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    Default Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Which 6 samples do you suggest I should try? I am totally unfamiliar with this house. I am 38 and male and would love to hear your suggestions.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    So far, Riverside Drive is the only one of any major significance that I've smelled.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    I'm not a huge fan of the house, but I'd suggest maybe checking out Chez Bond, Riverside Drive and Bleeker St. for starters.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    new haarlem is nice but i am not a fan of the rest.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Chez Bond and Wall Street if you like aquatics
    Riverside drive is a nice popular one. Sort of sweet and herbal.
    New Haarlem is a roasted coffee and floral, one of the best they have

    Those are really the only ones I even remember being that interesting.
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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Central Park
    HOT Always
    Bleecker Steet
    New Haarlem
    Silver Factory
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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Riverside, Blecker, West Side, Hot always and New Harlem are all great scents.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Chez Bond, Gramercy Park, Bleecker Street, HOT Always, Riverside Drive are the only ones I've tried and I like all.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    My top six:

    Saks For Him (I recall Harrods For Him smelling really close...maybe a tad sweeter? Haven't tried the limited edition Harrods)
    Bleecker Street
    Riverside Drive
    Silver Factory
    New Haarlem
    Chez Bond (unless you've already tried GIT)

    I like Cooper Square, though I'm not sure it's a "must sample". Brooklyn is nice, but longevity seems to be disappointing. A few of the other masculines are also interesting, but there are designer scents that smell almost exactly the same at a far cheaper price point. Wall Street seems to be a favorite, but it (and also Millesime Imperial) smell a bit feminine to me.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Chez Bond
    Riverside Drive
    Great Jones
    Silver Factory
    New Haarlem
    Saks for Him

    I'm also undecided about Cooper Square - love the opening though.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Silver Factory
    Bleecker Street
    Eau de NY
    Cooper Square
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    Scent of Peace

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Ive only tried 3 and new haarlem and fire island are great! I dont remember the name of the other one but it smelled good too

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Fire Island is the only mens No.9 that impressed me enough to remember what it smells like.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Well, Little Italy too but I'd rather just go get Satsuma at the Body Shop for 1/20 the price and pick up another Malle.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    I'm not a huge fan of the house, but I'd suggest maybe checking out Chez Bond, Riverside Drive and Bleeker St. for starters.
    Absolutely agree on both points.

    Also New Haarlem
    Fire Island
    Wall St. (didn't like at all, but seemed in the minority)

    For what it's worth, the BN9 rep at my Saks was pretty generous with samples...if there is one near you, might be worth stopping in before you order online.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    1. Central Park
    2. Wall Street
    3. Chez Bond
    4. Bleecker Street
    5. Cooper Square
    6. Coney Island
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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    New Haarlem
    Scent of Peace
    Fire Island
    Wall Street
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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    I like New Haarlem, Coney Island, and Chinatown (dries down a little floral for a man, but the opening is pretty cool). Not many other B#9 frags that I enjoy although I've only sampled about eight or ten different ones.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    new haarlem is nice but i am not a fan of the rest.
    I'm with you. If I really had to come up with a second choice it would be "Hot Always", but 6 is not in the cards for this house.

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    I own & recommend...

    New Haarlem
    Riverside Drive
    Silver Factory
    Bleecker Street

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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    Imo Silver Factory is by far the best b#9 . New Harlem is interesting as well.
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    Default Re: Bond No 9; Which 6 samples for a man?

    New Haarlem
    Fire Island
    Silver Factory
    Chez Bond
    Riverside Drive
    Saks Fifth Avenue For Him
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