Bond. No. 9

We’re excited about summer fragrances that not only smell great in the heat, but also evoke the perfect sunny retreat. We asked Sarah Zaret and Iris Brostowicz—two of our Beauty Stylists who specialize in fragrance—to spill on the most delectable new and classic scents inspired by summer memories.

Lei It On: Say, “summer vacation” and instantly an island getaway comes to mind. We all agree that nothing smells more like paradise than exotic flowers. Bronze Goddess from Estée Lauder teams classic suntan coconut with Tahitian gardenia. Sarah says it makes her want to turn up Ziggy Marley’s “Beach in Hawaii” for an instant mahalo moment. Eau de Lune by Laura Mercier picks mysterious plumeria to linger above other white florals and musk. The results? The perfect scent for an intimate island evening spent in a moonlit grotto. Iris loves BVLGARI Omnia Coral for a “fresh, fruity scent that somehow doesn’t overpower the senses on a sweltering day.” We bet the delicious combination of sparkling citrus with the allure of hibiscus will keep you cool in the cabana.

Stylist Tip: Summer gives perfume a one-two punch. Scents smell stronger on the skin, but sweat makes staying power take a dive. The solution? For easiest wear, opt for fragrances with excellent sillage but fewer spicy and sweet notes.

Island Longing: The noses at Bond No. 9 blended Shelter Island to recall every detail of a laid-back Long Island summer. Starting with an opulent opening of precious oud, shore-skimming marine notes quickly lure you to grab your weekender and escape the big city. Our experts love that this unisex scent satisfies both women and men looking to break out of their summer fragrance box.

Gold Coast: Feeling even more adventurous? Iris suggests Rive d’Ambre by Tom Ford for its “warm and compelling” notes. “It wraps the wearer in a blend of citrus fruits and amber. Based in essential oils, this perfume elevates daily fragrance,” she says. We couldn’t have made it sound any more daringly delicious.

Scent Staycation: Finally, for those of us who can’t get away, we can always take a journey of the mind with a great summer read. Iris cites The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende as a fave because it “pulls you into its complexities and fully entertains your mind. I would pair it with Oyédo by diptyque. It’s just as complex and fulfilling to the nose as the book is to the reader.”  Yuzu citrus lends its multifaceted Asian charm to this intricate olfactory treat, named after Edo, the former name of Tokyo.

For more summer fragrance suggestions—from fresh to floral to fruityvisit our Summer Scents Shop.

Photo credits: Mona Lee, Liz Marklewicz, Stefanie Frank, Marcie Rouman & Amy Morgan

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Some of the best bonding moments with friends and family take place at parks—especially during the spring and summer months, when you can enjoy a picnic or a little sunbathing. Honing in on this idea of parks and pleasure, Bond No. 9 has bottled up the beauty of New York City’s most famed green spaces.

Take a walk with the Bond Guy through Central Park, Madison Square Park and the High Line, where he reveals why you may just want to make one of these fragrances your new signature scent.

Bond No. 9 New York ‘Central Park South’ Eau de Parfum: the world’s most elegant street—with the world’s most sumptuous greenery at its doorstep. A fresh floral scent, with top notes of grapefruit flower and blackcurrant buds, a seductive heart note of jasmine and lily of the valley and a base of classic wood notes.

Bond No. 9 New York ‘Central Park West’ Fragrance: A legendary address with a grand-scale front yard deserves an eau de parfum to match. Central Park West is a springtime wake-up call: narcissus mingled with tangy ylang-ylang, a pinch of piquant pepper and a beckoning white-petal mélange of orris, jasmine and linden with majestic gardenia.

Bond No. 9 ‘Madison Square Park’ Eau de Parfum: Madison Square Park was the height of fashion in the Gilded Age. Today, it’s back in hip-and-cool revival mode, so now’s the time for a neighborhood eau de parfum—with notes of grape hyacinth, huckleberry, prairie dropseed grass, red leaf rose, red hunter tulips and teakwood.

Bond No. 9 New York ‘High Line’ Eau de Parfum: The world’s first railroad perfume, representing wildflowers, green grasses and urban renewal. The scent starts off with a prairie grazing weed—purple love grass—mixed with citrusy bergamot and zesty Indian rhubarb. The perfume’s floral heart is red-leaf rose, Lady Jane tulips, and grape hyacinth. Its lingering base notes combine bur oak with imported sea moss, to evoke the Hudson’s River proximity, along with musk and teakwood, to remind us that Bond No. 9 High Line is a metro perfume.

Tell us, which park mood resonates most with your senses?

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Bond No. 9 has captured everything that makes The City That Never Sleeps so alluring and dreamy and bottled it up with the I ♥ NY fragrance collection. Each scent was designed in New York and uses the finest ingredients, from grapefruit zest for Him (blue bottle) to pink peonies for Her (pink bottle). Channel your inner New Yorker with each spritz.

Available online and at selected Nordstrom stores.

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Now available for pre-order: I Love New York for Marriage Equality by Bond No. 9 Fragrance.

With notes of mandarin, nutmeg, jasmine and sandalwood, this fragrance honors New York for proudly celebrating love in all its forms. Easy to wear and easy to adore, I Love New York for Marriage Equality is also totally unisex, so it’s perfect for sharing, no matter who you share your life with.

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Cheri Botiz, our National Beauty and Fragrance Director, shares her top five favorite Mother’s Day Gifts.

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you 5 of my favorite beauty and fragrance gifts for Mother’s Day that I know any mom would love—I know I would!

1 – Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne ($55-$110). Every time I smell this fragrance, it makes me happy. Mom will definitely get compliments with this one.

2 – Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Extrait de Parfum ($350). This gift is an exquisite customer favorite. Any mom would be very happy with this long-lasting, floral concentrate.

3 – Antica Farmacista ‘Champagne’ Home Ambiance Perfume ($62-$92). Everyone loves to walk into a beautifully scented home. This fragrance is so unique and vibrant. Perfectly fresh.

4 – I Love New York Mother’s Day by Bond No. 9 Fragrance ($175). I love this for the bottle alone! It’s so fun to have on the vanity, and the tangerine scent is intoxicating.

5 – Diptyque Scented Candles ($60-$90). I could not pick just one; these are all wonderful. Pick up multiple candles and cluster together for a gorgeous statement on your dining table.

Bonus: receive a rose-gold-toned mirrored compact as a gift with any $150 women’s fragrance purchase while supplies last. It will automatically be added to your cart at Checkout.

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