The first time I tried this FO, I could barely smell it at all, my test votives seemed to have no scent, and I left a pretty critical review. Then some friends were checking out different scents I was trying in my test votives, and they claimed they could smell this one, and that it smelled really good. One of them suggested I might be "nose blind" from testing so many FO's all week. So I withdrew my first review and decided to take a break from testing new FO's for a while. Lo and behold, eventually I could smell this one, and it DOES smell awesome. It's a very musky, sexy sandalwood. However, whenever I have been crafting again, this one 'disappears' on me. My nose can only detect it when there is nothing else competing, I guess. So it does seem to be a more subtle scent, but if you're not desensitized, it smells very good. I'm gearing up to buy another bottle pretty soon, as my previous one is gone, as it was quite popular! Seems friends and customers who are not around fragrance crafts all day can smell it just fine. As for me I guess I have to wait until I am done building up my inventory for the Autumn/Winter markets, then take a break, and THEN enjoy that awesome musky woody scent again lol.