Thread: Bond no. 9
I heard Bn9 discontinued their association with Andy Warhol...they will rename all the frags associated with his name
Silver Factory is awesome
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I'm a huge fan of Bond, and I agree that Chez Bond is better than GIT, in my opinion of course, but that being said, I'm not a big fan of either Chez Bond or GIT, I think they are great frags, just not my style.
New Haarlem-I think it lives up to the hype...it is just what I wanted it to be and more when I first smelled it. People claim that there are cheaper frags that smell the same, I don't agree. Rochas Man-yep, hate it, New Haarlem-Love it. If they smell the same then I'm confused why one repulses me and the other amazes me...I'm just sayin'.
ILNY Marriage Equality-The first time I smelled it, I didn't like it, I gave it a whiff a few months later and I love it. I don't know what changed.
Little Italy-Far from Bond's most popular but I love it...straight up citrus that lasts, it's awesome!!
Coney Island-This one is a polarizing frag-you either love it or hate it it seems. I love it! It's got a sweet and salty thing going on that is amazing!
ILNY For All-I love it, but it gets cloying on me fast so I don't really wear it. I love it for about 1 hour, and then I want it off.
Silver formerly known as Silver Factory-Fantastic incense!! I will be getting a full bottle soon...very soon.
And the one's that my wife loves and I love on her:
Lexington Avenue-It smells fantastic on her!
Scent of Peace-This is her sort of signature Bond. It's amazing on her too!!
Madison Square-Her only floral fragrance that she likes...but she doesn't just like it, she loves it!!
There are a few others that I like and a few others that aren't so great, but over all I'm a big fan of Bond no 9!
Bleecker Street is my favorite from the Bond line. Also have grown to appreciate Silver Factory. Want to try Montauk and Sag harbor.
I Love NY for Fathers is my fave. Of course, my wife and boys bought it for me for Fathers Day in NYC last year! Great memories. It was our first ever trip to the Big Apple.
Like the way a few of them smell (Hamptons, Chez Bond, Sag Harbor, NH and Riverside Drive) but they give me massive headaches. RSD i can tolerate in small does.
The Nordstroms here in Utah only has the new bottles, no more of the Andy bottles.
I like 3, Hamptons, Coney Island and Wall Street. I have samples of Wall Street (8) but bottles of the other 2. I heard about this next thing, so I tried it. I took 4 of the samples I had of Wall Street, and bought a few more of Coney Island to get 4 of those. I then poured one Wall Street and then one Coney Island into an atomizer and alternated until all 4 were poured in. It's very good, seems like it brings out the best in both of them. Tough to explain but smells good. I tried 1 spray of Coney Island on my arm and then 1 of Wall Street over it, but that seemed to have Coney Island overpower Wall Street, as I was smelling too much Coney Island (not a bad thing, but I'd wear Coney Island by itself if I wanted to do that.) I didn't get that when pouring them together. The newer samples I got of Coney Island had a sprayer attached, and it was very difficult to remove in order to pour. I actually used pliers to do it.
Everything seeks its own level.... and you just found yours.
I'm surprised that dougczar is the only one (from what I read) that even bothered to mention Chinatown. This is the absolute best fragrance (IMO) from this house - hands down. I'm a straight man and I wear it off and on. Sometimes it does feel way too feminine and I shy away from it, but I love it so much that I have to wear it from time to time. If you've never tried it or have never smelled it on a woman, get a sample and put a bit on yourself or your girl and sniff away. It's good stuff.
Wall St smelled Exactly like when I run my mower over my watermelon/pumpkin patch at the end of the season to mulch up the vines. I like the smell, just not on me. New Haarlem had one note...a sort of cinnamon/nutmeg, something...it wasn't listed in the notes, but it put me off. Coney Island smells nice, just not on me. If it were cheap, I'd use it as a room spray. NY Oud was ok, but I like Montale's Ouds, so it seemed generic.
Last edited by Danielstripedtiger; 27th March 2013 at 09:03 AM.
Asks For Him
So I did like I said and went in the sample box for Eau de New York, I must say that my tastes have changed since last year when I wore this.
This stuff is smells better than I remember, definitely leaning more toward feminine due to the sweetness of the floral, it reminds me of a grape popsicle. A confident man can definitely pull it off and have it yielding some masculinity. Fresh, floral I call it. I wouldn't buy a full bottle though, just not my style.
I did more sampling yesterday... starting to think that about 1 in 10 from Bond work on me. I tried:
New Haarlem - I totally get the whole maple syrup thing... just doesn't sit well on me
Fire Island - like it but too feminine (at least on me)... goes really floral
Great Jones - I like it ok... but not sure I would buy it. Reminds me of #2 Spiritus by Miller et Bertaux.
Gramercy Park - I like it ok too... seems to be the only Bond I've tried that doesn't last. Nice but nothing special.
Nouveau Bowery - Really, really like it... doesn't transform much but is a great fresh/lime scent... wearing it today. I think I'll buy this one.
I love New York for Marriage Equality - hmmm... just not sure... need to wear it for a full day. Didn't seem to blend well but it could have been nose fatigue on my part. I'll report back on that one...
Yep, a real shame...They project/last like crazy. I wish I liked more than just 2 or 3 out of the zillion they make...
New Haarlem is a good fragrance. Not a big fan of Bond no9 though.
Ok, earlier in this thread I mentioned that I would be getting a bottle of Silver Factory (Silver) soon, and I just picked it up 2 days ago...and I have to say, I really liked the frag when I was sampling it, but MAN do I LOVE it now!! It's a fantastic incense frag...it is quickly bouncing up on my list of favorite Bonds, it's awesome! If you like incense then this is a fantastic choice!! Great stuff I tell you, GREAT STUFF!! I just thought I'd recommend it...again.
I like Bond No 9 b/c their fragrances contain high concentrations of essential oils. NY Oud for example has something like 30% if I remember right. They all have fantastic longevity and project nicely. They also happen to smell very nice. The ones I like from Bond are:
New York Oud
New York Amber
New York Musk
I <3 NY for Him
I <3 NY for All
"I am a robot and I like cheese"
1. Axe Kilo
2. Lectric Shave
3. Vicks Vapor Rub
4. Febreze Pour Homme
5. Preferred Stock
The only Bond I have ever liked is New Haarlem, which I like quite a bit. It's unique and great smelling. I wear it on dates all the time, and women also adore it.
Aside from New Haarlem, I have not yet found a Bond that is pleasant enough to buy. Latest casualty: Eau de New York. Not a terrible scent, but much more chemical-smelling than Concentre d'Orange Verte or Neroli Portofino. No reason to buy it. I'm not a Bond hater, and continue to hope I'll like something by the house other than NH, but have been pretty disappointed so far. Longevity is always great, but the smells leave a lot to be desired.
Current Top Five:
1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
5. Creed Original Vetiver
I know that I am wayyyyy late to this party, but I just got to try some Bond fragrances for the first time... To me they smell really unique, I tried about 5 or 6 of them... My faves were
Success in the essence of NY
Peace for Him
I thought they definitely were very powerful and had really unique smells to them. I know people talk about the price of Bonds, but aren't Creeds like double the price????
Could anyone tell me how the Bonds normally come from regular retails stores like Saks or Nordstrom? Are the boxes supposed to be sealed?
I just received a 1.7 bottle from Fragrancenet... aaaaand it came in the open box. I mean, this happens to be one of those non-transparent bottles we are talking about so there is no way to know if all the juice is actually there. Them selling the stuff for much cheaper than retail prices makes me feel like there might be foul play here.. Any thoughts on this?
Fragrancenet is totally reputable, and the reason for the price distinction is because the retail prices on stuff like Bond is ridiculously inflated, so you should be fine.