When I am not familiar with the brand, I tend to buy candles in small or votive sizes, so that I can sort of test them out to see if I like them before I invest in a larger, more expensive candle. These votives were on sale (2 for $1.00 at WalMart), and I could not pass up such a bargain. I chose Pure Linen and (I can't remember exactly, but the other one was some sort of pine or fir scent). They smell great (I especially like this one - the Pure Linen), and the strength of the scent is pretty good - not THE strongest scented candles, but enough to infuse a large room with enough fragrance to really enjoy the scent. The burn time is also decent - these are 2 oz. votives, so I didn't expect them to burn forever, but I got to enjoy each one of the votives for two or three nights. This brand of candle was available in medium and large size jars, and I feel confident enough to purchase one or two in that size, the next time I'm in WalMart (providing they're not all out of the scents that appeal to me).