Mandarin. This mix celebrates this unique citrus varietal which is less sour but sweeter and more flavourful than it's well know brother/sister/cousin, the Orange.
FA Tanger is the star of the show and treated as such. It is an authentic representation of a fresh, sweet tangerine in all it's glory. There is a tinge of zest present which adds a stunning 'bite' when you least expect it.
Cap Sweet Tangerine keeps FA honest and prevents it from being too linear by boosting the sweetness a tad. Combined, these two provide an full burst of tangerine goodness!
The FA Cream provides some body & creaminess, allowing the fruit to show their full potential.
WS23 cools everything down without detracting from the stars of show. Feel free to start the WS23 off at 0.50% and adjust up if required.
Sub WS23 with Koolada at your preferred % if preferred.
Give this baby 3 days or so and she is ready to pop!
A voluptuous oral orgasm of ripe bananas smothered in whipped cream and sultry toffee...
A simple interpretation of a traditional Banoffee without the pie crust element.
WF Banana Puree is an intriguing mix of ripe and "runty" banana, which makes it perfect for this creamy application. It is a vibrant, ripe banana flavour without being too dominant at lower %'s. I noticed slight fading over the 20 day mark but significantly enough to impact negatively on the vape experience.
Cap Vanilla Whipped cream provides an intense, full, whipped cream taste and texture to enrobe the bananas beautifully. The slight hint of vanilla is evident on the exhale and finishes the creaminess dazzlingly.
FLV Toffee is a phenomenal toffee if treated with (love &) care. At 1% it fulfils its intended purpose of providing a sweet, thick toffee accent, blending with the sweet whipped cream with ease. I experimented with various caramels but this toffee came out tops and stayed true to its' name...Toffee!
Give this baby at least 5 days to settle, best after 7.
A delicious mango & papaya blend celebrating the magnificence of FE Mango.
I have been searching for 'the' mango for the last 3 years to no avail... To achieve an authentic, fresh, perfectly ripe mango in DIY was was virtually impossible. Until now...
Along came FE Mango and restored my faith in the search for the e-liquid mango kingdom's holy grail...the humble mango.
FE Mango is the quintessential mango flavour to date and I predict that it will become the go-to mango very, very soon. It perfectly encapsulates the very best a fresh, ripe & luscious mango to be with zero, zip, zilch, nada room for improvement. The is the epitome of mango. Period.
At 4%, this is pure heaven and easily a solo ADV. I added a splash of TFA Papaya and a smidgen of Peach to create a mango forward melange of fresh, ripe fruit. The peach adds a slight peachiness without messing with our hero and keeps things nice and moist.
I adore the inherent bitterness of Papaya, which perfectly balances the sweetness of the mango, whist adding to the mouthfeel with results in a thick, full vaping experience.
Give this baby 2 days or so to settle and be prepared to be transported to your ultimate oral glee...
A refreshingly juicy, chilled, pear with a hint of vanilla...
This is another installment of my Icee range which sets out to pay homage to the splendor of single fruit varieties. My mission is to combine the best individual fruit flavors with a lick of cream and a touch of cooling to highlight their innate beauty, without adding any unnecessary complexity. I want the fruits to speak for themselves without being interrupted...
The pear layer is derived from my trusty pear duo, which, when combined, delivers and unbelievably realistic, fresh pear flavor.
FA Pear brings the juicy, run down your chin, pear whilst INW Pear adds the gritty texture, crunch and mouth feel.
Optional = Add 1% INW Pair of Pairs for an additional pear layer. I omitted this layer for the final recipe as the base was strong enough to hold it's own.
INW Shisha is my all time favorite vanilla & works a treat to add a little body and a touch of sweetness, to compliment the pear duo beautifully.
The FA Cream provides some body & creaminess without interfering with the pear flavor.
WS23 cools everything down without detracting from the stars of show. Feel free to increase the WS23 in increments of 0.25% if you prefer a colder kick. Sub WS23 with Koolada at your preferred % if preferred.
Give this baby 3 days to settle and enjoy!!