Smell: Scents of apples, berries and brown sugar come together for a sweet mixture that pairs well with a subtle, woody back end.
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Flavor: While a bit less intense than its smell, Smurfette’s flavor is still fruity and savory, with a blend of berry and honey that makes for a candy-like flavor with a kush-y aftertaste, sort of like an infused gummy.
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Smurfette’s mysterious origins are as alluring as its aroma. At every dispensary where I’ve found it, employees have said that they didn’t know its genetics and that it came from a wholesale grower they declined to name. I did locate a chain of pot shops in Oregon that carries Smurfette, but it lists the lineage as Northern Lights, Skunk #1 and a Dutch sativa, which are the genetics for White Smurf, a sativa-leaning strain with more floral notes. Smurfette’s cereal-like smell and peaceful high just don’t match up with that description.
To Papa (or Mama) Smurf, whoever you are, be proud of your daughter. She’s one uplifting gal.
I first laid eyes on Smurfette at the Joint in West Highland, which has one of the more extensive and stanky menus in town. The first sniff was akin to seeing the love of your life for the first time: instant attraction and maybe a little salivation. Cap’n Crunch Berries danced around my head as I drove home with my blood racing and my mouth watering. Sometimes commercialization is a good thing.
Effects: Smurfette’s high is pretty even, keeping users at a consistent level of serenity with a slight lack of concentration. While it’s not an immediate downer, its visual augmentation is great for winding down if you’re not quite ready for bed. Eating and sleeping disorders, anxiety, stress and muscle soreness could all be treated with Smurfette’s effects, and the strain would also help with boring movies and scenic road trips.
Although my push for a scratch ’n' sniff cover of Smurfette for this week's paper didn't pan out, I hope my description does the strain justice. A melody of blueberries, strawberries, candied apples and a bit of piney wood create an unforgettable smell that I'd put right up there with Alien Rock Candy or Tangie.