I know licorice can be polarizing, but I'm still surprised at the negative reviews here! For me, this scent is a MUST HAVE mixer! Have a favorite Pine/woodsy scent that you'd like to make more "cozy fall/holiday"? Put in a touch of this & voila! Want your Chai or Pumpkin Pie to really stand out? Add this & it will blow you away. Looking for a way to add complexity to your Apple or Maple candles? It's this scent. Mix with Patchouli & yr most of the way to a home-brewed Witches' Brew. You know what turns cozy Amber into a sexy powerhouse? A drop of this. Want a unique take on Orange & Clove pomanders? I hope by now you know what to do. I'm sure I missed a whole bunch of possible combos, but that's because there are so many! To my nose, it takes a full 2 week cure for this scent to settle in (I use 415), so give it some time. I highly encourage mixing a bit of this scent into some of your standards -- you will not be sorry you bought it!