H.O.T. Always 2003

H.O.T. Always by Bond No. 9
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H.O.T. Always is a perfume by Bond No. 9 for men and was released in 2003. The scent is spicy-leathery. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Robertet

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Tarragon, Cinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Civet

Ratings

Scent

4.4 (15 Ratings)

Longevity

9.3 (8 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (7 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (18 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 14.04.2013.
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Reviews

7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

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The Head of a Civet Cat, on the Torso of a Bull
I initially thought from the emanations off the top of my sample vial that Bond no 9 H.O.T. Always was going to be a rich patchouli frag. But that impression was swiftly defeated when upon application a wild beast suddenly emerged on the scene out of nowhere--or, rather, out of that forest of patchouli. This unexpected creature is similar to a centaur, well, except that it has the head of a civet cat and the torso of a bull. Hang on, you're in for quite a ride if you dare to don this powerful potion!

This is dark, heavy leather, oily and dirty, so H.O.T. (heavily over the top?) Always must ALWAYS be sparingly applied. Basically, you should conduct yourself as though this were perfume, not edp--and I dare say that a bottle will last several light years!

This stuff is like none of the other Bond no 9 creations that I have tried, and perhaps, unlike their genteel universal (or unisex or omnisex) frags, an overtly masculine elixir such as H.O.T. might be best suited for that rather narrow cross-section of ladies who adorn themselves with whips and chains, nail corsets and the like.

Okay, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but as indubitable evidence of the roughness of this diamond, I offer this: upon sniffing my wrist, my cat licked his lips! As for mild-mannered little me, I'll have to tame this beast with some rose...
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Addendum:

I need to report an update. I was sent this perfume in error (it was in the box of the one I had ordered), and I decided to give it another try. To my surprise, I have found that it is strangely addictive. I still do not find it suitable to wear in public, but at home it has become a guilty pleasure...

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