Thank you guys! I have never felt this much difference between two concentrations before, and I was very surprised. (Since this is the first time I order from Strawberrynet, I felt slightly worried about the quality, even though the parfum did smelled great.)
Originally Posted by shifts
I'm sorry I can answer your question as the only version of Bandit I know is the reformulated EdP forumla I own a bottle of. I've never really thought there were lots of leaves, grass and twigs in it either, which I find stimulating that you find. I have to get my bottle out soon and spray me some. So I haven't such delicate green and woodsy things, but maybe birch tar though? Sometimes Bandit reminds me of the wooden walls of a heated sauna.
Maybe it's the wood that give me the impression of leaves, the sample simply feels very dry on me, in a sort of bad way
Originally Posted by narcus
Your description rings a bell with me - in both directions! I smell the same things in the EDP (New York) as you do, and it's much drier than I remember from way back! The way you describe the perfume version (new issue?) coincides with how I remember the original French Bandit (which could also have been parfum
. The original had a purer frankincense, and the overall impression was softer and with just a hint of sweetness added. Shipped from Switzerland? If you have more details about the sender, I might wish to order the perfume myself. I bought the EDP here, but it has been manufactured in New York. There is still an EDT version, I believe. I won a small amount of that one, a tad sweeter, but lacking intensity.
narcus, I feel much better after reading your answer! I really don't know when this particular one I received is from, that's sort of the thing you never know about Strawberrynet. I wrote the batch number in the original post, but I guess it's not so easy to figure out how those numbers are correlated with the production year (unless you know from before or are working for Robert Piguet). On the box it says
Distributed by: Fashion Fragrances & Cosmetics LTD, New York 10036
Fragrance Factory Limited, London NW5 3BH
Made in USA
Any clues about whether this is the reformulated one or not? (Of course it has a certification about being the original formula printed on a sticker on the plastic wrap, but that just sounds like advertisement.) As I said I got it from the Strawberrynet sale:http://us.strawberrynet.com/productD...x?ProdId=36823
it took two weeks to arrive, even though it was shipped from Switzerland (I guess the slowness due to the surface delivery sticker on the box). On the box there are no info whatsoever who shipped it, the only thing I can see is that if undelivered the box should be returned to