I actually like the dark monastery like lighting. And they have a great selection of candles as well... I've never been to Aedes but I like MiN over Bergdoff. Barney's staff is super nice and they have a lot of cool stuff that MiN does not have (apart from bois 1920). Am I missing some required visits ? And no, I won't consider the Creed store on UES required. I never got attitude and nothing but great service at MiN.