This candle has a very subtle fragrance, more so than the perfume version. Like Encens Flamboyant, Myrrhe Ardente and Ambre Fetiche it comes in an opaque black glass container with a gold and cream design. I bought a gift set containing two votive sizes (the other being Encens Flamboyant). I prefer the perfume version of Musc Nomade to the perfume version of Encens Flamboyant (though I like both) but in the candles my preference is the other way round simply because of the superior throw of the Encens Flamboyant. Musc Nomade would be suitable for any occasion and it's entirely unisex. The wax pooled quickly and the burn was even and not too smoky. The black glass would have hidden any smoky marks in any event.