Madison Square Park, the latest fragrance from Bond No. 9 hits shelves just in time for an early spring that is surely right around the corner. Just six weeks ago, Laurice Rahme, owner and founder of Bond No. 9 took this picture of the fresh snowfall as she passed Madison Square Park in New York City on her way to her corporate offices.
Now that spring is fast approaching, Bond has created a striking fragrance with a bottle to match that should make women everywhere swoon. I can truly say that this bottle matches the fragrance. Both are super feminine, sexy and sleek. The fragrance, for me, can best be described as a bright fresh, crisp, lush green rose. Although the rose is only in the middle notes rather than at the top and cannot strictly be classified as a “rose” scent, it centers the fragrance, making it undeniably super feminine. I don’t usually like overly “green” scents but this one has a crispness about it that is unusually appealing. It is not a completely innocent green fragrance though, as it is blended with the ultra feminine bright floral’s, which in turn add sultriness so it does not come across as too pretty. Just being pretty can sometimes be boring and common like a million other fragrances on the commercial market.
It would be wrong to compare this to Bond No. 9 High Line, as I have seen in a couple of other references to this scent, since you cannot compare fragrances based solely on notes and these are two completely different scents. The perfumer of Madison Square Park is perennial favorite, Laurent le Guernec of IFF.
The scent opens with Spring’s gorgeous Grape Hyacinth, Huckleberry and Prairie Dropseed Grass, (don’t fret ladies, it really does not matter if we don’t know exactly what some of the notes are, the result is still stunning) The middle notes are comprised of Red Leaf Rose, which is considered the “the supermodel of roses” and Red Hunter Tulips. The base notes ground the florals with Hoptree and Teakwood soothed down by Vetiver Root. The dry down is just as gorgeous as the opening notes and lingers seductively for a long time.
This new superstar model scent is that good and just absolutely scrumptious. I really believe that Madison Square Park may reign as the new superstar woman’s scent.
The fragrance is encased in a stunning bottle of neon bright fuchsia pink and bright green. Bond No. 9 nailed this packaging and succeeded in creating a stunning and luscious scent that does indeed match the bright flacon, which shines with a light of its own. To top it off the bottle includes the fashionable and sassy Deco-Moderne rose-blossom bracelet which is removable and can be worn on your wrist or as a brooch on a jacket or sweater.
The super fashionable ultra-chic bottle definitely seems to have a life of its own as it demands to be the star on your dresser.
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Appearing on-counter now. Bond No. 9 Madison Square Park will be sold at our four New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, and at bondno9.com. Launch date: March 1, 2011 Suggested Retail Price: 3.4 ounces, $240; 1.7 ounces, $170; silver pocket spray, $90. Bond No. 9 website www.bondno9.com
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Snow Image courtesy of Laurice Rahme.