Bond no. 9 Manhattan ~ new fragrance

Bond no. 9 Manhattan fragrance

Bond no. 9 will launch Manhattan in September:

At last! For the sinuous, sensual, billion-megawatt city that never sleeps, an after-hours eau de parfum it can call its own: Bond No. 9 Manhattan

Top notes: Mouthwatering nutmeg … worldly saffron, evoking dried flowers … delicate coriander seeds—softened with the addition of luscious, mouthwatering peach.

Heart Notes: Sweet honeycomb, made from the nectar of flowers, mingles with black plum, hinting of chocolate, and a warm and inviting gingerbread accord. Moroccan jasmine, the sole flower at the center of this scent, itself evokes the aura of peaches or ripe bananas.

Lingering drydown: Creamy, velvety-smooth sandalwood; rich, balsamic patchouli; a soft and warm vanilla infusion; and unapologetically sensual, skin-like musk. More details to follow!

I will update with sizes and concentration when I can, but Bond no. 9 usually does 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

(via Bond no 9 at Facebook)

Update: Bond no. 9 Manhattan will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

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  1. littlecooling says:

    This could actually be really interesting. I like a few of the fragrances from only problem is the prize.

  2. Dilana says:

    Hmm, well the copy is kind of like Manhattan, alot of everything, with too many adjectives, just like a certain type of Manhattan restaurant menu.
    I suppose there is some honeycomb which is made from the pollen of plants other than flowers, but are there any sour honeycombs?

    Saffron does indeed come from several places around the world, but I have never tasted any saffron that had any sort of emotional or mental state, much less a “worldly” outlook.

    Perhaps there is an avant garde Manhattan chief who puts saffron, “delicate” corriander and jasmine in her gingerbread, but frankly I would hardly find that spice mixture comforting.

    And there are a number of neighborhoods in Manhattan where fresh fruit are hard to find, but even the residents of those neighborhoods knows that the “aura” (I assume the copywriter meant scent) of ripe bananas does not smell like a peach.

    Come to think of it, this sounds like the type of Manhattan menu which would drive me to the nearest food truck.

    • Robin says:

      Luckily we will not have to eat it, LOL…

    • KateReed says:

      LOL! Stop reminding me of why I came back to Iowa, Dilana!

  3. ChocolatEyes613 says:

    Wait a second…. Bond No. 9 did not have a fragrance named Manhattan until now! What took them so long?

    Now, let me get this straight. The island of Manhattan smells gourmand…. odd. 0_o

    • Robin says:

      Hey, all those restaurants ;-)

      • ChocolatEyes613 says:

        Yeah, but Manhattan does not evoke the smell of any of the restaurants there…. to me at least.

  4. relleric says:

    OMG, from the notes listed this sounds very interesting. While at SFA a week ago the Bn9 sales rep mentioned this would be announced soon but said she had no details on the fragrance notes.
    Hopefully they will have a sample on hand the next time I’m in.
    SOTD: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    • Robin says:

      I think some Saks stores have testers already.

    • relleric says:

      Sampled it yesterday at Saks, it leans very feminine and is decidedly not for me.
      I did however score some samples of Success Is a Job in New York, and while I like it, it is a VERY strong fragrance and I will probably never be able to wear it. So for now, the samples will do and will probably last a lifetime. :)

  5. hajusuuri says:

    Take away the flowers, sandalwood and musk and the remainder sounds good enough to whip up into cupcake frosting. I will have to check this out!

  6. dvstuyvesant says:

    Sounds like dessert.

  7. Stephen says:

    I will not be buying anything from Bond No. 9 while they have 2 cases of racial discrimination against them pending. Check it out.

    • Dilana says:

      I have reviewed the above blog and several reports on the suit. (I have not looked up the actual court papers) and have a couple comments.
      1. The suit is not against the entire brand but the owner of one particular store. So if you like Bond, and are concerned about the lawsuit, you can order your bottles from a different vendor.
      2. There are not two separate suits, but one suit filed jointly by two ex-employees.
      3. While the claims are plausible, that does not mean they are true. The above blog entry has distorted the store owner’s response to the suit. The store owner said that prior to the suit she fired the plaintiffs for misuse of customer credit card data. Both parties agreed that the store had a code phrase it used to signal a suspicious person had entered the store. The question is whether the owner meant this phrase to signal a person of color or a person who in some way behaved suspiciously. The owner denies that she ever had a policy against Black customers who came into the store, and she denies that said all Blacks were thieves, She did however say that the store has in fact been robbed, and on each of the occasions those thieves were Black. The blog quote makes it sound like she expressly called all Blacks thieves. Perhaps this is a subtle distinction, and perhaps you feel that any store owner who mentioned the race of the thieves was racist, but it i is a distinction that someone neutrally reporting on the suit should clarify.
      4 One of the plaintiffs said she was was made to feel that she should not wait on White Customers. I am suspicious of this claim. If the store owner did not want a Latino SA to wait on Whites, why would she hire a Latino SA in the first place, particularly if the Owner did not want people of color in the store at all. Is there a boutique perfumery so busy, that it can hire an SA to wait only one type of customer and ignore the others?
      In short, like many discrimination suits, this one has a complex set of charges made by each side. Presumably evidence will be collected during the course of the law suit which will make one party’s allegations more plausible. Meanwhile, both sides are making some pretty nasty statements in the press to try to pressure the other side.

      • Robin says:

        Just to clarify — the suit is actually against Laurice Rahme, the founder and owner of Bond no. 9.

        • bluegardenia says:

          Oh I’ve heard horror stories about her. More than one person I know who has worked for her or knows of her says she is definitely a racist (and also that the way she started her company was by stealing everything from Creed. Not sure what that means really.) Sorry if this comment isn’t appropriate…just chiming in with what I’ve heard. I have never met her myself.

    • mutzi says:

      I agree with and this just gave me one more reason not to buy from Bond. The harassment of Liz Zorn was the ifrst and my treatment by Bond SAs at Saks was the second.

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  9. happy888cat says:

    Need to try this! The combination sounds delicious!

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