Bond No. 9 New York Musk : New Perfume

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  Price:  100ml, $330; 50ml, $260. Via press release



  • marsi: I like the sound of a floral musk, but the price!! Why is it so expensive? October 12, 2012 at 9:03am Reply

    • Victoria: Marsi, a good question! I really have no idea. Such prices make no sense to me. October 12, 2012 at 12:14pm Reply

  • fleurdelys: Oh, no, not another one! How many fragrances does Bond have out now, about 5,000,000? At such a price point, does anyone actually buy these? October 12, 2012 at 10:50am Reply

    • Victoria: The line is huge, that’s true. Chinatown is still my favorite though. October 12, 2012 at 12:15pm Reply

      • Daisy: I think there are people who like collecting the bottles as much as they do the fragrances.

        But those prices. Insert head-shaking here. October 13, 2012 at 2:53pm Reply

  • Patt: Love the bottle, though. October 12, 2012 at 11:48am Reply

    • Victoria: Bond no 9 packaging is really quite striking. October 12, 2012 at 12:15pm Reply

  • Henrique Brito: Musk for me is so tied with cheap or poorly executed fragrances that i cannot see myself respecting an expensive musk fragrance. To help, most of Bond No 9 smell like a scent made for a deodorant, shampoo or shower gel, so i always expect the worst of a new compostion from this brand. October 17, 2012 at 12:44pm Reply

    • Victoria: I still love Chinatown, but the rest of the collection isn’t for me. October 17, 2012 at 3:13pm Reply

      • Henrique Brito: Chinatown is my favorite too, altough i enjoyed a lot their Harrods Oud fragrance. Did you try this one Victoria? October 17, 2012 at 5:34pm Reply

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