Originally Posted by HORNS
Nice. Do you have a bottle or sample?
I've only smelled Bandit
twice, on paper, and did not like it the first time but revisited it this past November and liked it. Considering that leather is one of my favorites and take up a relatively large percentage of my collection I'd like to try it a few times on my skin.
Today, speaking of leather: Cuir Pleine Fleur
. I'm getting honey with an integrated beeswax along with a super-dry cumin note. The cumin is reminding me of toasting cumin in a cast iron skillet over an open campfire, getting ready to put it into a pot of chile con carne.
Its a 5mL decant. This is second wearing for me, really like it, and will buy a FB. I get a highly animalic leather to start, horsey leather, followed later by tar-y and petrol notes. I can see where this might be polarizing--don't think my wife likes it much, for example--but for me, its terrific.
There is a good review on BN talking about the differences between the current parfum, current EdP, and couple of different vintage EdTs. The current formulations are readily available, as is the more recent vintage EdT. Have not found the older original EdT, but eh, if I found it I probably couldn't afford it anyway. The EdP is the one I will buy.
Edit: anyone tried the parfum? review says it features a prominent rose note, which the EdT and EdP seem to lack. That might be really interesting.
About Cuir Pleine Fleur, I didn't notice any beeswax, but I did notice that it is a multifaceted fragrance, and so am not surprised that sharper noses than mine are detecting additional notes. Btw, its surprisingly long-lasting. I wore it all day Sunday and woke up Monday morning with the CPF still projecting in its modest way.