Bond n.9’s newest fragrance Central Park West is a tribute to “one of the grandest, most sumptuous addresses in America”, with its elegant and historic apartment buildings overlooking the magnificent greenery that is their front yard. The fragrance captures the grandeur and largesse of the street itself: it starts off with 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; the drydown is a blend of white oak, vetiver and musk.
Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? The packaging is very eye-catching too. It displays an over-sized houndstooth, white and purple, check pattern against a pistachio background. It also comes with a a detachable, double-row bracelet of pink beads with a big pink floral blossom (designed in-house) which can be worn on its own as a brooch.
Central Park West arrives on-counter March 15, 2012 and will be sold at Bond No. 9’s six New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, and bondno9.com. Price: 100ml, $250; 50ml, $180; body silk, $130; candle, $110; shower gel, $75.
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