April 22, 2012
New Fragrance Releases
Here are just a few of some of the latest releases that we love...

The Scent of Departure invites you to a scented trip around the world

What if you could carry with you the souvenir of the cities you love the most? Entrepreneur and talented perfumer Gerald Ghislain along with creative partner Magali Senequier, have come up with an original concept to offer people the unique opportunity to catch the scents of their world’s most cherished cities; The Scent of Departure.  The Scent of Departure, a new collectable line of perfumes dedicated to bring back home one’s unforgettable trip, is a 1.7 oz bottle sold for $45 which design is inspired by a luggage tag. The slender glass skyscraper features the 3 IATA code letters of the city that it represents: CDG for Paris, JFK for New York City, HKG for Hong Kong, MIL for Milan, SIN for Singapore, and so many more.

On the back of each bottle, a narrative paragraph carries the reader to an enchanted and aromatic journey, leading them to discover - or rediscover - what best a city has to offer: from the sun kissed mandarin and fresh lemon sparkle whiffs over Ayung River in Bali to the floral and fruity scents of a sun-drenched summer day in Central Park not to mention the sun fruits and white florals surrounding The Duomo.  For the launch of the collection, the brand will have 14 cities available: Paris (CDG), London (LHR), Milan (MIL), New York (NYC), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Dubai (DXB), Abu Dhabi (AUH), Doa (DOH), Singapore (SIN), Tokyo (TYO), Hong-Kong (HKG), Seoul (ICN) and Bali (DPS).

All the fragrances will be for sale in airports and main retail stores as well as on www.thescentofdeparture.com


CB I Hate Perfume newest release 7 BILLION HEARTS is blended from very fine Vanilla absolutes from Tahiti and Madagascar with a base composed of smoky resinous notes. As the perfume warms on the skin, the vanilla slowly emerges through a veil of smoke. The effect is enticing, warm and delicious.

There are now or will shortly be seven billion people on this planet. Seven billion souls hoping and dreaming. Seven billion hearts beating. One of them inevitably beats for you. As Elizabeth Bishop so rightly put it, somebody loves us all. When we feel despondent or lonely and in need of some comfort, we need to keep this in mind.

Pacifica Island Vanilla and Indian Coconut Nectar

Island Vanilla – A fresh take on a fragrance classic, Island Vanilla spotlights the unique character of Tahitian vanilla.  Sun-kissed and grown in the black island soil, this sweet and sultry vanilla absolute with honey-jasmine floral notes and a touch of fruitiness is set against a satisfyingly deep and beautiful base of tea notes.   A portion of proceeds from all Island Vanilla product sales benefits Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society.)

Indian Coconut Nectar – Coconut has traveled the globe on ocean currents, finding its way to even the most remote deserted islands.  Indeed, this sultry blend was inspired by treasured trips to faraway places.  With fresh coconut and delicate, creamy vanilla, Indian Coconut Nectar is pure ambrosia.    MADE WITHOUT:  Phthalates, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, mineral oils, GMOs, triclosan, propylene glycol, petroleum and artificial color. No animal testing. 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 

AVAILABLE:  May 2012 at www.PacificaPerfume.com as well as Whole Foods Markets and other national retailers.     http://www.pacificaperfume.com

Vanilla is one of the few flavors/fragrances truly loved the world over. Its subtle sweet smokiness has come to instantly signal comfort, kindness, home, love. But the planet cannot provide enough vanilla to satisfy our hunger for it. Much is synthetic and the rest extraordinarily expensive. However, when you are fortunate enough to encounter true vanilla, you realize there can be nothing like it and you understand its value.  This perfume is in the Reinvention Series as it was inspired by the gorgeous rich sensual vanilla/amber perfumes of the early 20th century. It is being said that this is the best vanilla fragrance ever made.  Reviews and interview coming soon!

It’s Me by Jacomo,
The First “iPerfume” Concept

The house of Jacomo is making history by introducing a brand new perfume concept: it’s me.  Thanks to its smartphone look, it is one of the most innovative scented accessories for all trend setters.

Suede, by its very nature, can be as rugged as a pair of boots or as sensual as a soft shirt that drapes like liquid. Which explains why it’s one of Michael Kors’ dream materials. “There are few things in the world that embody so well the signature elements of my collections,” says the designer. “Suede is sporty and sexy and feels incredible on the skin, but it can also add a great unexpected twist when you’re thinking of what’s luxurious.” 
Michael Kors Suede, the designer’s new scent for spring 2012, takes inspiration from the sensuality of the tuberose flower found in his signature scent and bouquets the note with the freshness of lily of the valley and crispness of the michelia flower.  Mandarin opens the scent with an effervescent quality to awaken the senses. The heart and base are infused with creamy woods and alluring musks, providing a rich, enveloping scent that evokes the soft essence of suede itself.
The Limited Edition Michael Kors Suede Eau de Parfum will be available in a 1.7oz bottle, encased in a suede carton, for a suggested retail price of $75.00 at fine department stores and at www.michaelkors.com beginning April 2012.

Its light weight packaging allows you to bring “it’s me” everywhere: in your handbag, in your pocket, in your backpack….Every time and everywhere you will use it, heads will be turning!  Because of this breakthrough product and its attractive retail price of $45.00 (1.7 Oz), Jacomo is now reaching a new target of 15 to 25 years old women and men.  With its top notes of pineapple and mandarin, it’s me for Her, is a sparkling and fruity fragrance.  It is the beautiful blend of jasmine, iris powder and lily of the valley that generates the sensuality and feminine aspect of the perfume.

Top Notes: Pineapple, Mandarin, Liquorish, Heart Notes: Dry fruit, Pear, Freesia, Lily of the valley, Base Notes: Jasmine, Iris powder, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Musk.  With its top notes of lemon and grapefruit, it’s me for Him, is a fresh and stimulating fragrance. It is the beautiful blend of patchouli, vanilla and musk that generates the masculine aspect of the perfume. Top Notes: Lemon, Grapefruit, Liquorish. Heart Notes: Patchouli, Jasmine, Violet, Lavender, Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Rosewood, Musk

Aura by Swarovski
A luminous fragrance that surrounds every woman’s beauty in a dazzling, unique aura. Aura by Swarovski - the first Swarovski fragrance - allies contemporary fragrance of exceptional quality with the extraordinary raw materials that are the hallmark of France’s long tradition of fine fragrances. It is an incandescent, fruity, floral creation.

At the heart of the fragrance is a prism of energy, a fusion of amber, benzoin, and white musk. Three pure and noble olfactory vibrations become charged with energy, transforming into more intense, luminous rays of clear light.

A fruity ray – juicy lychee
A floral ray – pure white tuberose
A spicy ray – subtly vibrant pink pepper

The perfumers: Jean-Pierre Bethouart and Olivier Cresp (Firmenich)
Aura by Swarovski  1.0 Fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum $65.00
Aura by Swarovski  1.7 Fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum$80.00
Aura by Swarovski  2.5 Fl. Oz. Eau de Parfum$100.00
Crystal Gloss Jewel No. 1$75.00
Crystal Gloss Jewel No. 2$75.00
Crystal Touch Jewel$85.00
Available Now at Swarovski Boutiques

to Earth Day
Sunday, April 22: That’s this year’s official Earth Day. But as you know, Every day is Earth Day. That means: Lower the thermostat…Switch to fluorescent…Walk more, drive less… And recycle.

Yes, bring your fragrance empties (perfume bottles…body cream and lotion containers)…any brand whatsoever – to any Bond No. 9 counter from April 22 – May 4.

We’ll do the recycling, and as a reward for your earth-friendliness, you’ll receive an elegant and handy free refillable pocket spray (containing your choice of Bond No. 9 eau de parfum) with any purchase*.

Bond No. 9
Central Park West

A legendary, grand-scale address with a grand-scale front yard deserves an eau de parfum to match. Bond No. 9’s Central Park West is it.

City parks have always intrigued us at Bond No. 9. These oases of serene greenery give New Yorkers a gathering place, an escape-hatch, and a time-out from the steel and concrete that surround and enclose us. What’s more, parks are filled with botanicals, so they smell good—and smelling good with a New York accent is what Bond No. 9 is all about.  For veteran insiders, the apartment enclaves of Central Park West—the Dakota, the San Remo, the Majestic, the Century—are quintessential New York, complete with their ballroom-size marble lobbies, private elevator halls, and banquet-style dining rooms And whether in Italian Renaissance, Beaux-Arts, or Art Deco style, many of these buildings look amazingly like the movie palaces of the Twenties—which may explain the street’s longstanding attraction for colorful celebrity-residents, including Zero Mostel and John Lennon. It’s also home to the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Society for Ethical Culture, the New-York Historical Society, the acclaimed gourmet restaurant Jean Georges, and the Hayden Planetarium. This street is so grand, it has its own high-power access to the stars in the heavens.

9 Bond Street • 897 Madison Avenue • 399 Bleecker Street863 Washington Street • 45 Main Street, Sag Harbor Saks Fifth Avenue • Nordstrom (Selected Stores) 1.877.273.3369

*excluding pocket spray

Bond No. 9


I LOVE NEW YORK for Earth Day An easy-to-wear, easy-to-love fragrance. When it comes to being green, New York State is way ahead of the game. Bond No. 9 knew, and to celebrate our state’s environmental smarts, we’ve designed this fresh, green, metro-sophisticated eau de parfum.

Notes of: tangerine, lush orchid, orange flower water, tuberose, muguet, orris, musk, amber, oakmoss, sandlewood

  100ml — $175.00

50ml — $105.00

I Love New York

Central Park West, the fragrance, has been designed to have the grandeur and largesse of the street itself. It starts off with a springtime wakeup call: Narcissus mingled with tangy ylang ylang and a pinch of piquant pepper. Then comes a beckoning white-petal mélange—orris, jasmine, and linden—surrounding their centerpiece, majestic gardenia. Sustaining and enriching this bouquet is an enduring base of white oak and vetiver, combined with the animal whiff of musk.

The Central Park West bottle captures the essence both of the neighborhood and the season. Against a pistachio background is a classic but oversize houndstooth check pattern (as pedigreed as the local architecture), updated here in purple—adding pizzazz. And wound around the neck is a gift—a detachable, double-row bracelet of pink beads with a big pink floral blossom (designed in-house, we are proud to say), which, like the coveted flower on last spring’s Madison Square Park, can be worn on its own as a brooch.  Suggested Retail Price: $250 for 100ml; $180 for 50ml; $180 for body silk; $130 for candle; $75 for shower gel.  Bond No. 9

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