Bond No.9 • Broadway Nite • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||41%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was excited to try this for its name (theatre fanatic here) and its apparent similarity to my beloved Lipstick Rose. All I could think after testing it was that it was like violet candies vomited up by a baby. Sorry for the gross analogy but that's the best way to describe the mess that BN is on my skin. I loved the concept but it didn't work on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Okay so this & Chinatown are my favorite Bond No. 9 fragrances, which this one kind of shocked me. I have honestly never smelled anything like this, it does not remind me of anything I have ever tried and to me that says a lot. Who knew, me liking a powder floral, as I am totally a spice kinda of a gal, but I love this one. Very unique, feminine and ohhhhh soooooo sexy on me (makes me want to wear stilettos & red lipstick for no reason!) It has amazing lasting power on me which is very important to me as most Bond No. 9 fragrances fade within a couple of hours on me. Now if it were not so darn expensive, had to take off a lippie for just that!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The first wave that hits you is nail varnish. As soon as it hit my skin and for about 20mins after - toilet cleaner. BUT these first notes are really misleading. Once I gave it time to develop it turned into a really classic and sophisticated sugary floral smell with notes of violet and sweet pea. This is a really distinctive smell and if modern and edgy is what you are looking for this isn't it. If, like me, classic and complex is your thing, then this is worth seeking out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
In theory, Broadway Nite should have been a huge hit for me, as it supposedly contains a number of scent notes that I enjoy, like powder, rose, and violet.
The reality, however, was unbelievably harsh.
Although I usually wait two or more hours before passing judgment on a new fragrance, this one was so acrid and sour that I was barely able to wait 25 minutes before scrubbing it off my wrist.
I'm so glad I ordered a tiny sample vial of this, and not a full bottle. It just goes to show that skin chemistry is everything.
I'm hoping I'll have better luck with Lipstick Rose.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this and when I put it on I was instantly reminded of chanel. I dont know what it was...it seems to have a smell of classic fragrance about it. Very grown up, kind of fragrance my mother would wear. Might purchase though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I think i have another favorite Bond no. 9.....Broadway Nights!!!!!. Broadway Nights is beautiful roses, violets, and aldehydes. Also, it has some sort of lipstick/crayon accord going on. I'm serious....Broadway Nights smells like it could have a swirl of lipstick added to it or a few crayongs melted down and added to the composition. It's different and nice. As with most Bonds it is very strong and gives excellant sillage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Overpowering aldehydes! Yuck!
I couldn't even bring myself to put it on my skin, that's how much I detest this scent.
It smells like a frat house the day after a party: a combination of cleaning products and stale alcohol.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
My first impression was cheap aldehydes (although I truly don't know if there are cheap aldehydes and expensive aldehydes, to begin with).
Then it transforms into a soft, feminine, powdery, retro fabulous violetty scent that makes it impossible for me to stop sniffing my wrist obsessively. It mingles with my skin instead of just staying on top.
I agree that it shares a similar quality with Lipstick Rose, only Broadway Nite loves me better.
As someone previously mentioned, it layers beautifully with Bryant Park.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have mixed feelings about this one. I generally love all Bonds, especially the floral ones, and my favourite so far is Park Avenue. Broadway nite is not much different, but it's a lot sweeter and warmer, and this is what definitely holds me back from it. Yes, I do admire its composition: reading from Bond no. 9 site I learn it's made of green violets and roses on a vanilla and musk bed: this makes some sense and explains its subtle similarity with West Side (the rose, the musk) and Park Avenue (the vanilla). Yet I rank West Side and Park Avenue on a higher level, because they simply have more body and more complexity.
Second, the notes are so natural and well rounded, so absolutely perfect as in all Bonds, without any trace of syntheticity nor chemical fixators that I get from almost any fragrance, even niche ones.
If it wasn't for its overwhelming sweetness, I might have bought a full bottle: I even came close to buying one once, but fortunately decided to buy Chinatown (that's quite different, I know). I'll spare my decant for some random moments when I want to savour it alone, because I think other people wouldn't appreciate it much and some would even gag.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Starts out very much like French milled soap under powder, lipstick and perfume. Very like Lipstick Rose, yes, but without the murky powdery notes that Lipstick Rose is on me. It's less sweet, less cloying, much cleaner and clearer. Definitely reminds me of Camay and other French-scent based soaps, with those wonderful makeup top notes of violet and rose. Dry down, however, is...weird. I get what is mostly scented candlewax. The rose and violet notes are still vaguely there, but overall, it smells of wax with a lingering, unidentifiable fragrance. Weird. Nothing like the pleasant opening. Still, gets three lippies instead of two because, odd as it is, the candle wax is kinda cool. But not at this price: Ridiculously, unbelievably expensive, this line. This is so far the only one I've tried that I've even liked enough to keep the sample, and I'm not fully decided on that yet, anyway.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My signature Bond No. 9 where are you? I have yet to find one Bond that loves me. After trying Hamptons and Chelsea Flowers and not being wowed by either of them I recently got a sample of Broadway Nite. I only read the reviews after trying BN and noticed that some reviewers compare BN to Frédéric Malle's Lipstick Rose, and I can only concur. Lipstick Rose gave me an instant headache and BN was even more unpleasant on my skin. Must be my chemistry, but this is a complete no-go. I even bravely waited for the drydown before washing it off, hoping for some vanilla softness. Unfortunately, all I got was a sharp offensive mess of overwhelming aldehydes, synthetic rose and violet. At least my wallet rejoices.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I swapped for this unsniffed and not having read the reviews first. Good thing, or I would have declined the swap, lol! Broadway Nite smells like a cross between YSL Paris and FM Lipstick Rose. The name is definitely right on for this fragrance, although if I were asked to rename it, it would be '21' after the legendary night club. This fragrance evokes an image of shiny black hair scraped into an impeccable updo, black khol smudged around the biggest, bluest eyes, face powder and deep red lipstick against creamy, pale, flawless skin. I can't understand the low rating. Lasting power is phenomenal. The bottle is gorgeous. It doesn't suit me, which is why I indicated I would not repurchase, but I can appreciate how stunning it is.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love this scent. By the description it's not normally my thing - but Broadway Nite is really nice. It's a tad powdery, but I still like it. So far, Broadway Nite, West Side and Andy Warhol are my favorite Bond fragrances. The bottles are tres chic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Way too sweet.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I really like this combination of rose, violet, vanilla and amber. But the thing is, there are several other perfumes that smell very similar and are so much more reasonably priced that I would rather buy them. The three that I'm thinking of are Christian Lacroix Tumulte, Rochas Tocade and Oscar de la Renta Volupte, all of which are available for under $30 and wear just as well, at least on me. Tumulte is the most similar. These fragrances are definitely somewhat old-fashioned, very ladylike, and appropriate day or night, and I always get compliments on when wearing them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Powdery, medicine like smell, sickly sweet... couldn't wash it off fast enough. Didn't like it. Reminds me of Lipstick Rose.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Mean! I don't like it.....it doesn't like me, either - and proved it by being mean to me. Mean! I put this stuff on and I don't know what to say except it burned my nose and it smelled horrid. Notes? I came to read the comments others had expressed, so it must be me. I don't know what it smells like other than strong, mean and it hurts my nose. I held on as long as I could into drydown, the scent changes, not so harsh but it's mean, mean all the way! (could this thing possibly have been formulated on the same planet that the gorgeous Chinatown was born?)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Not very special on me, but better than Chelsea Flowers. I'm still trying to find a Bond that I like. I found it to have a little more sweet "evening" tone than Chelsea (maybe from the vanilla base), but altogether not the right potion.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Unremarkable. Aldehydic, powdery...a less successful version of Chanel No. 22. There are much cheaper ways to smell like this fragrance smells. I keep trying the Bond No. 9 fragrances to understand why they're so highly regarded, and I'm still left wondering. This one was a total disappointment.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Love it. I purposefully did not read the reviews of bond fragrances before I went to saks to try them all on their own merits. I didn't want to be influenced. This is the bond that wowed me and won my heart. Lovely soft aldehydes with violet, rose & vanilla. To me this is very similar to Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose, but Broadway Nite is more wearable and stays a little closer to the skin. But it's not faint at all, it definitely has a presence. It's very girly girl and pretty. I'm taking off one lippie because I think the bond fragrances are overpriced, but I do love the packaging on most bottles.
**edited 8/13/07** I love this fragrance and it is worth the high price. 5 lippies! It has sustained the test of time with me and i always go back to it when I want an ultra feminine fragrance to wear.