I have a bottle of Bandit extrait from the 1950's, and in that formulation the chypre ingredients are very dominant in the top notes, and don't dissipate very much as the perfume dries down. I love it! I also have a bottle of Bandit extrait that I got from Beauty Encounter, which is a reputable company, four months ago. In this version the floral is more dominant, and the chypre more subdued. I love it! The other formulations of Bandit that are currently available, such as EdP and EdT have the real dominant Chypre, and are very different from the extrait. Bandit extrait is currently packaged in a black glass bottle with a crystal stopper. I don't know when they started using that bottle. A friend of mine bought a bottle of Bandit extrait from a private party on E-Bay two months ago. It still had the gold string wrapped around the top, and the cellophane wrapper was intact. It is in the same black glass bottle with the crystal stopper as my new bottle, but the juice in hers smells like the vintgage formula Bandit. I have not heard that Bandit has been faked; it isn't popular enough to bother with that. Does anybody know if they changed the formula of the extrait after they started using the black glass bottle with the crystal stopper? Other than that, I can't figure why hers smells different than mine.
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6/10/08 at 10:13am