i stick to actual deer scents personally. I'm not going to use something that has pine scent, or earth scent, or apple scent, or accorn scent. during the pre-rut, if i use anything it would be on a mock scrap and it would be either doe or buck pee. during the rut is when i drag a line behind me to the stand w/doe estrus scent and i even spray it into the air about once every half hour while in the stand. Good cover scent especially when the wind is changing directions occasionally.