Sunday, July 10, 2005


Bond No. 9 New Haarlem

Bond No. 9's New Haarlem

Testing yet another Bond No. 9 fragrance to find one that would work best on me. As I opened the vial of New Haarlem it smelled incredibly masculine to me.

Described on the Saks.com as: Take the northbound A-train in a bottle for Bond No.9's newest, timeliest, most androgynous scent--to be worn by men and the kind of women who specialize in chic brazenness. Experience the lush, lingering, intoxicating brew of bergamot, cedarwood, coffee, vanilla, patchouli and lavender.

This scent reminded me of the time my friends and I woke up early to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. We stopped off to get coffee and my friend who was driving asked me to grab his cup while he drove. Not knowing my own strength, I grabbed it a little too hard and the top popped off and the hot coffee exploded all over his hand, my leg and all over the car.

This is a vanilla caramel latte fragrance with a subtle hint of wood, very subtle! I get nothing else from this fragrance, it's a total gourmand fragrance on me. I think this would be a gorgeous fragrance in cooler months but do I really want to smell like I spilled a latte all over myself again? The staying power is really good on this fragrance which is fantastic given the fact that this is by far the best of the Bond No. 9 fragrances I've tested so far. I will without a doubt test this fragrance in colder weather.

New Haarlem retails for $110/1.7 oz. at Luscious Cargo or $178/3.4 oz. at Saks.

Yumyumyum... must dig up my New Haarlem sample and try it...
I love this one.
Patchouli & lavender are two of my absolute least favorite notes, so no surprise that I didn't like New Haarlem. Eventually I will have to fall in love with a Bond just to get one of those cool bottles!
It's so strange that I never got any patchouli or lavender in this fragrance. I expected them to pop up but they never did.
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