I love the smell of peppermint whether if it's a candle or the actual essential oil. On cold, before lighting the candle, I could smell the peppermint note very well so this gave me high hopes on how it would perform. Alas, the scent was very light, and I didn't get a peppermint note from it when I did smell it. I had this candle lit in my bedroom which is on the smaller size in terms of square footage. I didn't have this candle small candle in a huge space expecting it to fill up my living room.