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    Default Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    One of the worst fragrances I have smelled. Buyer beware, if you buy the bon bon box not all fragrances are actually unisex. The reps said they were however.

    It's nauseating

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    Well, more for me then

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    I think Chinatown is one of Bond's best offerings

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    I find it quite an interesting fragrance. I have been the owner of a decant for more than a year now but haven't used it on a single occasion so far. Why? I find it quite overwhelming and on the "too sweet" side. I can't think of an occasion either which it would fit. I guess I should just be brave and put it on on a day when I am at home and alone.

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    Old news.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    I still have to try Chinatown. Somehow I missed that one and West Side at Saks last week.

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    I found it to be very similar t Beyond Love By Kilian

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    You haven't tried I Love NY for All by the looks of things :P

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    It is very sweet and a bit feminine, but it's definitely wearable if you're a guy. It's one of my favorites in the Bond lineup.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    You haven't tried I Love NY for All by the looks of things :P
    I like how you post this on every bond no. 9 post cause I totally agree.

    Also, I like chinatown a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    I like how you post this on every bond no. 9 post cause I totally agree.

    Also, I like chinatown a bunch.
    Dude because its true, I tried my sample again yesterday. This stuff is nasty.

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    If you said Bond No. 9 is horrible I wouldn't disagree.

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    IMO I don't think Bond no 9 is horrible, just over rated as a niche.

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    Anybody else feel like Creed and Bond are the 'designer' houses of the niche houses? Know what I'm saying? They're almost well known enough to be non niche. And they seem to be the first niche houses that people are introduced to.

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by alexjustdoit View Post
    Anybody else feel like Creed and Bond are the 'designer' houses of the niche houses? Know what I'm saying? They're almost well known enough to be non niche. And they seem to be the first niche houses that people are introduced to.
    No but im sure you can start another 10 page thread about this if you want.

    I dont like Chinatown either

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    I think Chinatown is one of Bond's best offerings
    that's the sad part

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    I adore Chinatown. But then again,
    I love all nauseatingly sweet frags
    ... almost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    I still have to try Chinatown. Somehow I missed that one and West Side at Saks last week.
    Don't wear westside to work. I wore it to work one day and everyone thought I was drunk.

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    One of the few bonds that is unique and great.
    I own and love it

    It's for the decided guy (on both sides of the decision).

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    One of Bond No.9's best! It can, like all fragrances, be worn by either gender and it is on my to-buy list
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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    Everyone dismissing Bond as a house on the whole has never tried Harrods Oud.

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by puddlemonkey View Post
    that's the sad part
    lol!

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    I didn't hate it as much as you do, but certainly a "no buy" for me

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    What?!?
    It´s wonderful!!! It´s a masterpiece!!!
    One of my favorites in the Bond line up (just like New Haarlem and NY OUD).

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    I think it's awesome...for my wife, I can't wear it, but I sure do like it on her.

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    I like it a lot. If they were to make a flanker that was less sweet, I'd be all over it.

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    Chinatown makes me feel ill and so does New Haarlem...I really thought I'd like them but alas.........

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    't's just ok, like most Bond No 9 offerings IMO.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Default Re: Chinatown by Bond No.9 is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by alexjustdoit View Post
    Anybody else feel like Creed and Bond are the 'designer' houses of the niche houses? Know what I'm saying? They're almost well known enough to be non niche. And they seem to be the first niche houses that people are introduced to.
    No. It may seem that way on here, but if you stop 50 people on the street, you will probably only find a couple that have ever heard of either. As far as Chinatown goes, I think it is ok...not terrible, but terribly sweet.

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