Who knew that thirty-five years before Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth made global warming a household term and the green movement went main stream, some 20 million people across the United States celebrated the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970? Today, an astonishing 1 billion people around the world take part in the event.
Before I cover the Green Scents of Bond No. 9, Earth Day, Recycling and Bond No. 9’s part in this global project, I wish to thank all the readers that have responded to the comments on the Bond No. 9 Blog and all the readers from FaceBook who have left the fabulous comments! We read every comment and it touches us. You Rock!
Many of you know that Bond No. 9 is the first fragrance company in the fragrance industry that has taken a huge step in announcing a Recycling program, one that helps its customers recycle with the first incentive recycling program. The reality is that an astounding amount of fragrance is spritzed and dabbed on every day… which means countless flacons and empty product containers get tossed in the trash, everyday. Bond No. 9 took a big step and fulfilled a huge commitment to change all that. This commitment really resonated with Bond No. 9 Fans and you have shown that by your comments. Your opinion matters!
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States. One would think of Yellowstone Park but no, it is right here in New York City. Central Park receives over thirty-five million visitors a year and for me, remains one of the most interesting and magical of parks. Central Park is known for its great landscape of greenery, park benches to find solace on great patches of green grass and lawns to rest or play on; to read, or to have a picnic. There are parks within the park, biking, eateries, lakes, boating, ice skating, art fairs, carriage rides, outdoor concerts of every kind imaginable kind, flying kites, zoos…I mean, the possibilities are endless for things to do. Every walk of life passes though Central Park and many dream of living on the most prestigious edges of the Park.
Central Park, the fragrance by Bond No 9 is named after perhaps the most famous area in all of New York City and it is undeniably the greenest spot in all of Manhattan. Believe it or not I am not familiar with all of the Bond scents but with spring and summer fast approaching, I decided to finally check out the “Green Fragrances” of Bond.
Central Park is a crisp green floral scent for men and women that embody the heart and soul of the park with pure New York style! As well, Bond’s fresh green and alive composition puts you right in the middle of the Park; it really is a great representation of enchanted forests, manicured meadows, magical huge green expanses of grass, winding roads and fresh blossoms of spring and summer. I am not sure if any of you have experienced this with a unisex fragrance, but I have numerous times; you place the scent on a man and it is super sexy and masculine, so good you want to take a nibble. You spray it on a women, it is sexy again and yet takes on the notes of super feminine and with a complete different spin of chemistry. I have never understood this phenomenon in perfumery. The notes of Central Park reflects New York’s grand oasis of greenery and is oddly very relaxing yet invigorating. Top notes are dew-fresh basil verbena, mandarin leaf, and bergamot and lime blossom. What is fascinating about Central Park is the composition of the middle notes, comprised of jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and Bulgarian rose which weaves a spell with the base notes of musk, cedar, resins and patchouli. A truly fascinating and beautiful green scent, taking on different hues, and perfect for the Park!
Gramercy Park in New York City is quite possibly the most gorgeous “little” square in New York. The square was built in the 1830s as a residence for the very rich, and in the center, is New York’s only private park located at the very bottom of Lexington Avenue. The homes at the Gramercy area were built by some of New York’s leading architects and Gramercy Park has a special mysterious air kin to a “secret garden”, hidden to the public. Only the residents of Gramercy Park are allowed a key to enter this special Park.
The unisex Gramercy Park by Bond No. 9 is another “green” scent but speaks a completely different language. Gramercy Park is inspired by the gated, private residential square and captures the cool, crisp tones of New York’s most private and quite neighborhood. You can hear the birds singing, you can smell the crisp fresh green leaves of ivy mingling with lily of the valley with sheer woods peeking through. Its sheer greenery is very crisp and gentle and is considered a perfect scent for day wear. Another great scent from Bond No. 9 with excellent staying power.
We covered High Line by Bond No. 9 extensively with a review in our Neighborhoods of Bond No 9: High Line. (click here to view) The movement towards resurrecting High Line in New York City has produced amazing results. Such a resurrection prompted Bond No. 9 to create a scent in honor of this new “neighborhood”. Leave it to Bond No 9 to create a fragrance that captures this urban landscape of wildflowers and grasses, mixed with “Tenth Avenue energy and Chelsea gallery style”.
High Line amazes me. Another unisex scent for men and woman I did not release its true power at first. One night as I was writing for the Blog, I placed my sample of High Line on both wrists and shoulders. I left my office to go get a cup of hot tea and as I walked back into my office I was confused, what was that incredible smell that was wafting in the air? It took a moment to realize it was me! It was like someone had lit a candle of the most luscious fresh scent I have ever smelled!
It really took my breath away and it was at that moment that I really paid attention to the notes of High Line. Called the “The World’s First Railroad Perfume, the scent of wildflowers, green grasses … and urban renewal”. Forget the railroads; this is pure green freshness at its best.
In Christine Lewandowski’s review here she tells us that “The notes in High Line are unlike anything else in the line or any other fragrance I know: bergamot, purple love grass, Indian rhubarb, red leaf rose, orange flower water, tulip, grape hyacinth, sea moss, teakwood, musk & bur oak. The combination of the sweet of the orange flower water, in particular, with the perfect sour-crisp of the rhubarb sets High Line apart in the “fresh” fragrance selection. The dry down of High Line reveals a little more of its unisex character. Sea Moss, teakwood, musk and bur oak combine to create a depth of long lasting richness. The dry down remains “fresh” smelling, an outdoorsy clean, without a trace of soapiness.” Read full review here.
As the world celebrates the upcoming Earth Day on April 22, 2011, let’s not forget that April is also National Recycling Month. Recycling the month of April is a wonderful way to celebrate our Earth Day. This year many Earth Day attractions are making recycling part of their Earth Day activities and the Earth Day Network hopes to get a billion commitments to acts of green. The date April 22 for Earth Day was chosen because it marks the point when it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, according to earthday.org. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.
Margaret Mead added her support for the equinox Earth Day, and declared: “EARTH DAY is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord. EARTH DAY draws on astronomical phenomena in a new way – which is also the most ancient way – by using the vernal Equinox, the time when the Sun crosses the equator making the length of night and day equal in all parts of the Earth. To this point in the annual calendar, EARTH DAY attaches no local or divisive set of symbols, no statement of the truth or superiority of one way of life over another. But the selection of the March Equinox makes planetary observance of a shared event possible, and a flag which shows the Earth, as seen from space, appropriate.”
The Earth flag is not an official flag, since there is no official governing body over Earth but the flag holds a photo transfer of a NASA image of the Earth on a dark blue background. It has been associated with Earth Day.
Recycling is one of the best ways to help the environment. Recycling reduces garbage in landfills, reduces carbon emissions by reducing manufacturing and transportation emissions and enables our Earth’s natural resources to be more evenly distributed among the world’s population.
Bond No. 9 is gearing up for Earth Day! Please help us recycle this month to celebrate and support our Earth Day!
Bond No. 9 Bond No. 9 is the first fragrance company in the fragrance industry that has taken a huge step in announcing a Recycling Program and since this is the first fragrance program that helps its customers recycle with the first incentive recycling program, what can you do? …. Everyone is invited to bring any and all empty perfume bottles to Bond No. 9 stores or fragrance counters—that’s correct, they don’t have to be Bond bottles. (Nature, the ultimate equalizer, does not discriminate and neither does Bond!)
The fragrant reward for recycling customers: a free purse spray with purchase. That’s what we call Making Scents of Eco-savvy.
Through Earth Day, which is April 22, bring us your empty perfume bottles (which can be ANY BRAND of scent, INCLUDING lotion, cream and potion jars/bottles for recycling!
In exchange, we’ll give you a complimentary refillable pocket spray (any one you want) with any Bond No. 9 purchase…
In exchange, we’ll give you a complimentary refillable pocket spray (any one you want) with any Bond No. 9 purchase… Currently it offers 43 high praised women’s men’s and ambiguous eaux de parfum, which are available at the Bond No. 9 flagship (address: 9 Bond Street) and its three New York satellite boutiques (680 Madison Avenue, 897 Madison Avenue, 399 Bleecker Street,) Saks Fifth Avenue and at select department stores and perfumeries around the world.
Bond No. 9 website www.bondno9.com Bond No. 9 toll free number: 1.877.273.3369
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