Castle Long was my second favorite back when Five Pawns was 10 bucks for 5ml in tiny glass droppers and they sold everything in glass only with protective cardboard tubes. It was the cream of the crop, the highest end e-juice available. I found any excuse to justify purchasing the outrageous product.
I started vaping again and this was my first buy. I was so excited for it. I jumped up and down when the box got here. But then the smell hit me. Melted plastic, toxic waste runoff, absolute vomit-inducing. I thought it was the box or a fresh minted bottle smell on the exterior. I aired the bottles, dove into Castle Long, and realized the smell...was from the Castle Long. I vaped a couple hits, got very ill, then dumped it. Had to bin the new coil and took a week to get the smell out of the pod. (like rose water but worse)
Five Pawns saw my scathing review and sent me another one without me asking for it. I was very wary. Only a faint plastic death smell.
Vaping the new bottle was...weird. Whatever this is, this isn't Castle Long as I remember it. The vape is...heavy, artificial, plasticky, unpleasant. The clouds sink quickly on exhale like they're weighted with the disappointment of all the vapers they've let down. Every now and then I get a delicious coconut only to have it ripped away with the essence of factory filth. The main discernable flavor when vaping is...just this...heavy, mostly bland...wood? I guess it's like wood.