One day I was waiting for a friend. During this time of boredom I found myself sniffing Bond No. 9 perfumes and hoping that I wouldn’t tumble over these colorful class bottles wearing exaggerated shoulder pads.¹ Success! No embarrassing accidents at the nice department store! The sales associate approached me, which I wasn’t in the mood for because I was going to waste her time. I wasn’t going to buy a Bond No. 9 that day (or any day, I don’t own any). Long story short, she… Continue reading
Bond No. 9 usually makes perfumes inspired by places in NYC, but apparently with their extensive catalogue they needed to branch out as all the New York references have been exhausted. I mean they launched a Queens perfume this year…Anyway, last year they launched a couple of perfumes inspired by the community of perfume lovers instead of locations in NYC. There was WWW DOT Bond Whatever and this one, Perfumista Ave. I playfully poked fun at the names last year in my… Continue reading
This April, luxury American perfume house, Bond No. 9, launches a new perfume, Madison Square Park, based on the hip and trendy neighborhood in NYC. Madison Square Park is described as a crisp, green floral.
Notes listed include grape hyacinth, huckleberry, prairie dropseed grass, red leaf rose, Red Hunter tulips, hoptree, teakwood, and vetiver root.
I haven’t seen this bottle in person, but I like it. I know I need spring. My spring desperation mood makes me love… Continue reading | 2 Comments
There was lots of hype behind Bond No. 9 New York Oud as a “modernized and urbanized” oud fragrance. Bond No. 9 attempted to produce an oud without an incense/ancient feel. I like Bond No. 9 but I wouldn’t say that it is “new”. New York Oud is very Arabian to me, like a Montale. And yes, ancient but this is never a bad thing, in my opinion. My skin didn’t pick up on any creaminess or “urban forests”. I got… Continue reading | 9 Comments
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… Continue reading | 6 Comments