Bond No. 9 Eau de Noho

After reading the review of Bond No. 9 at beauty addict, I went in search of a bottle.

It has .V.I.O.L.E.T.S in it, which is enough for me to order unsniffed.

Notes are Linden, violet, mandarin, green moss, cashmere woods and amber.

But first… a story.

A little over a year ago, my husband and I were buying a house, and we wound up with too many houses because of a nasty seller who wouldn’t provide clear title after two postponements of closing, so we bought another house, and then he got clear title and threatened to sue us to close on the other one. We did close, just to avoid attorneys fees, fixed it up a little — well, a lot. It was a gorgeous two-story Denver square with an amazing, ginormous backyard, but inside was a pit, carpets full of dog pee, stupid red stained wood floors. We cleaned it all up , redid the floors, and then sold it, because we loved the second house that we got and still live in.

What does that have to do with Eau de Noho? Linden blossom. In front of that house that we wound up selling was a huge Linden tree. It was in bloom when we bought the house, and the smell every time you pulled up was this fresh, sweet smell that just smelled like spring and summer and 4th of July all wrapped up in one green, leafy package.

I love L’Artisan’s La Chasse, mostly because of the Linden, but it’s a little fierce and can be overpowering to me sometimes, but Eau de Noho fixes all of that, and then spreads the v.i.o.l.e.t love around it. It is fresh and outdoorsy, with a little amber goodness to keep it from being too much of both of those things.

And how did I come by it? That’s a better story. A wonderful person I’ve met online through our shared fragrance obsession happened to live near that store that was doing the 50% off of Saks inventory, Circle something or other, and she went down and picked me up some things, a stranger, trusting me. So hugs and PDA for Marchlion, who is a true fragrance friend. 🙂

Perfumey people are just the best.

  • Patty says:

    Just adore it! It really deserves more attention, it’s just so different and lovely. Far prefer it to Chinatown, which I do like. I think I’m sending it out in every swap package until everyone starts singing its praises. :bouncy:

  • kristen says:

    P, I am so glad you like it! 🙂 Laurice at Bond No. 9 told me she had a “blind sniff test” with beauty editors at the Bond store, and most of them loved & purchased Eau de Noho.

    Still, it is not among her top 10 sellers.

    She thinks it is because it is a little too French for some of the American lasses! I like to think she is right. It makes me feel more special for loving it.

  • Patty says:

    You are famous as a super-trusting, kind person!

    But if you’re liking the Little Italy, you might like this one.

  • marchlion says:

    Hey, there!
    I feel… famous! Okay, now tell me what a linden tree smells like. It sounds lovely. Of course it could be v.i.o.l.e.t. and cat barf and I’d probably still love it.:rotfl:

  • Marina says:

    I could not agree more with your last sentence. Yes they are, and you, P, are one of them.

    I am so glad you found another V.I.O.L.E.T. scent to love :biggrin: