Like a good gin, Black Pepper & Gin is light but potent. Juniper is a top note for me, followed by the conifers and herbaceous notes. I'd burn this candle during a cocktail party, it's festive but not cloying. And even though this is a light scent it does manage to have fantastic throw in our large open concept living area. I also think it's fashion froward scent that is ahead of trend, I can't think of any other candle brand that has anything like this at the moment.