In September, Bond no. 9 will launch the first three fragrances (in a projected series of 15) under the name I Love New York: I Love New York for Her, I Love New York for Him and I Love New York for All.
We are ecstatic to be partnering with the iconic I LOVE NEW YORK brand in connection with a new series of fragrances that expand our collection beyond our beloved city to encompass the scents of the entire Empire State. This partnership celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of New York in a distinct way, which makes it a perfect fit. Our collaboration is a means of extending our creative expression of love to all of New York.
I Love New York for Her (pink bottle) ~ “…surely the most scrumptious Bond No. 9 eau de parfum yet—a pastry gourmand so delectable, you can practically taste the vanilla frosting. Yet this scent has a worldly balance, as well, making it as perfect for late-night clubbing in a fluttering, glam top and satin peg-leg jeans as it is for bike-riding through the parks in a camisole and shorts. The opening notes—mandarin zest, spicy nutmeg, and a blueberry muffin accord (SO New York)—are instant attention-getters which soon segue into a bouquet of roses and pink peonies, laced with sultry patchouli. But then the tone deepens, with a drydown of sexy musk, vanilla bourbon frosting, sandalwood, and a soft leather accord, adding elegance to the earlier notes.”
I Love New York for Him (blue bottle) ~ “…will appeal to fast-paced men who live a multifaceted city lifestyle as well as enjoy all the outdoor adventures of the great state of New York. The opening notes—grapefruit zest, juniper berry, ginger, and an electric energy accord—are all about get-up-and-go. Then, once your attention has been riveted, the scent (like the man) segues into more thoughtful, sophisticated notes: an exquisite extract of soothing lavender (a longtime staple of male perfumes), full-bodied geranium and patchouli, and an animal leather accord. The base notes that linger—sandalwood, balsam-like labdanum, musk, and, updating it all, a modern amber accord—are frankly smoky and sensual, but still very much in control.”
I Love New York for All (black bottle) ~ “…is velvety smooth yet sense-awakening—like a really good and fresh cup of java laden with cream. In fact, at the heart of this warmth-inducing gourmand’s delight is an infusion of coffee beans with soothing but slightly spicy cacao natural and tantalizing creamy chestnut. But those aren’t the first flavors you smell. At the outset, a gentle wake-up call: a citrus-floral-spice blend of bergamot, lily of the valley, and pepper. Top-notes usually aren’t as softspoken as these, but for sure your attention is riveted, and remains so as the coffee aroma begins percolating. The mellowness is sustained at the end with base notes of exotic, always-entrancing patchouli, animal leatherwood, hypnotic sandalwood, and, adding a rum-like kicker, vanilla.”
Bond no. 9 I Love New York for Her, I Love New York for Him and I Love New York for All will be available in 50 ($105) and 100 ($175) ml Eau de Parfum. Also look for limited editions with necklace charms, coming in November ($255).
(via press release)
Update: see a review of I Love New York for All.