As a beginner, I had heard a lot of bloggers talk about Bandit as a kind of first perfume for the modern, daring woman and I wanted to try it. It is not as gender crossing as I expected. I expected more leather or tobacco.of course I am in 2012 and it was daring a while back. However I do like its sharpness. It is bold and strong . I like chypre scents and this seems a wonderful example of this category. I can't wait to get a hold of the original formulation and compare.