L'Occitane makes some great fragrances at great prices ($44/100ml Edt, $65/100ml EdP). My experience with Eau des Baux is different than yours, and on my skin the drydown is a mix of amber, vanilla, and incense. This base persists for about 12 hours on me. During my last visit the SA allowed me to decant my own samples of their EdP series (Cedar, Iris, Neroli, Jasmine and one other...not remembering), all of which were very good (though the Iris was very violet heavy). I also bought a the spicy amber-based fragrance, Eau d'iParis. Their Vetyver is very good (I have the shower gel), and I'd buy it if I didn't already have plenty of vetivers, and I'm still on the fence as to whether Eau de Badian is FBW.
Also, their men's skin-care stuff is great, too. I use their shaving cream, which comes in an old-old-school metal tube.