Bond No.9 • New Haarlem • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had not been overly fond of the Bond No. 9s I'd tried prior to this, so, despite knowing it was supposed to be a coffee scent (a category I *adore*)I hadn't bothered to waste arm, wrist or even ankle space to sample it. I was sure it would be a generic, perfumey, watery concoction with no redeeming value other than the bottle. Gentle, embarrassed cough here...I was tragically wrong. CdG Wood Coffee just got a neighbor on it's pedestal for best coffee scent. They're tied right now, but the CdG may actually be demoted to second place before long. This is an amazingly rich, full bodied, sweet, woodsy coffee scent. The perfumer for Bond No. 9 must be a serious coffee addict and connoisseur - this is a work of love. Perfection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I agree with the poster below -- I want to smell this on a guy! It remindes me of my first love who wore Halston Z-14 (which is MUCH cheaper, btw! lol). I will never forget how it brought out the "beast" in me ;) -- I couldn't breath enough of him in! I think this has the potential to evoke the same response!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really liked this..but for my boyfriend not myself. This scent is VERY sexy, woodsy, and mysterious. I have to agree that it is too masculine for a woman's scent IMO. I cant wait to spray this on my boyfriend and see how it reacts w/ his chemistry. If it smells anything on him like it does on me than I would definitely buy this again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I only have a sample of this, and ever since I first sniffed it I crave New Haarlem. I get leather, black coffee and very black chocolate from this: pure luxury! But beware: I don't mean luxury as in dripping diamonds, furs, stretch limos and so on and so forth. This is aristocratic, understated, smouldering luxury and elegance: the best things, not necessarily the most expensive or exclusive ones.
New Haarlem would smell as good on a man as it would on a woman - just as long as I'm one of the women wearing it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This was my first Bond No. 9 fragrance. I love it! It has a deep chocolately smell mixed with what I detect as violet. It's both woodsy and sophisticated.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a rich, deep, dark coffee with cream and caramel. I've been looking for the perfect coffee fragrance. Now I've found it. CdG Wood Coffee was wonderful, but this is sensational! I don't know what is up with the patchouli in Bond No.9 fragrances; somehow it works so well on me, compared to the wretched patchouli in Angel, Prada, other fragrances. New Harleem is mouth-wateringly delicious...I can't stop sniffing my wrist! Yowza.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have to agree with *Jonniker* on this one, I don't smell coffee, or caramel or anything sweet, this smell just like a man's cologne, that's it! However not a bad man's Cologne, not one worth that much money though. :( UPDATE: I love it now...I must have received a bad sample when I first reviewed it. I could easily see a man or woman wearing this..they would both smell of creamy coffee caramael goodness!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
New Haarlem is delicious. First sniff seems a bit masculine but quickly morphs into a somewhat sweet, caramel coffee scent. It's not sickly sugary, just sweet enough, and with some warmth, for a woman who is toying with "unisex" scents. A real surprise for me, as the other Bonds didn't really Wow me....This one sure did!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
No coffee. No caramel. Just...weird men's cologne. Very manly. How people get gourmand out of this is something that I am extraordinarily jealous of.
However. And this is a big however. Had I not had that expectation, I might actually find this mildly pleasant. The patchouli isn't headache-inducing, and it's not too sweet. This is merely a case of expecting one thing and getting another. I think if it had been positioned differently, I'd have felt a twinge better about it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I haven't met a Bond scent I've been particularly attracted to yet, so I wasn't expecting to like this one either. Which is why I was so surprised at how lovely I found New Haarlem. It's a gourmand lovers dream -- reminicent of a cafè creme brulee or a caramel latte. And although I'm not a big fan of coffee scents normally, the note, while present, is thankfully kept very subtle. As is the caramel note actually, also thankfully, so the scent lacks much of the overwhelming foodiness that one usually finds in caramel scents. It's more cuddly/powdery than edible. A sophisticated, slightly addictive gourmand fragrance...if only the price were more reasonable.
Notes: bergamot, cedarwood, coffee, vanilla, patchouli and lavender
EDIT: Updated to 5 lipsticks because yes, it really is that good and addictive. Enough to even be worth it for me to buy a bottle!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
wow. i bought this perfume only minutes after sampling it. i just had to have it. it has notes of sandalwood, vanilla, tobacco, something spicy i can't place, and according to the SA - patchouli (which caused me to hesitate). it dries down into something sound, wonderful and mysterious - i get more compliments from my husband and his friends on this one than anything else i've ever worn. it is expensive when purchased in the signature bottle. however, you can buy it by the ounce from one of the bond stores in new york - definately the way to go if you just want an ounce or two.