For me, the OOB scent was iffy..didn't care for the scent but thought it may have potential. I lit my candles after curing for 3 days and immediately smelled "Jack Daniels". The scent is VERY strong so I recommend using no more than 6% fragrance load. I used GW 464, added 6% fragrance load at 180 and poured at 135. Had very good performance with both hot and cold throw. I must admit that I do not burn the candles in small rooms because the scent is so strong. Larger rooms or open areas only.