Growing both C99XX (Bros Grimm original) and FemaleSeeds C99 at the moment.
Used to grow C99 back in the days: I was lucky enough to be blessed with a film cannister sent by Mr Soul, containing a Princess Bud along with a Pack of C99 right before he released it on Heaven's Stairway...
It was my favorite plant by far, and still is.
BG'C99XX will be harvested tonight, I did take out a few samples, and can say confidently : It vegs a lil bit differently compared to the 1999 Release (The new one is more indica / less sativa vegging) BUT this is definately the same genetics on the Princess side: Smell, taste and High are unmistakable. The two same Phenos were encountered, and most of the plants (like 60%) fall right at the in-between spot in that spectrum.
In summary : So glad Souls's back in the business, hope he will stay for a long time.
The Female Seeds release, on the other hand, I can't say yet : Only grew a couple, and they're outdoors, slowly starting to flower.
NOT the same plant at all. VERY sativa looking, very early at onsetting bloom (compared to all other strains I have outdoor this summer, Original C99XX included). IMHO, NOT a true Cindy re-creation. Now, don't get me wrong : the signature Princess smell IS here and unmistakable. But I don't like the way it grows : Slender, Leafly fluffy buds... I don't see how those two plant could ever finish in a satisfactory way.
So, my advice to true Cindy lovers out here : Stay with BG.
Will update late october after outdoor harvest !