One of my favorite fragrance brands, Bond No.9, introduces the newest scent in their roster of famous neighborhoods – Brooklyn. Bond crosses the bridge with this unisex scent with romantic, sexy and distinctive top notes of cardamom and grapefruit. Many of the other elements of the fragrance get their inspiration from various Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Cypress-wood (from the Koi Pond in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden), Geranium Leaves (drifting along the DUMBO waterfront), Juniper Berries (Williamsburg martini), Cedarwood (Fort Greene antique shops) and Leather (evocative of Red Hook). On the cutting-edge of perfumery, Brooklyn also has what’s known in the trade as sillage, which is to say, it doesn’t cling to the skin, but rather diffuses, leaving a trail behind it – très sexy!
As always, the flacon is just as gorgeous as the scent it contains. The vivid colors of the graffitiesque handstyle letters are decorated directly onto the transparent glass – a Bond No.9 first! I can’t wait to get my hands on Brooklyn. I love that it’s a unisex scent as I don’t really like super-feminine flowery or powdery scents. With eclectic notes of cardomom and leather – two of my favorite scents – this is sure to be a scent that is as laid back and understated as the city it’s named after.
Brooklyn launches in March at Bond No.9‘s four New York City boutiques and at Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide. The eau de parfum is available in two sizes: 100ml and 50 ml, and retail for $220 and $145 respectively.
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