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  • And Warhol Silver Factory

    16 22.54%
  • Bleecker Street

    17 23.94%
  • Chez Bond

    5 7.04%
  • Chinatown

    5 7.04%
  • Coney Island

    3 4.23%
  • Eau de New York

    6 8.45%
  • Fire Island

    3 4.23%
  • Grammercy Park

    4 5.63%
  • Great Jones

    4 5.63%
  • H.O.T. Always

    8 11.27%
  • Hamptons

    7 9.86%
  • Little Italy

    3 4.23%
  • New Harrlem

    15 21.13%
  • Riverside Drive

    12 16.90%
  • Saks Fifth for Him

    3 4.23%
  • Wall Street

    13 18.31%
  • West Side

    7 9.86%
  • The Scent of Peace

    3 4.23%
  • West Broadway

    2 2.82%
  • Central Park

    6 8.45%
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  1. #1

    Wink The Best Bond No9 Fragrance for Men-POLL! <First one ever:)

    There have been plenty of "The Best Bond No9" threads out there but I have never seen a poll.

    So what do you think is the best they have for men? It does not mean it has to be masculine or anything of that nature but as a guy what do you like? More than welcome to comment.

    Me personally I've tried 8 of their frags and have fallen in love with Bleecker Street. West Side is on my to buy list, and I still have to do a full run with Riverside Drive as I think I might like this one.

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    I'd love to participate at the moment but I've only ever tried Riverside Drive. It's nice but not great.

    I plan on getting some Bn9 samples soon. Would be great to see a decent poll.

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    I voted my piece.. but I guarantee you that you'll get tons of people moaning and whimpering the usual 'they copy this, they copy that' without any knowledge of their own claims. Most complainers have never even tried more than a dribble from a sample if that. People accuse Laurice of copying yet don't consider the actual perfumers responsible for the scent. Whatever.. there's my two "scents." har har har.
    Regardless.. I love the line. Superior to many. I have many stories of selling people on it over other high end lines blindly.

    Anywhoooo..
    My tops are:
    Central Par
    Wall Street
    Beecker Street
    New Haarlem

    Loads more that I really enjoy from the line but those are a good few. I'd be happy to give you a full review if interested in any of the line.
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    I quite like Nuits de NoHo and Coney Island

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    I have tried only new Haarlem so far and really like it. Does Rochas Man come close at all?
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    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    A real toss up between West Side and Fire Island. The wet rose in West Side is quite wonderful, but the Copertone accord in FI is brill! I'm only now coming around to this house.

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    Nothing to think about here. Only one Bond frag is full bottle worthy for me.

    New Haarlem

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    Default Re: The Best Bond No9 Fragrance for Men-POLL! <First one ever:)

    Andy Warhol Silver Factory is the only Bond fragrance that has ever "wowed" me. I haven't been overly impressed by the others.
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    I only tried Silver Factory and Union Square and I loved the first and hated the second!

    Many votes seem to go to New Haarlem (the "old" Haarlem is a Dutch city!) and I really would like to try that one! Wall Street and Beecker Street are high on my priority list as well!

    Maybe someone could make my day and decant me some? 1ML would already be great! Of course I pay for shipping.

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    New Harrlem and Rochas are similar but as time moves on they go in differant directions. For one the longevity of New Harrlem is superior to Rochas. Also New Harrlem is way more deep and rich. Coffee and Maple are more predominant. I find Rochas to be a "lighter", "eau fraiche" version of New Harrlem. New Harrlem wins in my book.

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    I voted for Hamptons and Wall Street because among the Bonds I've tried, these two were the best.


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    Default Re: The Best Bond No9 Fragrance for Men-POLL! <First one ever:)

    Ruggles, your thoughts on West Sides longevity? How does it fare?

  13. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I quite like Nuits de NoHo and Coney Island
    these are the same too i own......Coney Island has been dissapointing but NdN is a gem.
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    I chose:

    West Side
    Gramercy Park
    H.O.T Always
    Chinatown
    Nuits de NoHo
    Little Italy
    Last edited by Quixotiq; 15th May 2008 at 06:04 PM.

  15. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRomantic View Post
    Ruggles, your thoughts on West Sides longevity? How does it fare?
    West Side lasts on me for most of the day. It changes quite a bit. The initial rose comes and goes and in the middle notes, I get something very damp, almost musty. I find rose to be one of the most difficult florals for me. Rose tends to get very sour on my skin. But, WS, is the first rose dominated fragrance that I enjoy.

  16. #16

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    Now just do a run-off between Bleecker Street, Riverside Drive, New Haarlem, Wall Street, and Silver Factory, where people can only vote once. Bleecker will surely dominate, as it should.
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  17. #17

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    I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I voted for 'West Broadway'. Which got only one other vote besides mine, btw.

    I don't know, there's something about the musk they use in this one that keeps my nose glued to my wrist.

    I don't own a full bottle tho. Maybe I will if they drop the price considerably.
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  18. #18

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    My top picks:

    -Bleecker Street
    -Gramercy Park (the only one I own)
    -Wall Street
    -Great Jones
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    My #1 is Wall Street. I really like Eau de New York, Little Italy, Chez Bond, Riverside Drive, AW Silver Factory, and The Saks Fifth Avenue Fragrance.
    Gary

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    Eau de New york is the best I have tried. Creed similarities are justifiable bur rather simplistic and, frankly, getting old. Besides, even if it is not original, most of the times Bond wins (Eau de New York could be compared to GIT, but IMO EdNY is superior and it just lasts longer.)

    OTOH hand I have been rather uninpresed by the house. Coney Island is just a mess. A bad mixture of creamy and fruity, of orange soda with milk.

  21. #21

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    Eau De New York smells like GIT? Really? I thought that was Chez Bond?

  22. #22

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    Bleecker street
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  23. #23

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    Top Pick: Bleecker Street
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  24. #24

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    Andy Warhol Silver Factory.

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    Central Park and Bleecker Street.

  26. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRomantic View Post
    Eau De New York smells like GIT? Really? I thought that was Chez Bond?
    Just because Chez Bond is near identical to GIT, and Hamptons is near identical to SMW, people automatically think Bonds are all rip-offs of Creed. I really don't understand it. Sometimes it's a simple mistake in the name of the fragrance they are referring to, which is fine. But other times it's really facetious and ridiculous, and people don't know what they're taking about.

    The example I always point to is when people compare Original Vetiver to Bleecker Street?? C'mon now. I know that OV and Mugler are almost the same, but Bleecker? I think some people just make up connections without giving fragrances a full days wearing (or even a sniff, it seems), just because they think it's cool. I also laugh when people compare Wall Street to Millesime Imperial, Erolfa, Unforgivable, and every aquatic under the sun. Don't all aquatics smell similar? So why is Bond No.9 being singled out? And I can't think of another fragrance that uses the pungent Sea Kale note that Wall Street uses; since when did that become the same thing as watermelon? I'll take MI or Unforgivable over Wall Street, but not because they are similar versions of the same thing, but because they are different!! Okay, I will stop ranting now.
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  27. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRomantic View Post
    Eau De New York smells like GIT? Really? I thought that was Chez Bond?
    Well, there is no reason why both can't smell similar to GIT, though Chez Bond is much closer (that is why I do not like it). I did not say they were identical. EdNY has more herbal-grass top notes and a warmer dry down. The dry down sets them apart and it is what makes me declare it the best Bond have tried... though I have only tried around 8.

    But I guess I shouldn't have mentioned creed on this thread. It's unfair. Lets just move on.

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    Bleeker Street hands down.

  29. #29

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    Silver factory and Riverside Drive

  30. #30

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    Fire Island! Definitely knocked me off my feet. Something about the scent association in that one that makes it just uplifting to wear.

  31. #31

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    Where is the best place to get Bond 9 samples? I understand TPC doesn't sell them anymore.

  32. #32

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    I must add Central Park and Cooper Square.....I sampled Coney Island the other day and my Wife fell in Love with this quickly.....She said that I will receive this for Christmas for sure.....I also Love West Side and The Signature Perfume.....I have said and will continue to say that I am a huge fan of this house.....All the bad press here at Basenotes just pushes me torward this house even more.....Gary

  33. #33

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    Bleeker St? Wow, I thought it was mediocre. I would have voted for Silver Factory!

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    I can't believe Silver Factory has so much love, I find it revolting. I have only washed off maybe 3 scents ever, this was definitely one of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    I can't believe Silver Factory has so much love, I find it revolting.
    Likewise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    I can't believe Silver Factory has so much love, I find it revolting. I have only washed off maybe 3 scents ever, this was definitely one of them
    Silver Factory is Fantastic on my skin.....One of the best from this house!!!
    Gary

  37. #37

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    Looove Silver Factory - I own 3 bottles and 2 candles. One of only 2 Bond's that I would wear.

  38. #38

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    New York Oud
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Andy Warhol Silver Factory. Hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    New York Oud
    +1. Love it.
    My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.

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    New York Amber
    Success is a Job in New York
    Chinatown
    I love New York for All

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    I can't believe Silver Factory has so much love, I find it revolting. I have only washed off maybe 3 scents ever, this was definitely one of them
    Couldn't agree more.

    My picks:

    Success Is A Job In New York
    New Haarlem
    Saks Fifth Avenue For Him
    Chez Bond
    Gramercy Park

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    Why isn't Harrods Oud on the list? Easily Bond No. 9's best.
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    There's a few I quite like now:

    Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    Harrods Oud
    Harrods Oud Patchouli
    Washington Square

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