I think of Bn9 fragrances as that loud-mouthed American who shouts everything, laughs too loud, and often tells dirty jokes so everyone can hear them. Standing beside him, is a refined, quiet British guy named Penhaligon's. His language is quiet and never off-colored. Bn9 often misses completely in it's recipies, but projects like crazy and lasts until you scrub it off. Most are foul, chemical smelling messes, but there are a few that work well. My favorite is New York Amber, I can also see the quility in H.O.T., Great Jones, and Eau de New York. Some like Riverside Drive, and Bleeker St. have a strange Fake Grape/chemical smell that ruins them. I have tested about 20 Bonds, and only like 2, and only own 1.