This is a very powerful scent and you can definitely smell the citrus and cloves. Perfect balance. Reminds me of Christmas, because my family used to stick cloves into oranges and leave them around the house during that time. Highly recommend if you're a fan of oranges and/or cloves. If you're looking for something less potent, this probably isn't for you, but a little goes a long way. In my opinion, simply use less.