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on 9/28/2015 4:42:00 PM
More reviews by Aimbl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I wish I had the skin chemistry to enjoy this properly. I particularly liked absolutescentualist's review below. Perhaps it's the Costus root that doesn't work. I love galbanum (love chanel 19, vintage vent vert) I am starting to adore leather (Knize 10, CdR, Vintage tabac blond extrait, Avon Leather (1960s). But I find green leather chypres like bandit not very attractive on my skin. I have similar issues with EL Azuree and Aliage, though I can and do wear some green leather, I.e, miss Balmain, miss Dior (vintage EdC) and even Caron Yatagan is fine. I remember trying a JAR fragrance, Ferme tes yeux, which I think was a green tinged leather, that was also challenging on my skin chemistry. For reference, my skin does well with scents others find problematic, e.g., FM Une Fleur de Cassie or Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune. Citrus can also go weird on me and smell like furniture polish, e.g. Goutal Eau de Hadrian.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/16/2015 9:54:00 PM
More reviews by annewstine
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
If any fragrance could be called 'sharp', it's this one. I tried Bandit because it is a legend, because perfume lovers rave about it, and because I enjoy strange unisex fragrances. I just don't like this one. I might even hate it. Blecht. This perfume is another one which I inflected upon myself after reading rave reviews and learning about its history. Wearing it is like being stabbed in the nose. Sorry perfumistas. De gustibus non est disputandum
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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on 8/9/2013 5:20:00 PM
More reviews by John3303
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am a man and I love Bandit perfume. My wife says that it smells really nice on me. She says it is a unisex perfume and understandably so with the spicy fragrance. I can understand why some women might not like Bandit but this man loves to wear Bandit. Cheers!
on 4/24/2013 3:24:00 PM
More reviews by JaneWayne
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
So I was taken aback by how bad this smelled on me, I immediately had to post on the fragrance board. And now I have to here. Bandit, oh Bandit. I had such high hopes for you. The images of models wearing bandit masks and carrying revolvers down the runway, your name alone-the rebel with a cause it evokes. Your legacy. I sniffed your sample card and an array of exotic spices wafted into my nose and made me swoon. Little did I know that it was from the cigar box I kept you in. No, when I put you on, I smelled like someone who burned some leaves and trash in their yard and then went to run errands. I dashed by the Macy's counter and quickly ran by the deserted Estee Lauder counter and spritzed on Private Collection, not knowing that tester had been sitting there for five years exposed to light. I headed home, on the MARTA bus (If you have been on MARTA in the ATL you know what I am talking about). For those of you not familiar with Eau De MARTA, I went home and ran to throw some bandaids into my trash fire and wallowed in it. It's been fun, Bandit, but I think I like your sister Fracas better. Dueces.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 2/27/2013 10:28:00 PM
More reviews by TheVillain
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
This was a gift I opened while driving in my car. First impression is green, very green grass, freshly cut. Not a big fan of green scents, but that's okay, I'll wash it off when I get home. But, nooooo. Half hour later I smell "car trouble." What's wrong with my car? Stronger, stronger, I think the engine is over heated or out of oil. My car is new, so I'm scared, terrified. My heart is racing. I'm on the interstate. What do I do??? I stop at a service station and I get out of my car... and smell fresh air. It's not my car. It's me. Oh...kI get home and my husband asks if I burned something....or are they paving the street? This is not sexy at all on me. I'll stick to my Trouble by Boucheron and my HG Spellbound by Estee Lauder.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/14/2012 7:41:00 PM
More reviews by nakyma
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I totally agree with cheekychee. I wear this because it is an amazing scent, although my first experience with it was not so pleasant. I oversprayed and it felt like it landed under my right eyelid and just throbbed forever or so it felt like. I thought it was way too strong and just couldn't wait for it all to just end. And then, a couple days later, when I knew I wasn't going to let it get the best of me. I threw caution to the wind and gave it a second try. I did a one shot spray from a distance under the shirt and then I was able to fully experience the greens, roses, leather and earthiness, all of its stages in its full glory. I now love this so much, I bought a back up bottle. So glad I gave this another chance. The art of applying is well worth learning.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/21/2012 12:06:00 AM
More reviews by Lilosette
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Bandit is a woman who loves to take control of the opposite sex with one scent Leather! not fooled around withleather not synthtic uncut muskiness that makes it's appeal for ages. So what makes Bandit special? of coursewe have the main ingredient leather what makes it diffent then other leather scents is the supporting florals that makes it a bit of an Feminine touch with the powdery feel of violets dries to a underpining of Spicy texture of Carnation and jasmine with it's secretive aura is a mysterious personality that rarely exsist in today's perfumery and veltet feel of rose. I also admire is that green notes that consists of artemesia not listed are a bit of grass and the freshness of Aldehydes adds to the sharp and clean scent that is unique to Bandit.The Drydown is a dark rasianish drydown of myyrah adds to the esoteric feel the warm amber with it's sweet raisenish scent blends to make it a bit sweetishwith patches of musk makes it a bit masculine The Amimalistic properties of Civet makes it primal and untamed.And with the mossy finish of oakmoss and the elusive undertone of Patchouli ends with an earthy finish. What does Bandit conjours up to me is an Pale and Slender woman with Blackhair with Black Leather Gloves and Leopard langerie with a Leopard amimalprinted backround Ala 1950's Pinup or in a role of the female Dominatrix boss in the corprate workforce around the meeting on a long table full of men controling every rule they do. This is not a Girlie Girl scent not for a woman who does not want make waves or shy quiet passive personality this is an scent that demands repect and your Attention.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/14/2012 8:42:00 AM
More reviews by Mathou
Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I tried this when I bought Fracas, and this is not my cup of tea. It's a nice scent though but I don't feel at home in it. It smells very green and reminds me much of my dear mother. She loves smells like this whereas I'm a more floral girl... But anyway the drydown is much better and it stays strong for a long time.
on 8/24/2011 10:17:00 AM
More reviews by amlang
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Uncompromising leather. This is a very active leather—for waxing skis, rubbing down horse tackle, and changing the oil on a high-performance car. It's feminine enough (after a while), but soft and pleasing are not the aims here. Holds its own spot on the spectrum of leathers. Close enough to the tough walking end of the spectrum that a fragrance newbie will either be put off by it, or completely revolutionized.Medium to big sillage. Tenacious.
on 4/16/2011 4:29:00 PM
More reviews by tessture
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
Galbanum green, very strong, and a slightly smoky feeling, like cigarettes. Mellows to smoky leather and galbanum, so definitely a 1940s feeling. Not for me, though. Ultimately a leathery green chypre of the old style. I prefered the Azuree hadas says smells like the original Bandit...may have to compare the two now.
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