It is, perhaps, my favorite Frederic Malle scent (although Vetiver Extraordinaire is runner up) - but the first time I smelled it I knew it was something special. It is, IMO, the BEST orange fragrance out in the market.
Yes, it's about the oily, orange peel smell much more than about the actual fruit. It's bitterness, tang and slight 'sourness' gves it a nice volume - to counteract the incredibly low longevity that is it's thorn-in-the-side.
Also, remember that Mr. Burr's comments (the 'weather system' etc...) were about Cologne Bigarade, the 'lighter' version of Bigarade Concentree. I do not like CB, I think it's too too minimal (even for JC Ellena). To compensate for the low longevity of BC, I just over apply and it sticks for atleast 3-4 hours nicely.
I will be owning BC very soon.