Wooow...I cant believe all the negative reviews on this one.Im loving it!!!
Even though it involves some plum, rose, and saffron, the oud is front-and-center for the majority of the fragrance's life, and it's not very impressive at all. It smells simply of oud, but while it isn't cloying, it's not special or interesting in any way. There is an abundance of rose/oud fragrances, and many manage to be more agreeable and inviting than New York Oud, and at the same time go in more daring and interesting directions: consider Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie on the expensive side ($290 for 100ml), or 24 Platinum Oud on the more affordable side ($55-$65 for 100ml). It's difficult to fathom spending much money on New York Oud at all, whether coming from the perspective of a fan of the abovementioned rose oud fragrances or someone who enjoys a harsher, dirtier oud like Le Labo Oud 27. New York Oud seems to have been given a warm reception but I would wholly pass on this in favor of exploring other ouds out there. There's nothing overly bad about it; it's simply unremarkable in the world of ouds, or floral ouds.
6 out of 10
No oud here...at least not enough for oud to be in the name. Listed as unisex but this is feminine. I imagined Bond No. 9 would do better than this but all you get is a fruity floral with some dirty musk and a hint of oud.
Not full bottle worthy and not worth the price. Could have been so much better.
Hard not to like Bond9 fragrances, but NY Oud isn't up to my expectations. While it's a nice scent, it wasn't what I want for the price. NY Oud opens with an oriental spiced rose with hints of the expected Oud lying underneath. While many Bond fragrances are unisex, this one seems to tilt heavily toward elderly feminine as the rose note conjures up grandma's face powder. As with all of the Bond fragrances, silage and longevity are incredible. I like Bond, but a better wood interpretation is in their NY Sandalwood. NY Oud is just too floral for my tastes.
30th September, 2015 (last edited: 06th October, 2015)
Heady, heavily fruity and honeyed rose with an undertow of skin musks to dirty it up a little. Something so over the top and with such an authoritarian will to power is bound to come across as somewhat unnatural – this is a rose perfume with a John Waters aesthetic, capable of touching the parts others won’t, but also loud and tacky. The fruit note is supposedly a plum but comes across more as a synthetic litchi – it can unleash both saliva and fatigue. As for the oud, I’m going to have to pitch my tent in the ‘There’s no oud in this’ camp.
New York Oud is full-tilt rose mayhem tottering on 10 inch purple vinyl heels and there are times when I am definitely in the mood for that. Unfortunately, they are getting increasingly infrequent as I get older. If the coin was in the air about this one for me, it dropped and fell into the gutter after four hours or so. At this point there is barely any let up in volume but the scent itself has morphed into something so plastic there should be an environmental warning in place.