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NEW: Bond No. 9 New York Oud EDP

Bond No. 9 New York Oud

Bond No. 9 is launching a new oud perfume this February, New York Oud, composed by Laurent Le Guernec. New York Oud is described as an “expectation defying oud”. (wow) This unisex oud is “modernized and urbanized” and won’t have an Old World oud/incense feel. Instead, New York Oud will have a “creamy velvet texture” and a rose heart with a “lingering urban forest” dry-down. Sounds good to me.

New York Oud also contains a 30 percent oud concentration instead of a typical 20 percent. I don’t know exactly what this means, but I like the sound of it. It just sounds long-lasting.

Notes listed include: red plum, saffron, orange zest, oud, red rose, orris, patchouli, teakwood, musk, honey, and vetiver.

OK, I’ve warned you that you will be sick of oud by June. But, at least it is a note that I like. And really, this New York Oud sounds worth trying. It sounds like an oud for those that don’t really like a loud Montale ouds. A company says “creamy velvet texture” when talking about any woods notes and I’m going to try it. I do admit that Bond No. 9 has set the bar high when they say “expectation defying oud”…. so what do you think? Is this one on your to-try list?

Bond No. 9 New York Oud will retail for $310 for 3.4 oz bottle. It will be available Bond NY.

Product picture from Bond NY.

6 thoughts on “NEW: Bond No. 9 New York Oud EDP

  1. Funny, it sounds just like a Montale oud to me! I don’t like the fact that they are using rose or citrus, but I do like the addition of honey and vetiver. I’m not too psyched about this one. On the honey front, I found a honey scent that I love- it’s Aftelier’s Honey Blossom. It does go through that initial stage of “ashiness”, but it disappears quickly and dries down beautifully. It’s rich and sweet without being too sweet. I keep thinking of the phrase “nectar of the gods” when I think of it.
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    1. Like I said, I haven’t tried this one, but my feeling is that it will mostly be woods and vetiver. I think the rose and the citrus is there not for “main” notes but as balancing, binding ingredients. But, then again, they could be really prominent. I haven’t sampled it.
      I love honey perfumes, usually. I have a feeling that I’ll love Aftelier’s Honey Blossom if I ever get a chance to try it. Natural honeys are usually very “delicious”.

    1. I haven’t tried this one but the description sounds good. I really think the rose will be downplayed. It sounds more like a oud, teak, vetiver fragrance from the description. I love a woodsy fragrance.

  2. meh – I’ve tried a bunch of Bonds – they’re decent, but generally not a good value for money. Many are loose copies of other brands’ iconic scents (i.e. Nuits de Noho = 70% of Angel – you might as well have Angel.) They’re really persistent and good with marketing copy though. šŸ™‚

    WIth that said, I love Chinatown – and wore it all day – and it’s pretty spectacular and unique. But when they say “oh, we’ve got an expectation defying Oud” I am not exactly running to get my hands on a sample.

    I’ve had the opportunity to recently sample a wide range of Montales as well – you can only mix Oudh/Oud/Aoud with so many different things before it really starts getting boring. White Aoud (rose) is especially good though.

    I am still a big fan of YSL M7 – my introduction to Oudh (whether it has any Oudh in it or not is up for discussion. šŸ™‚ But it’s reasonably priced, unique and smells great.

    Did you see that Caron has a new Oud? They may be a year or so late jumping on the bandwagon but I would bet it might not be completely boring. šŸ™‚ (though some reviews say it’s not very Oud-y)

    1. I agree with you about Bond. And did you notice the price point of this one is more than usual? It’s that 30% oud concentration šŸ˜‰

      Saying anything is “expectation defying” is well, bluntly, ballsy. I have a feeling that they underestimate fumeheads’ expectations! Out of all of the “snobs” out there, I think we may be the most difficult to please!

      So far, my favorite “oud” has been YSL M7 and TF Oud Wood, both Tom Ford creations. I like oud, but I do worry that it is getting debased. Oh, well.

      I read about Caron’s new oud but haven’t sniffed it yet. From what I understand our Nordstrom’s (downtown) will not be carrying it.

      Speaking of boring. I love woods and I love rose, but I’m getting a little tired of that combo. Sniffed Malle’s Portrait of a Lady last night. That rose/woods combo is starting to smell the same to me no matter what. I grew up on “Arab style” attars/perfumery. So, I’m not easily impressed by this new “exotic” trend. I like ’em but they aren’t convincing me to part with my money.

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