Very interesting, one of the sourest and saltiest aquatics out there although many sweet and gourmand notes as caramel, chocolate and vanilla are listed among the ingredients. I guess that the key notes are the tropical Margarita mix, crude melon and Guava in the top and cedar in the base, with the spicy hint of cinnamon in the middle. These notes are over dosed in order to overtake a bit the creamy sweet elements in the engage to make the juice exuding a salty oceanic effect. The outcome of the struggle between tart and gourmand elements is a salty effect with sweet, greedy nuances. Margarita and Guava are so tart and sour in the effects (a lime sort of smell) in a way that, in opposition to the caramel, chocolate and vanilla (thankfully in modest amount), you can perceive the effect of thel salty and iodate breeze while swirling on the fragrant skin treated by smelling about coco-chocolate tanning oils. It's a genial concoction in my opinion. The basic notes as musk and sandalwood are usual also for many aquatics and contribute to impress a bit of woodsy, airy feel. Very impressing longevity and good sillage.
Coney Island by Bond No. 9, 2007
I'm sorry but I don't smell any type of margarita or citrus in this scent. Being from Ca. I've had my fair share of Margarita's & this doesn't smell like any of the ones I've had. In fact when I first bought it & put it on I hated it! It smelled like wet dog! I admit my olfactory system tends to get a bit loopy after migraines but I wasn't liking it. Then of course after about 1/2 hour it changed & I started to like it. I can't pick out singular notes like a lot other basenote reviewers but it does smell very clean & refreshing after it dry's and has decent staying power. It's not a favorite of mine but it has it's moments & uses. I'll definitely be wearing this in the late Spring & Summer.
I like this scent, I really do..but not as a fragrance. If I had a can of this sitting in the bathroom for those times when you need a strong smell to cover up ...you get the picture. The margarita and caramel chocolate blends well, I truly smell the margarita!! I just wouldn't want it on me, or someone I was near. Like most Bonds, it is linear and dries down similar to when first applied.
This fragrance opens up with a sweet Lime/ margarita scent. A very unique twist to the over done "Citrus" summer fragrances. A very distinguished opening, then about 10 to 15 mins into the dry down it almost becomes a gourmand vibe, with a chocolate and creamy caramel perfectly blended together in mid dry down harmony. After and hour or two it has the base notes of sandalwood and Cinnamon that lingers for the rest of its duration. This a very unique fragrance mixed well with aquatic notes, and gourmand. This has been my go to bottle in the summer. Highly recommend this fragrance by the house of Bond no.9 !
Melon, guava, burst of citrus, margarita, sea breeze and gourmand notes. How could this go wrong? The opening is shrill and harsh, far too much citrus. The scent, in all fairness, does improve after an hour, but never to the point where I would consider recommending it or buying it. Bond tried to go for an island vibe, but it has to be done in a convincing manner, rather than a hodge-podge mix of ingredients. This is overpriced for what you get. For $200, this, at least in my opinion, isn't worth it. It is designer quality at a niche price. If this were sold at retail for under $100 (a price that is good enough for Dior/Chanel/Hermes/Mugler), it could become a classic (or at least a cult classic).
Nice summer scent that starts very citrusy and refreshing, The heart is caramelised sugar that gets wrapped up in vanilla and woody notes after a while. The longevity is good for about 6 hours max. Lovely bottle and packaging, however on the down side, the price tag is just excessive for what the juice quality is all about. Get it at a reduced price if you can. Thumbs up!
I smelled my first Bond No.9 - OH MY GOODNESS!! First i thought it smelled of rotten eggs..and moved away from the counter fast - the sales assistant kind of over-sprayed this stuff on me, but after 30 mins - this is just freaking unbelievable!!!! very good life on this one last at least 8 hours - superb dry down, pretty melony and sweet gourmandish but not the kind that gives you an headache, the dry down smells expensive not cheap, the citrus and melon smells real, not synthetic - yes it was just a tad weird when i first sprayed it, but hell yeah i am gonna rock this, this scent makes me happy, confident, unique...the longer its on my skin, its morphing into something so beautiful that is unusual and unique, i also get some incense in the middle which is just fascinating! Rock it baby hell yeah!
I personally don't like this smell, BUT it's not an off putting smell. The lemon is a very tart one and is really strong to my nose. Then after it starts to dry down a bit the smell to me turns a little weird. Hard to describe, but all I can say is weird. If you like the smell of margaritas than this is for you.
I've just this week tried this and on paper it smells good. So I got a sample and it wasn't a spray but a splash. I put some on and I didn't get much of the margarita smell on me compare to what I got on the paper. However the scent was pretty good. My daughter said I smelled a little like egg. I though it smelt good but I guess this isn't a compliment getter like I thought it would be...i didnt here a thing from a woman unless I asked them for their opinion which as mostly of "you smell nice". Personally I like it a lot.
I really want to defend this unpopular scent. The margarita takes over more than anything else (almost indistinguishable from the other fruit notes). I never really got much of the gourmand, rather I find that the margarita lingers throughout. I love it! Beautiful and unique, just sour and salty enough to give it life and make it stand out from any other citrus-aquatic. I'm definitely not the only person who smelled this for the first time and thought "WOW!!"
Coney Island by Bond No. 9, 2007
By: Bond No. 9
|Top Notes||Margarita, Melon, Guava|
|Middle Notes||Cinnamon, Chocolate, Caramel|
|Base Notes||Musk, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Sandalwood|
|By||Bond No. 9|
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