Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bond No. 9 New York Oud

In my Spring trend guide  for Beautystat , I talked about the Oud trend in fragrance  and that it will continue to grow this year. One of new ones  is now here,  Bond No. 9 New York Oud.  This is the 3rd in their Oud collection after Bond No 9 Oud also called Signature and Harrods.

This Oud is a different than many. Oud itself  is resinous wood that gives off a scent of incense and spice .  New York Oud has  a touch of the incense, but a  small amount , it's more sweet ,  and has an overall warmth on the skin. Instead there is  plum , rose , orange zest, teakwood, vetiver, patchouli and honey. Most prominent here are the rose and honey notes  making a scent that will fragrance the winter days still ahead. Think of it as a cozy sweater wrapping itself around you .

I think of it as an Oud for those who  aren't generally fans , like myself. Pure Ouds don't appeal/work for  me,  but I am loving  New York Oud, and that was surprise. Bond No 9 says it's a modernized Oud and it is.

It is also a perfume with 30 % Oud concentration, instead of the usual 20% in most perfumes. What this means is that you are getting a fragrance that will last long, all through the day. It also has great sillage. Nothing overpowering, but it's there.

New York Oud is available now  for $ 310.00 for 100ml at http://www.bondno9.com/ and Saks locations.


Anonymous said...

I don't want to be rude, but NY Oud smells like body odor to me. I don't see how anyone could like it. All the other Bonds are great- just not this one.

Beauty Alchemist said...

Anon- that's ok, everyone is entitled to their opinion and fragrances often smell different on each person. As you said there are plenty of other Bonds for you to love and more coming.

subtlefemlt said...

Hello Raphie and all...
I just got a sample of the Bond New York Oud and I absolutely Love It...The sillage is warm and cozy like a sweater and the dry down is lingering honey and the incense that permeates oud fragrances. I am really getting accustomed to Ouds and I am afraid I will hafta figure out how to get just a bit more sample to make sure how this scent blends with my chemistry. But as of right now, I am loving it! This is my favorite Bond so far! (Sorry it did not work for "Anon" but that does happen sometimes...) Thank you for the sample!