Friday, July 08, 2005


Bond No. 9 So New York

Bond No. 9 So New York

When I declared that I was going to test Bond No. 9's So New York I was warned by my friend Barbara the Pirate who described this fragrance as "sooo very New York City in the middle of a summer garbage strike."

So New York is described on Saks.com as uptown or downtown, New Yorkers have always loved chocolate. This scent is ideal for the chocoholic who loves her rich dessert to have bite and spice. Bergamot and plum are blended with bittersweet espresso and seductive warm milk accord. Patchouli, lily of the valley, peony, musk and precious wood notes add flavor.

Sounds like it would be interesting! It opens up with chocolate, coffee and pineapple - where does this pineapple come from? Perhaps they were trying to make something similar to Thierry Mugler's Angel. I don't know where the pineapple comes from but it's bad! I mean awful! It starts to dry down and the patchouli takes some of the fragrance. Sometimes patchouli kills a fragrance but this is a nice patchouli and reminds me a lot of Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb.

Now, it's not like I don't like fragrance with notes of chocolate or coffee. And I do like fragrances that have patchouli but on me, this fragrance really doesn't work at all. Perhaps I tested this fragrance the wrong time of year, save it for colder weather?

For those who can wear this fragrance it would probably be best worn in colder weather as an all day fragrance for some and an evening fragrance for most as some people over apply patchouli heavy fragrances during the day.

So New York retails for $110/1.7 oz. at Luscious Cargo and $178/3.4 oz. at Saks.

you are so diplomatic! but it still sounds awful! fruit, fruit, fruit AND chocolate. ick. but thanks for warning us! xoxoxo
Standing up for SNY! I like this edgy fragrance. I get florals, a bit of plum, chocolate and coffee. No pineapple or other fruits. The drydown is not heavily patchouli a la Flowerbomb. It is sophisticated and complex. It is best in winter although I've worn it in warm weather too. Do give it another try when the temperatures cool.

Icky! I just *wish* this had smelled like my beloved F-bomb on me! But alas, it smelled like sharp, perfumey flowers on my skin and not at all like anything I could possibly wear... I guess I should try the other Bond frags and not hold my dashed hopes for this one againt them, huh?
I say yes, it smells much better in colder weather, coming up all warm and sexy from a sweater. Um, it also smells much better on my *husband* than on me.
Post a Comment

<< Home


February 2005   March 2005   April 2005   May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   February 2007   March 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007