Bond No. 9 fragrances. I must admit I'm not very familiar with these scents. Although I find the bottles nice and colourful and they have always attracted me, I have only tested and commented on one single fragrance of this series so far, although my comment was probably a bit more matter-of-fact at that time... today I have somehow become more of a screamer here, who constantly yells "aaaaaargh" that he is afraid in the ladies' department, or that you will be eaten by the monstrous tomcat, or that people who drink tea with milk are stupid or something... :D :D
Anyway, I should really look into the Bond fragrances, as I said, they look great and I'm sure there are some great fragrances underneath. So now I come to this scent here, Shelter Island. Why this particular scent here? Well, I have to admit, I got my hands on a sample of it, so...!
Let's see how it smells, at first glance the bottle reminds me of some of the Le Mâle fragrances from Gaultier with its blue and white stripes...
At the beginning I find a fishy, algae scent, rather maritime with slightly salty notes. From an olfactory point of view, it's not that great, or rather exciting, but emotionally it reminds me of the sea, with its salty, humid air near the coast, so I don't think it's that bad.
For a brief moment a tangy lemon appears and gives the fragrance a fresh kick.
A little pepper gives the fragrance a little spice, but you can still smell the maritime salty scents with the (now somewhat weaker) algal notes for a longer time.
Towards the base the fragrance slowly becomes milder. The pepper has almost disappeared and the maritime notes are becoming softer, as the fragrance now becomes a little sweeter with a delicate amber note, accompanied by resinous but also rather light oud. And I have the feeling that I can smell earthy notes, similar to patchouli. The later base smells a little softer, you can still recognize the maritime scents a bit and the sweetness comes from the musk.
The Sillage and the durability:
The radiance of the fragrance is average. In the beginning it smells very good for a short time, but soon it weakens a bit and then it is still good smelling for a while at a normal distance.
The shelf life is quite good for a summery fragrance with almost eight hours (actually a little more).
The star-shaped flacon, which could also be an upper body with arms raised, looks great in shape and closes with a dark blue oval cap. With its blue and white sailor stripes, it looks a little simpler than other bottles of this brand, but I still think it's quite nice, because it simply gives a holiday-like, summery feeling.
Soo, I like the smell in here. It's not a fragrance I'd necessarily buy now (unless you give it to me as a present or something, in which case I'd use it :D), but it's nice, because it spreads a nice, sea-like and therefore holiday-like aura. Thereby he awakes a feeling in me that I want to go on holiday again. So to the sea of course. *sigh*
Since I wrote at the beginning that I am probably known here as a screamer by now (*sigh* how could it come to this...!), I might as well start screaming:
"Maaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!!! I wanna go to the Meeeeeeeeeeerrrrrr! Preferably together with a cute girl! ... Maaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" :D
Okay, I'll calm down. Maybe I shouldn't scream and yell so often, otherwise they won't take me seriously here anymore, ... ah, ... on the other hand ... I guess you don't do that anyway ..
Anyway, based on my screeching, you have surely already read from it that the fragrance is a nice holiday companion if you like fragrances that are supposed to smell quite maritime, i.e. salty and slightly algae. Later on the fragrance becomes softer and gets a delicate sweetness and thus remains beautiful in the base. So the fragrance is naturally suitable for spring and especially summer. So if you want to have a holiday feeling, try this scent here! By the way, I also like the fact that its salty aura is not as pungent as some other salty scents