Bond No. 9 Brooklyn

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.

52 Comments

  1. Ooooooo, count me in! I’m finally coming around to loving the leathers, so I would LOVE to take a smell! And you’re so right… that bottle is seriously charming. 😡

  2. You had me at leather. Plus, if I don’t love it off the bat, there’s a man in the house who was raised in the BK and I’m willing to bet would become a happy guinea pig. Please do enter me in the drawing.

  3. The bottle is to die for… and I’ve been impatiently anticipating the juice– it sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the review…

  4. Hi there,
    I have recently purchased a small bottle of SILVER FACTORY. A nice citrus incense with decent lasting power and fantastic in the summer heat. (Not bad in the Winter either…)But leather is a serious magnet for me. I’d love to be in the draw!

  5. Sounds as nice as the container! This would be a new scent for me, so please add my name. Thanks!

  6. Would you throw my name in too, please? I haven’t given the Bond perfumes any attention after I was the only living human to not like Chinatown. Perhaps I should give it another try.

    • Oh, sister, you’re not the only one not to like Chinatown — I’ve tried it repeatedly and just don’t understand the appeal. It’s a bland floral on me/to me. Patty, I’d love to be entered in the drawing if you don’t mind sending overseas (if you pick my name out of the hat).

    • i dislike chinatown too- with a passion. too sharp on the joss. over-kill on the woods. and FWIW, i’m supposed to be *ahem* closely affiliated with the place…

  7. Hints of leather, woods, spices, no flowers, veering towards the masculine side… it has my name written on it!
    Please, enter me in the draw!

  8. This is the only Bond to interest me since Silver Factory, which I loved. Love the notes, love the bottle.

  9. It’s got leather so I’ll try it. Please include me in the drawing.

  10. I would love to smell this, too. And I agree … the bottle is very cute. Please include me in the drawing.

  11. Ears perked up at “zero floral”. And I love that bottle! Please enter me too.

  12. I like so many of their scents (I just wish they weren’t so expensive…). Would love to try this one, please include me in teh draw.

  13. Sure, count me in. I even live in Brooklyn. Not sure how I found your site but I’ll be back b/c I loooove perfume. I like a lot of different kinds of scents from “zero floral” to 100% floral. Thanks.

  14. Wood and leather, yes please. And I think I’m redisposed to want to love this (and that bottle!) because I’m getting ready to leave Brooklyn and starting to get all nostalgic (by the way, if anyone’s looking for an apartment in the Park Slope area, let me know– I’m leaving behind a lovely one). Thanks for entering me in the drawing, Patty!

  15. Sounds good to me! Love that bottle. Please enter me in the drawing!

  16. Sounds scrumptious… and yes, I’m in the “ooh, wood and leather” peanut gallery. Please add me to your drawing too.

  17. I’d like to try this, if only because the bottle makes me really, really want to like the juice! 🙂

  18. Please enter me in the drawing. Loooove leather & wood 🙂

  19. Thanks Patty, I like the sounds of this, would love to try it. Doing Brooklyn research lately, I watched The Whale and the Squid the other day.

  20. Would love to be entered in the drawing! Didn’t Miranda at the end of “Sex and the City”—the TV series—end up in Brooklyn?

  21. hi patty and march! another witty post. i don[t know about the bottle. the juice seems more suited for the BF than me- cedar-fest anyone? but that doesn’t dissuade me from playing. 🙂

  22. Hello Patty — please enter me in the draw — would love to try this. Thanks as always….
    PS loved the photos of your pets!!! They are all so adorable!

  23. I love Silver Factory, so maybe I’ll like this too. It does sound more interesting than most Bonds… please count me in!

  24. I really think the Bond line has been dealt a short hand by the perfumistas. There is a definite cohesive feel with all of their fragrances. I’m quite enamored with them and currently own seven of their fragrances–my top choice being Fire Island, Chinatown in a photo-finish second. The bottle design for Brooklyn is fantastic and I can’t wait to try it. Please put me in the drawing for the sample!

  25. I would love to be entered in the drawing as well.
    I’m about to get a bottle of the LeLabo Tokyo-exclusif and would love to compare the two.

  26. I have really been wanting to try Bond Brooklyn- hope it works in rural Arkansas…

  27. This sounds pretty good to me, so definitely… please enter me in the draw. I’m not sure I’d call that bottle “cute”… but it’s kind of fun. It’s a little “too, too”, though. I’ve only tried Silver Factory so far; I thought I wanted a decant, but I’m over it for now.

  28. Love the idea of “zero floral”–this pregnant lady cannot STAND anything floral these days!

    Would appreciate being entered into the drawing–thanks!

  29. I recently bought my first bottle of Bond No. 9. I am now intrigued by this house. I would love to be included in the drawing. Thanks! Loved the pet article.

  30. My son and his girlfriend are taking a trip to the big apple in March
    and will certaintly take me back a little something…..maybe a bottle of ‘Brooklyn’ both for the scent and the bottle would be a nice reminder of their vist.So… if I could get a wiff of what’s to come….. I would be a happy mummy.

  31. Please count me in the drawing. I love leather and need some leather perfume.

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  33. I usually love Bond 9 scents, and love having the huge beautiful bottle sit on my dresser. However, with the Brooklyn bottle I have to say I think it is actually disgusting!!! It looks like a 5 year old designed it, I get the whole graffiti thing maybe they were leaning towards, but then go all graffiti with a real artist, not like Crayola and lack of artistry. VERY DISAPPOINTED, and I absolutely will not be paying that $$ for that Sh*t:((:((

  34. I would LOVE a sample of Brooklyn Bond…seeing how its my name and the bottle is an awesome design! Thanks!

  35. i fear i’m way too late to get in on this contest, but i just read about bklyn in nylon magazine and am dying for a bottle (sans price tag). still taking names? count me in! xo, c

  36. I would love to try their newest scent. I love Bond no.9 fragrances especialy Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue and Nuits De Noho.

    Mary

  37. I love love love this scent so much, and I’m submitting the design for its bottle too. Would love to have a sample, please enter me to the drawing, hope it’s not too late.

    nm

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