Hi Sark! Welcome!
L'Artisan and Bond are two of my favorite lines, so this is a tough question for me. Certain scents in both lines have extraordinarily good lasting power for me. Bleecker Street
is enticing and seductive. I like it on me, and I love
it on my husband (this is how I feel about Musc Ravageur as well). I've experienced positive comments from complete strangers on Bleecker. Lasting power is fabulous - be careful not to overapply! The bottle is so beautiful. In my experiences at Bond counters and boutiques, it seems like everyone "oohs" and "aahs" over this bottle.West Side
is one of the "darker" fragrances, and it really
lasts. The first time I wore this, in my excitement, I oversprayed. I went to a hockey game and I think everyone in the Honda Center could smell me. But this is gorgeous - This one has a beautiful bottle, as well.
Have you tried So New York
? It has a coffee note, but it's lighter than New Haarlem, so it may be easier to wear in humid, hot weather. It's not "dark" to me, though. In fact, with the possible exception of Nuits de Noho, which is more "elegant" than dark to me, Bond doesn't have anything all that dark?
You may like Bryant Park
, too. It's not "dark" but it's surprisingly edgy. It's much more complex and unusual that it sounds when you read the notes. It's a good one for summer nights.
At L'Artisan you may want to try Mûre et Musc Extrême
, Jour de Fête, Safran Troublant, Dzing!, Voleur de Roses, L'eau d'Ambre
and Bois Farine.
Not a L'Artisan or Bond, but I recommend trying T Takashimaya
(at Tak), and Anné Pliska
. You can get samples of Anné Pliska from Luckyscent.com. Both are dark, sexy, and mysterious like Musc Ravageur, but have more amber.
Let us know what you choose!