Bond No.9 • Chelsea Flowers • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Smells like a bouquet of white flowers. Actually like a white flower only version of Flowerbomb with no sweetness, just a straight floral.
I like this scent but not enough to pay retail for a bottle. Received this as a sample from Bond. It's very pretty, but not one of my faves from that house. I reserve this scent for Sundays since it's a good church to brunch fragrance. I could also see this as a good wedding scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a pretty scent & smells like an aquatic Sunflowers. I prefer it for the start of spring, when the weather just starts to warm up & the sun starts shining a little brighter & the sky is bluer than it had been in months. Pretty, but not worth the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Boring. There is nothing "insolent" about this perfume, per the advertising for it. It's flowery. That's it. No mystery, no nuance, just flower. Is it worth the astronomical cost of a Bond perfume? Only if you really love flowers and spending a lot of money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Glad I sampled this for a few days before purchasing, whew sure saved myself some dough. Initially I loved this floral, which is rare for me, but the more I wore it the more the floral just overwhelmed me. Not much on other notes besides a giant bouquet of flowers without one particular flower standing out to me so it started smelling cheap for some reason. Same as everyone else mentions as well, no staying power at all. Bond No. 9 is hit or miss for me, just never can tell. This one was a miss.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I honestly love this scent... one of my favorite in the Bond No. 9 line. I loved it at first *whiff*! It is a traditional white soft and sweet floral... very feminine and classy. I wouldn't call it the longest lasting of perfumes, but that's often the sacrifice you make for a lighter, understated scent. My only disdain is that the bottle isn't as ornate as some of the others. But, like the fragrance, it's just timeless. Still pretty.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Chelsea Flowers to me is a generic fruity-floral. I actually find this very similar to DKNY Be Delicious but Be Delicious is nicer because of the tart apple note. Kind of disappointing to me because of the high price point, I guess I was expecting something a little more special. It's ok, money saved. Really long lasting.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
From the Bond No. 9 website: "The Scent of the ingenue: Dewy, fresh-picked blossoms, gathered in a paper wrapper, worn to perfection at New York’s newest art gallery-club-restaurant scene. An exuberant but slightly insolent all-day floral bouquet. Notes: White peony, white hyacinth, musk."
This perfume seems to be in the same vein as Clinique Happy and Estee Lauder's Pleasures. But it's more easy to like at first sniff, more softly floral than loud and strident. I don't get the heavy chemical scent of the EL and Clinique with this fragrance. Chelsea Flowers is inoffensive, and perhaps that's the problem- it just isn't unique enough for the price. It's happy, upbeat, fresh and spring-y to my nose, but it isn't distinguishing itself on my wrist. I don't get any musk out of this, but I guess it's in there according to Bond's website.
A 7ml "bon bon" will set you back US$45 as of January 5th, 2009; 50 ml will cost US$135; and 100ml runs for US$195. Considering that an OPI nail polish bottle is 15ml, 7ml is a pretty small amount. If you really love the perfume, it's a better deal to buy a bigger bottle. While I do like the scent of Chelsea Flowers, it has incredibly poor lasting power on my skin (20 minutes have passed and it's almost gone), so I won't be purchasing it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Usually when I buy a fragrance, I love it in the beginning and then kind of forget about it. The opposite happened with this one. I first thought it was 'ok', and wore it occasionally. Now, a few months later, I found whenever I wore this I kept wondering what smelled so good and remembered that I put this on that morning. It has become one of my favorites.
It is a general 'smell good' fragrance so I can see why some have described it as generic. For me, it is pretty, lasts softly throughout the day, and makes me happy when I smell it. I also like that is it not as easily as accessible as something like Clinique Happy, so you won't smell it much on others. I definitely recommend giving this a try if you like soft floral fragrances.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Chelsea Flowers is a rather good fragrance, very flowery and ozonic, but it is way too similar to CK's Escape as much as Scent of peace is similar to D&G's Light Blue, but while the Scent of peace is perfect and Chemical-note free (the Chemical note is that ever-present smell of something, well, chemical that I detect in almost all fragrances, including niche ones, and that most Bonds don't have), Chelsea Flowers DOES smell of Chemical note, even more than other commercial fragrances. Which is unfair for such a pricey fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Somewhat forgettable sadly and don't blink or you might miss it as the staying power is poor. A definite aquatic note with sort of a Calvin Klein Escape thing going on...although that fragrance, if memory serves correct, lasted and lasted...spray this and inhale fast b/c then it's gone with the wind... ;)
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I only mark this down because it is not unique, and at Bond's price, I can get something more stunning. However, this is a pretty floral which smells like you're in the middle of a floral shop in Spring.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This smells exactly like Sunflowers to me...the stuff I liked in 3rd grade and can now find at Marshall's or TJMaxx.
I love the Bonds but this one is just not unique and special.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
If you like a great womans scent, look no further. Reminds of Creeds Spring flowers. a Beautiful scent
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This fragrace is beautiful ~ the scent stays true and lasts until I shower.
This is new favorite.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Lovely floral, bright and layered and really a nose full of Spring. It seems to last okay and I have nothing at all bad to say about it except for the price, which is ridiculous, and the bottles, which I don't really like (sorry, I know I'm alone in that quirk.) Still, this one did for me what Chinatown failed to do, which is present a floral perfume that smells like flowers, not perfume. Very very nice, very much in keeping with the antique idea of what a perfume should be without being in any way old fashioned. Still, my goodness, the price! Luckily, I have found other scents that will give me solace as I fully realize how cheap I really am.("Buy perfume or pay rent, buy perfume or pay rent...???")
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
A very generic-smelling feminine, fruity-floral that could be purchased way more cheaply under another name/label.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Bond no9 Chelsea Flowers... It's lovely at first, but then on me, it takes on a monotone floral accord that never changes. It almost seems like it was not completely blended. Not for me...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really love this scent. It's beautiful and feminine. I have the sample and really want to buy it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
During a week long trip to New York last winter I was drenched and nearly drowned in a rainstrom. Dressed in a long black coat, and black boots, armed with a black umbrella, eyes blackened from melted mascara, I entered a flower shop for a bit of color and positive aromas. I live in Southern California, and, quite frankly, I wilt quickly when I don't have sunshine completely regularly. The NY rain was really getting to me, in spite of my love for Manhattan. Later in the trip, while visiting the Bond boutique, I tested Chelsea Flowers and was truly transported to the happy experience of the bright bouquets in the florist's cooler I'd so recently sought out to revive my spirits. Of course, I purchased a gorgeous star bottle on the spot! My older son claims Chelsea Flowers as his favorite of all my fragrances. I own three Bonds (so far) and I reach for Park Avenue and West Side more than my Chelsea Flowers, but I do love it for its fabulous scent-memory. I enjoy wearing it when I'm in the mood for a heady, no-excuses floral. The lasting power is outstanding. I can barely wash this one off. Chelsea Flowers is a perfume with classic beauty. This would be a lovely wedding fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I'm struggling with the Bond line. This was just the wrong combination of flowers for my chemistry - just too green or medicinal or something on me, not any hyacinth or peony or musk. However, in all fairness I tried it after previously sampling L'Artisan's Jacinthe & La Haie Fleurie, which were absolutely stunning florals and this really paled in comparison for me. I'm sure on someone else it would be fabulous but this is just not my kind of floral combo.