This candle is one of my favorites. It has a strong smell which I want out of a candle. That said this candle is very strong. If you like coffee and chocolate together, this will do it for you. If you're looking for a more subtle scent, then this is not the candle for you. It has a sweet element to it as well--from the chocolate. Despite the love I have for this candle, and my love of strong scents, this one is a little too strong at times and I have to crack a window to dilute its potency.