This went from terrible to great. When I smelled this oil in the bottle I gagged. It was really syrupy sweet, way too intense for me. I decided to make one batch with just Strawberry and another with it mixed with Very Vanilla to tone it down. The cold throw of the plain Strawberry was less offensive, still kind of strong and weird for me. The Strawberry Vanilla was actually kind of nice, but I was not expecting to love either. Now I've burned both and surprise surprise, they are both really nice. Maybe this is because the hot throw is slightly weak, as others have mentioned, but this worked in my favor. You can definitely smell the hot throw, it's just waaaay less intense the what you expect from the bottle. Strawberry hot smelled like strawberry ice cream, not gag sweet but really nice. Strawberry Vanilla also is light and pleasant, not too sweet, but still so yummy! If you want a really nice not too strong sweet strawberry scent then get this. Some hot throws are not obvious by the bottle. Also I use the max amount of fragrance in my 464 soy candles and mix at 185 each time so I really think the lighter hot throw is just what you're gonna get with this one.