Brooklyn (2009)

Brooklyn by Bond No. 9
Bottle Design Bond No. 9; Shawn Lovejoy
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Brooklyn is a perfume by Bond No. 9 for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is woody-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, Cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium leaf, Juniper, Cypress
Base Notes Base NotesGaiac wood, Leather, Cedarwood



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For Brooklyn, the published pyramid is quite interesting: Cypress, Cedar and Juniper can match together into a great combination. It sort of takes the bull by the horns, but this style cannot be found very often: Gucci Rush for Men is history, Christian Lacroixs' Tumulte pour Homme also perished, and among the current perfumes only “If” by the small Australian brand Bud Perfumes can maybe regarded as a member of this style, although its not quite fitting by the notes..

So, Brooklyn should get our interest, just for covering a small niche.

Nevertheless, this combination is being handled rather discreet compared to the other fragrances mentioned here: It's not such a roughneck as Tumulte pour Homme, but is does not have as much character as the legendary Rush for men either. The juniper- and cardamom spiciness is tamed by an indefinite floral note. They call it “geranium leaves” - whatever this may be. Geranium, the inexpensive replacement for rose oils may play a role in that. It is surely nice, but nothing to write home about.

Behind all this, there is a bitter, woody base note – vague enough to be also labelled “leathery”. Here, the perfumer is leering at that puristic woodiness that we currently find in so many mid-priced perfumes, and not necessarily the bad ones: Wonderwood, Bang, Michalski pour Homme, the DSquared fragrances and many more. Although the Brooklyn base note is nothing one would find everywhere, you need a sensitive nose to appreciate it. It is not scratchy or rough, but this is the least you can expect by an expensive perfume.

The price is the snag to it. 230 € is by far too much money for a decent fragrance that is just on the level of well done 70-€-perfumes. At Bond No. 9, they are not looking for customers, they just want to con money out of their victims. Thanks, no!

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