Sorry to hear about your experience. I have a candle of Eau du Sud and while its throw isn't extreme either, it does manage to leave the room scented quite nicely. I'm thinking it might have to do with the citrus - perhaps this evaporates in the air rather quickly? As Eau d'Hadrien is mainly based around that, that could be the reason it's so faint. The size of the room could play a role too, but I'm no candle expert.