New York-centric Bond No. 9 has a summertime tradition launching fresh and breezy island and beach scents. Coney Island was the first. Then came Fire Island, Montauk, Hamptons and Shelter Island. But for summer 2016, we take a different tack and pay homage to a destination island of a totally different sort. Arriving in time for Independence Day, we are utterly proud to introduce Liberty Island—the world's most famous island, visited by four million freedom-lovers a year. Yes, a joyous eau de parfum honoring the hallowed 12-acre tract of land in Upper New York Bay that is home to none other than the crown-wearing, torch-bearing, 151-foot tall, Franco-American Statue of Liberty itself.
Liberty Island, the eau de parfum, is a joyous, sparkling fruity-floral summertime blend that, in keeping with democratic precepts, is wearable by women and men alike. Its starter notes—citrussy bergamot essence and mandarin essence, along with tangy blackcurrant—will rivet your attention. Then comes the lush heart notes, orange blossomabsolute and jasmine, which are there, frankly, to seduce. (It's summertime, after all.) These segue into a lingering base with a high percentage of heady musk mingled with sugary marshmallow—a time-out flavor, if ever there was one.
Bond No. 9's Liberty Island superstar bottle is rendered in shining, semi-transparent cobalt blue. Randomly strewn on its surface is a network of jaunty and effervescent white stars—co-opted from both the Star-Spangled Banner and Miss Liberty's irregularly star-shaped base.
Liberty Island arrives on counter June 2016. Available at Bond No. 9 New York Boutiques, Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide, select Bloomingdales stores, Harrods UK, and www.bondno9.com
Perfumery has always been about head-turning. Now, perfumes have been turned on their head. For the first time in fragrance history, a major, full-blown fragrance collection was launched as an homage to a great city. The name of this fragrance collection is Bond No. 9 (which is also the address of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo). The city it celebrates is none other than — could be no other than — New York. The Bond No. 9 collection of women's, men's, and unisex eaux de parfum, has a dual mission: restore artistry to perfumery, and mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own. Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown locale, or a city-wide sensibility. With new introductions every season, Bond No. 9 infuses the island of Manhattan with scents. Bond No. 9 was created and founded by Laurice Rahme in 2003.
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