I wanted to like this soooo bad......because of the name......however, I'm kind of disappointed. Not that it's a bad cologne it just doesn't have that familiar "stand out" quality I'm looking for in a Bond Fragrance. It doesn't make me go, "Now that's different"! But it's not bad.
Cooper Square by Bond No. 9, 2010
Rated #5045 in Fragrances
My wife who is impartial and knows nothing of fragrances sniffed it and said, "It smells like something you could get a WalMart for $10" That sums it up. The musk and Myrrh combine with a green pine smell to form a forgettable 80"s fragrance that I would wear if it were sold at WalMart for $10...No way you are getting me to pay $230 fir it
The opening immediately reminds me of Kouros, but not with the controversial notes that people complain smell of urine and sweat. This is more of a clean version of Kouros. Sweet, boozy, spicy, musky. It is marketed as unisex, but I feel it is masculine. It is strong and projects well, even if this scent is easy to get olfactory fatigued to. The only problem? Ridiculously overpriced. Very good scent, but not a great scent. Safe, masculine and subtle, but definitely nothing groundbreaking or extremely original. I like Cooper Square quite a bit, but I don't think it is worth a price tag of $200. That is in the same way that I really like YSL's Rive Gauche, but I don't think it is worth a price tag of $200. If Cooper Square were priced at <$100, I would easily recommend this for a collection, but since it is grossly overpriced, avoid this one. Rating: 6.5/10
One of the harshest and most foul openings I've smelled. I love perfumes that are challenging and give me something to try and wrap my head around, but this doesn't seem anything other than poorly made. The opening is similar to accidentally snorting a vodka pine-sol cocktail. Waiting around for it to warm up and settle down only brings you a generic, dated smelling spicy, woody musk. The dry down is a godsend in that it's hard to smell. Doesn't last terribly long. Noooooooooo stank you.
A talky, fresh, bit airy and woodsy fragrance with a traditional classic beat. The accord of musk, vetiver, lavender and juniper berries determines the boise' temperament. There is a bit mentholated temperament in the juice. The insertion of myrrh, oliban and labdanum softens the green notes and determines a talky substance while the cognac imprints a woody-fruity-tobacco taste and depth on the side of a daring patchouli. Some precious woods fix soft mildness and structure. A daily fragrance that exudes a sense of silky and talky freshness. This quiet fragrance is neither innovative nor captivating but being a Bond is for sure too expensive.
this is my weekend scent...nice musky scent....the scent of a real man
I've finally had the opportunity to give Cooper Square a thorough opportunity to sample and write a more comprehensive review. After sampling through much of the Bond No. 9 collection and narrowing down through several other choices, I narrowed to New York Oud and Cooper Square. When I finally got to Cooper Square on skin, I thought to myself "I'm having an 80's flashback, but can't put my finger on it." A few minutes later, I realized the olfactory flashback I'd had: I'm smelling "Calvin" by Calvin Klein, circa 1981. Vividly, this was as close as I'd dare come, only in a Bond in EDP strength. Save for minor differences, the combination of woods, patchouli, musk and vetiver were as vivid as I recalled, slight updates with a few changes in the more inert ingredients. The cognac wasn't as present as I'd detected in the past. Did I dislike it? somewhat. The promise of sharp cognac and other ingredients didn't quit deliver the goods in a way that stood apart from that Calvin moment. Moreover, the ending after several hours dries less into a subtle musk and more into a very sharp and green vetiver that seems more forced than a natural combination. The result is a very expensive impression of a Big-80's stalwart.
I'm not sure what it is about this fragrance but it smells DISGUSTING! I don't say that very often about fragrances since I do like most of what I sample yet, only will buy something if I'm really compelled by it because after all, fragrance is meant to smell good. It's boozy in a really bad way and very sharp and doesn't seemed refined. One of the few fragrances I had to scrub off. The only thing I like about it is the bottle.
Am I the only one who gets a bit of violet in here? I agree with the comment that this seems like a slightly improved version of a generic "man" fragrance. Certainly masculine, the myrrh note is nice, but nothing about this stood out to me. Projection was awful, and longevity was average, really a skin scent on me. If this cost $30-40 I'd consider a purchase, but no chance at it's retail price.
I have finally tried Cooper Square... The bottle is beautiful...silver and glass meet in the Bond no 9 signature star shaped bottle... The juice is nice...it starts with some pretty juniper and lavender notes that take you quite quickly into some myhrr and possibly mint notes that settle down gently into a long lasting green accord of musk and vetiver...it does remind me of Boston Man by Puig as some of the notes are very similar ... The ingredients are of top quality and incredibly long lasting...I now have the bottle... Big Thumbs up !!!
Cooper Square by Bond No. 9, 2010
By: Bond No. 9
|Top Notes||Cognac, juniper berry, lavender|
|Middle Notes||myrrh, olibanum, patchouli, cashmere wood|
|Base Notes||musk, vetiver, Ciste Labdanum, timberwood|
|Perfumer||Laurent Le Guernec|
|By||Bond No. 9|
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