I like the smell of this ine and it is quite strong. I'd be questioning it if it wasn't strong in scent as yankee candles all give off a strong smell. It burns as it should when left lit for several hours. Melting the entire surface and not just a center column. I got this on a deal so it was good value for money but without the deal I don't think yankee candles are good value for money. They all seem to be over priced for a candle! But that is normal when you buy into a well known brand.