Silver Bond Andy Warhol Silver Factory (2007)

Silver Bond / Andy Warhol Silver Factory by Bond No. 9
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Silver Bond is a popular perfume by Bond No. 9 for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is spicy-oriental. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Jasmine, Violet, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Resins, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (62 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (45 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (41 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (53 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 30.05.2020.

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was originally called "Andy Warhol Silver Factory". In 2013, both the name and the bottle were altered due to an expired licence agreement with the Andy Warhol Foundation.
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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Helpful Review    4  
Pop lysergic oddball
“It... could... work!” – that’s what Silver Factory by Bond n.9 is for incense (and for the brand itself). Finally – finally! – a non-boring, non-flat, no-nonsense incense fragrance, unexpectedly coming from one of the most boring and nonsense niche brands there are today. One of the most improbable and surprising “what-were-the-odds” coincidences I’ve ever witnessed. But well, it’s here. Silver Factory is very good. It’s a deeply creative take on the incense theme, and somehow it does have a “pop” soul as the name suggests.

First, they finally gave some thickness and substance to incense, instead of diluting & stirring Givaudan’s Mystikal incense compound and selling it as-is; it smells solid, vibrant, alive. The substance is made of an array of nuances which are this close to smelling messy, and instead smell just beautifully kaleidoscopic: there’s amber, there’s a bold metallic vein with a smudged pink shade of iris, there’s some odd smell of ashy rubber, even something resembling to a dusty old drop of musky castoreum popped out of a vintage chypre, and a distinguished, slightly urinous touch of lavender and violet. Just as you would assume with something named after Andy Warhol, it’s old and new, naif and dirty, cold and oily, dark and colourful mixed altogether. And obviously, completely unisex. If I had to sum this up I’d consider Silver Factory a pinkish ambery-lavendery-candied-metallic incense, but that would make little justice to the funny, cheerful, complex texture of this fragrance. It’s at once elegant and juvenile, funny yet troubled, hippie and hipster, but perfectly easy to wear and like.

I agree with what many others said – if Bond ever made something nice, it’s probably this. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not suggesting you to get it: the price is completely mad and this is surely not worthy that money. But if you get the chance of some deals, then surely grab a bottle!

7,5-8/10
6
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

731 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    2  
Very Synthetic, But Relatively Good...
I like Silver Factory but don't love it. I find it has a relatively pleasant incense accord, mixed with a synthetic Oud-like note that comes off as a bit rubbery. I kind of liken Silver Factory as a mix of Incense Oud and Pure Oud from By Kilian, except it is not as good as either of those individually or mixed, for that matter. Projection, longevity and sillage are all well-above average here. Bottom line is Silver factory at a rating of 3 stars out of 5 is a relatively good effort from Bond, but it is debatable whether it is worth it's lofty price tag when many other scents in the category are better, IMO.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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Boozy, Metallic Incense Cologne
The initial waft of Bond no 9 ANDY WARHOL SILVER FACTORY is very boozy--almost a vodka-like scent. Swiftly thereafter, the incense note takes center stage, but not in the typical way. I'm not sure whether what I smell as "inkiness" other people are describing as metallic, but it could be that we are perceiving this unique quality (what do mark both SILVER FACTORY and WARHOL off as quite distinct from other incense perfumes) in different ways.

Compared to ANDY WARHOL, the recent (2011) launch from this house, SILVER FACTORY seems somewhat more masculine, in part because of the relative absence of dark compote-like fruits (which are dominant in WARHOL). So although both are incense perfumes, they are very different. The drydown of SILVER FACTORY is really very lovely, with more florality than fruitiness (as in WARHOL, which has a dark plum and a rich peach note). Both of these AW incense perfumes are worth checking out by anyone willing to sniff outside of the orthodox cologne box, so to speak.

The "inkiness" or "metallic" quality may not work with everyone's physiology, so although I happen to like these compositions, I would not recommend purchasing them without a full day's wear.
8
Scent
2.5
Longevity
Apicius

220 Reviews
Apicius
Apicius
Helpful Review    2  
The Reference of the Metallics
After the Bond No.9 reviews by Cooper20 I thought it might be a good idea to write something about one of the few fragrances of that brand that I like.

Andy Warhol Silver Factory for me is a spicy fragrance although the scent notes do not indicate that. For me, it stands in a line with the long discontinued Héros by Didier Calvo and Gucci pour Homme (only the base note). This type of fragrance will never be my daily wear, but I appreciate it if it is well done.

Next to the part that appears spicy to me, there is a slight floral note – not prominent enough to lead it into the female direction. But the most characteristic thing about Silver Factory is its metallic appeal. There is a note in the perfumer's tool box that has this reminiscence of cold steel, iron or even blood. As far as I can see it is used very, very rarely. One widely available example of such a fragrance is Davidoffs Champion Energy which was released lately. However – I know of no other perfume where this note is so dominant like in Andy Warhol's Silver Factory. I would consider it the reference perfume for this particular scent note.

Andy Warhol Silver Factory has a story behind it – it relates to the studio this artist had in New York. It was called “Silver Factory” since the walls were all wrapped with aluminium foil.

The longevity of this perfume is disappoiting. If have tested it a few times so far, and all the attraction was gone after 2 hours. Is it really worth paying 240 €?

Personally, I have made a general decision. I do not pay more than what Guerlain asks for their best fragrances. So far, I have not come across many fragrances that gave me doubts. Silver Factory is attractive but it did not change my mind.

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