Aside from anything else, I wouldn't buy this candle again because it's discontinued as part of the great cull they did to their range a couple of years ago. So far, if not all then close to all the ones I have tried that have since been discontinued have been excellent - and I don't think that is true of a lot of the current range. This has a very strong very true carnation scent and a very good throw. The burn is clean and it lasts well. How much you like it will simply depend on how much you like carnation as a scent. It can be a bit overpowering.