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    Default Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    I'm going to give my personal rating on these Bond no 9 fragrances (based on what I tried).

    My standards: 1-5, compared to other niche fragrances. Judged on projection, longevity, originality, versatility and value for what you pay in addition to the overall scent.

    Hamptons - 2/5
    Chinatown - 3/5
    Cooper Square - 3/5
    Bleecker Street 3.5/5
    Little Italy - 1/5
    Coney Island - 2/5
    Wall Street - 3.5/5
    New Haarlem - 5/5
    Chez Bond - 3/5
    Riverside Drive - 2.5/5

    The main factor in my rating system that seems to be driving it down is value for the overall scent.

    How would you rate fragrances from the Bond house. Not just the ones I listed, but all of the ones you tried.

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    Default Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    Didn't you do something extremely similar 4-5 months ago?

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    Hamptons - 1/5
    Chinatown - 3/5
    Cooper Square - 1/5
    Bleecker Street 2/5
    Little Italy - 1/5
    Coney Island - 4/5
    Wall Street - 1/5
    New Haarlem - 3/5
    Chez Bond - 2/5
    Riverside Drive - 2/5

    I'm rating these as 1 being offensive, 2 being completely boring, 3 being very average, and 4 being pretty good. There are no Bond fragrances I feel that deserve anything close to a 5.
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    Default Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    All I've tried - about a 1 with Riverside Drive 1.5 and that's being generous.

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    Hamptons - 2
    Chinatown - 4 (but only on a woman)
    Cooper Square - 1
    Bleecker Street - 3.5 Like this one, smells like RL Purple Label but actually lasts
    Little Italy - 1
    Coney Island - can I give less than 1?
    Wall Street - same as above
    New Haarlem - 4
    Chez Bond - 3
    Riverside Drive - 2

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    I own:
    Bleecker Street (5/5)
    New Haarlem (4.5/5)
    Chez Bond (4.5/5)
    New York Oud (4/5)
    New York Amber (4/5)
    ILNYFME (5/5)
    HSLE (2/5) (blind buy)

    These I have samples of:
    NY Musk (3.5/5)
    Eau de New York (3.5/5)
    Chinatown (3/5)
    Montauk (4/5)
    ILNY Fathers Day (3/5)
    Manhattan (3.5/5)
    Harrods Oud Patchouli (3.5/5)
    Great Jones (2/5)
    ILNY For All (2/5)
    HOT Always (1/5)
    So New York (2/5)
    Silver Factory (3/5)
    Brooklyn (3/5)
    Harrods for Him (3/5)
    Washington Square (2.5/5)
    Hamptons (2.5/5)
    Success is a Job in NY (2/5)
    ILNY for Him (3/5)
    Saks Fifth Ave for Him (3/5)
    Eau de Noho (2/5)
    Cooper Square (2/5)
    Riverside Drive (3/5)
    Little Italy (1/5)
    High Line (3.5/5)
    Wall Street (1/5)
    Coney Island (3.5/5)
    Sag Harbor (3/5)
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    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
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    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
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    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Default Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    oh, i forgot to rate New York Oud (1/5)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    oh, i forgot to rate New York Oud (1/5)
    Wha??? That's one of my favorites from their lineup!

    I'd also give Chinatown a 5/5, even for a man. (I wear it fairly frequently.)
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    @dougczar: I love ILNYFME, it's my favorite Bond. Glad to see it's one of the only 5 star frags on your list!

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    Never tired Bond until today...

    New Haarlem 2/5

    Did not work at all on my skin. Too much syrup / maple smell and a synthetic note.
    I was surprised as I like gourmands (A-men, Rochas Man).
    Id like to try other Bonds but they are not available in my city.
    I'll have to order some samples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    @dougczar: I love ILNYFME, it's my favorite Bond. Glad to see it's one of the only 5 star frags on your list!
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one! I'm surprised it hasn't gathered more popularity yet - maybe it will soon.


    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    Wha??? That's one of my favorites from their lineup!


    I'd also give Chinatown a 5/5, even for a man. (I wear it fairly frequently.)

    I also love Chinatown - I think it would be PERFECT on a woman (5/5). I just dont quite have the guts to try to pull this off (yet) in public. Well made fragrance though. Same with Astor Place (5/5), but too feminine for me to try to wear.
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    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Boy, do I dislike Bond No. 9. I pulled out my samples to rate these fragrances and I was reminded just how underwhelming their fragrances are (with the exception of Chinatown). Anyway, here we go!

    Hamptons - 1/5
    Chinatown - 5/5
    Cooper Square - 2/5
    Bleecker Street - 1/5
    Little Italy - 1/5
    Coney Island - 2/5 (just noticed that same metallic note featured in Sécrétions Magnifiques)
    Wall Street - 3/5 (and spilled this all over myself...good news is, it's better than I remembered!)
    New Haarlem - 2/5
    Chez Bond - 1/5
    Riverside Drive - 3/5
    New York Oud - 3/5

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    I only have some recent experience with two fragrances:

    Cooper Square - 2/5 (I own it and have worn it a few times, can't force myself to like it though. It seems like something sharp is attacking my nostrils; trying to sell it off at the moment.)
    New Haarlem - 3/5 (I found the maple syrup just overwhelming)
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    Hamptons - 1
    Chinatown - 2
    Cooper Square - 4
    Bleecker Street 3
    Little Italy - 2
    Coney Island - 4
    Wall Street - 2
    New Haarlem - 4
    Chez Bond - 2
    Riverside Drive - 2

    Very hit or miss house with more misses than hits. The best ones from the house, what I'd consider fives, are not listed here, West Side, Silver Factory, Saks For Him, and NY Amber.
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    Default Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    I've said it before...I really wanted to like Bond fragrances -they have MONSTER longevity and projection. I tried 10 different ones, and there was always an undertone of some weird chemical...melted plastic and artificial grape? that ruined most of them. The exception is NY Amber which I LOVE and own a full bottle of. It still has that weird smell, but it is hidden mostly by the amber. The only one I didn't smell that chemical with was Wall St., but that just smelled like the underside of my lawn mower so...
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    You're describing "that Bond smell" that seems to exist in 95% of their juices. It is that odd fruit/musk/floral combination you describe that tends to royally suck.
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    I'd give Brooklyn a 5/5 even though I wouldn't wear it. The scent isn't for me, but it is outstanding.

    I think it's funny when people try to get scientific with their ratings systems. You can't rate art that way. It just doesn't work.

    ...I wonder how much bang for buck one gets from a Picasso. I'd give that guy a 3/5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitch256 View Post
    You're describing "that Bond smell" that seems to exist in 95% of their juices. It is that odd fruit/musk/floral combination you describe that tends to royally suck.
    Yeah i know what your referring to. Just like creed has the ambergis base bond has a "base". Only two I like are NY oud and Chez Bond

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    I enjoy most of the house

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    Default Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    It's funny, people either smell the undertone or they don't. I saw a long thread awhile back where half the people said they smelled that chemical fruit smell, and the rest said they couldn't smell it at all. It is a shame, b/c I like the projection and longevity, and enjoyed some of the basic ideas of the fragrances (minus the chemical)
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    Oh how everyone's noses are different. Maybe people detect the "base" of Bond and don't mind it or actually like it. I hate powder and if there's even a hint of it the frag is ruined for me, but yet there are many that don't detect powder in certain frags that I do, or they don't mind it or even like it. Who knows.

    I, personally, love Bond no 9 and even though it's extremely unpopular to like it, and extremely popular to bash it, so be it.
    Hamptons - 1/5
    Chinatown - 4/5
    Cooper Square - 1/5
    Bleecker Street 4.5/5
    Little Italy - 4/5
    Coney Island - 4.5/5
    Wall Street - 2/5
    New Haarlem - 5/5
    Chez Bond - 3/5
    Riverside Drive - 3.5/5

    I could rank a lot of others too...but I won't...for now. Fact of the matter is that it's just popular to hate Bond no 9, I think that quite a few people feel like they have to hate them or they feel embarrassed to admit that they might like them. I always hear that Chez Bond is a rip off of GIT, yet GIT will get a 5/5 and Chez Bond will get a 1/5...doesn't make sense if they smell the same...and Chez Bond even lasts about 10 times longer. If you genuinely don't like them...good for you, there's more for those of us who do...if you've just jumped on the "hate Bond" bandwagon because you think it'll make you more popular...I don't know what to say.
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    Im sure there are some who haven't smelled any Bonds, but say they hate them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    Im sure there are some who haven't smelled any Bonds, but say they hate them...
    Sucks to be them.
    Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

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    Default Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    Oh how everyone's noses are different. Maybe people detect the "base" of Bond and don't mind it or actually like it. I hate powder and if there's even a hint of it the frag is ruined for me, but yet there are many that don't detect powder in certain frags that I do, or they don't mind it or even like it. Who knows.

    I, personally, love Bond no 9 and even though it's extremely unpopular to like it, and extremely popular to bash it, so be it.
    Hamptons - 1/5
    Chinatown - 4/5
    Cooper Square - 1/5
    Bleecker Street 4.5/5
    Little Italy - 4/5
    Coney Island - 4.5/5
    Wall Street - 2/5
    New Haarlem - 5/5
    Chez Bond - 3/5
    Riverside Drive - 3.5/5

    I could rank a lot of others too...but I won't...for now. Fact of the matter is that it's just popular to hate Bond no 9, I think that quite a few people feel like they have to hate them or they feel embarrassed to admit that they might like them. I always hear that Chez Bond is a rip off of GIT, yet GIT will get a 5/5 and Chez Bond will get a 1/5...doesn't make sense if they smell the same...and Chez Bond even lasts about 10 times longer. If you genuinely don't like them...good for you, there's more for those of us who do...if you've just jumped on the "hate Bond" bandwagon because you think it'll make you more popular...I don't know what to say.
    I don't hate the house in general...Like I said one of my all time favorite fragrances is New York Amber, I absolutely love it. I tried to like many of the others as well, Like Riverside Drive, Bleeker St. , Central Park, and Manhattan, I wanted to like all of them but kept smelling that chemical. Somehow the New York Amber covers it up or it isn't as strong. There are those who like to bash Bn9 b/c they say it ripped off other famous scents, but that is mute...many perfumers build on other famous fragrances.
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    Theres something about Bond fragrances that just rubs me the wrong way. (New Haarlem excluded)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post
    Sucks to be them.
    yep

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    New York oud - 4
    New Haarlem - 4.5
    Central park - 3
    Chinatown - m a guy but where this 4
    Gramercy park - 4
    Little Italy 3.5
    Montauk 3.5
    Coney island 3.5

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    Out of the few I have tried so far, the only one I like even a little is New York Musk. That being said I certainly havent tried all of them, but Im not very impressed by this house.

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    My ratings. I bolded anything rated 4/5 or better.

    Bleecker Street (3.5/5)
    New Haarlem (2/5)
    New York Oud (4.5/5 first half, 2.5/5 dry down)
    New York Amber (3.5/5)
    Harrods Swavorski (4.5/5)
    Chinatown (3/5)
    Montauk (4/5)
    Harrods Oud Patchouli (5/5) best oud/rose I've ever smelled. Unique.
    Great Jones (4/5)
    HOT Always (2/5)
    Silver Factory (3/5)
    Brooklyn (4.25)
    Harrods for Him (4.25/5) awesome rhubarb/lavender/birch combo.

    Washington Square (5/5) earl grey tea -> honeyed rose -> powdery "white" vetiver and suede. Awesome!
    Hamptons (2.5/5)
    Success is a Job in NY (2/5)
    Saks Fifth Ave for Him (3/5)
    Eau de Noho (2/5)
    Cooper Square (2.5/5) interesting nu-gere, a bit too juniper heavy though
    Little Italy (2/5)
    High Line (2.5/5)
    Wall Street (3.5/5)
    Coney Island (3/5)

    Astor Place (3.5/5)
    Harrods Rose (4/5) one of the few uses of tuberose I actually like
    Harrods for Her (3/5) another use of tuberose that I kind of like. Normally I HATE tuberose.
    Broadway Nite (1/5)
    Central Park (2.5/5)
    Chelsea Flowers (3.5/5)
    Scent of Peace (3/5)
    Madison Soiree (2.5/5)
    Nouveau Bowery (3/5)
    West Side (3/5)
    West Broadway (3/5)
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    From those I have tried:

    High Line - 2/5 (too feminine)
    New Harlem - 4/5 (nice, but overpriced)
    Wallstreet - 3/5 (prefer SJ Unforgivable to this.. better dry down. -- WS smells like "wet dog" in dry down)
    Andy Warhol Montauk 2/5 (love the top blueberry note, after that, it's a bore)
    Chinatown - 2/5 (too feminine)
    Westside - 2/5 (too feminine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Washington Square (5/5) earl grey tea -> honeyed rose -> powdery "white" vetiver and suede. Awesome!
    Washington Square? Early grey tea? Holy moly. That just jumped way up my need-to-try list.
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    In my mind:

    Riverside Drive: 4.5/5
    New Haarlem: 2.5/5
    Wall St.: 2/5

    I've tried a few other, but they would have been the top 3, impression wise. Riverside Drive is the only one I would ever buy.
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    Wearing Brooklyn as my SotD today and I'd have to up my rating from a 4 to a 4.5. This is just the perfect clean, all purpose scent. It's what Voyage d'Hermes should have been (citrus, spice and leather. Brookyln is more Hermes than Hermes' own scent!)

    Also, would lower my rating of Harrods Swarovski Oud to 4 stars. Re-sampled this weekend and found it to be a bit flat.
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    I used to love Bond until I started smelling other niche houses then I started to realize they are charging way to much for what they are producing. The only one I love from them is Chinatown. Bought it for my wife and love it on her. If they were cheaper I'd say Chez Bond, Bleecker Street, Wall Street, Harbor, and I Love NY for him would be the only ones worth looking at. So to stick with the ratings 5 for Chinatown 3 for the others.

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    Chinatown 5 out of 5, New Haarlem 4.9 out of 5 - the rest don't matter.

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    I have only tried I Love NY FA and I absolutely do not like it.

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    New Haarlem, Chez Bond and Riverside drive- 5 The others on the list are four and under IMO.

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    I've smelled a good number but didn't like them enough to buy.

    I own and love:

    Eau de New York - 5/5

    Bleecker St. - 4/5

    Have a sample of Chicago, amazing. I wish they'd make it a part of the regular line.

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    Bleecker is my favorite.
    Washington Square is very good.
    Chinatown is GREAT but too feminine for me to wear.

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    Default Re: Rate Bond no. 9 Fragrances

    I own
    - NY Oud 4/5 - Bond making attar
    - Silver Factory 5/5 - the most unique from the line
    - Bleecker Street 5/5 - it is like Polo Purple Level which is already discontinued
    - Riverside Drive 3/5 - too tame for me

    I have sample of
    - Wall Street

    - Hampton 3/5 - I do not like it

    - Chinatown 2/5 too feminine, but 5/5 if I am a lady
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