New York Musk (2012)
    by Bond No. 9

    • Launched: 2012
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
    • Perfumer: Unknown - Let us know
    • Bottle Designer: Unknown - Let us know

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    jtd's avatar
    United States United States

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    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 isnít your mamaís 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 donít like, the ending feels like an olfactory, nightmarish version of the ending of the Beetles song, "A Day in the Life". Thereís no deliberate ending. Eventually you just pick up your head and think, thank god, itís over.

    from scent

    27 August, 2013

    Francolino's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    Pologreen revisited

    if Polo green was re-made today it would smell like this, really green with an ultra modern vibe!

    Pros: high sillage and duration
    Cons: pricey"

    12 July, 2013

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    Tony T
    United States United States

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    a very direct straight forward composition. no game playing or horsing around and mid notes are basically non exixtant but the base notes blend superbly. light musk mixed with sandalwood with a pinch of patchouli and veviter glides on very smoothly. great sillage and projection. i have only tried fire island and ny earth day from bond which fail to compare with NYM. will be my signature scent in tthe next coming months!!!

    24 March, 2013

    Possum-Pie's avatar
    United States United States

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    Most Bond no. 9 offerings fall short of wear-ability. I applaud their longevity, projection, and sillage, but to be honest, most are brash, plastic-smelling, and linear. I received a sample of N.Y. Musk today, and was skeptical b/c I neither like Bn9 nor Musk as a note. It surprises me though! The musk is muted in the Sandalwood and amber. It isn't animalistic, which may have made it more attractive to me, but it is "sharp" which I like. As with most Bn9 it is linear, changing little in the dry-down. It also is a projection/longevity monster. I give it a 7.

    08 February, 2013 (Last Edited: 09 February, 2013)

    Francop's avatar
    Spain Spain

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    Gorgeous pure perfume composition of patchouli, musk and amber.

    Give it a few wearings before making up your mind.

    I have finally fallen in love with it.

    Superb longevity and sillage.

    Big Thumbs up!

    18 January, 2013

    rogalal's avatar
    United States United States

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    First off, this isn't a musk perfume. Musk is either "dirty" like Musk Ravageur or soapy. This is neither. That's not a complaint, just an observation.

    New York Musk is actually a rather well made "woody amber" (that misleading description of scents that smell like rubbing alcohol or that aquatic ammonia). In general, I really dislike "woody amber" scents, but I've actually enjoyed getting to know New York Musk. To my nose, it's mostly that rubbing alcohol smell, but cleverly mixed with leathery saffron to give it an almost oud-ish appeal. But it's also quite perfumey and sweet, with a sort of peach skin and cherry smell on top and a rather soft pretty floral feel in the middle. Honestly, this mix of rough and sweet and "perfumey" could have been a disaster, but somehow it works. The rubbing alcohol smell (which can often smell toxic and sharp) actually smells kind of warm and fuzzy and comforting here, while the leathery saffron keeps everything from smelling too sweet or feminine but without being too dark or weird either.

    Based on my own personal taste, I just can't give New York Musk a thumbs up (sorry - I really don't like "woody ambers"), but I'll gladly admit that it's quite well made.

    07 January, 2013

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