I believe that scents are good when used correctly and at the right time of the year. I do use James Valley every once in a while. Ive been know to throw a little tinks out. Killed my very 1st buck over tinks but he was a 90" 7 pt that wasn't mature whatsoever.
Other than that, I have never used a scent successfully.
I honestly think that more often than not, they do more harm than good.
I avoid Dick's and hope they fold.