Current (Fragrance) Obsession: Bond No. 9 Nolita

Nolita, the neighborhood that begins just across Houston Street has become a Millennials’ favorite and the hottest of Downtown’s hotspots now has its very own scent. Nolita, the eau de perfum, debuts this month and the scent is incredibly sexy! But what is Nolita? Here how the super chic folks at Bond No. 9 have to say…

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Given its perfect location due south of Noho, due east of Soho, and due west of the Lower East Side, (hence its name), this enclave of narrow, tree-lined streets can’t help but be utterly hip and cool. It has become a magnet for a slew of enticingly chic storefront boutiques (think of the-moment clothes and shoes, ladies!), while for sustenance it has a smattering of go-to restaurants   and snack bars (Café Habana … Café Gitane) and cocktail boites—some of them so unobtrusive they’re nameless.

It’s a little bit of the past–nostalgia for the old neighborhood—and a lot of the sizzling, beckoning, flirtatiously feminine enticements of its edgy fashion boutiques—that inspired Bond No. 9 Nolita, the eau de parfum. The starter notes are that ladylike classic, freesia, paired with the unexpected wakeup wham of tangerine—making this a perfect springtime scent. At its heart are heady, tropical jasmine sambac blended with romantic, enchanting lily. These are then sustained with those warm and beguiling base notes—amber, musk, and sandalwood.

Continuing the flirtatious theme, they decked the Nolita bottle with an explosion of kisses in an array of gold-rimmed flame red, fuchsia, and bubblegum pink lipstick colors—because for the Bond No. 9 Girl, one lipstick is never enough. Accompanying the Nolita eau de parfum is a Bond No. 9 innovation—our first-ever creamy, delicious lipstick in a pure, true, unabashed New York red. It’s a ‘stop-you-in-the-street’ scent that is so worth the splurge!

$350, Available at Bond No. 9 New York Boutiques, Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide, select Bloomingdales stores, Harrods UK, and www.bondno9.com

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