Another way to take up more space is with perfume. I really love wearing perfume. (Andy Warhol)
I have read that Mr Warhol was a lover of fragrance. It is rumored that he is buried with a bottle of Estee Lauder's Beautiful.
He was one serious perfume junkie.
I have no clue which one I would choose for the afterlife. I have too many to choose from and a casket is only so big. I would bring my whole collection with me if a mausoleum was built in my honor. I might as well be eccentric in death.
This is a late review for Bond 9's eccentric perfume Silver Factory. Bond is working with the Warhol foundation to produce perfumes with a New York City and Warhol twist. Silver Factory is their first collaboration. I was lucky enough to smell this from the lab bottle before the release date. I never dreamed that it would work with my chemistry or be a scent that I would fall in love with.
I thought it teetered dangerously on the masculine edge.
I received a decant of the scent the last time I was in NYC with Laurice. I figured that I would give the decant bottle to my current crush or save it for my Prince Charming....whenever he gets his ass here.
Needless to say, it has been gathering dust on my vanity table.
Yesterday, I decided to live dangerously and spritzed myself with Silver Factory. Instead of a masculine cedarwood vibe, I detected a fine incense twisted in with some ultra feminine florals. There is a whisper of jasmine and what appears to be an appearance of violet. The drydown was spicy, ambery and warm.
I was able to wear it without thinking I smelled like a dude.
I passed my sample vial onto a male co-worker and he seemed quite smitten with it as well. He asked a 1000 questions but seemed to balk when the price tag was revealed to him.
This fragrance retails for $230.
It is parfum concentrate. I am no expert or snob when it comes to EDT, EDP and Parfum versions. There have been times when I prefer the EDT to the parfum version of a perfume. My friends talk endlessly of the merits of all the versions of Mitsouko.
This version of a Bond perfume is very strong and has great lasting power. It has layers. It has oomph.
Credit: Bond window in NYC/Blogdorf Goodman
Disclosure: A press sample decant of this product was provided by Bond 9