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    Default Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    I was leaning towards Riverside Drive or Coney Island. Any others that I should consider? Gonna test some when I visit Saks but I had samples of these two and liked them.

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    Coney Island is pretty hard to wear in my opinion on a regular basis.. Try Chez Bond, Brooklyn, or Fire Island. They are more versatile.

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    Fire Island is versatile? I've never smelled it, but from everything I've read, it's a one-trick pony, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    Fire Island is versatile? I've never smelled it, but from everything I've read, it's a one-trick pony, no?
    I think it is coppertone in a bottle. I would go with Coney Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    Fire Island is versatile? I've never smelled it, but from everything I've read, it's a one-trick pony, no?
    For the summer it is way more versatile then Coney Island. Sun tan lotion vibe to it. Coney makes me nauseous. Bond isn't well known for great summer scents. The most versatile would be Chez Bond or Wallstreet
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    Some worth considering:

    Brooklyn: Grapefruit over gin over woods and leather. Very light and refreshing. Very versatile.
    Eau de New York: One of the best neroli scents around.
    Harrods Him: a smooth lavender and rhubarb over a cool base of birch and sandalwood
    Montauk: Similar to Boss Pure but fuller and more fleshed out. Woodier in the drydown and a bit more floral (hyacinth) in the heart. Not my fave Bond but it would excel in summer.
    Noveau Bowery - whereas Coney Island is kind of like iced lemonade in a bottle, this is like a lime popsicle.
    Wall Street - a nice cucumber based aquatic. Not amazing, but smells good, ahs good longevity and is versatile.
    Hamptons - a less inky, more floral interpretation of Creeds SMW. A nice beachy scent.

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    I would say Wall Street, Andy Warhol Montauk and Brooklyn are you best bets for summer.
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    Default Re: Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    Riverside Drive

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    I have not smelled the entire line, however, I do enjoy Wallstreet, Fire Island and Riverside Drive.

    Coney Island is also popular but I have not tested it thoroughly.

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    Little Italy, Fire Island , Great Jones.

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    Central Park
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    None--it is a crap house. Tested them all and frankly couldn't be bothered to keep opening the little sweetie wrappers they come in.

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    I used to love Coney Island. Now i"m not so sure. Sorry to be redundant and say this, but wear it in many different conditions and see how it develops. I loved it at times, other times it was bizarre... and gross. But if you can find this scent versatile, Coney Island.

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    I own and enjoy Hamptons and Central Park.
    Regrettably, although an interesting composition, the longevity and projection for Andy Warhol Montauk are poor.
    Albeit unique, the letdown of Fire Island is its limited versatility as a fragrance.
    Brooklyn is a hackneyed composition.

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    My vote goes to Riverside Drive.

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    Default Re: Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    Of the few Bonds that I've tried, my summer picks would be Wall Street, Fire Island, and Brooklyn.

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    Personally, my favorite summer ones from Bond are Montauk and Central Park.

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    Fire Island more versatile than Coney Island...crazy.

    I'd recommend Coney Island, Brooklyn, and Little Italy.

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    I'd say Riverside Drive.
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    Wall Street
    Eau De New York
    Gramercy Park
    Central Park
    Litte Italy

    Those would be my picks, in order.

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    Bleecker Street is pretty damn amazing. I hear great things about Coney Island too, but haven't tried it, but yeah Bleecker Street and Riverside Drive are highly recommended

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    Definitely Brooklyn followed by Fire Island

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    Default Re: Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    Since it is summer pretty much year round in South Florida, my top two from Bond is Bleeker Street and Chez Bond. I also like Cooper Square.

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    Chez Bond, Riverside, and Fire Island for me. Didn't care for Coney much. I get a sense of the notes clashing.
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    Riverside Drive and Bleecker Street. I would add Wall Street, but I swear I have fallen out of love/fallen in love with this scent far too many times to consistently consider it a favorite.

    Harrod's for Him would also rank up there too. I need to just test this more.

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    New Haarlem and Chinatown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    I would say Wall Street, Andy Warhol Montauk and Brooklyn are you best bets for summer.
    I agree with these plus Wall Street, Little Italy and Central Park!!!
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    New Haarlem (applied thoughtfully)
    Fire Island...for fun

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    Thanks guys for all the great responses. I plan to hit Saks on Saturday and sniff out as many as I can. You do get a free pocket spray with purchase. I will also check out Creed's Big 3 of Aventus, VIW, and MI but want to get a 2nd Bond before I get a 2nd Creed. I have Wall Street and GIT.

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    Bleecker Street
    New Haarlem (1-2 sprays)

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    Coney island, chez bond would be my choice. Since when fire island was versatile?

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    I love Bond's and warm weather fragrances, and my picks for summer are
    -High Line
    -Andy Warhol Montauk
    -Eau de New York
    -Coney Island
    -Chez Bond

    All of these are favorites, but I love High Line & Montauk. I tend to enjoy ozonic, white florals & both of these have a wonderfully clean dominant hyacinth note. They resemble each other, with High Line being softer & a bit more feminine, while Montauk has more bergamot & wood & is more masculine leaning.

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    Coney Island is a terrific fun scent and projects and last a while? it's seems to be love or hate kind of scent which I'm on the love side. I didn't care for Riverside drive but if you like it don't let me stop you from buying it. It didn't last long on my skin for some reason. I also like wall street but if your not into aquatics stay away but worth a try and give blecker street a try as well .
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    Montauk
    Riverside Drive
    Gramercy Park

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    I find Central Park a wonderful Summer scent.

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    Eau De New York
    Nouveau Bowery
    Fire Island
    Little Italy
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    Brooklyn
    Bleecker St
    Chez Bond
    Riverside Drive

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    Bleecker Street is the only Bond No.9 fragrance I've come back to every summer. Really it's more of a spring and possibly fall fragrance, but the green aspects of it make it great for summer also. I've also worn Riverside Drive, Wallstreet, Chez Bond, and Little Italy, but none of them really stood out.

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    Coney Island is great for HOt Malaysian CLimate..

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    Default Re: Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    Have only tried a handful of Bond No 9. Two that definitely are summer fragrances are Coney Island which is very versatile and Wall Street. One that definitely isnt is New Haarlem.

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    CONEY ISLAND-Super versatile in my opinion...as well as Little Italy and Bleeker Street.

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    Filthy Toilet In Some Bowery Dive

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    +1 Coney Island, Fire Island, Little Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Bleecker Street .... the green aspects of it make it great for summer .....
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    Bleecker Street by Bond No. 9 - Upon application, one is treated to a rush of sharp greenness. Violet leaf, with its freshly mowed grass and a hint of cucumber character, commingles rather nicely with cassis, with its black currant fruitiness and slight, cat urine smell. Thyme showers the melange with its herbal, savory facet. Transitioning to the middle, this crisp, green opening is beclouded with an aromatic and somewhat buttery cedarwood, as well as a warm and spicy cinnamon. And, a pixieish jasmine flutters softly with its fruity sweetness. Segueing to the base, a chamois-like suede, with its slightly floral, spicy and fruity, tannery aura, interplays with a woody and sweetish vanilla. And, oakmoss infuses its dank, forest-like earthiness with a bit of powder, while patchouli imparts its grassy and woody aspects. A sweetish woody flavor is supplied by magical amber. All intermingle and provide an uplifting drydown. This masculine and somewhat light composition is masterfully blended, and has good projection and longevity.

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    I'm surprised Central Park isn't getting more love here...great, snappy green scent. That's my pick.
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    I forgot to add Gramercy Park to my list. I've been really enjoying the bon bon I have of this one. It starts off with a really strong bitter green accord, but almost immediately becomes sweeter and continues as a soft/sweet/green fragrance for the rest of its duration. Don't let the harsh opening throw you; this one becomes really comforting & nice. My only gripe is that it has the worst longevity of any Bond I've tried. Usually most Bond's are really strong & last forever, but this one fades quickly on me.

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    Nouveau Bowery is fantastic in the lime and bergamot opening and the vetiver drydown with much of the citrus left. So great longevity and fantastic for summer. A little too floral for me but so fresh

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    Default Re: Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    Gramercy Park, Fire Island or Brooklin!

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    Coney Island, although sometimes when I wear it, I feel like I'm coming off as if I'd had too much alcohol during the day.

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    Central Park, Fire Island are my 2 go to frags. I do wear Coney Island and Brooklyn on occasion. Used to wear Wall Street a lot but I have since sold the bottle....twice. Love/hate/love/hate now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    I own and enjoy Hamptons and Central Park.
    Regrettably, although an interesting composition, the longevity and projection for Andy Warhol Montauk are poor.
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