We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this fragrance as we've been testing for our fall and holiday candles. We have not previously used Peppermint Bark, so I cannot speak to those previous comparison reviews. I will say that this fragrance stands out as unique in a sea of apple, pumpkin and evergreen fragrances. We plan to add this to our line and see how it goes. It's not overly sweet, and the peppermint, chocolate and vanilla notes come through nicely in our soy and coconut wax blend that we create. I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I'm not sure how it will sell yet. We love Candlescience!