The fans have spoken and have declared the new Madison Square Park by Bond No. 9 as “Spring in a Bottle”. As spring approaches, this new fragrance will explode on the scene as Bond’s newest darling. Madison Square Park is perfect for spring and summer as this fragrance literally blooms on your skin. Perfumer Laurent Le Guernec captures the spirit of Madison Square Park perfectly and Bond No. 9 bottles it into the stunning flacon. Madison Square Park has notes of Grape Hyacinth, Huckleberry, Prairie Dropseed Grass, Red Leaf Rose, Red Hunter Tulips, Hoptree, Teakwood, and Vetiver Root.
The Neighborhoods of Bond No. 9 Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park originally was a swampy hunting ground and first came into use as a public park in 1686. It was a Potter’s Field in the 1700s and it was named for James Madison, a Virginian who was the fourth President of the United States. By 1811 the land was home to a United States Army Arsenal. After being leveled and enclosed, Madison Square Park opened to the public on May 10, 1847. Since then, Madison Square Park the park has been host to grand celebrations to commemorate historic occasions and anniversaries such as the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1876. In 1873, P.T. Barnum, of Barnum and Bailey Circus, began his career in an abandoned railroad depot near the area.
Within a few years, the neighborhood became an aristocratic one of brownstone houses and mansions where the elite lived. In the mid-19th century, as the opulent Gilded Age got under way, the surrounding streets grew wealthy. Lavish Beaux Arts- and Rococo-style grand hotels and retail emporiums arose. This was Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Wharton’s territory. The Fifth Avenue Hotel, a luxury hotel stood on the west side of Madison Square from 1859 to 1908. This was the first hotel in the city with elevators, which were steam-operated and had fireplaces in every bedroom, private bathrooms and the hotel hosted many elegant events here.
This was also the era of the Age of Innocence and Evelyn Nesbit, the Gilded Age supermodel. Nesbit was the gorgeous famous actress of her time who had an affair with the celebrated architect Stanford White, 30 years her senior and the darling of New York high society. She left him due to abuse and then wed the heir to a railroad fortune, Harry Thaw, who then murders her previous lover, Stanford White, in front of 900 people at Madison Square Garden. Just one of America’s early scandals! There was a movie made about this scandal titled “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” which was a “tamed down version” of actual events and “Ragtime” covers this topic as well. The movie, The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple’s impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. The novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s’ New York society. Edith Wharton’s other novel The House of Mirth also takes place in the “gilded age” and is a another great movie.
The first electric street lighting took place in Madison Square and in 1879; the city authorized the Brush Electric Light Company to build a station at 25th Street, powered by steam that provided electricity for a series of arc lights on Broadway between Union Square and Madison Square. The lights were illuminated on 20 December 1880. America’s first community Christmas tree was also illuminated in Madison Square Park on December 24, 1912, and this tradition still continues today.
As elite residents moved further uptown, away from Madison Square, more restaurants, theatres and clubs opened up in the neighborhood, creating an entertainment district and where society balls and banquets were held in famous restaurants such as Delmonico’s. Today, Madison Square Park is alive with hip activity and pulsates with a life of its own. The Shake Shack, the ivy – colored gourmet snack bar, is surrounded by the park’s greenery, attracting huge crowds. New restaurants, boutique hotels, penthouse bars and jewelry boutiques line the vivacious neighborhood.
Now that we know the history of Madison Square Park, let’s go see what people are saying about Bond No. 9’s newest fragrance release Madison Square Park, in this video by our very own, “The Bond Guy”, Douglass Marshall, where he actually interviews women in Madison Square Park, New York City.
Please also scroll below as we feature two of the newest reviews of Bond No. 9 Madison Square Park.
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