Bond No.9 • Eau de New York • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like Eau de New York very much. It smells (to my nose) a great deal like 4711 .... more like 4711 than anything else I've sniffed, since I think it has a men's after-shave quality (a witch hazel-ish note in there), thereby making it truly unisex. It might smell like many other lemony men's eau de colognes, but I've sniffed very few. In women's scents, it reminds me of CK IN2U, Fresh Sugar Lemon, Annick Goutal Eau Hadrien, or BBW White Citrus.
It's lemony & zesty, yet it's strong and lasts and lasts. Citrus notoriously fizzles out very quickly. If you want a fresh lemony mixture that's strong and lasts for hours, this is it. I'm normally not a big lover of citrus and only wear it in hot humid summer weather -- and in my humble opinion, Eau de New York is a great choice for that time of year.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If ever there was a fragance not worth the sticker price it was this one. Masculine, sharp and heady. Smells like a generic drugstore cologne for men. I've tried many Bond No.9 fragrances and every time they leave me dissapointed.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is kind of a more masculine-smelling fragrance than feminine (I am a woman), but I am drawn to it. Which is so unlike me, since the Bond fragrances I like are fruity and light and feminine, like Scent of Peace, Central Park West, and Madison Square Park. The reviewer two reviews down who described it as a "warm, velvety draping layer" was so right! That is how I also feel about it. It is musky to me, but not an offensive, disgusting musky. I am highly surprised by how much I love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not my favorite but it's ok, clean and fresh, has a unisex tone as its not overtly floral. I got a nice compliment on it today. I still prefer Bleecker.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a very peculiar fragrance. Its one of those that does a complete 180 from the initial fragrance to when it settles into my skin. Usually all perfumes do change somewhat from when you first apply to after it's been sitting on your skin for a while, but this one is a night and day difference. The *reason* I bought this was because of the way it settles in.
The initial scent I get when I spray this on is a lot like Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino, which I used to own. A LOT. And although I do like the initial burst of citrus, basil, lots of neroli and the general "freshness" of the smell - it's the fade out that I'm really waiting for. I just cannot describe the smell of this fade out ... it's incredible. The smell that remains is that of a warm, almost velvety type of draping layer that lingers on your skin and just smells "good". I've smelled this (or something like this) on a woman before, and I just cant remember who or when it was, but I remember thinking that she smelled so inviting and good, but not in a perfumey way - but like it was just her natural scent that I was smelling. Slightly sweet, soft skin. That's what this smells like after the initial 10 minutes of citrus that you get. That of a sweet, delicate musky scent that reminds me of lots of soft things.
Usually I buy fragrances for how they smell on my skin right away after I spray them, and I'm disappointed with the fade out. This perfume however, is the opposite - I can't wait for the initial notes to burn off, revealing the warm, inviting, delicious and soft undertones that this perfume has.
It's expensive, but when you find a great perfume that suits you, it's more than worth it! Enjoy!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A linear herbal smell that is way overpriced.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am so disappointed that I spent so much money on this fragrance. I liked New York Fling very much, but found it to be too fruity for my taste. I was looking for something more sophisticated, yet pretty and wearable. And distinctly feminine. For me, Eau de New York is none of the above. I was fooled because I am drawn to citrusy scents, and the top note in this is lemony - but more on the artificial lemon air freshener side. Everything from there is downhill. The dry-down is an annoying masculine-like metallic that makes me want to gag. I literally can’t stand it! And the scent never goes away… so it has that going for it at least. May smell better on my boyfriend, but even still, I wouldn’t consider it deliciously irresistible even on a man. And for a perfume at this price, that’s what I am looking for. Not only will I not repurchase, but I wish I had saved my money the first time. (Love the bottle though!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Doesn't smell bad but doesn't smell great either. Citrusy (I get mostly lime), salty, with a herbal drydown. An eau de cologne leaning more to the masculine side. There are better citruses out there imo. Fairly good lasting power.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Yikes! Lemon up top and a chemical smelling musk base that this house uses a lot of. Smells like Eau d'Hadrien, as another reviewer noted, but Eau d'Hadrien is soft and rich. This is like a trumpet blast. Smells cheap and brassy, like the kind of thing that should come in a gold bottle shaped like a Cadillac. Longevity for days. What is that base? It's awful. I love musk but whatever they're using smells like a combo of bad breath and cheap men's macho cologne mixed together. Could be the way it works on me. It smelled a little better on paper. If the notes in this interest you, try before you buy. Also consider Hadrien and Nuits de Hadrien, and Terre D'Hermes which, though quite different, might be appealing
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Eau de New York is entirely too aquatic/fresh for my taste. The reason I gave it 2 lippies instead of 1 is that it really, truly is a unisex fragrance, and something about that fascinates me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
So longed for this one... luckily I did not get the FB. I will be happy with my huge decant.
Mind you, it's a lovely cologne, fresh, zesty, uplifting. perfect for spring and summer days.
It has an energizing blast of citruses that lay on a creamy base, some musk, some almonds - the heart recalls to mind Escale à Portofino (but Escale is much more classier) and this soapy gardenia that leads the game (and is slightly migraine iducing).
It is a nice , clean, cologne, but not of the unforgettable types. briefkly said, it is common.
Still, it is one of the only 3 Bonds I can stand. Good to try, but do not spend the money only for that deliciously decorated bottle... you can get similar juices for much less $$$:
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Eau de New York is fabulous. Perfect blend of citrus and musk and it only gets better into the drydown. Fantastic lasting power!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Eau de New York to me smells similar to Annick Goutal's Eau de Hadrien, except that Eau de NY is more green/white floral on the drydown while Hadrien is cypress/basil. Both start off lemony, but Eau de New York is more lemony/vetiver. Of the two, I love Hadrien, and Eau de NY is a nice, refreshing scent, good for summer weather, but there is something about it that is unfortunately a bit shrill and headache-inducing to me, while Hadrien is serene and comforting, one of the most Zen-like of my fragrances, and less bold than Eau de NY. I think Eau de New York is nicely done, but not something I'll be purchasing as it's a bit too shrill and green for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Eau de New York... Advertised Notes: Neroli, White Lily, Vetiver. My Impression: It's very lemony-fresh...with a green edge to it. It's not bad, per se, but it seems to be lacking something. I suspected I would prefer this on a man, so I put some on my husband. Smells decent on him, but not full bottle worthy for either of us... Guess I'll stick to my Bond favorites: Chinatown, Scent of Peace and West Side..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This starts out green and somewhat citrusy, but settles down nicely into a more floral, slightly creamy scent that is better than any of the other green Bonds. It is also fresh without being soapy. Not worth the high price tag, though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really enjoy this bright, refreshing citrus-ozone-flowery, energy-inducing fragrance! It reminds me very much of something my favorite perfumer, Olivia Giacobetti, would concoct. In fact, it's very like L'Artisan Mandarine tout simplement, sans the odd woody note and abyssmal lasting power. Eau de New York is a classic, "Eau", and it's zesty, fun, and delightfully clean. It's the neroli that sucks me in, and this mixed with lily and vetiver creates a sure sale. Fans of Jo Malone Orange Blossom, I think, would love Eau de New York. And maybe fans of other white florals as well...One time, while wearing Eau de New York, I got a rather strange compliment. A server at a sushi bar delightedly asked me if I was wearing Britney Spears Curious! To her, this was supposed to be flattering, and she eagerly memorized "Bond No. 9 Eau de New York" when I told her what she actually smelled. (Later that day, I headed for the nearest drugstore and sniffed Curious. Not bad, really. Not Eau de New York, though). I adore the Eau de New York bottle, as well as the fragrance, so overall this creation is just a major plus for me. For a citrus-floral, its lasting power is exceptional. Hubby likes Eau de New York, claiming it smells fresh and clean. He thinks it's too feminine for him to wear, but he really enjoys it on me, and that's always a good thing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What a shame. I love the smell of this in the bottle, and when I first spray it on. Then, BAM, it gets all weird and musty on me. I wore it to a friend's house for dinner and by the end of the night couldn't stand the smell on my arm. My sweater, however, still smelled of the top notes. This one just doesn't do well for me....how sad!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Purchased the Swarovski Pocket Spray Box for my sister's Christmas gift and I got a couple set of samples with my order- so I kept them for myself . My Bond No.9 crazed sister will love Chinatown, Eau de NY and the Chelsea Flowers that are included in the beautiful set! Chinatown is a perfect blend for the Peony and Gardenia lover. I am a fan of Chinatown myself and loved the top notes of peach blossoms. Eau de New York is an exotic combo of Bergamot, White Lily, and Jasmine. Chelsea Flowers literally smells you’re your walking through a flower garden! The notes from bondno9.com reveal white peony, white hyacinth and musk notes; I just think it’s FABULOUS! I couldn’t more pleased with my Bondno9.com experience.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I must be totally off my rocker lately. I'm a gourmand girl. But recently I've found myself attracted to white florals, and Eau de New York fell into my lap at just the right time. Gardenia, grapefruit, lily, verbena, vetiver and oakmoss are blended so nicely together in this scent that I do believe I've found myself another Bond I can like. Having said that, this scent was so improperly named it's ridiculous - I don't think Manhattan (or Brooklyn, or Queens, or gosh, going statewide, even Albany, for that matter) when I smell this. And I must be thankful that this scent is very potent (allowing me to go by decants/samples instead of the big $200 bottle), because a tiny dollop on my wrist lasts for hours, and the sillage is nearly incomparable. Then again, maybe I'm just shamefully putting on very little, because as with all Bonds I've tried so far, it's so obvious I'm wearing perfume.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
wow- I am suprised by all the negative reviews on this one, I just love it. Although I will agree (as a transplanted to the south New Yorker) that i don't understand the connection to New York with all the neroli and gardenia that show up on me. The opening notes are a little 'greener-vetiver' than i usually prefer, but the green part of the dry down on me is all moss, which i do like. Although I like musk, many drydowns turn 'drugstore' on me and this one does not; sits nicely in the background as a compliment. The clean, white blossom-ness (is that a word?) has me into my third bottle. law of economics, I suppose, it is worth the price to me. However, as beautiful as the bottle is, it is terrible for travel, which I do constantly. I have to treat this one like carrying a raw egg. :(