Closet Fascination

A blog about a journey, smoking, not smoking, vaping and everything in between


November 2015

Five Pawns: Bowden’s Mate


My mint-obsession led me to this gem. I was out of Ice Berry and my supplier didn’t have the nicotine level I desired. I had put this on my wish list awhile ago (every mint juice my supplier has is pretty much on that list) and after numerous people had recommended Five Pawns to me, I decided to see what all the hype was about.

I have to say this lives up to the hype. More than lives up. I think this has replaced Ice Berry as my go to mint juice.

Description: Inspired by the after-dinner mint, this flavourful chocolate is sharpened by crisp mint, ending with a touch of French Vanilla. Seductive yet soft, with a refreshing effervescent note.

Flavour: See description. No really, this tastes almost exactly as the company describes. On the inhale, I get more chocolate mint. On the exhale, a much stronger mint, and a hint of vanilla. Very similar to eating a peppermint patty.

Clouds: This is a 50/50 VG/PG mix so vapour production is typical of such a mixture.

Throat hit: Nice throat hit. I think it mostly comes from the mint.

Room note: Okay, this is something that comes more from my pipe smoking but I don’t notice the smell of most things I vape lingering but this one smells lovely afterwards as well. I noticed it when I walked into my house after being gone for a bit. Despite loving this flavour, I don’t think I’ve vaped more than usual today.

Nicotine level: Comes in 0, 3, 6, 12 and 18 mg. I tried the 6 mg.

Price: $27.50 USD on the Five Pawns website
$31.50 CAD from Steeped Monkey Brains

So far this is the best mint juice I’ve ever tried. Worth the price of admission. Considering the exchange rate, I feel like I’ve gotten a steal of a deal as $27.50 USD is about $36 CAD and shipping is free for me from that vendor.

Happy Vaping!


Vaping Science: The Evidence For Vaping

Here is a comprehensive list of studies on vaping that address it’s safety. It only includes studies that support vaping, however it still might be an interesting read for those of you that like this sort of thing.

Bylaw Changes

E-cigarettes bylaw changes now in effect –

Most people followed these anyways. Some of these are unenforceable unless someone complained or they caught you on camera. Stealth vaping literally leaves no trace so unless cameras are installed in every bathroom stall people will probably still vape indoors, they will just be sneaky about it.

While vapor is annoying to some people, most people once they connect that the vapor isn’t smoke and usually smells delicious, they don’t actually mind. I think as long as people are respectful of others, and aren’t blowing giant clouds of vapor into people’s faces most people don’t care that people vape.

I met a family yesterday in the dog park, where all the adult men were vaping. As a fellow vaper, I found it cool to see so many people vaping in one place. It was also neat to smell because when I’m vaping, I can’t always tell what the vapor smells like to others. I can tell you it was more subtle than most people’s perfume or cologne.

I guess this means my car will continue to be my primary vape refuge.

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