I was keeping my fingers crossed that MofWG would rerelease the Black Pine & Apple from last autumn/winter and when this came out with similar notes, I was hoping it was at least a good replacement. Unfortunately, it's not. Last year's managed to capture that crispness of a fresh, crunchy apple along with pine, a combination that was woody but also fresh. This years is just sugary. It's so sugary that I have a hard time smelling anything else. It's less apple and more Jolly Rancher. The only other note that comes through is suede. I went through 8-10 of the Black Pine & Apple it was that good, so this is a huge disappointment because I don't really want to use it. 1 star for quality of the scent, and I added a star because the smell lingers (if you like that with this one) and it throws well.