I tried 3 and although I think this is an inspired house, none were for me. However, they are good quality creations. Obviously, a matter of personal tastes but I respectfully disagree with the idea that this is a "wannabe" house copying Malle. The approach and the ideas (including Malle featuring star noses) are different.
I didn't have a problem with longevity of any of the 3 I tried:
Baudelaire: This smelled to me very "dark green," reminiscent of traditional men's fougere fragrances. The transition from the top notes to the heart notes was very, very smooth and interesting on my skin. I thought the floral leather heart notes are done very gracefully. What I don't like in this is a certain almost-burnt herbal note similar to Ormonde Jayne's signature black hemlock note. It's one of the few notes that is slightly nauseating to me. This scent had superb sillage on me and I got instant compliments and subsequent requests for information on it--highly unusual for me.
Encens Chembur: Has a heartwarming story behind it. Now this doesn't matter as far as the juice is concerned but TO ME is part of the artistic presentation of the "work of art," which I consider fragrances to be (story, philosophy, packaging and all). It is not a soft scent on my skin at all and again I respectfully disagree with the comparision to AD's Samourai (a light fruity/floral aquatic). This is a scent that features balck pepper as well as incense very prominantly. Fans of black pepper notes should consider testing this. To me it's too much pepper and I have to be careful with the note. Very, very spicy and dry. In order to render this wearable, I layered it with a rose scent, which worked amazingly well (I used Montale's Aoud Roses Petals). I would compare EC to CdG's [my] beloved Jaisalmer. Except the CdG is slightly sweeter and less nose-piercing spicy to me. It's just a more complete scent and well-rounded. I already own Jaisalmer and that place in my wardrobe is filled. As for black pepper, I also own Villoresi's Piper Nigrum.
M/Mink: I used half the vial before I read an excellent review properly disecting this scent on Grain de Musc and then I understood it better. The adoxal opening, which is very straight chemical smelling yet interesting and multi-faceted at once (metal, floral, ink, etc.) jumps from there to the animalic basenotes of a musk that is to my nose very carnal. This stage alone lasts a few hours! Pardon me but I'd have to say the base reminded me of very wet kisses or licked skin, if that makes any sense. Some people get that "spit" note in the drydown of Chanel's Egoiste, for which I believe the ambrette seed note is responsible (?). Anyway, not wearable for me but a work of art worthy of the house of CdG in its original efforts. I wore half the vial hours before going to work and over there, I was featuring the musk note and a little worried about being smelled by others LOL.
I recommend sampling this house and taking your time with the scents. They do have interesting development. I'd like to explore them more. Overpriced? Perhaps, but who isn't these days?