New Fragrances: Bond No. 9 to launch 'I Love NY for Earth Day' and 'I Love NY for Mothers'

by Grant Osborne, 14th March, 2012

New York's Bond No.9 are adding two new fragrances to their 'I Love NY' collection. I Love NY for Earth Day is housed in a green bottle and celebrates Earth Day (22 April); and I Love New York for Mothers is in a pink bottle and celebrates mothers.

The company say:

I ♥ [COLOR=black]NY for Earth Day

[/COLOR][COLOR=black][COLOR=dimgray]Like the environmental movement itself, I LOVE NEW YORK for Earth Day is rich in youthful vivaciousness and hope. And like New York, this lush green tuberose is also sophisticated and assured. Its wakeup opening notes, sprightly tangerine and orange flower water, blended with more tropical orchid, segue into the heart of the scent: a stunning floral composed of intoxicating tuberose, lily of the valley, and orris. Base notes of durable musk, amber, oakmoss, and sandalwood sustain this heady bouquet. [/COLOR][/COLOR]

I ♥ [COLOR=black]NY for Mothers[/COLOR] New York holds an appeal for every variety of mother: The old-fashioned mom has a state-ful of tea rooms to choose from, as well as hat shops, shoe shops galore, and, in Manhattan, charming hansom cabs and bicycle rickshaw rides. Or is the mother you have in mind a high- octane careerist? For her, New York State has an abundance of great spas, Power Pilates classes, and 7 a.m. hair-styling appointments to ease out the kinks. But what about the hipster mother? For her, New York State offers culinary learning centers in the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes, jazz festivals in Syracuse and Rochester, and all of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

I LOVE NEW YORK for Mothers is a soft yet focused freesia-laden floral. Gentle freesia, in fact, is one of its introductory top notes, partnered with tangy, wakeup tangerine. Then comes the simultaneously enticing and soothing heart of the scent: heady, tropical jasmine sambac, blended with enchanting lily. The deeper, darker base notes, which sustain the allover fragrance, are those classics—amber, musk, and sandalwood.

Both fragrances are available as Eau de Parfum in 100ml for $175 and 50ml for $105. They will be sold at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and

Earth Day is available from 1st April, and Mothers is available one month later on 1st May 2012.

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    • Francop | 14th March 2012 23:02

      Dios Mio...Absolutely Fabulous...!!! :smiley:

    • surge | 14th March 2012 23:29

      I'm really glad Nordstrom is carrying Bond now. Can't wait to try the earth day one out :)

    • dmarino67 | 15th March 2012 01:42

      Did I somehow miss I Love NY Groundhog Day?

    • Birdboy48 | 15th March 2012 17:50

      I Love NY Dwight D. Eisenhower's Birthday Oud.

      With a killer bottle too.

    • jamwires | 16th March 2012 05:39

      Well, the last 3 they released were awful, other than For Her... So let's hope this time around there's an improvement!

    • dmarino67 | 16th March 2012 23:13

      Looks like they announced another 2 on the bond website -

      I love NY for Fathers

      I love NY for Marriage Equality

    • starshipvelcro | 17th March 2012 18:54

      I'll try them, but I hate to think they're just pumping these out for easy money.

    • Darvant | 26th February 2014 10:54

      As well as usual for a Bond's creation we have also in here an almost promissing beginning finally morphing in to an olfactory drama (in the sense of synthetic candied mess). The main ILNY for The Earth Day's note (expecially along a first stage) is the lily of the valley, a liquid (for a part of the trip I mean orangy and almost aqueous) lily of the valley surrounded by liquid tangerine and by a sort of almost candied orchid/tuberose accord. This fragrance is (In a wrong and un-natural way) an ode to the romantic and intense note of lily of the valley and the yet notable tuberose is almost accessorial. There is for sure a lingering greeness in the background (probably the unique appreciable element of the recipe) which can be detected for a while as undertone, a sort of green/earthy/rooty (orris roots too?) vegetal undertone lingering under you nose as a ghost appearing and again disappearing. The floral presence is not properly indolic under my nose but more precisely sparkling, pungent, almost fizzy but in a sort of weirdly candied and juicy way. The more the aroma evolves the more a dominant shampoo/cosmetic sort of powerfully simil-berrish vibe keeps enveloping the elements with its loud soapy synthetic vanilla/musks accord. At this point it seems your skin to be moisturized by a violet/lily bar of soap frankly lacking any idea of class and refinement and with almost no texture. Powerful, somehow disturbing sillage and longevity. Definitely thumbs down, I'm sorry Bond.

      P.S: after 3 or 4 hours from the first spray I have to say that the berrish/candied type of soapiness performing in the central stage and the first dry down phase tends to almost disappear leaving the scene to a more "human", ambery and tollerable floral/musky woodiness (the orchid/tuberose finally appears more noticeable) which restrains the pungency and releases a gentler feminine floral sophistication.