In an industry that has long been dominated by men, Bond No. 9 is the first American parfumerie to be headed by a woman. Laurice Rahmé, oversees every aspect of Bond No. 9–from creating the New York-centric concept behind the eau de parfum collection, to guiding the development of each fragrance and bottle design, to designing the interior of each Bond No. 9 boutique.
Beyond a brand, Ms. Rahmé has made Bond No. 9 a singular force to be reckoned with in the world of luxury goods.
After all, while perfumery has always been about head-turning. Bond No. 9 has turned perfumes on their head.
Not only is our prizewinning repertory of eaux de parfum honored around the world for its wide, stunning, intoxicating range of women’s, men’s and shared eaux de parfum. But we are all about firsts.
- The scent collection (named for our founding headquarters at 9 Bond Street in Noho) is the first to pay homage to a great city–New York. Each and every New York neighborhood has a scent of its own.
- In 2015, Laurice Rahmé became the world’s first perfumer to win the coveted United Nations’ Women for Peace Award, presented to her for campaigning for and spreading peace internationally and raising funds for the cause via our universally loved Scent of Peace.
- Bond No. 9 is unique in maintaining its staunch independence. No corporate takeover for us. Just as much as we treasure our expansive customer base, we value our unfettered freedom to innovate and stretch our limits.
We tried Bond No. 9’s Governors Island ($350.00) which we found hypnotic, seductive, addictive, with a whiff of the island’s dense woodlands. The base notes have a animal-like white musk, combined with muscenone (a booster musk), and a soft, feminine version of that crisp tropical grass, vetiver. Women and men will also adore this hypnotic brew and claim it as their own. Governors Island arrives on counter: June 2018 and will be sold at Bond No. 9 New York Boutiques, Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide, select Bloomingdales stores, Harrods UK, and www.bondno9.com.
Now we want to try:
West Side Swaroski ($320.00) and mellow and melodious is our eau de parfum recalling the fabled music establishments of the West Side of Manhattan that it too deserves the Swarovski treatment. For our limited edition Swarovski series, we’ve re-envisioned its superstar bottle in lacquer-like red, with its curling treble clef outlined in 300 red stones front and center. (More red stones are displayed in an inner circle on the box.) And not to be forgotten, the back of the bottle repeats the treble cleft in multi-colors. Notes include Rose, ylang ylang, peony, sandalwood, amber, vanilla and musk.
Nolita ($350.00) The world’s first perfume-lipstick duo. The neighborhood that begins just across Houston Street, two blocks south of us, has become a Millennials’ favorite and the hottest of Downtown’s hotspots. The scent is a ladylike classic Freesia paired with the unexpected wake-up of tangerine. Notes include tangerine, freesia, lilies, rose, jasmine sambac, soft amber, musk and sandalwood.
The Scent of Peace ($230.00 and $330.00) Greatest neighborhood of them all – Peace. It’s the one that hovers over all of our city, the see-and-be-seen A-list place. The sparkling-fresh scent of our civic dreams. A melange of sparkling florals and citruses, balanced by a woody-musky detente. Notes include Grapefruit, black currant, lily of the valley, hedione, cedarwood and musk.