I first bought the wax melts and fell in love with the scent, so glad I got the candle too! It is much stronger, under a lamp in my living room, throw about a 7/10, which is plenty for me! A delicate mix of fruity sweetness and tart, with softness from the vanilla. It smells like a sugary, happy, sitting by the pool drink, NO alcohol notes at all, which I was hoping for. Love this candle!