Whats up! Thanks for the insight. My first couple runs i over-did the N in flower i think, and didnt get too much smell, but smell after jarring. Last couple grows with different NER and less N in flower has em smelling waaaay stronger. Hoping its genetic related like your sayin, i guess a good way of testing this theory is to get a tried and tested clone from someone, like Trustfall or another good cloner.
So you would'nt think HLV? I guess the stunting from HLV is usually apparent in more than just lack of flavor im assuming.
what is your curing process? aside from genetics that is the next important factor for me IME and like @CannaGranny the tastes from bud cured after 30 days to buds cured for 3-6 months is night and day