Bond No.9 • Saks Fifth Avenue for Her • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I received this as a sample with a recent Bond no 9 purchase. Based on the notes described on the website I thought I'd really like this scent. Primarily because it has tuberose which is one of my all time favorite notes and vanilla.
When I tried this scent on it smelled like old coconut oil that's "turned". Perhaps Bond gave me an old sample? The fragrance just seemed past its prime. Not a fan and I have mostly good luck with Bonds in the past.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this perfume! it is so unique! It's soft, powdery, and not too floral. I love gardenia and coconut, and on my skin it develops a slight sweet licorice smell. It is musky and very sensuous! I've never experienced a perfume like it.. all others feel thin but this one is thick and coating! so cool.. even though it's way $$$ I will continue to repurchase because it lasts a long time cause I don't use it everyday.. but maybe I should.. :) I also bought the jar of cream.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have two favorite scents, vanilla and tuberose. Bond No.9 Saks would seemingly be my "end al"l of fragrances. It almost makes it there, but, there is such a strong coconut/tropical note that it is a little overbearing. Closer to Polynesia than a Fracas spritzed dame strolling on 5th Avenue, it still manages to shine as a wonderful gardenia. Where Carnal Flower and Fracas have a cold element, Saks is a warm, creamy and exotic take on the beloved queens of the white flower universe.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
It lasted all day on me, which is unusual, I usually can't smell the fragrance after about 5 hours, no matter what it is or how much I put on. My husband liked it, said it smelled pretty! It's too floral for me, I wouldn't buy the full size, but I'll use the sample up in the spring.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I LOVE this which totally surprised me because I am not a flowery type girl usually spicey :) I won't ever purchase from Saks of course because the Bond fragrances are severly overpriced in my opinion. I will give it this the staying power on me for this Bond fragrance is pretty great as most of their scents are not lasting for me! LOVE IT, but will swap for it only :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I got no coconut and no jasmine, just straight up tuberose. Smelled JUST like Fracas on me. Plus, my skin ate it after about 20 minutes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is one of the better-done Bonds, in my opinion. However, be warned it is a big white floral, very similar to Fracas. It has a tropical undercurrent which cuts the tuberose slightly; I think that's why I prefer it to the linear Fracas. I think it's a great perfume; however this one does bring on migraines. Not the best choice for allergies, but overall I give Bond and Saks credit for creating this beauty rather than going the safe route.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was expecting more rose out of this, but instead got a white tuberose-fest. If you like Michael Kors' fragrance and Fracas, you will probably like this.
It evokes a wealthy, sophisticated woman with classic style--one who likes to make an entrance (and exit, as this will waft out a trail).
If you are expecting more rose as a dominant note, try Bond No. 9 Harrods Rose, which is a rose similar in vein to YSL Paris.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
BOND NO9 SAKS FOR
Bond No. 9 New York
Saks Fifth Avenue En Rose/3.3 oz.
EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS. Saks-En-Rose. A rose is a rose is a rose ... unless it's the thoroughly modern Bond No. 9 petal-pink rose created exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue. Notes of lantana leaves, dry dates, mace, orange rose, tuberose, orris, amber, musk and sandalwood. 3.3 oz.
Notes from Saks, this is a delightful, wonderful fragance again Bond sure does a good job. With f and f and ten percent off I got the big bottle, love it and it is not LE. I love a lot of Bonds and some I don't this is great and they last ♥
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
For those who do not like the notes, gardenia and tuberose fragrances are like natural disasters, explosions of sweet white florals toxic at 50 paces. Gardenia and tuberose (the former until recently impossible to render other than molecularly) are polarizing florals that are especially unforgiving in the presence of pre-existing dislike.
In the last few years, both notes have been featured in a number of high-profile releases: Lauder's Tuberose Gardenia, Tom Ford's Velvet Gardenia, Guerlain's Cruel Gardenia, Goutal's Matin d'Orage, Malle's Carnal Flower, and Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Her. The coupling of the notes often results in painterly or sculptural approaches, or, in the case of the Goutal, a climatic one.
Bond's Saks Fifth Avenue for Her treats the gardenia/tuberose duet situationally. It is spread with tuberose so fatty and rich that it smells as if the essence has been extracted by macerating it in coconut milk, setting it apart from the other recent releases. Saks Fifth is tropical to an even greater degree than cult-hit Kai. It is also the sweetest of the bunch.
What Saks Fifth says about the store's customers is that they obviously do not winter in Manhattan. So equatorial is its sweet, steamy take on the theme that one can envision it being seasonally merchandised throughout departments carrying the resort collections. It could be displayed at the cash registers, where the clerks would periodically pump it into the air throughout the day.
Saks Fifth has a strong tanning-oil component that makes it smell as if the perfumer took into good account the scent of skin that has received a fresh application of a high-end tanning product. Gardenia and tuberose inflate by way of vanilla and jasmine. Although the tuberose quickly overtakes the gardenia, flashes of gardenia appear at the corners of the scent as if refusing to be entirely consumed by the stronger white-floral note.
As is common with this type of white floral, Saks Fifth is an intense experience. It is not a deep one, though. Everything is revealed almost immediately, including a very minimal menthol. Tuberose is as subject to the typical descriptors here as it is anywhere. It's just as rich and thick and waxy as it is in a tuberose soliflore. The jasmine is especially sweet and it, along with the gardenia, is not indolic.
Vetiver as a base note is barely there. In this instance, Saks Fifth skews closer to the base-less Kai than it does to the vetiver-rich Fracas and Gardenia Passion. Saks Fifth is proportional despite the scant base. The vetiver is held back as the creamy florals colonize and mushroom. The scent eventually presses itself into that kind of skin scent that you wish you could bottle and take home from Hawaii--you can, even if it might seem nonsensical to wear it with winter's heavy wrappings.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My husband bought me a beautiful gardenia plant for Valentine's Day so I decided it was time for a great gardenia perfume. I went to my Saks and this was her first suggestion. I smelled it and immediately fell in love! It's a great white floral that's not over the top or artificial, just gorgeous. Notes: Jasmine, tuberose, gardenia, vetiver, vanilla. I don't really get the vanilla until I've been wearing it for a while. This totally blows Fracas out of the water for me. Love the bottle as well but can say this is the most expensive perfume I've ever purchased. Should last 10 years though. LOL!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Strange to hear people say this would work in hot weather: I think it would be way too heady and cloying in hot weather. It is very strong, very lush Big White Floral. Let me just say this: I usually hate BWFs. They hate me back. Fracas is a nightmare on me, strong, loud and then mothballs. What I wanted from Fracas was the creamy lush floral dream everyone else talks about. Well, strangely, this comes much closer to that mark than Fracas ever did on me. I suspect the synthetics and the vanilla do it. Most Gardenia and Jasmine scents turn into pure sour mothballs on me very quickly. This doesn't even hint that it might. While I'm still not a fan of BWFs (and I blame a woman from my past who wore nothing but, and I don't want to remember her every time I lift my arm) this one is actually workable on me. Clearly, if most gardena/jasmine/tuberose fragrances work on you, this is not your scent. If the above notes suck beyond words on you, like they usually do on me, this might be one to try after all. Weird world, huh?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Lush tropical flowers on a bed of yummy coconut... reminiscent of coconut tanning oil. This scent is not overwhelmingly strong, but it has surprising sillage. I imagine this perfume is at its best on balmy summer days and nights. I'm not entirely sure it's "me", but it's very well-done.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this fragrance along with a few others from Bond No. 9 and I must say this one was my favorite. I feel the smell of gardenia is very noticeable, therefore if you are not into gardenia you might not like this fragrance. I like the smell of gardenia and coconut. This fragrance is kind of tropical, sophisticated in my opinion. Have not been able to purchase the fragrance yet, but my lovely SA at Saks gave me a few more samples, so I can enjoy the fragrance before buy it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a tropical tuberose. It's beautiful. I love Tuberose andf I smelled it the minute I sprayed myself. In the first 20 minutes or so it's a little too sweet for my taste but when it dries down it's beautiful. It's a mix of Fracas and La Chasse with a tropical kick. Love it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This fragrance I sampled in the Winter, and did not care for it.
This summer I sampled it again, and it is gorgous on me, very tropical, gardenia, tuberose, coconut and vanilla is what I smell on my skin. It is also very long lasting on me. I received a ton of complements while wearing this. You have to like these notes though, but for me while expensive is FBW.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This one melts on my skin beautifully...gardenia and tuberose with a certain creaminess as described by other reviewers and maybe a hint of coconut...I get compliments consistently when I wear it. If you dislike gardenia and/or tuberose however this will probably not become your favorite as previous reviewers have found.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
the worst bond fragrance i tried!! i love CHINATOWN,BRYANT PARK AND eau de noho..but this is horrible ...an horrible tuberose,intoxicating.....
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This is the second Bond I've tried that converts to something very nasty and stinky on me. I'm not sure what causes this; I think it must be the gardenia. Although I tried Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia and while it wasn't a favorite, I did not get a horrible smell from it like I do with this. The badness DOES wear off, but as I said of Madison Soiree, it could smell like the best fragrance in the world after awhile, but not be worth the horror of the first part.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Sampled Saks Fifth Avenue for Her today, and I guess I'll join the minority here... This scent is definitely not my cup of tea. To my nose, it reminds me of a strong blend of grape kool-aid and gardenia. It's very sweet, very heady, and very linear with not much depth. I had high hopes, as I have been on a serious gardenia kick lately (...guess I must be longing for springtime!!! lol..) Anyway, some work, some don't... alas, Bond Saks Fifth Avenue abso-definitely does not work for me. No matter... I have no problem sticking to my Bond faves: Chinatown, West Side, and the Scent of Peace...