Chez Bond is good stuff. Of course, the comparisons to GIT will continue to define it but it is still it's own scent.
This is a nice fresh green scent that just smells like spring. Chez Bond opens with a beautiful citrus blast before working its way into a tea inspired heart, and a truly delightful dry-down where the base comes through. The fragrance notes listed above are dead on and they are beautiful. There is a seamless transition from top notes to the base notes.
The Good: Excellent example of a fresh sweet green scent. Longevity is great for this kind of scent, and projection is good as well. Lots of compliments with this one.
The Bad: It's not Green Irish Tweed. The two smell close enough and are priced closely enough that if you want Green Irish Tweed, just get it. This stuff is not cheap. Chez Bond is a great scent by itself, but GIT really defines the genre and has the ooh and ahh factor. Sometimes Chez Bond can smell a bit synthetic, a little too smooth and long-lasting.
Occasion: Daytime for sure, but this one is truly an all-around good scent. Good in almost any season (save maybe winter).
If you are a young guy looking for something different, but not too different, this is the one. A great change from the aquatic scents. If you like it, it is sure to be a workhorse in your fragrance wardrobe.
10th March, 2011