I've grown for a few years and am pretty experienced I'd say. I grow in hydro and follow typical dry/cure practices. I've had multiple people tell me that my buds, no matter the strain or if i grew it this year or two years ago, have a certain smell to them along with their own signature smells. They say it has a sort of potpourri type smell and taste. My dry and cure goes as usual, harvest, trim, hang dry in tent at 55-60% RH for 5-10 days until small stems snap. Jar them up and burp daily then weekly as they go with constant RH monitoring. They will then stay in jars, if a friend is having some it will go in a bag for first time and to them. I wonder if maybe because my friends never experience truly "fresh" only bagged once bud that its just that causing the difference to them? Or has anyone experienced this issue and found what was causing it? Now sometimes I will use Boveda packs to correct RH in jars, I've read rumors of Boveda affecting smell before so just throwing that out there if that's been seen to cause this.