New York Musk 2012

New York Musk by Bond No. 9
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New York Musk is a perfume by Bond No. 9 for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is animal-fruity. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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GrapefruitGrapefruit BlackcurrantBlackcurrant OsmanthusOsmanthus LilyLily NutmegNutmeg MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood VetiverVetiver
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Scent
6.451 Ratings
Longevity
8.138 Ratings
Sillage
7.039 Ratings
Bottle
7.856 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 05.10.2021.
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9
Bottle
7
Sillage
9
Longevity
7.5
Scent
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Top Review 8  
It's human....
The fragrance reminds me of human summer skin, with a light sweaty note - which is not unpleasant at all. So a slightly dry, slightly sweet-salty direction. Summer warm skin with fresh sweat, which can be very attractive for certain people. No muff, no bacteria ;-)
Sounds funny, I just can't find a better comparison.

Currants?? Grapefruit?? Lily? Nope.
Slightly spicy musk, without airs and graces. NO clean musk!
Course - also necessary

Can withstand one working day without after-spraying, environmentally friendly silage.
Gender neutral.

What I notice after testing three Bond fragrances (Perfume and New York Amber) is this dusty impression that all of them show at the beginning. I can't explain it on the basis of the scents. Maybe it's a bond DNA.
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jtd

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a day in the life
Wonderful start! New York Musc opens smelling like you would imagine a dry cleaned cactus. Prickly, and dry, giving a tactile impression like the tacky feel of drying varnish. It has a beautifully constructed synthetic musk; not cuddly, not sweet, but also not like detergent. It feels deliberate and even insubordinate. This isn’t your mama’s musk. It's got that New York nonchalant fuck-you tone.

But then there's a strange, slow turning-of-the-screw progression away from dry-cleaner into a juicy-fruit gum, exceedingly sweet, soft musk. During these trapped-in-Jello middle notes, I feel like I'm wearing an hours-long bellyflop.

The third act, in what feels like a minor triumph simply because it's rising from the fruit (cocktail) cellar, New York Musk ends on a nondescript patchouli musk tone. Unfortunately, and this is an intrinsic problem to a musk that you don’t like, the ending feels like an olfactory, nightmarish version of the ending of the Beetles song, “A Day in the Life”. There’s no deliberate ending. Eventually you just pick up your head and think, thank god, it’s over.

from scent hurdle.com
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6
Scent
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Looking for Musk in all the Wrong Places...
Strangely, I'm not smelling any of these notes! Are they being blocked somehow? I wonder... To my nose, Bond no 9 NEW YORK MUSK smells like a milder version of NEW YORK AMBER or HARRODS AMBER, which is itself a milder version of NEW YORK AMBER. So perhaps I should say that NEW YORK MUSK smells to me like a milder version of the already milder HARRODS AMBER?

It smells very nice (I happen to love the Bond no 9 AMBERS), but I was really looking forward to a brand new fragrance from this house, especially given the conspicuous absence from their line-up of any musk-centric perfumes. I have yet to encounter a single one.

I myself dislike dirty, sweaty musk (and I could never have been the concubine of Napoléon...), but a clean musk is always welcome to my nose. In the Bond no 9 line-up, musk seems only to appear as a very low-key basenote, and it is *never* dirty. Which makes a lot of sense, actually. The people of New York city do not need to contribute any stinkiness to the fumes wafting off garbage in the streets, and the general layer of dinge covering all of the permanent structures, including the subways, where rats the size of raccoons have been known to take shelter. Yes, these smells are virtually ubiquitous, everywhere to be sniffed, hanging in the air as they are as all hope of fresh breezes is dashed by the imposing buildings which simultaneously block out the sun in the city of shadows. The very last thing that New Yorkers need to be doing is inviting prurient leers from strangers. It's a big, densely populated city, so there are bound to be lechers here and there... "Come hither" dirty sweaty musk in the Big Apple? Not a good idea.

Given the low-musk profile of even this, a perfume with the word 'musk' in its name, what I am surmising is that the folks at Bond no 9, like me, do not really dig dirty musk. I suspect that those who do will be disappointed by this launch.
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HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Mix of fruity currant and scratchy, slightly animalistic woody note, supported by musk. This “roughness” makes the fragrance interesting.
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