One of those Bond No.9 releases which just makes to stop n sniff. to say it's refined would be too naive... however, what one could really notice is the seamless blend of florals. it's one of those fine eg's of a perfect unisex fragrance. It has all the indgredients we look for in a fragrance, in terms of the entire experience of wearing a fragrance. for anyone who admires florals, incense and gourmand overtones in their fragrances, Chinatown is worth sniff. right from it's viscous white florals based opening accord to the powdery undertones of gourmand notes supporting it to the lovely finish of incense and sandalwood; smells beautiful through out. it;s a fragrance with evolves and develops on skin and not a linear fragrance by any measure. a perfect eg of how accords peel off to reveal the basenotes.
I love it! It feels brash and rich, just the way every big white floral should be.
If fragrance has a gender, so does all art.