Re: Nakhla Tropicana - it Vexes Me so...
I just had a similar experience myself. The smell wasn't as strong, but it was most certainly "off". I've tried smoking it 3 times now. The first and second sessions were, by far, the worst hookah sessions I've ever had. In fact I had recorded a video of the second one (that I trashed) and in it I started to wonder out loud if my rig had been ghosted by a previous session, but that I didn't recall smoking latex. It honestly tasted like burning rubber. I got through the 3rd session, but it was not good. The taste is just plain strange, not fruity at all. I plan on throwing the rest out, luckily it was only a 50gr.