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New York Musk (2012)
by Bond No. 9


New York Musk information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 19 votes)

People and companies

HouseBond No. 9
Parent CompanyLaurice & Co

About New York Musk

New York Musk is a shared / unisex perfume by Bond No. 9. The scent was launched in 2012

New York Musk fragrance notes

Reviews of New York Musk

This was so sweet and overbearing (with just one tiny little spray) that I got sick of smelling it. I gave it to my wife to see if she likes it.
06th March, 2017
Very sharp floral opening that fades quickly to a modern light musk. This isn't what I think of or even remotely reference when it comes to a musk fragrance. Nothing animalistic in this at all. Almost smells like soap and has a feminine powder tone. I like the overall composition and wouldn't mind this on a young lady, but not anything I would wear. Lasts forever. Neutral for me.
20th December, 2016
Could this be a transgender Polo Green?
The opening is a strong one, and very sharp, almost worrisome, really. But a few minutes' wear smoothes this out into a bitter, green-tinged patchouli-vetiver with a lovely dose of nutmeg. My Lady hates overly green frags, so I don't see myself sporting this scent too often, but I would recommend it for green-woody fans, especially anyone looking for an update to the big 70's style.
25th December, 2015
Kaern Show all reviews
United Kingdom
3 stages? NYM seems linear to me. A huge blast of green, florals, spices, musk and an unidentifiable sweetish wood and that's it -- for ever it seems. No performance issues at all.

So, pretty unexciting? Well, no as I find the fragrance as a whole to be very beautiful.

The price for 50ml is crazy though.
28th October, 2015
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
It opens with a fresh-fruity note that soon metamorphoses into a flowery drydown, but there is a slightly edgy musky undertone throughout. This white musk note is light, fairly soft and discrete, more a condiment than a centerpiece. Wood, a mild patchouli and a whiff of vetiver-freshness round it off. Without being of greatness or uniqueness, it is solid autumn scent but a tad lacking interesting development on my skin. Good silage and projection with four hours of longevity. Good to try for those who like their musk mild and as a faint background only
26th July, 2014
a day in the life

Wonderful start! New York Musc opens smelling like you would imagine a dry cleaned cactus. Prickly, and dry, giving a tactile impression like the tacky feel of drying varnish. It has a beautifully constructed synthetic musk; not cuddly, not sweet, but also not like detergent. It feels deliberate and even insubordinate. This isn’t your mama’s musk. It's got that New York nonchalant fuck-you tone.

But then there's a strange, slow turning-of-the-screw progression away from dry-cleaner into a juicy-fruit gum, exceedingly sweet, soft musk. During these trapped-in-Jello middle notes, I feel like I'm wearing an hours-long bellyflop.

The third act, in what feels like a minor triumph simply because it's rising from the fruit (cocktail) cellar, New York Musk ends on a nondescript patchouli musk tone. Unfortunately, and this is an intrinsic problem to a musk that you don’t like, the ending feels like an olfactory, nightmarish version of the ending of the Beetles song, "A Day in the Life". There’s no deliberate ending. Eventually you just pick up your head and think, thank god, it’s over.

from scent
27th August, 2013

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