Bond No 9 is about to officially launch their new scent, West Side. Inspired by the part of NYC that "has been home to Carnegie Hall, Tin Pan Alley, the Cotton Club, the Copacobana, Birdland, Lincoln Center, Studio 54, and S.O.B.'s", West Side is described as "an ultra-melodious eau de parfum that finds the scent equivalent for the sounds of music in its full-bodied, mellow composition, its undulating rhythms, its harmonies, its pitch" and its notes: rose, ylang ylang, peony, sandalwood, amber, vanilla and musk. So far I have only been able to test the scent on a paper strip, and it smells bright, joyful and girly.
West Side comes in a richly hued bottle in red and blue, ornamented with the curling treble clef. It will retail for $185.oo (3.4oz), $125.oo (1.7oz) and, like other Bond No 9 scents can also be purchased by the ounce (starting from $45.00).
The official launch date: November 1st, 2006.
Also, for the impending Holiday Season, Bond No 9 came up with "New York-Centric Holiday Gifts", among them:
Nuit de Noho, Crystallized: a Limited Edition bottle in midnight blue, studded with Swarovski satrts, $395.00 for 3.4oz.
Perfumista's Custom Blend Box: A selection of "most desirable" Bond No 9 fragrances in refillable, travel-ready, foil-wrapped spray flacons, which includes two empty flacons. The idea is to mix and match one's own Bond blends. (Some blending "recipes" are included). $240.00.
Swarovski Pocket Spray: Little spray flacon with black Swarovski stones, comes with three refills. $195.00.
The Chinatown Candle, Crystallized: Limited edition candle studded with Swarovski crystals. $185.00