Oud-Girl, nice story about the Tom Fords at Nordstrom... Just wait until the SF meet-up (coming soon!) - Saks has the nicest Tom Ford SA, who is always very generous with the samples. Also, wait until you smell the candles...
My SOTD today was my first test of Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue
It kicked off with a nice, very Lutens-esque Feminite du Bois-style violet/cherry/prune top with just enough aldehydes to make it perfumey, as opposed to fruity floral. And then it stayed there. Any woody base is pretty much squashed by the top notes, which have kept going for hours.
No points for originality, but this could be nice for people who enjoy the fruity Lutens top-notes but not the sticky-sweet gourmand basenotes.
That being said, yesterday's Armani Pierre du Lune was a much more nuanced and interesting Lutens copy than this.