A Prairie Perfume Companion
High Line by Bond 9
Spring is really coming. You can smell it in the air. It is a mixture of damp earth and grass. This gets me in the mood for spring fragrances. I put away the incenses and thick ambers and fully embrace the flowers. I want to smell pretty.
High Line is bringing the pretty. This fragrance was inspired by the High Line park system. This green sanctuary hovers 30 feet above the street level of the meatpacking district. Wild flowers pepper the railroad tracks and concrete planks. Bond wanted to create a fragrance that captured the park setting amidst the city grit.
High Line is a green fragrance. It is not a traditional grass scent. This is not the freshly mowed lawn from your back yard. The grass is called Purple Love Grass. It is a prairie land perennial. It is dry and hay-like. This note is evident throughout the drydown of the fragrance.
As it settles, an earthy rose and Indian Rhubarb note appear. Rhubarb smells like a tarted up strawberry.
The middle stage of High Line is aquatic. It smells like water. Nothing like the Hudson. It does not smell like grime or metal. More like a pond filled with lily pads. Very prairie marshland. This watery vibe is created with sea moss and musk notes.
The finale is a heady mix of woods.
The official list of notes are bergamot, purple love grass, indian rhubarb, red leaf rose, orange flower water, tulips,grape hyacinth, sea moss, teakwood, musk and bur oak.
High Line will be at Bond counters at Saks Fifth Avenue this month. A 50 ml bottle will retail for $145 and a 100 ml bottle will retail for $220. Visit www.bond9.com for details.
Disclosure: A sample vial was provided by Bond 9
Credit: Bond 9