Sweet Smell of Success from Bond
Review for the Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York
I knew that I would adore this new offering from Bond 9. It contains all the notes I love.
Plus my friend Shawn called me and said that I would flip my lid for it.
He knows my nose too well.
From the initial spray I was hooked. The whiff of the heavenly Bond Chinatown Cardamon note to a toasty Lexington Avenue Nutmeg are all hallmarks of success for the brand.
No one does it better.
It was the mid notes that changed gears and marked the departure from Chinatown and Lexington Avenue. The notes read like a floral explosion but the effect is light and whispery. The rose note is quite pretty and candy like. The jasmine note was also tamed and well behaved. I could only detect a whisper of a trace.
I desperately wanted to recognize the pimento note but alas... I failed.
My nose is a novice.
The tuberose is so quiet and mingles so well with the nutmeg. This is where the perfume just "does it" for me. The opposite pairing is so well matched and genius.
Like the great duo Myrna Loy and William Powell.
The drydown is a concoction of a very rich & creamy vanilla with warm patchouli and benzoin.
Success launches in October. It will be available at all Bond locations and at Saks counters. The prices will be $145 for 50 ml bottle and $220 for a 100 ml.
Credit: Bond and Wikiepdia
Disclaimer: A press sample of this product was provided by Bond 9.