Leathery. Hot. Edgy. Bond no.9 Brooklyn smells like a basement bar in Brooklyn. If that’s the kind of scent you dig, you’re in for a treat.
If you can make it past the opening, that is. Brooklyn opens with a synthetic thick layer of black pepper sprinkled over ISO E. Super. Let’s just say it’s an acquired taste – and the reason why many people quit Brooklyn without giving it the chance to unfold in all its beauty.
Once the top accord has faded away, Brooklyn turns green. Geranium leaves and cypress wood mingles with drops of juniper berry, giving the composition an earthy, masculine vibe. A few hours later, the greenness melts with the woody base of cedar and guac wood. There’s also a whiff of leather throughout that reminds you of an old Brooklyn bar.
Bond no.9 describes Brooklyn as an unisex scent that veers more towards the masculine. To me, that’s a bit of a stretch. It has no floral or gourmand accords that can balance the composition and make it unisex. For fans of floral scents, Brooklyn is as masculine as it gets.
Flowerbomb is my ideal of hell. I’m the kinda girl who loves stealing Mr BWB’s fragrances so Brooklyn is right up my alley. But I do encourage you to get a sample before you buy it. This stuff is super expensive and you want to make sure you dig it before getting a bottle.
The sillage’s good. Brooklyn doesn’t cling to the skin but rather diffuses, leaving a trail of scent behind, which lasts all day.
The edgy bottle is decorated with urban and colorful graffiti. It really captures the true essence of Brooklyn, home to a century of strivers, dreamers and Nobel laureates that is reinventing itself into an edgy metropolis where graffiti-ists, designers and aspiring editors live.
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