Bond No.9 • Astor Place • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Normally I don't like crisp, fresh, or clean florals at all -- just soft musky ones. Astor Place is an exception. I quite like this -- at times.
It smells like a florist's shop to me. It's a bright, sparkly, vivacious, cheerful, eye-poppingly crisp bouquet of light Spring florals. No fruit (that I notice), not a white-floral scent (no gardenia/tuberose, which I don't like) -- this is a bouquet of light Springtime flowers. The crisp pretty freshness grabs your nose and makes you think, "Hm!".
It's been compared to J'adore, and I agree it's in the same ballpark, but Astor Place has more notes & is more multifaceted -- w/ more sparkle & zing, than J'adore. Yet they share the same lightness of flower selection and the same crisp quality.
I just finished a bottle of J'adore EDP that took me over 10 years to use up. That's because it took me that long to realize that sometimes a crisp scent actually fills the bill, if it's well done. Normally I find them too sharp & scratchy. Astor Place avoids that and will take over the "in-the-mood-for-crisp" role now in my collection.
If Astor Place had a color, it would be bright yellow. It's not a dress-up, nighttime floral -- I consider it casual -- a daytime scent which I'll wear only in warm Spring/Summer weather.
It's fresh as a daisy, energizing as morning orange juice, optimistic and exilharating -- a pow pow pow little "flower-works" of scent which fits a busy lifestyle -- the office, school, running errands, casual luncheons. It opens your eyes wider and makes you feel perkier. I picture this crisp floral on Meg Ryan, back in her earlier movies.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Freesia, freesia beautiful freesia! If you don't care for freesia, then this is not for you. It's very flowery and bright (just like the bottle!). A dab will do and it lasts all day long. I would categorize this as a special occasion scent, perfect for weddings and church gatherings. I haven't tried but I would guess this is a good scent to layer if you'd like to tone down the flower power.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This smells too flowery to me. I didn't hate it and have to go scrub it off, but I just wouldn't buy a full bottle of it. (FYI, my favorite bond fragrances are Scent of Peace, Madison Square Park, and Central Park West.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Violet
I finally gave in and bought a bottle of this. The 1.7 oz. bottle, to be exact. Astor Place is a joyful, crisp, spring-y clean scent that really wakes me up and calls for the sun. I agree it's similar to other mainstream fragrances (namely, J'Adore), but it's more complex, multidimensional.
The colors in the bottle reflect the notes inside: tangerine, violet, poppy (yes, poppy is the real protagonist to my nose), freesia and an ambery note to give body to the whole bouquet.
I wouldn't trade it for J'Adore because J'Adore falls flat after a little while and leaves room for mediocre syntheticity, while Astor Place stays true for 3 hours and brightens my day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this fragrance. It smells so fresh and pretty to me. It's a keeper for me. I'm typically not one to buy tons of fragrances. I like to have one or two signature scents. And, I do believe that this is one of them...along with my all-time fav Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey. A little pricey though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Gorgeous scent. I was completely enchanted with it, until I realized that it smelled nearly identical to Dior's J'Adore. So much so, that when I asked several people to tell the difference between one on each of my wrists, they thought I had the same fragrance on both. I'll stick with J'Adore and put the extra money I save towards another, more unique Bond No. 9.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
What a girl to collect once she feels she has ENOUGH Makeup.....perfume of course.....usually I stick to fragrances that I've used/had for many years. If it aint broken don't fix it!!!....fragrance rut my hubby says....LOL anywho I've been doing just that lately and this perfume was 1......
I Luvvv this smell its really long lasting I've gotten many compliments & that I love I cannot describe the smell as every1 body chemistry will produce a different scent its not overly strong but its very noticeable & the bottle sitting on my vanity is also Lovely.....however the PRICE is Overkill Geesh Louis $230 for 3.3oz is Hell Xpensive.....that's why this is gonna be regulated to SPECIAL Occasions ONLY & I checked NO I would not repurchase cuz this is gonna last me a LONG Time I don't attend to much weddings/graduations anyhow and by the way I used my 10% off @ saks.....not much help but every bit counts.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Ahh the price tag- YIKES! When I first tried on Astor Place I didn't think anything of it and left Saks to go eat. At the restaurant I was OBSESSED with how it smelled! It was absolutely phenomenal and unique and the price tag ($250) seemed well worth it, so I went back and bought it.
I judge my perfumes by complements, and I was very disappointed by Astor Place because only a couple of people complemented me on it. :(
The biggest bottle Bond No. 9 offers lasted me a little less than six months. I don't know if that's typical or not, but it is not something I can afford for mediocre results.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is like a limey cucumbery Sunflowers. Interesting but not breathtaking. Decent staying power. Could be memorable because it is kind of unique. Thank goodness for the Bond bottles!!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was looking forward to test this. It was a huge dissapointment. It smells like a mix of Paris Hilton's first perfume and J'adore. It is nice but I am not going to pay 220€ (euro, not dollar...) for something that smells like two other scents which are WAY cheaper.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I want this...I just want somebody else to buy it for me...LOL
Smells fresh and flowery. Not sugary sweet or linear. If I wasn't already married I'd marry this,,,or at least get married in it.
It would be like marrying a millionairre though. I was very surprised by the staying power of this one. It lasts wayyyy longer than Peace. BTW we should all review while drinking-- instead of drunk texting LOL.
****UPDATE***** Didn't even finish my sample yet, but I had to go get it. Oh, and I did buy it for myself :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
In my eyes, Bond no. 9 can do no wrong and Astor Place is another fragrance that is not wrong....its very right.....very very right. Astor Place is a floral...a tangy floral. I wouldnt say its citrus and i wouldnt say its a "fruity floral". I would just say it has a interesting tangy element to it that augments the florals nicely. I like to think i am at a carnival and about to walk through a "funhouse". Theres scary clowns all over this funhouse and a fat lady at the top of the house laughing hysterically. You come to a room that has splendidly colored glass spheres hanging all about that are filled with some mysterious scented potion. There must be over 500 of them. For every color in the rainbow there is a glass sphere in beautiful pastel shades. Suddenly, one of the spheres drops to the ground and shatters and releases a wonderful fragrance. It smells like tangerines maybe...or mandarine. Another sphere drops and smashes and releases another scent. Some kind of beautiful flower like poppies. Another sphere drops and releases yet another scent...then another sphere drops, and another and another until all there are no longer any spheres hanging. They are all smashed on the bottome of the funhouse. What is left is the wonderful scent they all released when they cracked open as they fell. Astor Place.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Astor Place will arrive on the market on April 1st 2009 as a unisex edition with feminine tendencies – says founder of the house, Laurice Rahme. The nose behind the perfume is Laurent Le Guernec of IFF, who enriched top notes with mandarin and violet leaves, a heart blooms with freesia, red poppy buds and iris root, while base notes add accords of teak wood, musk and amber. This has to be one of the best Bonds, it smells amazing, the bottle is gorgeous, it sure will be a hit, I LOVE this fragrance, one of the best ♥♥