Bond no. 9’s newest fragrance, High Line, will be hitting counters in just a few short days. The perfumer’s only goal in life to create a unique scent for each neighborhood in New York and the newest scent pays homage to the newest neighborhood.
The result is an androgynous floral-marine bouquet, contrasting the hardy flowers and greens that grow along the High Line’s route with intriguing notes from far away. The scent starts off with a prairie grazing weed—purple love grass—mixed with citrusy bergamot and zesty Indian rhubarb. The perfume’s floral heart is red-leaf rose, Lady Jane tulips, and grape hyacinth. Its lingering base notes combine bur oak—from the sheltering tree that thrives here—with imported sea moss, to evoke the Hudson River’s proximity, along with musk and teakwood, to remind us that Bond No. 9 High Line is a metro-perfume.
High Line sounds like everything I want in a perfume: base notes of masculinity disguised by flirty, feminine top notes. I, for one, cannot wait to try this one out. I’m pretty positive it’s going to be the perfect spring fragrance.
$220 for 100ml; $145 for 50ml http://www.bondno9.com available March 2010.