Unless you have tons of expendable income, don't buy it blind. Malle has excellent customer service and they will probably send you a 5ml sample if you ask nicely. No blind buy at $150 is a good idea. Oh, and sorry but I can't help you with this comparison as I've only tried the spray. However, it is AMAZING longevity and good sillage to boot. It just isn't worth $150 to me though when I think about all the other stuff I could get for that much. Maybe 5 different scents from Scentiments?