New from Bond No. 9: Lexington Avenue

I love Bond No. 9, without a doubt. I currently own Fire Island, Bleecker Street, Silver Factory, Broadway Nite, Chinatown, Bryant Park, and Nuits de Noho. I also have the So New York candle that I absolutely adore. I'd prefer to buy them at their shop on Bleecker Street, after having a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery, but unfortunately, I don't get to NYC on a regular basis, so you can often find me at the Saks counter at Tyson's Galleria.

It's too bad they didn't have this at the counter when I was there two weeks ago, because it surely would have gone home with me. This new scent, which is called a floral-chypre, is named after the street that Andy Warhol had his first apartment. It's the third in the Warhol series that Bond No. 9 has been working on. The listed notes are: blue cypress, fennel, cardamom, pink peony, Florentine orris, crème brûlée, pimento berry, patchouli and sandalwood.

Bond No. 9 is the only perfumery that can make a patchouli wearable on me for some reason. I never cringe when I see it listed on the notes, because they take something that I normally can't carry off at all and somehow make it work. It's probably magic, but you should see for yourself. If you're like me and patchouli makes you think of dirty hippies, you haven't experienced the goodness that is Bond.


ButterflyDiary said...

Bond No 9 makes me feel like a Bond woman. Their names are incredible, as are their floral scents. Bryant Park is one of my faves.

July 22, 2008 at 11:26 PM
Retrodiva said...

Aren't they fabulous? Bryant Park is a great floral, I adore it.
July 22, 2008 at 11:54 PM

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