I first discovered Bond No.9 when I was in Hong Kong a few years ago. I vowed then I would visit the NYC flagship store and buy myself a signature perfume, today I did. When I stumbled over one of their stores by chance I squealed with excitement, an audible high pitched gasp. The store did not disappoint with a gorgeous window, lickable interior and an even more lickable male assistant Luis whose Chilean accent added to the overall experience.
Anyway I digress. The store is divine an explosion of colour and packaging and scents…. grown up girlie heaven.
Bond No 9 is a NYC based perfume brand that pays homage to iconic NYC suburbs and people. The name originated from the address of its headquarters at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo.
Bond No. 9 offers a collection of women’s, men’s, and unisex eaux de parfum — and has a dual mission: To restore artistry to perfumery, and to mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own. Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown locale or a city-wide sensibility. Some of the fragrances include Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, Andy Warhol Union Square, New York Fling. I left with Scent of Peace, a signature fragrance designed after 911… the blurb describes it as the sparkling-fresh scent of our civic dreams. For men and women alike, a melnage of sparkling florals and citruses, balanced by a woody-musky detente. I just think it’s yum and the packaging is pretty. Fiona choose Highline for her and Saks Fifth Avenue for her son.
The scent isn’t the only thing on the nose though, the prices are a little steep at $220USD for a 100ml bottle and $160USD for a 50ml. However, I figure it’s not everyday you get to fulfil a lifelong dream. I enjoyed spending every penny.