Eight & Bob Champs de Provence is a light, fruity, floral, musky mix that immediately seems to be a similar category to Memoires de Mustique but distinguishes itself more so for its varied fruitiness and champagne-like brightness and effervescence. In that respect, it's fresh, fairly agreeable, and apt for warm weather wearing.
It's rather linear to me, unlike some of the house's other offerings. A fun opening of bergamot, pear, and orange gives way to a dry down of jasmine, musk, and ambroxan ever so slightly but it's pretty consistent throughout. I still get much of the top notes after several hours of wearing, albeit close to the skin. I don't get much rose and am not familiar with maté tea.
While being a little more interesting than Memoires, Champs is a little too safe, too under-performing to warrant the standard Eight & Bob price tag of $175 for 100ml. It's also fair to note that it's less replaceable than Memoires, as well. I'd love it at a lower price point but might only consider a travel size at this rate.
I'm a huge neroli fan, and this fragrance is simply bad. It smells very nice and similar to Neroli Portofino - for about 3 minutes. Then it smells like some strange rotting orange peel. Didn't like it at all.