Bleecker Street (2005)

Bleecker Street by Bond No. 9
Bottle Design: Bond No. 9, Rachel Katz
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Bleecker Street is a perfume by Bond No. 9 for women and men and was released in 2005. The scent is green-fresh. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

David Apel

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlackcurrant, Thyme, Violet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Cedarwood, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (211 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (161 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (150 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (165 Ratings)
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Mata

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So completely different
I just happened to stumble across the numerous negative comments on this fragrance and am so surprised that I write a comment myself for the first time.
Apparently, either the sense of smell or the development of fragrance is very individual, depending on the condition of the skin.
For me, the scent is not a bit masculine, funny enough I only know women who wear the scent. In my case it starts rather fruity, Cassis is very well perceptible and very soon something cinnamony, cuddly and warm joins in, which stays that way for many hours. I find it very modern and suitable for everyday use. He's not an olfactory bombshell with lots of oud, patchouli or excessive vanilla, but he doesn't want to be that either, but a very finely tuned, exciting all-rounder. All in all a cuddly berry scent
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AnjaTom

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Synthetic? YES! Well done anyway? YES, too! The buried temptation...
Let's go! It's a great fragrance! Unique!
Synthetic? YES! Well done anyway? YES, too! The buried temptation...
My decision was between Bleecker Street (Bn9) and Enchanted Forest (VP).
Hard...but I'm sure I made the right decision when it comes to berry scents..

A great start! WOW, what a berry hits this face. (positive)
Simply great, synthetic, but still unique and really lively!
After some time the vanilla-cinnamon note will kirstallise through, but the fresh part will remain!!
For me proportionately much more fruit and berry than wood and moss, but that's ok so!

Currently it is certainly not the right season for the fragrance, but it has a great chance to secure a place in my All-Time-Favourites.
It is synthetic, but funny enough not unpleasantly synthetic.
In a fine and round way.
The price,...is as with almost all fragrances of the brand of course somewhat exaggerated...but at the market price settled quite a purchase worth!
Just because of this fine fragrance I'm already looking forward to spring!!
LOVE NY - LOVE BLEECKER STREET!!
jtd

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Very helpful Review    7
genre crash
Pairings. Combinations. Fusion. Synthesis. There are plenty of words to describe how two ideas, objects or properties can be put together. Broad strokes, there are three outcomes: Blend, eg. citrus fruit and leaf in an eau de cologne; Complement, as in the rose/patchouli pairing of 1970s-1980s chypres; and, Synergy, the classic example being the new quality that arises from the pairing of lavender and coumarin in the fougère.

Three positive outcomes, that is. Outcome number is dissonance. We have lots of words for this one, too. Discord, strife, cacophony, incongruity. There isn’t the comparable olfactory term for the aural disharmony, so I’ll propose one. Bleecker, after the perfume that inexplicably combined gourmand and aquatic notes. Was it hubris? Was it nepotism? I can think of a number of scenarios that might have lead to this perfume, but they all center on original sin. Bleecker St. isn’t bad for the tinkering that might have gone on in the editing bay. Someone had to have been given a long leash not to have been stopped early on in the making of this perfume. The flaw in Bleecker St. isn’t one of measure or imbalance, it’s conceptual.
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Sherapop

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Thyme-Leather-Violet Leaf-Blueberry Composition: Who knew?
I admire Bond no 9's ambition. They've carved up olfactory space and created entire sets of fragrances to encompass virtually every conceivable piece of the pie or chunk of the sphere--or slice of your wallet. Whatever your nose's desire, they aspire to have your corner covered. Their telos, let us be clear, is total olfactory-global domination. If they happen to create a few masterpieces along the way, well that's just fine, too!

This context explains, perhaps, at least in part, a creation as odd as BLEECKER STREET. There are lots of people shopping for citrus, floral, oriental, modern chypres, even skin scents and shampoo/conditioner frags--and there are indeed Bond no 9s to satisfy all of those needs. But with BLEECKER STREET, an aromatic fougère mislabeled as oriental woody, the people at Bond no 9 appear to be attempting to anticipate the Next Big Thing.

Could it be a thyme-heavy, violet leaf/blueberry (or is it cassis?)-leather frag? "Only the shadow knows." "The sky is the limit." "Think out of the box," and various and sundry other folk wisdoms appear to have erupted around the Bond boardroom strategy table, littered with empty Starbucks cups.

I have never set foot in a Bond no 9 boutique--I scrupulously avoid the stinky, sunless, angst-ridden streets of NYC--but I can guess what the experience is like. The SAs strewn apparently casually about the store, many dressed in black, have been arduously--even operantly--trained to make the big sell to anyone who walks through their doors. They have committed the complete current company flowchart to memory and the "assessment" begins with an innocent query of which perfumes the potential customer/convert currently wears.

BLEECKER STREET may be a hard sell for some, as it smells like nothing else. To others, this will be a virtue, and if the thyme-leather-violet leaf-blueberry (or is it cassis?) complex doesn't quite hit the spot, well, at least the vessel in which it is stored will positively shimmer on one's shelf!

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