Charlie Noble

The Not-So-Discontinued Series: Commodore Pearry

Welcome back to the latest installment of our occasional series, featuring some of the Charlie Noble flavors that have been discontinued, but never forgotten! I had a plan for the order of the recipe releases, but Commodore Pearry has been far and away the most requested, so ask and ye shall receive. 

When Commodore Pearry was developed, I had been working on several different flavor concepts for a few weeks, and just wasn’t in love with any of them. There was a lot of potential in a few of them, but nothing was popping. After making another dozen or so variations, I decided that maybe a break was what I needed, get some food, find something else to do for the rest of the day. I ended up in a Latin market, and saw a can of pear nectar. Light bulb moment. Realized that I love pears, I love pear nectar, and I hadn’t had a good pear e-liquid in quite a while. Bought a few cans of the juice, bought a few pears, and headed back to the laboratory with the beginning of a concept.

Obviously, Commodore Pearry didn’t stay as a straight up pear nectar flavor, but instead shifted to a creamy, silky, pear e-liquid. There are a few reasons, mainly that we were still in the middle of the cream/custard era of e-liquids. Also, a strong pear flavor can develop a ridiculous throat hit without something to balance it out. Remember, we’re talking about the era of mechanical mods and RDAs being the dominant hardware in the vape world. Hence, the birth of the Commodore.


On to the recipe!


Perfumer’s Apprentice


Bavarian Cream

Flavor West


Vanilla Custard V2



French Vanilla V2






Caramel Candy

Flavor West



Pear [TPA] – Just a great all around pear. FA makes a truer pear flavor, Capella makes a sweeter pear, but TPA pear is just a wonderful, full, juicy, pear flavor. This is also my favorite pear to use to complement other fruit flavors to fill out a recipe, or to accentuate an apple note in a liquid. I really wanted to keep this recipe simple, layer the flavors nicely, and give everything room to breathe and work with each other. This percentage is kind of high, unless you’re going to balance it with some dense creams…


Bavarian Cream [FW] – yeah, Flavor West. I have my issues with them, but the flavors they do right, they do REALLY right. This is the beginning of the cream base, and it works wonderfully with the other 3 parts. This has a wonderful dense mouthfeel, and brings the cream notes without being overly sweet. I tend to use this in equal portions to the other main part of any self-respecting cream base…


Vanilla Custard V2 [CAP] – c’mon, man. You had to know this was going to be the next ingredient. The gold standard of custards. ‘nuff said. This fills the rest of the cream out, and rounds out all of the other flavors. I might use some V1 if I was making it for my personal use. Maybe.


French Vanilla V2 [CAP] – Vanilla pairs wonderfully with pear. So we have a strong pear flavor, balanced it with a rich cream base, and now we need to get the accents in place to make the flavors really start to pop. A little bit of French Vanilla works perfectly here. Give the note to play off the pear, and to lay nicely with the creams. Just enough to be noticeable, but not enough to try and steal some of the spotlight.

 Coconut [CAP] – the old liquid maker’s trick, a tiny bit of coconut to make anything dairy related taste a little bit more realistic. Just a touch, you don’t want to actually taste coconut.


Caramel Candy [FW] – just some more accents, and caramel pairs amazingly well with both pears and vanilla creams. This is a strong flavor, so once again I’m only adding enough to play the part of highlighting the other flavors, but not enough to become one of the forefront flavors. I want it to blend into the background, and be another component that ties the entire recipe together.


There it is, Commodore Pearry! One of my favorites, and it’s wonderful to be able to share the recipe with all of you. What flavor would you like to see next? Give us a like, and a share, and leave a comment with which discontinued flavor you would like to see revealed next!

  • Ivan says...

    Bravo Maestro, I don’t know mate but is my house haunted? I mix this up and it just vanishes. Your excellent Brodie-esque notes are educational but eerily silent on this. But I figured it out, it’s the cuckoo-nut, that stuff is just crazy. Mixing it at 0.9999% makes the mix last 0.0002% longer, give or take 3.142% rounding. So by my calculation, I should be making this in 500ml batches or 500ml+50ml batches if it’s a full moon and cloudy.

    And to prolong the annoyance, and I’m winking as I type this, my Smoked Yogurt is diluted and on severe rationing. Now that’s a litre per batch type of vape. Here’s to you finding the kindness to release that gem.

    On December 12, 2017

  • Dewald says...

    Hey Matt,

    Sadly I have never been a able to try any of your juices (I’m non-US), but I would still like thank you for what you and this company are doing. After your interview with Wyane from DIYorDIE and seeing how you continuously give back to the community you certainly have all my respect and gratitude.

    Thank you!

    On September 20, 2017

  • Daryl Foster says...

    Hi Matthew, I really enjoy the recipe releases and Thank You very much for those. What I would really like to see in a recipe release is the Famous Charlie Noble Pistachio RY4. That is one of my FAVORITE from Charlie Noble. I just hope that I have not missed the release already. If not, then it would be greatly appreciated for the release. Thanks.

    On September 08, 2017

  • Cam says...

    Any chance the Chocolate Mousse recipe is next up?

    On September 04, 2017

  • Michelle Hughes says...

    How do I love you… let me count the ways. Seriously, if I wasn’t married I’d give you mind blowing adoration for releasing this recipe! Thanks so much! And thanks for all the tips… as a hobbyist DIY mixer I love learning from the best! Have a great week and Love Always!

    On August 30, 2017

  • Brian says...

    Great that you share these recipes. I learn a lot about mixing just from the notes. Much appreciated.

    On May 17, 2017

  • Hany says...

    Thanks for Sharing the recipe,
    Any plans for releasing (smoked yogurt) recipe ??

    On May 04, 2017

  • Phillip says...

    Thanks for the great recipe. Be nice to know the recommended steeping time. 1 week, 2 weeks… I would like to see a nice custard recipe without any fruits. I like fruits but my wife gets heartburn every time she vapes something with fruit. And thanks again for the recipe.

    On May 04, 2017

  • Another Anthony says...

    As a DIYer I rarely buy juice now but Commodore Pearry was a favorite in the days before DIY. I had done something similar in my own way using a lot of FlavorArt (and VC V1).

    Thank you so much for sharing this. You guys are a class act.

    On April 27, 2017

  • Nitram Nelyar says...

    Classy as ever Charlie Noble. Really appreciate your notes, thoughts and recipe.

    On April 27, 2017

  • Anthony says...

    Hi all, regarding my previous comment about the %, my mobile had the recipe off to the left and I didn’t see the numbers. Sorry about that. Feel silly now :-)happy days. Cheers

    On April 27, 2017

  • Bonnie says...

    Thank you Charlie Noble I am mixing this up right now! Smells awesome! +1 on the raspberry ripple ice cream:)

    On April 27, 2017

  • David says...

    Thanks again Charlie Noble!

    On April 27, 2017

  • Benjamin says...


    On April 27, 2017

  • Stuart says...


    Thanks for another recipe release, much appreciated.
    It sets an example to other mixers and makers.

    @Anthony in the above comment .. The % is there on the right

    On April 27, 2017

  • Juan Antonio says...

    Hi again!
    Just one question: What will be the recipe´s final percentage?

    Thanks in advance.

    Juan Antonio

    On April 27, 2017

  • Juan Antonio says...

    Hi, Matthew!

    Wonderful recipe! Like the other ones you released, looks quite yummy! Just to make it and enjoy a lot!
    One suggestion: What about a forest red fruits and citrics for the next recipe? That would be a very refreshing recipe for hot summer…

    You´re a genius! Thanks so much!


    Juan Antonio

    On April 27, 2017

  • Anthony says...

    Hi Matthew.
    Really appreciate the recipe. You’re a star, cheers. Will you be adding % to it? Thanks.

    On April 27, 2017

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