I was so pleasantly surprised by this candle. I’d been nervous to buy based on reviews that described it as a cologne scent. Scent is subjective, but for me this candle evokes a crisp early fall day. Blue sky, autumn breeze, cozy sweater, and leaves. There is a definite sweet note, which is very subtle, like something baking in the distance. The sweet note does not overwhelm the candle. This candle is not “spicy” fall, like cinnamon or nutmeg. But it is warm and cozy and makes me think of a crisp New England fall day for sure.