I think that the biggest shift in my experience of perfume was learning to wait out the opening. Brash, aldehydic, sharp, cacophonous openings are hallmarks of many of my favorite scents, mostly classics, but I don't think I tolerated any of them when I first discovered fragrances. I think this is why citrus based scents remain so popular - the opening is predictably familiar.
I have a few drops left of Bandit but I find myself saving it for posterity, or at least until I buy some more. I do the same thing with my tiny bit of Biche dans l'absinthe. That one is gone forever though, so I'll just keep my tiny bit as a reference.
I'm wearing Aromatics Elixir today.
My buddy has a jacket a lot like that one, similar age but american and in horsehide. It's so heavy and thick he rarely wears it but I think it looks awesome when he does. IIRC, his has big lapels, unlike that one.
I tend to size down with elastic waisted pants but they were sold out in M, went with L and they're perfect. They're relaxed in the top block but pretty slim from the knee down. My waist is around 35 fwiw. Thinking of picking up a pair in navy too.
Thanks for the tip - I bought those moleskins from the UO website yesterday, chose the slowest cheapest shipping and I got them today. The cut is great, they fit perfectly right out of the box. Now I can do the black moleskin suit with my ts(s) shirt jacket.