The high, sweet, spicy, green narcissus top note settles into this exquisite scent's rich, warm and harmonious floral and wood heart -- intact, complete - nothing to take away, nothing to add. I understand, I suppose, why "old fashioned" is a pejorative term these days when describing a perfume. Like a Jane Austin novel, this scent transcends such distinctions. One of any age could wear it for a lifetime. It is classic, timeless, a truly rare and beautiful jewel.
31st October, 2009
New to the world of perfumistas, I bought a few untried scents that seemed worth the risk off eBay (a short, but expensive, phase), mostly on reviews from Perfumes: The Guide by Sanchez and Turin (I love that book!) A bit discouraged, I tentatively opened my Bond No. 9 Chinatown, and I AM IN HEAVEN! I am so happy to have found this scent. I will wear it with pleasure for a long time and highly recommend anyone to at least give it a try. It is wonderful to read the other reviewers comments here, as well. There is so much to learn and experience about this fascinating and compelling art.
31st May, 2008