I had a recurve, but to be proficient with it takes lots of practice and I just didn't have the time or desire to spend the time with it. So, I use a compound bow now with sights and a release. Resisted going to a release until a few years ago, but it definitely improves accuracy and consistency.
I enjoy bow hunting and in fact I am going out this morning.
Martin bows have a reputation for being quality accurate bows. you can't go wrong with them. They just don't advertise to the extent that Mathews and some of the other bow manufacturers do, but advertising doesn't make a quality bow.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...