Known for their fragrances inspired by the unique neighborhoods of New York, Bond No. 9 just launched an I Love New York collection. To be honest, I'm surprised they didn't do this sooner! My first Bond No. 9 fragrance was their Nuits de Noho candle. I'll never forget receiving it and coveting it for months as it sat displayed out on my book shelf after the candle burnt down just because it resembled NYC and I loved what it stood for – the upbeat edginess of downtown.
The I Love NY collection has a perfume, cologne and a unisex scent. The perfume is blended with fruit and floral notes such as mandarin zest, spicy nutmeg and blueberry accord layered with roses, pink peonies, patchouli and grounded by musk, vanilla, sandalwood and leather accord.
If you like it when your man wears musky colognes, you may like this one. It contains notes such as patchouli, leather, sandalwood, musk and amber topped by ginger, juniper berry and lavender.
The unisex scent is my favorite (I'm not a fruity floral lover) as it's full of more grounded notes. Bergamot, muguet and pepper are layered over cocoa, coffee beans and creamy chestnut. Patchouli, vanilla, leatherwood and sandalwood finish it off.
*Available Sept. 18th