An excellent aquatic from Bond No9. Wall St. opens very crisp and clean, with a strong fresh cucumber and salt note. This lasts easily an hour or more and sets the stage for a long lasting salty ocean note paired with a light lavender. Wall St. reminds me more of a boat aquatic scent, as it's more about ocean air and green salt water than beach sand and suntan lotion. Sillage is better than average and longevity is easily 8 hours, which I've found typical of most of the Bond line.
I don't think this compares with any of the Creed aquatics other than the ambergris and musk in the base. Wall St lasts much longer than any Creed, but perhaps is more synthetic, however the ocean air scent is still authentic smelling.
I like this as a day fragrance, better for warm weather. Could be worn to the office easily, as it's fairly light and distinguished. I'm debating a purchase. Thumbs Up.
I absolutely adore the opening and midnotes. A unique but still acceptable aquatic but the fragrance falls apart during the drydown. It never gets bad, but it's not stable either. It lasts 12-18 hours, but this was the wrong fragrance to have this kind of longevity. It's a flawed fragrance but the good is good enough to make one want to own it.
This has the (very good) synthetic vibe and feel of CGD 2 (which is meant to recreate an ink smell). Bond NO 9 creates a similar accord to create it's own version of the smell of fresh money. The longevity for me is very good. It lasted on a piece of clothing for 4 days, and stays with me all day (8 hours). It is fresh and summery without being clean and sterile. I think this is one of my favs from this line.
The initial resemblance to Creed's Silver Mountain Water is pretty explicit - even shocking. True, Wall Street is a bit less sweet, and the pronounced cucumber top note makes it the more blatantly aquatic of the pair...but the accusations of plagiarism are still hard to ignore.
The Bond scent doesn't distinguish itself too much from Silver Mountain Water as it ages, either, despite a different list of middle and base notes. Nor is the drydown any improvement on the original. Next to the Creed's ambergris reconstruction Wall Street's synthetic wood drydown smells harsh and bitter. I'm not impressed.
Cucumber is often combined with tea or other plants, but combining it with marine notes is quite a novel idea - and makes for a splendid opening. The marine notes stay prominent throughout, with some transient lavender accompaniment and some bergamot-vetiver style variariations adding freshness on my skin. In the base the dominant note is a synthetic but pleasant ambergris, an urbanised version so to speak, as the whales might not make it to South Manhattan. Toward the end white musk is also in the background. Silage and projection are very good most of the time, and I get a longevity of over six hours, albeit closer to my skin for the last couple of hours. Overall this is a Bond that shows originality and thinking outside the square - one of their convincing creations.
I don't get all of the Bond No. 9 hate, but what I do get it tons of compliments on the fragrance every time I wear it. Had an older woman interrupt my brunch today to say she was set to leave earlier but had to stay and linger just because she was in a trance with this scent.