to me this candle smells like it's name - it smells of apple & sugar, it's a beautiful fresh winter scent.
I personally love this scent. It smells very warm and personally reminds me more of a natural Christmas scent. Mistletoe and other typical ones smell good, but are too fake to me. This smells realistic and delicious.
SUGARED APPLE is one of Yankee Candles new Festive fragrances for 2012, and is officially described as "A deliciously sweet apple treat . . . a perfect recipe of juicy apples sprinkled with sugar and vanilla".
There's not much else to say, except that there is more sugar and vanilla then apple. I do enjoy the fragrance as it manages to be a perfect balance between sweet and fresh, but it's not something I think of as being overly Christmassy; it is more of a everyday fragrance for autumn/winter.
As with all Yankee candles, the entirety of the wax is perfumed; I've used some candles where the fragrance burns up before the candle does, but that is not the case here.
I don't regret buying my box of tealights, but I don't think I'd buy this particular fragrance again; the scent is quiet and the throw is pretty poor by Yankee's usual standards. It's not a bad candle overall, but it doesn't wow me either.