Scents of the City

June 30, 2017
06/30/17

The Bond No. 9 collection of women’s, men’s and unisex eau de parfum has a dual mission to restore artistry in perfumery and mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own. Perfumery has always been head-turning, but now perfumes have been turned on their head. For the first time in fragrance history, a major, full-blown fragrance collection was launched as homage to the great city.

Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, uptown, or a city-wide sensibility. New introductions continue every season. Bond No. 9 infuses the island of Manhattan with scents.

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Astor Place: Inspired by NY’s Most Vibrant Arts-and-Style Intersection. The scent, an intoxicatingly fresh spring floral. Notes: Violet Leaf, Mandarin Zest, Freesia, Red poppy buds, Orris (iris root), teakwood, Musk and Amber

Bleecker Street: Art, fashion, seduction, and dessert in liquid form. A warm aphrodisiac that glides from day to night. Notes: Violet leaf, cassis, jasmine, cinnamon, oak moss, patchouli, vanilla, caramel

Bryant Park: Imagine an oasis of unflappably serene greenery, improbably nestled in a canyon of skyscrapers. Now enter the chandelier-lit mega-tents of Fashion Week. A fashionista’s favorite. Notes: Lily of the Valley, rhubarb, pink pepper, rose, patchouli, raspberry, amber

Central Park South: The world’s most super-elegant city street, with the world’s most sumptuous greenery at its doorstep. Notes: Grapefruit, black currant, jasmine, lily of the valley, and a base of classic wood notes.

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Central Park West: A legendary address with a grand-scale front yard. A springtime wakeup call: Narcissus mingled with tangy ylang ylang and a piquant pepper. A beckoning white-petal mélange of orris, jasmine, linden and gardenia. Notes: Narcissus, ylang ylang, black pepper, gardenia, jasmine, linden, orris, musk, white oak

Chez Bond: The essence of downtown maleness: Cool, strong, brash, unabashed like a bracing mug of tea. Notes: Sparkling citrus tones, leafy greens, herbal tea accord, violet leaves, vetiver, cedarwood, sandalwood

Chinatown: Emerging superpower energy with the avant-garde cachet of downtown New York. Notes: Peach blossoms, gardenia, tuberose, patchouli, cardamom

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Coney Island: What is the smell of fun, and how do you bottle it? The essence of Coney Island. Notes: Margarita mix, melon guava, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, musk, vanilla, cedarwood, sandalwood

Fire Island: The scent of bronzing: Certified New York sun-kissed skin. The quintessential scent to wear all summer. Notes: Cardamom, neroli, white musk, tuberose, patchouli

Hamptons: Your own private Jitney transport to New York’s outermost neighborhood, where country lanes dotted with World of Interiors houses and McMansions meet salt-sea mist. A male-female weekend scent. Notes: Lime blossom, bergamot, white jasmine, magnolia, amber, sandalwood

High Line: The World’s First Railroad Perfume. The scent of wildflowers, green grasses … and urban renewal. Notes: Bergamot, Purple Love Grass, Indian Rhubarb, Red Leaf Rose, Tulips, Grape Hyacinth and Bur Oak

Hudson Yards: Springtime scents are always about new beginnings. Hudson Yards is being transformed from a gritty parking lot for the trains that feed Pennsylvania Station into an honest-to-goodness future-world. Notes: Wet Petals of Lily of the Valley, Sparkling Freesia, Pink Pepper Oil, Peony Buds, Rose Oil Bulgaria, Vibrant Lychee, Orange Flower Absolute, Iris Absolute, White Ray of Musk

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Madison Avenue: Bond No. 9 introduces the world’s first shopping scent-just for you. They named it Madison Avenue, after New York’s most celebrated street of boutiques. Notes: Apple, bergamot essence, blackcurrant, rose essence, jasmine, magnolia essence, patchouli essence, ambroxan, praline

Madison Square Park: The height of fashion in the Gilded Age. Today it’s back-in hip-&-cool revival mode. Notes: Grape hyacinth, huckleberry, prairie dropseed grass, red leaf rose, red hunter tulips, teakwood

Montauk: The first sunset perfume, inspired by a quirkily quaint little fishing village greets the Studio 54 crowd. Notes: Wild bergamot, hyacinth, honeysuckle, amber, driftwood, silver maple, red oak

New Haarlem: “This juice runs like a Maserati,” said The NY Times in a 5-star fragrance review. This ode to the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance and the legendary Apollo Theater, Small’s Paradise, and the Cotton Club, is a highly potent caffeinated, all-but-drinkable coffee-patchouli blend. Notes: Lavender, bergamot, green leaves, coffee, cedarwood, amber, vanilla, tonka, patchouli

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New York Amber: The legendary old-world classic transformed into a self-assured, seductive, persuasive metro-perfume Notes: Saffron, jasmine, oud, amber

New York Oud: The Oud has come out of the closet and transformed itself into a smooth, full-throttle NY-centric perfume. What a paradox! Who knew? But then NY is a place where impossible, magical paradoxes come true. Notes: Red plum, saffron, orange zest, oud, red rose, orris, patchouli, musk, honey, vetiver

New York Patchouli: A trusted aphrodisiac and chi-balancer. It captivated Napoleon and Belle Époque fashionistas. And now Bond No. 9’s updated, 21st century New York Patchouli, all set to spice up the art of urban seduction. Notes: Cardamom, fresh ginger, grapefruit, nutmeg, patchouli, rose, purple orchid, amber, sandalwood, leather, musk, oak moss

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Nuits de Noho: A new kind of nighttime femininity: Irreverent, unapologetic, favors a shot of icy vodka. A contemporary fruity-floral gourmand skin-scent that’s the ultimate in sexy avant-garde urbanity. Notes: Jasmin, creamy vanilla, sheer patchouli

Queens: The borough of Queens? It’s the most ethnically diverse place on earth. Notes: Bergamot, cardamom, blackberry, tuberose, champaca flower, osmanthus, sandalwood, benzoin resin, musk and amber

Riverside Drive: Indie-style maleness, with a hint of Hudson River clear water sloops. A woody-mossy masculine classic, updated with contemporary aqua accords and a hint of exotic fruit for cool crispness. Notes: Basil, pineapple, sandalwood

Sag Harbor: Bond No. 9’s Sag Harbor, is a languid, flower-garden, ivy-coated, marine-scented ode to that quietly beguiling alternative South Fork town. Notes: Bergamot, ivy leaves, Sag Harbor bay accord, peonies, magnolia, oud, amber, sandalwood

The Scent of Peace: Peace is the greatest neighborhood of them all. It is the one that hovers over all of the city, the see-and-be-seen. The sparkling-fresh scent of civic dreams. A mélange of sparkling florals and citruses, balanced by a woody-must détente. Notes: Grapefruit, black currant, lily of the valley, hedione, cedarwood, musk

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The Scent of Peace for Him: At Bond No. 9, they are peacekeepers as well as perfumers. So now at last they are introducing The Scent of Peace for Him-the male counterpart of the No. 1 bestseller. That’s what they call conflict-resolution. Notes: Bergamot, pineapple, juniper berry, blackcurrant, cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli, moss, musk

Wall Street: The world’s first securities parfum. Dollars and scents never smelled so good. A cool, zesty, spicy androgynous career scent, laden with a portfolio of brisk citrus, marine, and herbal notes. Notes: Sea kale, cucumber, lavender, ambergris, vetiver

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