Wearing this today. The opening is more feminine than Egoiste. The drydown is just as great. Egoiste is the louder, more masculine one. BDI seems more elegant and understated, closer to the skin. BDI also comes in parfum (I have the EDT) . Does anyone know if the parfum is only as splash-type or does it also come w/ sprayer? I get the impression it's without sprayer. Plus it's much more expensive, as in $170 or so for .5 ml. But I hear it is amazing. Egoiste is still my preferred, but there are occasions where I want something closer to the skin and BDI will be preferred....and I still get that awesome drydown.