Mimosa from Curated Cannabis on 4/13/2020. THC tested out to 24.63%. This was gifted to me but it goes for $65 an 8th/$300 an ounce at The Spot in Santa Ana. Curated Cannabis puts out some of the most gorgeous flower I’ve ever seen so when they invited me to check out their Mimosa I couldn’t resist. These big bulbous buds are an eye catching blend of rich indigo and deep aubergine accompanied by bright chartreuse and forest greens, flares of fireplace orange pistils and an army of tall white triches crowding into every available space, obscuring the true color of the bud from the naked eye and giving it a hazy glow.
The nose out of the jar is a very natural musty backyard orange with a strong cheesy cheeto-like backend. On busting open a bud the orange gets louder but the muted cheeto shifts into more of a light buttered popcorn undertone. When breaking it down by hand a sugar sweetness emerges, joining forces with the orange, reminding me of how Sunny D smells with hint buttered popcorn in the background. The dry pull on the joint is almost like biting into a backyard orange and is even complimented with a little zesty rind like zing. The inhale is smooth and I get a minty floral taste off the bong whereas the joint has more of a light orange musk. On the exhale I get a general sweet fruit with a bit of mint off the bong but the joint is more tightly defined as it hits the senses like a muted fresh orange juice. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes at 170c I really get a sense of that orange with a hint of buttered popcorn and at 185c that orange still stays present but is more amorphous and floral. The headchange comes on quick and gives you a gentle lift while leaving you feeling slightly slow brained and indifferent when it comes to any tasks you may have on your to-do list. It lacks the get up and go I look for in my sativas and left me sort of just sitting on the couch, head in hand, having zero motivation to do anything of consequence. This is fairly typical in my experience with Mimosa though so I wasn’t too surprised, and as always I feel a bit duped by how gorgeous plants with Purple Punch in their lineage can be, as their bark always seems so much more forceful than their bite. That said, if you’re a fan of natural orange terps and of the headchange purple punch provides, I think you’ll love this batch of Mimosa and you should give it a shot. It looks and smells absolutely fantastic but the effects didn’t strike me as something that beared repeating personally so I probably wouldn’t cop this one again.