Bond No. 9 Perfume 2009

Bond No. 9 Perfume by Bond No. 9
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Bond No. 9 Perfume is a perfume by Bond No. 9 for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is floral-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Oud, Rose, Tonka bean, Musk

Ratings

Scent

6.6 (72 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (52 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (47 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (59 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 01.10.2020.
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Helpful Review    5  
... that's how Jesus would smell.
Well well, I leave here my first rating for a perfume, since the short time I am registered here and the somewhat longer time I already have ratings-reading on Parfumo
And then directly for such an expensive niche cracker? I'm gonna go get something...

Why this smell?:
I was in the perfume department at Galeria Kaufhof in Cologne, which is quite well equipped to smell a few creeds. As already mentioned in a previous comment a salesman discovered me, who later gave me a cloth on which he sprayed Bond No. 9 Perfum. The same salesman was a metrosexual (or from the other bank?) looking, very stylish, mid-thirty year old ´handsome man´ with whom I could chat happily about my newly discovered passion. He also gave me a cloth sprayed with the perfume Etro Man Rose, the brand of which he represented by the way. So he was neither a seller of Bond No. 9, nor of Galeria Kaufhof. I am happy that he presented this Bond fragrance to me, because apart from the prices, the bottles never really encouraged me to try it out. I sniffed at both cloths several times a day for a few days, I even put them in such a small tupper box where the scent lasted forever. By the way - the creed I mainly wanted to test left me cold, had smelled of Millésime Impérial (also taken home on a cloth) but I don't really understand this scent - I had already read in a review from someone that it smells like celery, for me it smelled like hay. But that's just by the way...

Excited by my friend's comment on Bond No. 9 and Man Rose I let her sniff the towels the following day. She really liked the Man Rose (like me), I have it on my watchlist (Unfortunately - after testing it on my skin - I have the feeling that its durability is not so excellent.). And then Bond No. 9: I could hardly describe the scent to her in advance, I found it ingenious myself and had not yet noticed such a scent. In her dry and fast judging manner (*sniff*, "yes, good", *sniff*, "buff, ne I don't like") came after a few seconds "hmm... Jesus would smell like that".
Days still I smelled at the two cloths, the Etro smell is still halfway affordable, at the same time it was clear for me that I will not buy a Bond No. 9 as a new purchase. No, 350,- Euro in a shop or 280,- Euro online is definitely too much. But hey, there's Ebay. And at some point I actually found the Bond scent in a bidding auction (and not as an immediate purchase as usual), only had to fight with 2 other bidders and was awarded the contract for an 85% full bottle with the lid missing (maybe a tester???) for me inspiring 51,- Euro.

How does it smell?
The fragrance arrived (after some problems with DHL) and I still find it top after some tests. He smells kind of noble. As for smelling or describing scents, I'm not so experienced yet. Yes, it smells a little flowery, slightly sweet, a little artificial and like rose. I don't know what tonka bean smells like. But as already described, he smelled very new to me, hard to describe, you just have to try it out. But I don't smell anything striking, no engine oil, no medical oud, nor anything green-woody or burnt. What definitely doesn't happen with me is a change. Except for the first 3 minutes, the fragrance retains its unique character throughout the wearing period. The classification unisex is already ok, but he already has a slight tendency towards a perfume for women. My girlfriend received a filling in a pocket sprayer from me, which she was very happy about, and already threatened me with the contest: who gets more compliments if we both apply it at the same time? Oh weiha.
Oh well, I've been to New York before, of course placebo plays a role here, but I think the smell smells like New York, too. Not that he would really smell like that there (mainly it smelled like food stalls there), but when I wear him I have to think back to my trip there and that makes me happy.

For what?
When do I wear this sweetheart? Hmm. Definitely at the next wedding and parties. Otherwise it is in my opinion a fragrance for occasions, theatre, musical/concert, other events. For work and casual-daily life he is nothing.

Durability: What I can't confirm, at least until now in the colder days when I tested it, is that it should be super long lasting. 30% perfume waste? Hmm... I don't know. Somehow he just keeps me ok. 3-5 hours, depending on the situation. Close to the skin somewhat longer, but also not bombastic. Really, I'm a little disappointed. Have I perhaps really purchased a tester that has lost durability because it was always stored under heat radiating department store lamps? I don't know... also my better half perceives a full spray on her wrist after 5 hours only removed
Conclusion: I like to smell on the perfume and after the perfume. But not too often. I think you can satirize yourself quickly if you wear it too often in a row. Maybe that happened to the previous owner, as I said, she was missing about 15ml and probably only had the bottle for a few months. So I will not wear it often, but when I do, I will wear it with joy and self-confidence. Am I gonna use up the 80ml sometime? Let's see, but I think Bond No. 9 should also offer smaller quantities. The price is as many have already noted definitely too high. Perhaps Parfumo should also have a price/performance ratio rating, as it would only perform mediocrely, but I think that there is deliberately no such rating. I am happy about this pearl in my collection and can only recommend Bond No.9 Perfume to anyone who would like to know how Jesus would have smelled

MasterLi

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MasterLi
MasterLi
Helpful Review    3  
Something unique from the house...

When I smell this fragrance, it occurs to me that, although the notes themselves are in no way unique, the way they are put together is. What I mean to say is, I think this fragrance delivers on a unique smell which I haven't experienced from other similar "types" of fragrances.

Bond No. 9 - Signature is a Rose-Oud combination unlike that which I have smelled before. I say this because, I find it light and refreshing, but still interesting enough to be unique in smell. There seems to be a refreshing citrus quality here (probably bergamot) which then transitions onto rose (an extremely pleasing and full but refreshing rose note) along with soft oud and woods, before being enveloped by a white musk. This fragrance is not sweet, nor is it too floral, nor is it too dark or woody. In fact, it has a "Goldilocks" factor in that it is "just right".

Now, for people looking for more (IE a heavier rose, darker oud etc) then this may not be for you. If someone is looking for an animalic style musk, then they wouldn't find it here. It is very well balanced and unique so in terms of smell I find it very pleasing and intriguing, just don't expect a loud punch with this one.

As with all Bond No. 9 fragrances, I would recommend trying or sampling first. However for uniqueness I believe this fragrance has it, but not for power or strength of scent. I do believe that this is very versatile and can be worn any time any where. It's a good effort and should be tried first, before making a decision.
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Sherapop

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The Perils of Lego Perfumery...
First off, let me boldly declare that I am NOT anosmic to oud. Why Bond no 9 itself carries a very fine oud fragrance familiar to me: HARRODS SWAROVSKI LIMITED EDITION. I am sorry to have to report, however, that Bond no 9 SIGNATURE seems like a serious case of "Mistakes were made." Have I been sniffing too much iso-E-super, and is it in fact fat soluble? I'm wondering because SIGNATURE smells to me suspiciously similar to a few different heavily iso-E-super-infused colognes. No oud whatsoever, as far as I can tell! No roses either, for that matter. Just that all-too-familiar "smacks of cedar" smell...

I have to give this one a thumbs down because of the mix-up in the lab or the decanting error. Either way, anyone looking for an oud perfume need not apply... Both this composition and HARRODS FOR HER appear to be the products of modular or "Lego" perfumery gone awry.

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Sweet synthetic boring déjà vu thousands times.

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