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.