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    Default New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Bond No. 9's new fragrance is named "HTTP://WWW.BONDNO9.COM". Releases June 2013.

    The first thing that came to my mind when looking at the notes is how similar it is to Creed Aventus. Now I'm not saying they are identical, but share similar composition and direction. This one will definitely be hyped like crazy I'm guessing already and the fragrance "war" between the two will surely have fans on both sides. It's going to be a fun summer,

    Notes are :
    Top - bergamot, pineapple and juniper berry
    Middle - apple, blackcurrant and cedarwood
    Base - patchouli, moss, musk and amber.


    Aventus notes for comparison :
    Top - Finest blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples and a burst of royal pineapple.
    Middle - Exquisite roses with a complement of dry birch, Moroccan jasmine plus a hint of patchouli.
    Base - Musk with a touch of oak moss for depth, then ambergris and a dab of vanilla.

    Sorry for the superlatives, it is a copy/paste from Creed's website after all, haha.
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    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    What is the name?

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    It's a mystery to me.
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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

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    What is the name?

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    It is called HTTP:/ etc. etc., they are trying to be clever and calling it a "Virtual" perfume. The name of the fragrance is the URL, crazy as it sounds, I know. The bottle is also suppose to be a three-dimensional QR code.

    This is from Cafleurebon's press article on it : "Here is how it will work; customers can snap their smartphones to purchase on the Bond No. 9 site, through ads, in person or via the Bondmobile, which will be covered in the design and buy it virtually."

    I'm just going to call it Hyperlink personally.
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Where's a link to the information?
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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Here's the link to the news on its release http://www.cafleurebon.com/new-fragr...rtual-perfume/

    I'd just like to add that I am nowhere near tech-savvy enough for QR codes and other fancy-schmancy digital scanning stuff. Hate to use the term, but it does look like they are trying to appeal to the "hipster" crowd with this new Digital line.
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    If it isn't, this sounds like it should be an April Fool's joke.
    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
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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Bond does have a history of copying... So...

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    If it isn't, this sounds like it should be an April Fool's joke.
    Trust me, that was my first thought as well, but it was posted today (April 5th). I even made sure to double-check that there wasn't an April 1st joke hidden somewhere on the webpage. This seems pretty legit, for better or worse.
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Possibly the stupidest name for a fragrance I've ever seen.

    "Ooh you smell great, what's it called?"

    "Thanks, it's called HTTP COLON BACKSLASH BACKSLASH WWW.BONDNO9.COM"

    I think Aventus has a nicer ring to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jivehippo View Post
    possibly the stupidest name for a fragrance i've ever seen.

    "ooh you smell great, what's it called?"

    "thanks, it's called http colon backslash backslash www.bondno9.com

    i think aventus has a nicer ring to it.
    lol!!!

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Bond really tries to compete with Creed, but always fails. They are like an overpriced Montale but with tacky bottles, and most of their fragrances are so synthetic they border on cleaning supplies.

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    I don't even know what to say, I never thought they'd venture in that territory

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Possibly the stupidest name for a fragrance I've ever seen.
    For sure.

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Why on earth would a house do a 'digital line'?

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    The only thing digital about this fragrance is the fact, that you can only purchase it online.

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Sounds like Bond is running out of gimmicks and neighborhoods.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Sounds like Bond is running out of gimmicks and neighborhoods.
    Yeah, that's what I thought as well. QR Codes are annoying enough, but to have it on a bottle? Wow. Just tacky.

    Having the website hyperlink as the name doesn't do it any service either.

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    I have a decant of Chicago, I remember it resembling Aventus but I haven't smelled it in ages. I have a cold currently, so I can't test it right now. Maybe this is just an official release of it.

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Looks like Aventus is about to get some really strong competition. Problem is that it's going to probably cost $100 more than what you can get Aventus for on the gray market. The bottle looks ridiculous.
    Currently wearing: Supremacy Silver by Afnan

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    I honestly thought this was an April Fools joke when I first saw it.

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Possibly the stupidest name for a fragrance I've ever seen.
    Absolutely. It's the dumbest name I've ever seen. I get that they want to do a so-called 'digital collection' but sheesh. Have they completely forgotten how things work in the real world? Just as JiveHippo said... what would be the answer to this question:

    "Ooh you smell great, what's it called?"
    "It's by Bond Number Nine. It has a URL for a name, and the bottle has a giant QR code on the front."
    "What's a QR code?"

    Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

    ...that being said... I'll definitely try it. Bond is a hit or miss house for me, but they create some excellent scents.
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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    If this doesn't sell, the new name will be HTTP://WWW.EBAY.COM or HTTP://WWW.MARSHALLS.COM

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    Here is what i was able to find:


    Announcing our new fragrance launching June 30 that celebrates the BIGGEST neighborhood ever: THE DIGITAL VILLAGE. That's right, we created a fragrance for all of you out there on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the World-Wide-Web: It's called HTTP://WWW.BONDNO9.COM/. The bottle design is a scannable QR code that will take you RIGHT to the Web. Available online only (of course) starting June 30th. This one of a kind scent, spanning virtual to reality, features yellow bergamot, pineapple, juniper berry, apple, blackcurrant and cedarwood

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    The bottle looks ridiculous.
    All BN9 bottles do.
    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    If this doesn't sell, the new name will be HTTP://WWW.EBAY.COM or HTTP://WWW.MARSHALLS.COM
    Nice.
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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    If this doesn't sell, the new name will be HTTP://WWW.EBAY.COM or HTTP://WWW.MARSHALLS.COM
    Zing,

    Seriously though, with the new information that this will be an online only fragrance, it just makes it even worse.

    Unless samples becoming readily available, a lot of people who have interest in this fragrance may end up buying it completely blind.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Another update, straight from the mouth of Laurice Rahme, the owner/founder of Bond No.9, on this latest creation :

    "“The fragrance business is always doing the same thing and the same thing and the same thing. We wanted to really capture what is going on in the world. Everybody is online. Everybody is mobile. So we have to do a fragrance for that world. It’s a different world. What I love about the packaging is that for all of us in this industry talking about how difficult and expensive it is to train and retain sales people, to have a bottle that speaks to the consumer, directly, is the dream. It’s not a department store [distribution]. It’s not Sephora. It’s beyond that. It’s the most direct way to buy that you could ever have.”

    Not sure if serious, haha
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    Laurice Rahme's pseudo intellectual explaination does not justify the ridiculous name and concept.

    They have run out of neighborhoods , next thing you know she will be naming bottles after video games.

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    Default Re: New Bond No.9 - Take on Aventus?

    The pineapple is not Royal so it'll smell completely different.

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    sound like another fail from Bond No.9

    #failonceagainBondno.9
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