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Brooklyn (2009)
by Bond No. 9


Brooklyn information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 128 votes)

People and companies

HouseBond No. 9
PerfumerLaurent Le Guernec
PackagingShawn Lovejoy
Parent CompanyLaurice & Co

About Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a shared / unisex perfume by Bond No. 9. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Laurent Le Guernec. The bottle was designed by Shawn Lovejoy

Brooklyn fragrance notes

Reviews of Brooklyn

Citrus-oiled new wood
Smells like possibility
Clear but not empty.
17th September, 2017
Surprising to see such a split opinion on Brooklyn by Bond No9, as I really like this fragrance, aside from the initial opening. The first few minutes are indeed a gut punch of Iso E Super and grapefruit, but it quickly settles into a very nice, long lasting, juniper, cedar and leather. To my nose this is a clean laundry and fresh air scent and reminds me of one of the Penhaligon fragrances, but with super improved performance and wearability. Another comparison I had was to Terre d' Hermes, but with much less cedar and no gun flint notes.

Bond No9 fragrances have trademark longevity on my skin, and Brooklyn was no different, although the body of the scent is relatively light and fresh. Brooklyn would make an excellent office scent for warm weather, and could be worn formal or casual. I really like this one and right after Riverside Drive and Great Jones, would be my next favorite Bond.

Thumbs Up for me.
08th January, 2016 (last edited: 14th January, 2016)
For some reason, the grapefruit combined with another herby/woody ingredient (not sure if it's juniper) gives it a peach-like smell, which leans it further toward the aquatic. I don't detect the cardamom but the leather is apparent as more of a base note. I haven't noticed much evolution in the dry down. It's certainly a light fragrance that is more geared towards warm weather.

Simply put, I wouldn't reach for it as a summer option. It fits into the fresh and woody subcategories, which, with the grapefruit, creates an odd combination. I enjoy the grapefruit in C.O. Bigelow Elixir White, for example, but in Brooklyn it does't pair well with the other notes. The abovementioned peachy vibe is one I do not find appealing. Despite the odd combination, however, Brooklyn doesn't strike me as unique or outstanding as some of the other Bond No. 9 entries that I like or own, but it does at least seem to speak to the signature freshness with which most of their offerings tend to be associated. Still, I don't see these notes going well together, and both projection and longevity are limited on my skin.

5 out of 10
16th March, 2015
Smells like a more synthetic version of Creed's Royal Water. It kinda has a citrus, juniper, gin/tonic thing going on. Does a little more than your average Calvin Klein but not nearly as unique, striking or pleasant as what you would expect for niche quality. Not bad but not good either.

03rd February, 2015
A plain, but cute perfume thingy; you can smell vanillin, a green-floral delicate and silky accord, a tad of cedar (the usual Iso-E "pencil sharpener" thing), and a light spices topping. A white, woody, conventional sweet scent with a dusty and discreet personality, a bit boring but pleasant. After a while the artificial woody side is even more prominent, always supported by vanilla, even more pale and monotone than the beginning. If Gucci pour Homme had a diabetic sister subject to frequent fainting, that would be Brooklyn.

15th September, 2014
Bond No.9 Brooklyn gives us another average smell and above average quality fragrance with sky high price! something that happens many many times with fragrances of this house (my personal opinion!)
The opening is a fresh spicy and a little green scent with some woods in the background.
At the beginning I can smell a fresh, slightly sour yet juicy grapefruit note with strong dose of pepper that last only for a few seconds and settles down very quick too a smooth peppery aroma plus some cedar completely in the background and some cypress that give the scent a smooth green and a little more natural feeling.
It's pleasant with mediocre quality. it doesn't smell synthetic but neither so natural and high quality!
As time goes by the scent changed completely to a smooth woody, slightly smoky because of leather with some sweetness in the background. I'm not getting citruses that much in the mid.
The base is a very gentle semi sweet musky scent with very weak woods beside it.
Projection is average at the start that dies down to a completely skin scent only after 5 minutes and even yourself can barley smell it!
Longevity is around 5-6 hours on my skin.
All and all it's a pleasant fragrance and you can wear it all year round because it's very smooth and it has a little bit of everything to be a versatile fragrance but as a $200+ fragrance this is a sad joke!
26th May, 2014

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