Dubai Ruby (2015)

Dubai Ruby by Bond No. 9
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Dubai Ruby is a popular perfume by Bond No. 9 for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is oriental-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Davana, Saffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesMagnolia, Rose, Geranium
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Cypriol, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Civet

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Scent

7.9 (27 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (23 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (23 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (38 Ratings)
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9
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8
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9
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    12  
an Oriental of softer tones
Over the years I have found that I am a European: my dream destinations are all here on this continent. So I don't have to fly or drive far to be able to fulfill my travel dreams.
And yet there are exceptions: Morocco fascinates me very much, probably because of my cultural preference for "Al Andaluz". One without the other, I don't think I can do that here.
I would also like to discover the impressive garden of Yves Saint Laurent and the museum dedicated to it.

What attracts me to Dubai is completely inexplicable to me.
At the end of the eighties I would have had the opportunity to spend a very impressive week there with a "Madame" reader's trip.
But for the sake of peace I gave in to the constant attacks of my mother and did not book.
At that time we weren't the best friends anyway and she would have had to look after my apartment for that week.
In retrospect I already get annoyed; such an opportunity never arose again.

So it's no wonder that I get awake and curious about "Dubai" or the "Arab Emirates".
"Qatar" by Roja was bottled for me (thanks for that, you dear being!) and now I also received a bottle of Bond No 9 "Dubai - Ruby".

Oriental-woody: here, scent images of an opulent, heavy scent emerge immediately, sometimes even suppressing the wearer; often even her surroundings.
(How was the Pluto: "Next to me in the train sits a perfume: It carries woman!"?)
I like these heavy fragrance explosions, but Sweatsmells' response to my statement made it clear to me that many women don't feel this oriental force to be so bearable and therefore don't get the pleasure of this magic from 1,001 nights.

Now "Dubay - Ruby" is a quite easy Oriental for me: it seems quite shy to me and also remains quiet.
This does not mean, however, that this fragrance creation lacks the inner fire: the rubies mentioned radiate accordingly brightly. Only "Dubai - Ruby" goes its own way.
It's the beginning: Davana (always used as a fragrance in skin care products) has a valuable saffron aroma and is therefore somewhat peculiar.
Saffron, always felt a little dull, is therefore wonderfully compatible with bergamot - both do not exactly spray with liveliness.
Thus a smell picture develops, which does not radiate immediately enormously and some prospective customers therefore perhaps already less frightens.
The heart with a strong, fully blossomed and sun-kissed rose queen, still accompanied by the herbaceous rose geranium, gets an amazing touch by Magnolia's airy, slightly waxy tenderness.
As already in the prelude, "Dubai - Ruby" has a slightly muted effect here as well: somewhat spicier than radiantly floral is the previous fragrance: likeable quiet.
But now the Orient has its say: Myrrh and Cypriol bring full-bodied woody spice.
Cypriol, also called Nargamotho, is extracted from a papyrus plant and is thus remotely related to cypresses. That explains its superb wood nuance.
I remember reading that different peoples say: "A man who smells of Nargamotho can inspire every woman for herself"
(Well, let's leave it at that: It's not that easy now!)
Back to Fragrance: spicy wood and seductive amber notes, spiced up here with sandalwood, form the golden brown floating finale of this fragrance composition.
Because also the Zibetkätzchen crept by here only once purring, instead of snuggling comfortably around these Duftphyole.

In my opinion, "Dubai-Ruby" lacks the enormous scent fireworks that I always associate with the aromas of the Orient.
But that makes this fragrance work of art a very well wearable "Immergeher", which faithfully and pleasantly accompanies even through a long day.
I can well imagine the business look, even with customer contact. And as you know, I am very peculiar in this respect.
How it develops with hot-blooded creatures, I naturally do not know; I can write here again only from my own experiences and feelings.

It was an interesting experience to get to know one of the Bond No. 9 fragrances.
With these flacons I do not get along so; they are somewhat bulky to me!
I love the cuddly: flacons that invite you to touch them again and again, to stroke them.
So this encounter is also a short, but nevertheless remarkable one: this Oriental is worth a comment to me!
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Puderduft18
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Grumbling on the wish list
Exactly 51 days ago I got a grumbling and grumbling from a dear perfuma by my statement and could expand her watch list by this expensive candidate here (hihihi), the "Ruby" moved in now also with me.

At a meeting with friends in the street café I became aware of this really extraordinarily beautiful fragrance. While we enjoyed the sun's rays and drank a cappuccino, an incomprehensibly oriental tingling scent kept grazing my nose. Since he seemed masculine to me, I looked around stealthily, which man picture possessed there a really good taste. But....nobody here! Yes - the waiter. But he was clearly ruled out. Why, I won't elaborate here. ;-)
My curiosity was aroused. I had to know what smelled so nice here and...who! The conversation was interrupted because I was obviously distracted. But the "guilty one" was found, an older, former colleague of mine said "Oh you smell the Ruby! I sprayed it on this morning... can you still smell it???" You can!!! And how. Saffron, rose and civet beguile for hours. But now from the beginning, because after I was so enthusiastic, she actually brought me a little sample one day later. As with all the Bond fragrances I've already been allowed to test, it's a banal-looking scent progression right at the beginning. Bergamot and saffron tangy-lightly spicy, boring! It has almost been forgotten when suddenly the rose blossoms in all its splendour and the amber flirts slightly sweetly with the saffron. You don't have to be a rose fan to become a good friend with Ruby, because he has much more to offer. The woody notes and smoky notes are of such an intensity that it is unparalleled! I was flashed anyway! A true oriental beauty I described helplessly in my statement. Still can't find any worthy words, you really have to test it yourself. But hardly had these perfumes been tested, quite different clear adjectives such as "dirty" and "animalistic" were used..... Hello!??? My beautiful dream from 1001 nights is erotic, beguiling and audacious...mysterious and magical. But dirty??? :D;-);-) I'll never give you such nice tips for your watch list again. Grummel and groaning...:D;-)
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Taskphorce

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Taskphorce
Taskphorce
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"Finally, have I found a Bond No. 9 that's here to stay?"
Several months ago, I picked up a discovery atomizer of Bond No. 9 Dubai - Ruby in hopes that I would finally find a Bond No. 9 scent which is worthy of purchase. I've sampled (and owned) many from this house and none have stood the test of time on my shelves. The short end of the story is that I will be purchasing a full bottle when my discovery atomizer is empty (and no, it is not worthy of the $550 full retail price.) It opens citrusy and tangy then segues almost immediately to a fruity, slightly-candied, tart and rosey scent. There is a delicate touch of animalics present as we approach the spicy-dense-warm-woody-soft-powdery (floral) and addictive dry down. Dubai Ruby is versatile in that it has a fresh component appropriate for warmer weather and it also has some significant depth in the base which many individuals seek in their perfumes in the cooler months. The fragrance is tenacious and will project easily over the course of an 8 hour shift. My rating is an overall 9.5/10

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HermeshHermesh 24 months ago
8.5
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Spicy rose-saffron combination complemented by woody-oudy background. Soft, balanced and therefore with high-quality appearance.

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