SNL's Weekend Update:
Coney Island notes are margarita mix, chocolate, caramel, hot dogs, fish, egg shells, needles, Stephon Marbury(New York Knicks player), the bearded lady and murder.
Coney Island will be launched June 1st.
Coney Island follows the highly successful Hamptons and Fire island. This scent is a different take on summer being captured in a bottle. There is nothing tropical or Belize-like in this scent. It is not a lush floral or an ocean breeze. This scent is all about fun, margaritas, salt, carnivals, hot dogs and tilt-a-whirls. The notes range from margarita mix, a huge splash of lime, chocolate, caramel and sandalwood. I detect salt water taffy. This is more masculine than Fire Island due to the lime note. In fact it would be delicious on a man.
Our Cleveland gang gave it a good test run last Saturday. We all agreed that it smelled the best on Griffie and Alesha. Griffie's skin always captures drydowns so well. You could detect the gourmand notes along with the salty undertones.From Bond Press Release:
What is the smell of fun—and how do you bottle it? That was our mission at Bond No. 9 when we decided to capture the essence of Coney Island and turn it into an eau de parfum. Why Coney Island ? We were intrigued by the vintage allure of this century-old fantasy-land with its honky-tonk chic, its Mermaid Parade, its incomparable hot dog haven (Nathan’s Famous) fronting the Atlantic Ocean along Brooklyn ’s southernmost edge. But we wanted to celebrate its future, too, just as a formidable revival is getting under way.
Coney Island isn’t just any amusement park. In its early 20th century heyday, New York ’s premier people’s playground was a rowdy, mind-numbing pleasure-mecca that more than matched the energies of the city that contained it. Its daredevil rides—the legendary nine-hill Cyclone roller coaster … the Wonder Wheel … the freefall Parachute Jump—set a fevered, frantic pace, while its bathing pavilions were more like phantasmagorical gilded palaces that shimmered in the air. Not to forget the raucous nightspots. For a city that where glancing at strangers for more than two seconds has always been an impertinence, here was an escape hatch—a Bacchanalia where one and all had free rein to scream together in terror and joy. Sure, in recent decades Coney Island fell into decline, but today it is decidedly on the upswing, with brand new rides, a water park, and a mammoth glass atrium in the works.
Bond No 9’s Coney Island conjures up both the magical history and the reawakening of this beachfront paradise. Combined in this contemporary gourmand delight are the sugar-cool notes of margarita mix, hypnotically seductive chocolate and caramel, plus cedarwood. The high-voltage blue bottle recalls the Coney Island ’s expanse of sea and sky, while the contrasting gold neck evokes the thousands of electric lights that once lit up its night sky.
Bond is sold at all four Bond No. 9 stores, at selected branches of Saks Fifth Avenue , and at Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Paris Gallery, Lane Crawford. Besides being available in its 3.4 oz. artist-designed superstar bottle and box presentation ($180), 1.7oz travel size ($125), Coney Island may be purchased by the ounce ($40), either in a 2-ounce basic spray flacon with gilt honeycomb cap ($25) or in our unique our unique vintage or art bottles, featured in a wide variety of designs ($60 - $200).
Photos: SNL, Bond, ConeyIsland.com, and SNL snippet from katymae16/MUA.
Countdown to Laurice Visit: 4 more days
I forgot to mention yesterday that if you purchase a bottle this week from the Beachwood Saks store, Laurice will sign it.
I am caving on Bryant Park and plan to get it autographed. I also plan to have the box signed by the muse.
What fellow beauty blogger inspired the bottle design by visiting the Bond store in her Pucci wedges?
Hint: She is also one of your daily reads.
If you are ready to cave on a Bond bottle and would like it autographed, Contact Alesha at 216-292-5500 ext: 256 or Lisa at 216-292-5500 ext: 265
If you mention Blogdorf Goodman you will receive free shipping(they are waiving it!) and a Bon Bon of your choice(a $40 dollar value). If you hail from Northeast Ohio...there are appointments still available. My gang will be there. We will be loitering at the Nars counter and checking out the summer collection at Chanel.
Disclosure: A press sample vial was provided by Bond 9