Bond’s newest release hits the streets in March of 2009. Brooklyn is based on that “now-is&becoming-hip” neighborhood in NYC and will retail for $220 for 100 ml and $145 for 50 ml at the Bond store and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Notes are cardamom, geranium leaves, cedarwood. graperfruit, juniper leaves. South American guaiacwood and leather. It’s got a nice, slightly discordant open with the cardamom and geranium, definintely veering more masculine in the spicy woods drydown, but not butch. The leather is a is nice touch, keeping it interesting in the contrast between it and the wood notes. It’s definitely different from a lot of the Bond scents – not amped up with patch, and there’s zero floral in this. It’s not hefty, but the wood and leather gives it weight and substance, just not overpowering. It wears nicely on me, but I think this would be great on a guy. A little disclaimer, I think my mystery alcohol note is in this – there’s one little area of this scent that smells of alcohol, it could be the guaiac, though – there’s just a gray area that I can’t sniff into. I applaud the departure, as I did with the Andy Warhol Silver Factory scent, but I’m still not sure this is worth that amount of money, though the bottle is pretty darn cute.
Winners of the PdN #1 and Riche Orient samples are: Natalie and Jan V. Just click on the contact us button over on the left, remind me what it is you’ve won, and I’ll get the samples out to you.
Bond sent me some of the Brooklyn to sample, so I’d like to give away samples of that as well. I probably have about 7 samples in this little bottle. So drop a comment, and I’ll draw for seven people to win a sample of the new Bond Brooklyn to try.