Originally Posted by Lucid life
Mine definitely smells too, starting to be able to smell a potent fruit smell. It's more of a citrus/ pineapple. Can't put my finger on it for sure yet though.
I've only ran one pack of fs c99 so I am far from an expert. I picked this strain because multiple people on this forum and others, claimed it was low order and had an upbeat sativa high. I've found both to be the case.
Some claim there are two Phenos in the FS version, one more indica leaning. I did see one plant out of the 4 seeds that seemed to grow shorter with wider leaves and tighter internodes than the others, and I so cloned it and ran it a couple of times to see if I could tell any difference along side with the taller lanky phenos. They claim there are two different smelling/tasting phenos. A pineapple and a grapefruit.
I didn't notice any difference in smell or buzz between any of them, so I opted to keep the largest producing pheno and I have been running that same pheno ever since.
Really, the only time I smell much of anything is if I am drying a very large amount or decarbing. I grow 8 small plants in a small tent in a small apartment and nobody is the wiser. I do have a filter. I clone and veg for 30 days in my clothes closet without any filters at all and I never smell anything.
I haven't run Mosca's c99 or any other c99 to compare. While some people "complain" or at least comment that my weed doesn't smell strong or even like weed, nobody complains about the effect.
I don't think anybody believes the FS c99 version is exactly the same as the original brothers grimm but instead, a hybrid using the original BG as a base. I also have never read a bad review of FS c99 and after running and smoking it, eating it, and vaping it for over a year, I see why. It stones the shit out of you, grows easy, finishes under 40" @ 60 days and is very low odor. No crash, no ceiling and no tolerance build up, the seeds were cheap, good shipping and well supported. What's to hate?
One other thing I might add that I learned. Some of the real diehard C99 lovers comment about paranoia and heart racing. They are usually talking about Mosca's Bx1, the Joey's weed version and for sure the original brothers grimm. If you google c99 paranoia, references to this are not hard to find.
While it hasn't been excessive for me with this FS c99 version , sometimes I do feel a bit of that heart racing effect, and especially if I smoke this in very high concentrations of trichromes.
If for example, you take some shake from the bottom of a big old bag of buds, and load up a bowl thinking you are hot shit, you might find yourself wishing you had a little leaf in there, as it will seriously fuck you up in ways you might not think comfortable.
On a side note: I've also ran Female Seeds Sex Bud. It's this original FS c99 bred with a pineapple pheno. FSeeds calls it the "Enhanced version" of this C99 I run now.
Personally, I didn't like Sex Bud nearly as well, and why I only run the original FS c99. It's famous for a reason.