Some cotton candy scents do not actually smell like cotton candy, but this one does! This is a fabulously crafted candle. I get a slight hint of the pink berry which I think smells a little like blue raspberry. I really get the fluffiness of the cotton candy. I burned this in my office and the throw was adequate for the space. It was strong enough to permeate the entire area although cotton candy scents tend to be on the lighter side with their strength. I highly recommend this candle. I will be buying more to burn throughout the summer months.