Bond 9 New Fragrance High Line Launches in March 2010
The new Bond fragrance, High Line will launch in March 2010. It is named after the High Line, an elevated public park system in NYC. It is a renovated green space on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street on Manhattan's West Side. There are 210 plants species featured in the park. 161 plants are native to New York. Bond was inspired by these plants to create a NYC themed fragrance that evokes "the Hudson river, urban wildflowers and a hint of industrial grit".
This scent mixes bergamot with a note called prairie grazing weed or purple love grass. The fragrance also boasts an Indian rhubarb note, that will delight many of my fragrance friends. There are serious rhubarb fans out there.
The heart of the fragrance is a red-leaf rose, lady jane tulips and grape hyacinth. I have a great weakness for the hyacinth plant. No fragrance has really captured the heady flower. The drydown of High Line is Bur Oak(a High Line park tree),sea moss, musk and teakwood. The sea moss gives me pause, because aquatic notes and me do not get along.
It will retail for $145(50ml)and $220(100ml)at your local Bond counter at Saks Fifth Avenue or one of the four Bond boutiques. Visit http://www.bondno9.com/ for more details.
Also visit http://www.highline.org/ for more information concerning the park.
I have not visited the park yet, but have it on good authority(my beloved friend Shawn) that it is lovely.