April is Earth Month, and beauty brands are getting into the giving spirit. Bond No. 9 has created a special floral scent for the occasion called I Love New York For Earth Day ($105), and a portion of the proceeds will go back to help fund the city's parks and preservation efforts. Find out other ways you can get involved this month with just a trip to your local beauty counter.
In this sixth scent of the series, the fragrance and packaging are meant to celebrate Warhol's boho-mod life and times. A clean-cut Warhol is depicted on the front and back of the bottle in an old-school photobooth-style photo, paying homage to a Janus-faced design (one looking to the future, and one looking to the past). The '60s-centric brew includes top notes of bergamot zest, peach juice, red rose, and cumin; a heart of honeyed centifolia rose, white patchouli, cistus ambre, jasmine, frankincense, and oud; and a drydown of amber, red sandalwood, mulled plum, vanilla bean, and musk. Get your groove on Dec. 1, when the eau de parfum launches at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bond No. 9 stores in New York, and the perfumer's website.
The nose knows, and yesterday, a few fragrances were awarded at the Fragrance Foundation's annual FiFi Awards. This year's winners were announced last night, with the coveted Hall of Fame award going to Calvin Klein's standby, Ck One ($60). To find out what other scents got top honors, just read more.
I like perfume and I certainly like money, so I when I heard about a fragrance inspired by cash, I was intrigued by the concept. Add a little Andy Warhol in the mix, and it's all the more intriguing. Next month, Bond No. 9, known for its all-things-New York approach, well-thought-out blends, and colorful, artistic bottles, will release the unisex eau de parfum: Andy Warhol Success Is a Job in New York ($145 to $220).
Possibly one of the longest labels on a perfume ever, the fragrance gets its name from a Glamour article from the 1950s in which Warhol illustrated. The bottle showcases the artist's iconic dollar sign, with drippy paint and sketchy borders, creating an ambiguous line between art and money. As for the juice itself, it's of the gourmand classification with a warm spiciness. While there's not one particular note that sticks out, the top notes of coriander, cardamom, mandarin, bergamot provide a bit of an edge; middle notes of jasmine, rose, plum, and pimento lend some soft tones that aren't at all wimpy; and bottom notes of vanilla, patchouli, and amber deliver a heady, powdery finish. To see what I thought about the parfum, keep reading.
It's no secret that Brooklyn has become the hip place to be over the past few years, and swanky New York perfume house Bond No. 9 is about to deliver once again with a new scent called — what else? — Brooklyn.
Set for a March debut, the unisex blend was designed to capture the essence of the artistic, ever-changing, and edgy vibe of this city-within-a-city. With top notes of cardamom and grapefruit; middle notes of cypress-wood, geranium leaves, and juniper berries; and bottom notes of cedarwood, guaiacwood, and leather, Brooklyn ($145 to $220) is sexy, spicy, and tender. Or as they like to say in the fragrance biz, it's a woody, spicy-filled oriental.
As for the distinctively-shaped bottle, Bond No. 9's Brooklyn is street art all the way with graffit-esque writing in bold eye-catching hues. Look for the new scent at one of Bond No. 9's four New York City boutiques and Saks Fifth Avenue — but alas, it won't be found in Kings County itself.
The uber-luxe Bond No. 9 New York perfume house has introduced yet another fragrance just in the nick of time for the holidays called DNA. I have a feeling this is a fragrance that all of you gardenia fiends are going to love (minus the strange name choice)!
DNA is a warm and uplifting scent made from tuberose, gardenia, jasmine vetiver and vanilla. It is housed in Bond No. 9's signature bottle with a chic and modern black and white design.
The fragrance was created exclusively for Saks, where it's available in a 3.3 ounce eau de parfum spray for $185, in an incredible 3.3 ounce 2,225 Swarovski crystal studded bottle for $550 and in a 3.3 oz version for guys called DNA For Him ($185). If you happen to be doing any of your holiday shopping in Saks, please take a whiff and report back!
Wow, this isn't your average fragrance. I am so excited about the launch of Bond No 9's newest fragrance for Holiday 2007 called Andy Warhol Silver Factory. I wanted you to be the first to know about it, but the fragrance won't actually hit stores until December 1st and will sell in one size only — 3.4 oz for $230.
The unisex scent contains a spicy blend of wood resin, amber, jasmine, iris, violet, molten silver and cedarwood. So it's got kind of a metallic incense smell to it, reminiscent of the 60's era Factory days. The bottle is also very cool. The front has a large re-colored rendition of the Campbell’s Soup can, and in the middle it reads:
"Perfume Concentrate." It's just like how Campbell's say their soups are condensed. This also qualifies it somewhere in between an eau de parfum and a perfume extract —cute, right?
As you would imagine, the entire concept was inspired by Andy Warhol's NYC presence, which resonates with the NYC-themed branding of Bond No 9. The Silver Factory (or simply The Factory) was the place where he and his eclectic bunch would pal around and be creative. (The walls were aluminum foil with lots of mirrors everywhere, hence the word "silver".)
I also love that Andy was once quoted talking about "a company that wanted to buy his aura." Now everyone can buy it — you just have to wait until December!
The decadent perfume company Bond No. 9 has just released a new range of body lotions called Bodies by Bond. This lotion is for the real player who's serious about her pampering! Not only does it smell divine on its own, but you can layer it with your favorite Bond fragrance to create a lingering, longer-lasting scent.
Bodies by Bond is available in a 6.8-ounce jar in seven of the company's most popular scents: Eau de New York, Nuits de Noho, Chelsea Flowers, West Side, Bryant Park, Chinatown and The Scent of Peace.
This cream really goes above and beyond its call of duty. It's silky, soft and of course, the famous fragrances are divine. I don't know about you, but I've never spent $105 on a body cream. However, if I were to win the lottery tomorrow, this would be high on my shopping list. It's a total dream cream!
Here's some more cool news from the New York-centric perfume brand Bond No. 9. Today Fashion Week Daily is reporting that Bond is partnering with Saks to create two fragrances especially for the retailer.
Called Saks Fifth Avenue for Her and Saks Fifth Avenue for Him, the fragrances mark the first time a specialty store like Saks has commissioned a perfumer to create its house blend. As for what they will smell like, FWD writes:
Saks Fifth Avenue for Her signals the return of the classic gardenia eau de parfum, given a chic contemporary twist with the addition of sparkling jasmine and vetiver, along with smooth vanilla. Saks Fifth Avenue for Him is an elegant aqua scent, containing an initial dash of Sicilian bergamot for coolness, followed by cardamom, amber, and cedarwood for warmth. Together, they are intended to capture the fashion-forward essence of 21st-century Saks, while at the same time expressing the eclectic downtown spirit of NoHo-based Bond No. 9.
The scents, which will be branded with both the Bond No. 9 and Saks logos, go on sale at Saks starting Sept. 1. A 1.7-ounce bottle will sell for $125, and a 3.4-ounce bottle will cost $185.
Bond No.9 really fancies New York beaches. The posh cologne company has fragrances called Hamptons and Fire Island, and its latest summer launch is Coney Island Eau de Parfum. Smitten with the vintage feel of this amusement park for decades, the creators wanted to make a scent that captures the essence of this Brooklyn mecca, with its rides, beaches, Nathan's hot dogs, and night spots.
The sweet and tangy fragrance contains essences of margarita mix, tequila, melon, guava, cinnamon, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, cedarwood, sandalwood, and musk. The striking blue bottle was designed to capture the essence of the expansive sea and sky, and the gold neck reflects the lights throughout the park.
The timing may be impeccable, since Coney Island is facing threats from condo developers. So this fragrance launch is a fitting tribute to the age-old amusement park. Coney Island the fragrance will be available online in the next few weeks; however you can begin placing your pre-orders online this Tuesday. It will come in two sizes: a 3.4-ounce bottle for $180 and a 1.7-ounce bottle for $125.