I made the mistake of making candles (464 Soy Wax) with this scent and ONLY this scent. It is STUH-ROOOOOOONG! So strong that my roommate, who's a recovering alcoholic, had to leave the house because he couldn't handle how similar the scent to real whiskey was! Moving forward I would definitely mix this with a warm vanilla scent. It gives great cold and hot throws, which is top notch.