I think it smells more of hazelnut latte scent than strong coffee. It is delicious and cozy, my new favorite!
At first I couldn't smell this candle burning (allergies), but it does smell like coffee!!! Just to verify this I had my daughter step in and it's what she smelled too (I didn't tell her the fragrance). I don't believe you'll be disappointed with this one, unless you don't like coffee, lol.
I get candles at different seasons for our daughters who especially love the Bare makeup brand! Sent this home w our eldest who has an 8 yr old , 6 yr old and 2 year old twins, all boys....after a brief home visit and return to non stop activity, She used the coffee candle first thing....and LOVED it!!
My first thought on this candle is that I don't get any coffee. That said, I've had it for about a week, and it's the first time I've burned almost half of a candle is such a short time. While it may not smell like coffee, it is a beautiful, warm, sweet soft creamy scent that everyone in my house loves. I may need a second one soon.
I am amazed at how delicious these candle scents are!