Object of desire
So, I am still looking for a new scent. To bring you up to speed, my favorite fragrance, Alien by Theirry Mugler, started to smell funny on me, so I began to search for a new one. I fell in love with Creed's Imperial Millesime--a citrusy scent that's very summer-appropriate--and even ordered a (very pricey) bottle...only to discover that it lasts about 30 minutes on my skin, then evaporates. So, back to the drawing board. One perfumerie I am definitely keeping in mind, however, is Bond No. 9. From the gourmand New Haarlem to the fresh Eau de New York, the line creates amazing fragrance after amazing fragrance, and with just one whiff, you can tell they're made with super-high-quality ingredients (um, or you can look at the prices--a 50 ml bottle is $120). There are so many, however, that it's going to take me a while to find my favorite. Which is why the Bon-Bon Box is such a great idea: It features .20 ml vials of 18 of Bond No. 9's delightful scents, which, if you haven't noticed, are named after New York neighborhoods and/or streets. It's a object of desire because of its price: $240, which is not awful, all things considered, but kind of a lot if you figure you're paying for 18 deluxe samples. So in the meantime, I'm going to keep swinging by Bond No. 9's stores (and Saks) and sampling until I find my new signature scent.

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Try the Bond No. 9 Chinatown. It smells wonderful. It has Peach bloosom notes as well as other wonderful ingredients which make the scent very dynamic.

I also think that Chanel Chance is a wonderful, light fragrence. Another citrus/floral blend.