My finished basement always smells musty. I've torn out the flooring and sealed the ground and walls, I've tried dehumidifiers and Damp Rid. It just always smells musty. This candle doesn't just mask the musty smell. It gets rid of it for a few days after I burn it. It's seriously the nicest, most high-quality candle I've ever owned. Also gave one to a friend for a gift and she loved it.