Valentine’s Day is around corner and we suggest you put on your thinking caps to surprise your sweetheart with some delightful gifts. Perfume brand Bond No.9, known for its special collections, is here to your rescue with some options which will make for the perfect V-Day.Price: New York Musk Emerald Swarovski Shooting Star($1,000 usd), Harrods Amber Swarovski($625 usd), Limited Edition Swarovski Stars Bleecker Street($650 usd), Central Park West Limited Edition with Swarovski($580 usd), and Peace Jewelry Box($425 usd)Purchase: Bond No.9
Bond No. 9, the niche perfumery dedicated to crafting artisanal scents unique to a specific urban neighborhood, will introduce Singaporeans to New York and Madison Square Park in their olfactory homage to these iconic locales.
The New York Oud, an ambitious fragrance that aims to evoke the multi-sensory emotions associated with the brand's home city, starts off with fruity, spicy notes of red plum, saffron and orange zest, before delving into a heady heart of red rose, orris - the untamed "alter ego" of the more refined and recognisable iris - and woody patchouli. The base is solid and reassuringly earthy, much like the city itself, with honey, musk and vetiver.
The bottle's design, incorporating Bond No. 9's signature star-shaped silhouette, boasts flashy, laser-etched engravings of the label's token insginia, and is rendered here in a smoky gunmetal grey with glints of gold—the colors of the dusky New York street-scape.
The second scent to be released in Singapore zeroes in on the iconic Madison Square Park. In contrast to its sultrier, more dangerous counterpart, the Madison Square Park fragrance is a lighter mélange of romantic florals and crisp greens, a bottled memory of a stroll in early Spring. With topnotes of grape hyacinth, huckleberry and prairie dropseed grass, Madison Square Park segues into voluptuous rose, Red Hunter tulip and, for the finale, deep teakwood and vetiver root.
Its bottle is shockingly bright in neon pink and green - but the most fun bit of this unapologetically girly perfume is the detachable beads and vintage-style flower top, which can be used as a cheery brooch and bracelet.
Fragrances that will take you from dusk to dawn and back again, Bond No. 9's New York Oud, S$540 per 100ml, and Madison Square Park, S$418 per 100ml, will debut at Singapore's Sephora boutiques in early October.
Price: Bond No.9 New York Oud, S$540 per 100ml & Madison Square Park, S$418 per 100ml
Purchase: Bond No. 9