The "mall scent" idea is interesting. In my latest blog post, I talk about what I call amateur fragrances, and to me, that is what Eau des Baux is, not that it's "bad." However, it seems that the perfumer didn't know how to get the scent to loosen up over time. By contrast, "mall scents" like Cordovan or Black Walnut, while not "perfect," come across as "professional" efforts. Perfumers sometimes have tight budgetary constraints, but it's certainly possible to avoid the amateur "blob" type frag, from what I've experienced in my sampling.