Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bandit by Robert Piguet

Bandit was originally created in 1944, discontinued and then resurrected again 1999. The decision to DC this scent was probably due to it's assertiveness. Brutal is a strong word. I don't conclude Bandit being a brutal scent......but tough as nails would be more accurate.

Bandit starts off dark and stays that way. I cannot say I like the reformulation. This rendition of leather smells a bit raw to me. Originally classified as a Chypre of the fruity variety, I get none of that in this sample wearing. Whatever florals are in here are severely pissed off with what I believe is Rose stirring up the pot. There's also a bit of earthy animalics present, but there's no transitions that would make this rendition of Bandit interesting.

Sampling this was an experience, but not one I would want to endure for hours as a result of a full wearing. When I need a dose of "tough", I won't go reaching for this. I have others that fit the bill and are a more comfortable wear.


  1. I've read fans of the vintage stuff saying that modern Bandit is Bandit made wimpy. I do sometimes wonder what it was like back in the pre-reformulation days...

    My favorite leather chypre of this style is Lauder's Azuree. Not as dry; not as sour, and has these fun cola-like top notes.

  2. It has a dated smell to me. There's just something about it that's difficult to single out.....but the scent, in its entirety, I find uninteresting. It seems to lay there smelling dark, loud and ( dare I say) old......

    I have smelled previous versions that were much better.