Bond No. 9 is launching a new fragrance called New York Musk, which is a part of their New York Notes series (New York Oud, New York Amber appeared in it previously). New York Musk was created by perfumer Laurent LeGuernec, and it includes notes of grapefruit flower, black currant, osmanthus, green lilies, nutmeg, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. It is intended to be worn by both men and women.
In a virtuoso performance, New York Musk displays its versatility when surrounded by contemporary fruit and spice accents. It opens with lightness and buoyancy: a blend of sparkling grapefruit flower, tart and tangy blackcurrant, and galbanum—a pine-like aromatic gum resin from Persia. Then come the midnotes, reinforcing that theme: Asian osmanthus flower, recalling peaches and apricots, combined with lemony-green lilies—yes, flowers that smell like fruits—while spiking this mix is spicy nutmeg. Musk comes into play in the base notes, as it usually does, surrounded by its lingering cohorts, those willing conspirators in seduction, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver.
Appearing on-counter in November 2012, Bond No. 9 New York Musk will be sold at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and bondno9.com. Price: 100ml, $330; 50ml, $260. Via press release