This is actually the closest I have come to that sweet bakery scent. And by closest I mean my father smelled it and asked me if I was making cookies. When I told him no, he promptly requested some. I don't really pick up on anything that would identify this as cheesecake, but I do get that sweet cakey smell, which I enjoyed. This scented my parents' entire house, overpowering even the turkey that we had going in the oven! This melted for a good 6 hours before the smell retreated to my room and still had some scent left in it when I decided to go with something else.