I purchased both this Mexican Oregano and the Greek variety so that I could compare, and there is certainly a noticeable difference, both in the smell out of the jar and in cooking. This one is bolder and more pungent. I wouldn't prefer this one on pizza or in my pasta sauce, but I loved it in my taco filling and chili. One negative worth mentioning is that it doesn't come out the holes at the top of the jar. I have to remove the plastic disc with the holes in it to get any out, and that's a nail-breaking task. I may just leave that disc off. It's annoying that I can't just shake some in, as designed, but that's a knock on the jar design not the spice itself.