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    Default Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    I jst sold something on ebay and want to buy a Bond. I have sampled Riverside and New Haarlem. What should I blind buy?
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    If you've sampled them, they're not a blind buy! I would say New Haarlem by far. That's the only Bond I've come across that's been bottle worthy to me. It projects and lasts forever, and folks seem to really like it.

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    I have only sampled riverside and New Haarlem. The blind buy would be any other from this line.
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    Although not a fan of either, of your two choices - Riverside

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    I don't recommend buying anything truly blind from this house. Their output is too varied and the price is too high to risk it imo.

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I don't recommend buying anything truly blind from this house. Their output is too varied and the price is too high to risk it imo.
    My thoughts too.

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    THey have some very nice and some very bad fragrance, so blind buy is not recommended, sice their price is very high and theyre not very easy to sell if you dont like.

    From your options, New Haarlem is better, for my tastes

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    I am considering a blind buy on New Haarlem because of the reviews, but saw one reviewer on Youtube (Mickers) who thought if you already had a good coffee scent like A*Men it might be redundant. Thoughts?

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    I am considering a blind buy on New Haarlem because of the reviews, but saw one reviewer on Youtube (Mickers) who thought if you already had a good coffee scent like A*Men it might be redundant. Thoughts?
    I don't find them all that similar. A*Men's sweetness is cotton candy (ethyl maltol) while NH's is not. Also, A*Men has a huge petroleum/tar note while NH is a straight gourmand to my nose.

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    NY 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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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    Kind of a risky blind buy, especially for the price.

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    I have and Love both.....I prefer Riverside Drive!!!
    Gary

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    Not sure why you can't go to the store in Chicago and sniff the whole line. I agree - don't blind-buy from Bond!
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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    NY Oud
    Yes, this one!
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    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    I love New Haarlem. I think this line is too expensive to blind buy.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Aplle Brandy
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    New Haarlem out of the two you mentioned. How did you like it?

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    why did you start 2 of the same thread?

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    Default Re: Bond no9 blind buy thoughts??

    Repeating what others have said, I'd be very hesitant to blind buy something from Bond No. 9. That said, there are some excellent fragrances in their lineup. Chinatown is the best IMO, but if you're self conscious about fragrances that lean feminine then it's not a good bet. I Love New York For All is a very good gourmand and New York Oud is very nice as well. All these fragrances are quite distinctive though, so even though I think they're very good, there also less than ideal candidates for a blind buy.

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