Bond No.9 • Nuits de Noho • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Wow, I expected to love this given the list of notes. But unfortunately, not unlike New Haarlem (which I cannot wear at all), Nuits de Noho opens with a terribly shrill, men's aftershave note that is just awful on my skin. It's not just masculine, it's bad. However, I like this better than New Haarlem because the drydown is rather interesting. I seem to get a bit of chocolate and anise (which some despise but I really like), along with patchouli. It's amazing to read some reviews from people who think this is sweet and foody ... I don't get that at all! Even the drydown is rich and dark but not at all foody. I won't even use up my sample of this, let alone purchase it. I'm surprised so many women like this -- it's quite masculine to me, though it is interesting, which is why I give it 3 lippies. I guess skin chemistry really does vary wildly. So New York is still my favorite Bond No. 9 (and I don't find it similar to this at all, though both have been called "gourmand").
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I must say that this fragrance (initially) smells like "Angel Innocent" (which btw I LOVE). This differs from 'Angel Innocent" when it starts to drydown. It leaves a very interesting, sophisticated, sexy and very unique fragrance (which I LOVE too). Because of this uniqueness in the drydown and the very good lasting power, I think this fragrance is well worth the money even though it's ridiculously expensive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
At first swiff it really IS like Angel (and I don't like Angel at all). Yet it grows better after a while, revealing some flowers that rescue its uniqueness. To get an idea of the difference, just look at the notes:
The Pyramid of Nuits de Noho
Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Pineapple Leaves.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Rosewood.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli, Grey Musk.
The notes for Angel are:Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel, Berries, Honey, Bergamot.
The thing in Angel that makes me gag is the gasoline-like smell of labdanum (I don't know if it's there, but I definitely smell it), and labdanum is not in NDN, that's why I can still appreciate it.
I would never wear it on myself (I like flowers, and my favourite Bond is Park Avenue), but I think it's a gracious fragrance, after all, and well done, too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ewww yuck ewww yuck....however if you enjoy Angel you'll love this one. It is an Angel dupe with an even higher price point. Ewww ewww ewww. If your looking for a gourmand from this line try New Haarlem or New York. Bryant Park is gourmand, but more of a raspberry strawberry sorbet, very sweet. Overall just ewww yuck.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this, am on my third bottle. Have been trying to find a signature fragrance for some time, and this is it [well, for the time being!] I disagree that this isn't unique. I haven't found anything that smells like this, and believe me, I've spent many hours in Harrods/Harvey Nicks spraying on everything there! To me, it's wearably quirky - warm, womanly, chocolatey, but with an edge that takes the sweetness off a bit. It has pretty good lasting power. I get a lot of compliments about it. If it helps, other fragrances I like are Guerlain L'Heure Bleue and Flower by Kenzo. The only thing is the price - it's staggeringly expensive, and I can't quite see why. I'm trying to buy it half price on Ebay as we speak.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this in the store and a vial. Everyone kept saying it smells like Angel, but better, so I was anxious to try it.
I can say that NONE of the Bond No. 9 fragrances I've tried smell quite like Angel. Unless some people are getting a completely different scent on their skin from one or the other, I don't get it.
Nuit de Noho smells like Mimosa on me. It's got no chocolate or vanilla that I detect. So New York smells like white chocolate and milk, but still not like Angel. New Haarlem has a much more sophisticated, long-lasting coffee aroma. Still not Angel.
I think people get reminded of certain notes that are in common.
Anyway, since I don't like my scents to smell like flowers, this didn't work for me, but it wasn't bad.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Angel at top notes, Angel in heart notes, Angel in the drydown. Do you get the picture? This is a watered-down version of Angel. It didn't give me as strong a headache (and gag reflex) as Angel does.
My husband loves this (and Angel) on me, which is why it gets three starts (sorry lippies, hate that word).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I LOVE this...and love it all the more because most of my friends have never even heard of it nor can remember the name when I tell them what I'm wearing (thus preventing any "cloning"). I don't think it smells at all like Angel but I can see how someone who would like the smell of Angel would like Nuits de Noho as well...I think it must have a lot of the same notes in it.
Chemistry is a funny thing, though. Whereas I have worn Nuits do Noho all day and all night long for three years and am still intoxicated by it me whenever I catch a whiff (love it, love it...), I love Angel but only on OTHER people, not on me. It's great when I put it on but it turns on me and smells like a toxic gingerbread house after half hour, making me tempted to whack my wrists off at the elbows after reinacting Lady MacBeth at the wash basin in the ladies' room.
That said, my friends can keep their Angel! I am all about my Nuits de Noho; it's a world apart and so much richer and more complex...
BTW, I am just now running out of the 3.3 oz bottle of Nuits de Noho I got in July of '05, and the smell/color indicates the small portion left in the bottle is a tad past it's prime. I stored it the exact way you're NOT supposed to (on the shelf in my bathroom, exposed to humidity, light, all that other bad stuff) but I couldn't help it because the bottle was so chic, so gorgeous, so artsy, so glamorous, so blindingly beautiful!! For being 2 1/2 years old, though, it had a good run of it and I'm going out this weekend to buy more...only this time, I am going for the 1.7 oz version. Not sure where I'm going to keep this one, though...have I learned my lesson? I guess we'll see...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Jumping right into the controversy about whether this smells like Angel, I'd have to say that yes it does at first, but agree with others that it is MUCH milder and has a creaminess to it that Angel doesn't,and that after the initial sweetness disappears, it is NOTHING like it. I smell a lot of the amber note in it, and it actually also reminds me of the amber aspect of Yves Rocher's Voile D'Ambre, which I love. I don't think it's worth the high price, though, not even remotely. It is not a very unique scent, and for that price, I want UNIQUE and/or MAGNIFIQUE. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Nuits de Noho... Regretably, for the first 30 minutes, I get no creamy vanilla or sheer patchouli. No citrus and no bergamot... On me, I get a jasmine-tinged cherry cough syrup. I had given up on this one, but then, after several minutes, a velvety smooth drydown appears that is really pretty nice. The initial notes: Horrid / Formula 44D cough syrup... The dry down: Smooth and Lovely. Too bad about the initial notes; they are stopping me from wearing this scent....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ok, this is truly bizarre. I'm reading the previous reviews where people are mentioning the vanilla and patch, and how sweet it is, and comparing it to Angel.
My skin chemistry must be really strange, because on me this smells like sweet pine trees. If you've ever smelled Yankee candle's mistletoe fragrance, that is the closest I can describe it. I don't get patch--I hate patch--and the only thing approaching vanilla is the sweetness of it. I've tried Angel, and I have a strong dislike for it. This doesn't remind me of it at all. I'm not sure I'd want to smell like this all the time, but maybe during the holiday season! It's an interesting fume.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Description: opens with sparkling bergamote and citrus, followed by rosewood and jasmine in its tender heart, anchored by a peppery creamy blend of musk and vanilla bean and patchouli. It played out on my skin pretty true to the description and, while enjoyable, it didn't capture me. I'll try it out again another time, and see if somehow it does then, but in the meantime, I'm looking elsewhere for scentual satisfaction.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is an amazing fragrance. It is a beautiful citrus gourmande with notes of Bergamot, Mandarin, Pineapple Leaves, Jasmine, Rosewood, Vanilla, Patchouli and Grey Musk. Nuits de Noho smells as if it is made from the finest ingredients. It is sophisticated enough to wear to the office and fun enough to wear out on the town. I like to use it as a day into evening fragrance. Nuits de Noho is also long-lasting. There is no need to reapply. This is a beautiful, fresh, warm and enticing perfume to wear.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is my only prominant vanilla scent. I don't normally go for the sweet stuff. However....we get along SO well. It makes me feel like sex on wheels, like Bardot wearing nothing but man's cashmere cardigan. :-)
Can't you smell it now? Those long tan limbs redolent of patchouli are dangling off the tattered velvet couch. A freshly peeled orange is resting in one hand. With the other, she reaches up to tuck a spray of jasmine into her tousled blond hair. Good stuff eh?
Yeah, I know it's not the most original, but it works. The change from bottle to skin is amazing. My husband loves it too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
The first spritz is promising, but half an hour later, there is an oily, greasy smell that ruins everything, stamping out any vanilla and pushing the florals into the foreground. It's too heavy on the jasmine for me. I love the initial blast, but then NdN morphs into something else, and I crave those top notes - please come back! Finally at the end there is something nice and creamy about it. I can't dismiss it entirely since it starts well and ends well, but that middle phase is unpleasant. Not worth the expensive price tag.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I rather liked Nuits de Noho, but reading that Bond may have played a major role in getting fragrance sampling banned from ebay, I find it easy to turn my affection toward Angel Innocent or Angel for a very similar scent--and for a much more reasonable price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have to agree with those who say that this reminds them of Angel. But it's just a reminder. Nuits de Noho is a subtle, less in-your-face, and not as gooey-sweet as Angel. It has the good stuff that Angel has (vanilla, patchouli) without the almost sickening chocolate. Yum!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a very beautiful and sexy scent and I can wear it all day, all the time. Some of the reviewers mentioned that it is similar to TM Angel, which I disagree. The first note of Angel is more to the face, harsher to take. Nuits de Noho is much softer when you first spray it on. After a few minutes there is 'some' similarity, but they are not really that similar. Angel does not even hold a candle to Nuits de Noho. The dry down of Nuits de Noho is soft, sexy and warm (it does not smell like food or anything like that). I feel expensive, elegant and sexy whenever I wear this scent (especially after the first half hour). A little goes a long way, and lasts a long time on me. However, fragrances tend to be different on different individuals. What works on one, may not work on another. If you have not tried this before, please do not judge it based on your knowledge of TM Angel, but go and try a sample spray on yourself first. Nuits de Noho is a far more superior than Angel in my opionion.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is NOT exactly like Angel. While I do see why there are comparisons, if you stay with it enough and smell the drydown, this ain't Angel. I loved this on the first spray. Similar to Angel with the patchouli and sweetness from the Vanilla, but lighter and fresher - I guess thanks to the bergamont. My problem is that the drydown leaves you with a lot of Jasmine. And allthough I don't dislike jasmine that much, the combo of it with vanilla makes me a bit ill. I am going to stick with my sample for a while and see how it wears on me. I found that I put way too much on in the store, and the smell was much more powerful than I first thought. If I do decide to purchase, I will need to remember that a little goes a long long way. All in all, this is an interesting scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just love Bond 9 bottles. So pretty. I've sampled this scent many times and I have always enjoyed the smell of it. It has a cozy smell to it. I can see why so many compare this one to Angel. It does kind of remind me of Angel, but I really think this one is much softer. I think Nuits is not as overpowering as Angel also. This scent does not put me off at all like Angel can at times. I think this is a great scent and one of the better Bond 9 scents.**UPDATE** Wearing this now for two days and I can not get enough of it. It is comfort in a bottle. So much better than Angel. Angel does not hold a candle to Nuits de Noho. This one is a big winner for me. I love it!!!