The best way to explain this scent, to me, is a perfumy version of what a library smells like, in a good way. Like the library in black tie attire. I'm an English professor, and I got the wax melts in this scent and Old Books to combine in my office (per another reviewer's suggestion--a GREAT suggestion), and it's a great bookish scent to have in an office space that also isn't so overpowering that I worry about bothering those with sensitivities to certain fragrances. I was actually a tad worried it would bother my own sensitivity because the some are describing an incense fragrance as part of this mix, but it wasn't strong enough to cause me any problems. If the smell of libraries makes you happy, as it does me, this one and Bookstore are fabulous choices, and Old Books is a wonderful, subtler scent to mix in either as an additional candle or as a wax melt.