The other day using scent was the difference between success and failure ! Fishing was slow and conditions were inconsistent , so I decided for scent to give that extra 5% edge ! It worked right away !!! Just to see if it was that I went without for awhile and nothing ! Went back and bam , it was ON !! I was using Fish Formula Garlic (thick liquid , not spray) It did make a difference on this day as I tried either way several times , always the scent proved better ! I was using a carolina rig and soft plastics !