This is a very authentic gourmand candle. It smells exactly like the southern dish, sweet potato casserole. The fresh puréed sweet potato, brown sugar, maple, butter and nutty scent is fantastic . I didn’t smell pie or marshmallows. My Aunt Jimmie in Alabama made a sweet potato casserole that smells exactly like this candle. This is not a mushy sugary yams with marshmallows on top scent. It’s straight up fresh sweet potato casserole and I am here for it!