On cold sniff, I really disliked this scent. It smelled to me like certain scents were clashing and I ALMOST gave the candle away. I decided to light it while putting up our first tree and immediately the entire house smelled completely of Christmas. As it burned, the pine in this one began to smell really authentic, like we have a real tree and garlands up- sharp pine, a bit of sap, dried oranges, and pomander balls around the house. It’s like a warm Christmas glow in a jar. Throw is 10/10 and it will keep you warm on a cold winter’s night. Totally surprised- this one may end up being my staple Christmas candle this year!