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    Default Bond no.9 Fire Island

    This comes out July 1st. Sounds like it could be an interesting summer scent.

    Top notes of: Cardamom and ozone
    Middle notes of: Neroli and white musk
    Base notes of: Skin musk, tuberose, and patchouli

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    Just got a sample of it but didn't try it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninrod
    Just got a sample of it but didn't try it yet.

    Please let us know what ya think...
    This one does sound interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjrober22
    Please let us know what ya think...
    This one does sound interesting.
    I'm sorry. I spoke too soon. I mistook another Bond for FI. Can't help you.
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    I have been waiting a long time for this one! My SA at Saks, who I talk to a lot about fragrances has smelled it and told me she thought of my 'holy grail' comments. We'll see. But I will be first in line to try this.

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    Fingers uncrossed........

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    Default Re: Bond no.9 Fire Island

    Holy crap that sounds right up my alley!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie
    Holy crap that sounds right up my alley!!!
    That's what I'm thinking too. I hope it is as good as it sounds.

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    I thought that Fire island was a gay mecca. The notes don't sound very gay to me.

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    I did not know there were gay notes. How ignorant of me.
    The prior post seems inflammatory.
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    Default Re: Bond no.9 Fire Island

    Quote Originally Posted by ormonde
    The notes don't sound very gay to me.
    I have to agree MisterK. I don't know of any notes that sound, much less smell, gay. Count me among the unenlightened too.
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    OK, I'll bite. What are gay notes? I belong to that club but I don't remember that information being in my handbook!

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    The barrier island of Fire Island has about 20 towns on it. Only two of which are known to be gay resort desitinations. What would you consider a 'gay note'?

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    ...I have a feeling it wasn't meant to be offensive or to poke fun. We're clearly taking the first steps to getting this thread closed by the mods. Everyone caaaaalm down. Deep breaths. Maybe rub your temples. Go find you favorite cologne in the whole world and sniff it a little. It's going to be ok. Getting this thread blocked isn't going to accomplish anything. If the post WAS meant to be incendiary, isn't it better to just ignore it rather than give the writer the satisfaction of seeing us fight about it?

    Sorry, I'm just sick of seeing good, informative threads go to waste.

    Anyway, sounds like a good scent. Nice skin scents are pretty much the only ones that can go all day without getting on my nerves a little. I hope it doesn't really smell like sunbaked skin though. When I sit out in the sun, the resulting smell isn't pretty at all.
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    I was unaware that Ozone had an odor? Can anyone provide a little info on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisguy
    Sorry, I'm just sick of seeing good, informative threads go to waste.
    Yes, but some uninformed notions beg to be challenged.

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    At least LiveJazz understood that it wasn't meant to be inflammatory.

    I have lurked on here for a year, read lots of posts and thought that now was the right time to start posting. Obviously some of the others don't like to make a newbie feel welcome.

    I have read various posts in the past on here and on other boards where scent's have been mentioned that are popular with Gay people. A lot of these scents did appear to be quite strong with a good sillage. When I read the notes of Fire Island, they sounded very nondescript and to be honest, it doesn't sound very sillage worthy.

    Now calm down everybody and stop being jumpy!

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    Default Re: Bond no.9 Fire Island

    Quote Originally Posted by ormonde
    At least LiveJazz understood that it wasn't meant to be inflammatory.

    I have lurked on here for a year, read lots of posts and thought that now was the right time to start posting. Obviously some of the others don't like to make a newbie feel welcome.

    I have read various posts in the past on here and on other boards where scent's have been mentioned that are popular with Gay people. A lot of these scents did appear to be quite strong with a good sillage. When I read the notes of Fire Island, they sounded very nondescript and to be honest, it doesn't sound very sillage worthy.

    Now calm down everybody and stop being jumpy!
    welcome ormonde!

    When I read your post, I didnt think you were trying to be inflammatory or ignorant, but some members may have. While I appreciate your replying to this thread with an olive branch, it may have been better to include something like "if my post offended somebody, I apologize." Anyway, welcome to posting, your long lurk is over my brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ormonde
    At least LiveJazz understood that it wasn't meant to be inflammatory.

    I have lurked on here for a year, read lots of posts and thought that now was the right time to start posting. Obviously some of the others don't like to make a newbie feel welcome.

    I have read various posts in the past on here and on other boards where scent's have been mentioned that are popular with Gay people. A lot of these scents did appear to be quite strong with a good sillage. When I read the notes of Fire Island, they sounded very nondescript and to be honest, it doesn't sound very sillage worthy.

    Now calm down everybody and stop being jumpy!
    I understand what you're getting at, Ormonde. Sorry for what might seem to be an overreaction. There has been a rash of pretty insensitive posts lately and that has led many of us to a light trigger finger (including myself obviously).

    In any event welcome to the board; hope you'll stick around. What's in your frag wardrobe?
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    Thanks Joel and MisterK.

    Here is what I have in my fragrance wardrobe (off the top of my head)

    Ormonde for Men
    Isfarkand
    Hammam Bouquet
    English Fern
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Millesime Imperial
    Bois de Portugal
    Silver Mountain Water
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    L'Instant pour Homme
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Coriolan
    Sables
    Philosykos
    Prastara Blue
    New Haarlem
    Tabac Blond
    Coup de Fouet
    Biche dans l'Absinthe

    I have more but I just can't remember them all at the moment.

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    ^ wow ormonde, for a newbie, you have pretty darn sophisticated tastes! Sounds like you have been lurking quite dilligently!! I can see how you'd find Fire Island rather underwhelming-sounding.

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    Wow, looks like you're pretty into niche. Lots there I haven't tried yet.

    I'm particularly fond of Bois du Portugal since I wore that for my wedding. I really like Blenheim Bouquet - nice persistent pine note on my skin.

    You might give Yang - Jacques Fath a shot but it looks like you don't need any help in developing your wardrobe.
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    Joel, I have been interested in fragrances for over 20 years so I suppose the newbie bit really only applies to my basenotes membership. Over the years I have fallen in love with many scents and fallen out of love with just as many.
    You're right, I love scents that pack quite a punch.

    MisterK, thanks for the tip, I will try to sniff it out somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ormonde
    At least LiveJazz understood that it wasn't meant to be inflammatory.
    I have read various posts in the past on here and on other boards where scent's have been mentioned that are popular with Gay people. A lot of these scents did appear to be quite strong with a good sillage.
    so you think there is some correlation between a person's sexuality and their fondness for strong scents with good sillage?

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    I just bought my bottle of Fire Island today at Saks. It is so totally NOT what I expected. To begin with, I could hardly, if at all, detect cardamom in the opening notes, which was a big disappointment. The white musk and tuberose is most prominent to my nose initially. I was really hoping for something a bit more spicy, more definitively masculine. And I'm still not quite sure what "ozone" smells like...perhaps it's in here but I'm just not sure what it is I'm supposed to be smelling. My nose is still rather undeveloped and not nearly as sophisticated as most here. Maybe this is supposed to be the sun element.

    After a short while the white floraly notes begin to subside and what I am left with is the distinct smell of Bain de Soleil. No, really. I think this is what the Bond No. 9 rep told me is the "skin musk" element and that it was fashioned after a "European bronzing oil", to use his exact words. And it would indeed be Bain de Soleil--NOT Hawaiian Tropic, which would make it an Escada yearly limited-edition fragrance, or Coppertone, which is something quite totally different (and could make for something very interesting in fragrance form, but I guess it's been done now). Interesting thing this skin musk....

    "A summer's day, laughing and a-hiding,
    Chasing love out on Thunder Island."

    That's the tune that kept running through my head...and still is. Thanks a bunch, Jay Ferguson. I guees my age is showing here. A distincly skin-sun-musk-bronzing smell. And it's not synthetic smelling either. However, with all this said, I was still intrigued enough to buy a 1.7 oz, making it the third Bond fragrance that I own along with Little Italy and Bleecker Street. It's been six hours since my first application and it's still going strong.

    So is this really a "fragrance" in the conventional sense? I guess so. It's hard to say. I'm very interested in reading someone else's opinion about this. I think it needs something else, though. A bit of a boost. It's going to layer very nicely with Little Italy, which also has a musk base.

    Oh yeah....the bottle is gorgeous. But it's NOT the bottle that I've seen pictured before. The bottle is an almost opaque, iridescent gold with a transparent, cobalt blue top. The neck is banded in gold. The medallion on the front is gold with cobalt blue lettering. But unlike the pictures of the bottle I've seen, there is no sun detail on the bottle with rays extending from the medallion. A BIG disappointment for me. I really, really loved the bottle design with the sun detail on the front. Too bad, Laurice, as this would have taken the packaging over the top and would have been hands-down the best of the Bond bottles.

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    Oh yeah....the bottle is gorgeous. But it's NOT the bottle that I've seen pictured before. The bottle is an almost opaque, iridescent gold with a transparent, cobalt blue top. The neck is banded in gold. The medallion on the front is gold with cobalt blue lettering. But unlike the pictures of the bottle I've seen, there is no sun detail on the bottle with rays extending from the medallion. A BIG disappointment for me. I really, really loved the bottle design with the sun detail on the front. Too bad, Laurice, as this would have taken the packaging over the top and would have been hands-down the best of the Bond bottles.[/QUOTE]<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


    I got mine from Beauty Cafe and the bottle was the way you described it. What gives? Did they change their minds about the design or was there a manufacturing problem. I wrote to Beauty Cafe customer service. I will let you know what they tell me.

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    Oh, and I agree with it smelling somewhat like suntan lotion. I like the scent and think it is unique. I can't think of any other fragrances that smell like it. It is long-lasting on me as well.

    http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/2068

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde65
    I got mine from Beauty Cafe and the bottle was the way you described it. What gives? Did they change their minds about the design or was there a manufacturing problem. I wrote to Beauty Cafe customer service. I will let you know what they tell me.

    I have a feeling it's one out of two possibilities:

    1: the nice bottle was produced for marketing purposes only and only appears in advertising, or...
    2: there's a limited edition of the bottle, like Chinatown with the Swarovski crystals

    Either way, I feel a bit cheated--or let down at the very least.

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    You guys have got me SERIOUSLY wanting to go try this scent. I am off this Friday so i think i'll be heading to Saks to see what the hype is all about. I hate going to Saks, though, because everytime i go end up buying something even when i have planned not to. Invariable, there is always one S.A. who is very nice and helpful at Saks and i feel like i cant skip out on them without buying something from them. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
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