Current (Fragrance) Obsession: Bond No. 9 – Gold Coast


I have long been a Bond No. 9 girl. It has been one of my favorite luxury fragrance lines since I discovered in many years ago and oftentimes, I can sniff out a stranger wearing a Bond fragrance, name it and really freak them out! Haha. I’m really good at it!

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I am amassing quite a collection of the gorgeous bottles from the iconic fragrance house that I proudly display on my dresser with a strict “look- don’t spritz” policy. And just like family members you never really admit you have a favorite (PARK AVENUE SOUTH) and you typically smile and nod and say you love them all equally.

But…I think Park Avenue South just met its match. I’m officially OBSESSED with the brand’s latest fall  launch.

Gold Coast ($410) is an elegant olfactive ode to old—and new—New York from Bond No. 9.To construct an unforgettable bouquet that was bold yet feminine, Bond blended top notes of sparkling lychee, apricot and crisp red apple with middle notes of a unique rose extract from the South of France and lush watermelon. Cedarwood, vanilla and musk anchor the fragrance. It’s sparkling and sweet and sophisticated and I’m smitten!

THE INSPIRATION: New York is a city for walking, and what better autumn stroll is there than downtown’s Gold Coast—that charming stretch of lower Fifth Avenue from 14th Street straight to Stanford White’s triumphal marble arch at the foot of Washington Square Park? Dotted with trees and lined with stately pre-war buildings of red brick and pale stone, this swath through the heart of Greenwich Village—once described by the New York Times as “a neighborhood within a neighborhood”—is infused with tradition and heritage, yet bustles with the youthful vitality of students from the many nearby universities.


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