I have heard nothing but great things about the flavors coming out of Apothecary. I am happy to report that my first experience with their juice was nothing, if not pleasant. Elixir 04 is supposed to be a pecan caramel cheesecake, and that is exactly what it tastes like. Since I am a big fan of pecan pies (I make a mean one, using only roasted, native pecans. Comanche pecans are bigger, but aren't nearly as sweet as the smaller, native pecans), and cheesecakes. The evil geniuses at Apothecary have brought these two flavors together.
I have cleaned and rewicked the same coils I used for my last attempt at getting decent flavor from GSV's Creme Brulee. That didn't go so well, to be sure. After letting the wicks soak for 15 minutes, I gave Elixir 04 a try. The results were amazing. The inhale tastes mostly like a pecan pie filling. While, the exhale gives you a pecan praline flavor, mixed with cheesecake. It is a creamy, heavenly flavor that fans of pastry juices will most certainly enjoy. I have let this steep for almost two weeks....but, not quite. I am thinking that the cheesecake will come forward, a little more with time. But, I had lost patience, and just had to try it. I am glad I did. I will certainly buy from them, again.
Edit: after a month steeping time, this stuff is mindblowing. Bumping it up to 5, because I can't give it a 6! My new ADV.