Bond no. 9 for Harrods ~ new fragrances

Bond no. 9 Harrods for Him, Harrods for Her fragrances

Bond no. 9 has launched three new fragrances for Harrods department store in London.

Bond no. 9 Harrods for Him (shown above left) ~ "Bond No. 9 Harrods for Him is an elegant male fougère (herbaceous and woody scent) that has been updated with gourmand accent flavours. Classic lavender, violet leaf, sandalwood, and musk mingle with rhubarb, star anise, chamomile, and pimento leaves. The result is an engaging earthy scent with a piquant edge that captures the attention." Additional notes include birchwood.

Bond no. 9 Harrods for Her (shown above right) ~ "The key note in Harrods for Her is tuberose. This classic floral note is given a chic twist, pairing it with leather to create a tuberose noir. Zesty sidekicks including neroli, mandarin, chamomile, clary sage, and nutmeg are held in a seductive base of amber, sandalwood, and vetiver. The result is an uplifting scent with a warm, engaging depth and a refined yet fashion-forward character."

Update: huge apologies, I posted the sizes and prices wrong earlier today. Bond no. 9 Harrods for Her and Harrods For Him are available in 50 (£100) and 100 (£178) ml Eau de Parfum.

Bond no. 9 Harrods Swarovski Crystal Edition

Bond no. 9 Harrods Swarovski Crystal Edition (shown at right) ~ "Presented in a collector’s edition Swarovski crystal studded flaçon, this incredibly sensual unisex scent, created exclusively for Harrods by Bond No.9, features the rare Arabian 'oud'. This botanical resin, coveted for its exquisite and lasting aroma, is paired with carefully selected amber and myrrh notes." Additional notes include black pepper, cumin and vetiver. The bottle "depicts the Harrods building in 1, 600 emerald and white sparkling Swarovski crystals gems." In 100 ml Eau de Parfum, £495.

(via harrods)

Update: all three of the Bond no. 9 Harrods fragrances were developed by perfumer Laurent Le Guernec. (via wwd)

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  1. jonr951 says:

    Stunning bottles!! The Swarovski, WOW! They all sound great! The mens, then the womens, then the unisex. R they only going to be available at Harrods in London? SO sad if i wont ever get to try them!

    • Robin says:

      I don’t know if they’ll have them in the Bond boutiques in NYC or not.

  2. mals86 says:

    Well, this is the first Bond No. 9 Swarovski bottle that I have found really pretty. That said, I’m not interested in the fragrance.

    • Robin says:

      It is pretty. I don’t know that I like the idea of having a picture of a department store on my perfume though.

      • krokodilgena says:

        it looks kind of like my library

      • mals86 says:

        You could say it’s a tiara. (c’mon, look at it… it could be a crown.) All the same, I don’t see myself buying it. It’s just that I thought all the other Bond No. 9 Swarovski crystal bottles were ugggggly, and this was wasn’t, IMO.

  3. krokodilgena says:

    The notes for all these sound nice and I like that last bottle, even though I usually hate Bond no.9’s rhinestoned bottles.

    But Harrods is in London, isn’t it? They aren’t sticking to NY anymore?

    • Robin says:

      They already branched out when they did the scents for Saks in Boca Raton.

      • Carlos BFL 319 says:

        I THINK I received an e mail saying that they will have it available in NY. Have to check.

        • Suzanne941 says:

          I’d like to sniff these (absent the bottle question). I bet Posh Peasant or TPC will have samples. That aoud one sounds great. But, as they say over there, a “bit spendy” even for 50 ml! Bond is always pricey but wow.

  4. Daisy says:

    Bond’s are okay, just not worth the $$$ on me. Usually I find the blingy bottles to be tacky but I like that green one! At first I didn’t realize the pattern was a building. I think this is the nicest bottle they’ve done. It is however, wildly over-expensive.

    • Robin says:

      It is not a bargain. Unless I’m mistaken, this is the first time they’ve released a scent *only* available in a blinged bottle.

  5. SmokeyToes says:

    All three sound great, especially the unisex one! I love the combo of amber, myrrh and spices. (I’ve been on a spice-kick lately.)

    But it sure is pricey isn’t it!? Wish the bottle didn’t have the “Bling”!

  6. ggperfume says:

    Rhinestones– okay, “Swarovski crystals”– have always looked cheap to me. Cheap and cheerful, often, but cheap. The way I see it, a rhinestone-decorated item ought to cost LESS than something chic and elegant.

    • Robin says:


    • Daisy says:

      looks like they’re using 1.8mm flatbacks or HotFix cyrstals that run about $65-75 for a pack of 1440….granted, swarovski lead crystal is the best you can get—but still the price of the bottle is pretty inflated. And true, the “overuse” of crystals, even the good ones, can look “cheap”.

  7. Nina says:

    I don’t like the bottle at all, but then tuberose isn’t a note that would make me come running. Wonder why the men’s version is so much more expensive than the women’s?

    • sharviss says:

      I wondered about that too. Usually it’s the other way around!

      I like the blinged bottle in the pic but I wonder what it looks like in real life. I’ve seen some of the other blinged bottles at Holt Renfrew and, to me, they do look tacky but in a kitschy way so in the end, kind of cute.

    • Robin says:

      ACK! Because I made a mistake. Just fixed, huge thanks for noticing.

  8. APassionateJourney says:

    It’s also available on Bond’s website. Not the Swarovski one…yet

  9. miss kitty v. says:

    They all sound good, but I’ve learned my lesson with the Bond’s. The last couple that I bought left me with buyer’s remorse. Actually, it felt like something more akin to the shame one feels after an embarrassing one night stand, now that I think about it. What seemed sparkling and delightful under the drunken glow of the Sak’s lighting turned out to look a little less charming by the light of day. (And really, since I spent so much on them and can’t take them back, it’s even worse: I married the annoying one night stand!)

    • jirish says:

      They have that same drunken glow lighting at Barney’s too! Yup, very dangerous and can result in next day regrets.

    • Robin says:

      LOL!! Especially love “the drunken glow of the Sak’s lighting”.

    • lilydale aka Natalie says:

      That’s the best description of perfume buyer’s remorse I’ve ever heard! And so sadly, recognizably true…

      • miss kitty v. says:

        We could start a support group.

  10. vinery says:

    Has there been an update on the Brooklyn bottle decorating contest? Weren’t they supposed o announce a winner at the end of June, or have I completely missed the result?

    • Robin says:

      They called it off! Don’t know why.

      • Royal says:

        Maybe they realized that they picked absolutely terrible designs that would look laughable on a real bottle.

        • Robin says:

          I honestly don’t know…could be that they weren’t happy with the designs, could be that the whole thing was too expensive, could be something else I haven’t thought of.

  11. Absolute Scentualist says:

    These sound nice enough but not for the price. The only bottle I’ve bought thus far has been Chinatown. Not that I don’t like any of the rest. I just can’t see spending so much on them when they aren’t all that terribly unique. Lovely, yes, but I’ve had my share of buyer’s remorse and recognize this could easily be the case with some of the Bond scents.

    • miss kitty v. says:

      Not worth the price tag–my sentiments exactly. They’re good but not…great.

  12. cazaubon says:

    The good news is that the Harrods oud scent will be released in a non-crystal bottle on Nov. 1st, available at the NYC Bond boutiques. I’m on the waiting list. :-)

    • Robin says:

      That is good news, thanks!

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