Looks: Although it usually sits on the indica side of the dispensary shelf, Pillow Factory’s buds look much more like a pillowy sativa, with long, bright and fluffy nugs that resemble ice cream cones and bananas, with mild trichome coverage.
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Flavor: Pillow Factory is earthier, grassier and more floral than the smell suggests, but still carries some noticeably tart citrus flavors — somewhere in between grapefruit and orange — with a rubbery, spicy aftertaste.
Smell: Rubbery, sour and spicy, with a grassy, dank kick to the nostrils, Pillow Factory carries some orange notes in it, too, as well as the zesty hints of a citrus rind.
Evening naps and wide-awake nights had me yawning just as the sun was starting to come up again. I needed something that would help me fall asleep at 10 p.m. and stay asleep, and a jar labeled “Pillow Factory” looked like it might contain just the remedy.
There’s nothing special about Pillow Factory’s smell or flavor. It carries some enjoyable sour, zesty and floral notes, reminiscent of Orange Herijuana or Bruce Banner, but nothing that sticks in my mind. That doesn’t mean Pillow Factory isn’t worth appreciating, however: The strain’s calming effects provided exactly what I was looking for — a slow lull to sleep without instantly zapping my energy — and for us weed snobs, that can be tough to find.
Effects: Pillow Factory’s buds aren’t the only fluffy aspect of this plant, as the strain’s high is kind of soft and easy on the mind. Those qualities make it a good choice for novice consumers, or anyone who wants to relax without becoming a baked potato. The body effects build for almost an hour, however, and the comedown can liquefy your limbs.
Pillow Factory is an indica-leaning hybrid created by Colorado breeder Ethos Genetics, which crossed Black Fire and Mandarin Sunset, two potent strains with differing effects.