- Nov 25, 2017
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I think it's even simpler than that: the PB fragrances are less complex and are meant to be worn either as unique scents on their own or layered with one another. The signature line is for those that are more complete, and seemingly for those who want solid, office-type scents but nothing too experimental.I also noted through the day's wearing, that the newer version held onto that sharpness for what seemed like many hours longer than the original PB version - where the PB version softened much more quickly and transitioned to a really nice dry down where a warm ambery/vanilla came into balance with the other notes, but nothing dominated. Based on this, I personally prefer the original version. And I still smell both as a skin scent, with maybe the newer version being ever so slightly more faint.
Seems that many TF PB fragrances have been rotated down out of the Private Blend line, into the Signature collection, such as Costa Azzurra. I guess Estee Lauder/TF could be taking a bet that selling more volume at a lower price, and even at a lower margin, could pay off. However, I would doubt they would do so without serious consideration, calculation, and effort into esuring these new bottlings maintain as much profitability as possible, while also maintaining the essential nature of the fragrances. I would suspect they have tweaked the compositions towards that goal.
BdJ was launched as a PB, but they probably realized that with just a bit more lavender (or whatever) it could easily be a signature fragrance.
Personally, for all the compliments I've gotten with BdJ and others of that variety, I vastly prefer Fougere d'Argent. The former is greener and more floral, and the patchouli base makes for a very fresh fragrance - uplifting, really. The fougere is woodier, slightly spicy, and I love the coumarin base. It's something that suits me for either day or evening.
On another note (hehehe), I'm enjoying Santal Blush today. There's something just masculine enough in it to make this one quite unisex, imo. Works for me anyway.