Bond No.9 • Scent Of Peace • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The Scent of Peace is along the same lines as D&G Light Blue, as others have said -- yet a step up. Instead of Light Blue, this is more Medium Blue to me -- it's "bluer" than Light Blue -- less musky -- more vivid and bolder than Light Blue.
The Scent of Peace is not particularly soft or languid, since it has a lot of grapefruit. If oversprayed, it can be strong and assertive -- must use a light hand. Yet, it's so beautiful, I never worry about people not liking the scent. It's a winner, and I always wear it with confidence. The bottle is *gorgeous*!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wanted to love this soooo badly! The grapefruit scent is initially lovely, but the dry down is exactly like Tide!!! Sorry, not spending $$$$ for laundry detergent. :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very pretty scent. It's fresh and very easily worn. A good weekend or vacation scent for me. Somewhat similar to D&G Light Blue (which I also own) in the beginning but dries down to something more expensive and well constructed. Doesn't last as long as the other Bonds I have but it's versatile enough to layer with longer lasting scents. Think of it as Light Blue with less citrus and more subdued, calming notes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
A checkout girl blurted out, "You smell GREAT!" the other day when I was wearing this. I am extremely picky when it comes to perfume, so much so that in my whole life, there are only a few bottles I have bought. This is one of them. It has a grapefruit note, but I don't smell any grapefruit. I don't know exactly how to describe it except to say that it smells clean, like other reviewers have said. It may not last that well on skin, but I always spray perfume on my clothes so the scent stays around all day. To me, it does not smell like Light Blue. I've never smelled anything like this perfume. It is perfectly unique and not offensive at all.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was my first Bond fragrance and my favorite. I get a bottle every year from my mother-in-law - these year she got me the SOP gift set with candle, perfume, body lotion and purse size spray. I get compliments on this one all the time and it lasts all day on me. The pretty bottle is a plus. I highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a more grownup yet playful scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a longer lasting Citron de Vigne. It's a fresh, clean, crisp beautiful scent, citrusy and sweet, with no cloying or sugary notes. I have Citron but it only lasts a few hours on me. Scent of Peace lasts much longer, but there is no significant different between the two scents. Do I spend buku bucks to wear grapefruit scent for 8 hours, or about 160 dollars less to wear it for 2 hours? I think I'll spend 160 dollars less and spritz more often.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Beautiful fragance!!!! classy, fresh, perfect for summer. The only disadvantage is the high price (160.00 $ for the small bottle).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been wearing this perfume for over 2 years now and I still get compliments on it. The scent is so soft, relaxing, and lovely. All you need is one spritz on your wrist or neck, it will give you a full day or aromatherapy. Simply perfect!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Beautiful, soft sexy scent. Very unique. Definitely has some unisex aspects to it but nothing too overpowering. Truly a peaceful and delicious fragrance!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
There are lots of sharp, zesty grapefruit scents on the market, but this one is SOFT and whispery, without the rindiness and tang. More like a grapefruit mousse.
Scent of Peace is a wearable grapefruit musk that sadly doesn't have much lasting power, as grapefruit notes are notorious for wanting to dissipate quickly. It lasted about 2 hours on me but faded into a pleasing skin scent that lasted a little longer.
For fans of light citrus fragrances-- if you don't like the snap and tartness of, say, D&G Light Blue or Fresh Hesperides, this is much softer, rounder, tamed, and calm. One could say it's "peaceful." :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this perfume. To me, this is what heaven would smell like. But I have to agree with the people here.
I spent $200 on a bottle that I will use up VERY fast because it barely stays on. :(
I do find that if you use the body silk it stays on for much longer though.
So bottom line. I still LOVE it but I'm not spending another $200 on a 100ml bottle of perfume and I will only use for special occasions. :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is indeed the scent of peace, if we step outside the broader meaning and restrict the discussion only to the world of fragrance, for what could be less provocative, less hostile, and less olfactorily aggressive than this simple fruity-floral Bond No. 9 scent? The bottle is a huge plus: It's like lavender sea glass.
It is hard to imagine Bond's SoP being a causal factor in the anti-perfume wars. This is because you can barely detect it ten minutes after applying. At Saks in Orlando, this is Bond's best-selling fragrance and I can believe it; it is just the ticket to counteract the muggy thrill ride that is the Florida heat. SoP shares some common ground with Coney Island in the pucker of the opening and then, oddly enough, a glossiness with YSL Parisienne.
SoP atomizes white grapefruit at the top in a way that would be welcome by people who were not able to cope with the nerviness of Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune. SoP's grapefruit is almost immediately sweetened by black currant and what seems to me to be one of those corn syrup accords that smells puffily of marshmallow. The scent is open to interpretation since the only given notes are grapefruit, black currant, lily of the valley, and musk.
Lily of the valley is instantly recognizable here, without the snap of green that characterizes Diorissimo. It's a tender and empathetic LOTV note that seems calibrated not to showcase the floral but to offset the zippiness of the citrus. It succeeds by underscoring the anemic quality of the composition. While grapefruit can be a flashpoint (Pamplelune, again) and LOTV polarizing, both are subject to such a light treatment here that I'd call SoP a cologne or perhaps even a body spray.
SoP is less a novelty than many of Bond's scents. It has a wonderfully refreshing quality if you overlook the paleness. The cologne strength is a plus in subtropical climates. As with a cologne, there isn't much in the base. It's said to be musk, but the scent has dissolved so much by the drydown that it is hard to discern it. There is still something there, I suppose, but it might just be my imagination. I might have to use up a 50-ml bottle in a month, but that would be an aggressive usage and let's face it, SoP is pretty defenseless.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was my signature scent my senior year in college - it's innocent and somewhat transparent. I like to spritz it on now to go back in time, but I don't reach for it every day anymore. The light musk drydown is quite lovely.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
An absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, lavender colored bottle with a graceful peace dove design... too bad the scent smells like a glade or febreeze wall plug-in air freshner. The Scent of Peace fragrance doesn't do the bottle design any justice. Two lippies instead of one because the bottle was the only redeeming quality.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Oh how I love this scent!! I think it is so beautiful & feminine for the let's see first 30min-1hr of wearing and then....whattttt where did it go? No scent at all? Seriously for the price of this fragrance I was shocked let me say that again it is worth the dramtic effect.... I MEAN SHOCKED that it disappears so quickly! I really like Bond 9 fragrances, but no no can do for this price. Like all packaging for this maker it is cute & artsy, but who really cares when you don't get that "jeez you smell great" from anyone other than yourself because co-workers/friends will never even get a hint of it!! :( It mad me sad since it really would be one of my favs if the lasting power was worked on!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love the scent, and the bottle is gorgeous. However at that price I feel as though the scent of peace should last much, much longer. And I didn't just get used to it...I had 4 other people look for any semblance of scent on my arm. It was all GONE.
Only for that reason would I not repurchase and not give 5 lippies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Notes: Grapefruit, Blackcurrant, Lily of the Valley, Hedione, Cedarwood, Musk. Perfumer: Michel Almairac.
To me, Scent of Peace is a delicate peachy scent. Fairly linear from top to drydown but I think I like the drydown better as in the opening there was a synthetic floralness underneath the peach.
I do think Scent of Peace smells great however, I wouldn't purchase because of the high price point. There are body sprays out there where you could get a similar smelling product imho. Love the opaque, pale purple bottle. 3 lippies.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I decided for my Mother's Day treat to myself, I would go out and find myself a new spring fragrance. After spending 2 hours in Saks (with breaks in shoes and handbags, just to clear my olfactory palette, of course), this was the clear winner.
Despite the fact Chinatown is one of my all time faves, I never would have picked this up, in the purple bottle with the silly sounding name, I looked right past it. Before arriving, I was sure I was going home with Astor Place. But then the SA suggested this. WOW. So fresh, so clean...but without smelling like those stupid "fresh and clean" fragrances.
I could immediately smell the grapefruit and was waiting for the inevitable sour dry down I get with every grapefruit scent I've tried- but no, this just got better and dried down into a soft citrusy-very light wood kind of a way. Gorgeous.
I knocked off one lippie b/c the staying power could be better, but other than that, I'd definitely buy this again!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
BOOBERRIES!!!!!!! Remember that cereal from a long time ago? It was flavored like blueberries. Scent of Peace makes me think of blueberries. I think i saw a list of notes for this fragrance once and it said it had a note of blueberry but i really dont think it does. I guess its the black currant i'm detecting. Ever since i read that, though, i cant get out of my mind that this smells like blueberries. It's not some cheap blueberry scent. It's, of course, a high end blueberry scent since it comes from Bond no. 9. It does, however, have a listed note of lily of the valley and that is definitely front and center in this scent. It mixes wonderfully with the "blueberry" black currant note and produces a fragrance that really is peaceful....serene....calm. Maybe since the bottle is such a lovely shade of lavender/blue is why i'm thinking of blueberries??? Who knows but i do know i love Scent of Peace.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the second fragrance that I have tried from this brand and I still do not understand what makes it so special. The fragrances are as common as can be. The bottles are unique in a Modern Art sort of way and the description or cencept behind the naming of the perfumes are new but the raw perfume product is so basic.
Secret of Peace is described as a sparkeling and energizing grapefruit and blackcurrent which "should" be balanced by the sheer loveliness of lilly of the valley. This should be mellowed by a base note of cedar wood and musk. While one could sense the top note the base note is not present.
This is a very basic fruity/fresh fragrance. For that price point there are much more superior fragrances on the market such as Janca by Acqua di Biella.