Bond No. 9 Central Park West Eau de Parfum

March 23, 2012

The latest from Bond No. 9 is the 7th city-inspired fragrance called Central Park West. The actual packaging of the bottle is exquisite with the houndstooth checkerboard pattern and large pink flower (the vial shown is a lab sample sent for review). The description of this scent indicated this would be a highly complex floral. I was surprised to find that it’s more of a pure clean scented floral. Since this is in the Eau de Parfum formula, the fragrance is quite intense. A single spritz provides a highly-concentrated floral mix of gardenia and jasmine. As Central Park West dries down, it becomes slightly less floral/green, but still remains a pure floral throughout the life of its wear (which I found lasted all day from early morning to late evening).
  • Top notes include narcissus, ylang ylang, black pepper
  • Middle notes are gardenia, jasmine, citrus-like linden, orris
  • Base notes are vetiver, must, white oak and treemoss

Central Park West is perfectly suited for spring, but I have other fragrances that I prefer. I found this one a bit too mature for my taste, but I do like it more than the fragrances that were recently released Jo Malone London Bloom Collection. If you’re looking for a new spring floral scent to wear, this is definitely one to check out. Although I found it too mature, it’s light enough to not be too heavy, but I still prefer scents that are on the lighter side.  I do envision myself wearing the sample down to the last drop, however, right now I’m just not quite smitten enough to justify a full bottle. Currently my favorite Bond Fragrances are the ones my husband wears (Chez Bond, Copper Square, New York Amber). I’m also quite fond of Chinatown as well (for me) and occasionally West Side (I have these in the mini bon-bon sprays).

Central Park West is currently available at Bond No. 9 New York Stores, Saks, Nordstrom and bondno9.com and available in a 100 ml ($250), 50 ml ($180), body silk ($130), candle ($110) and shower gel ($75). You can visit BondNo9.com for more details.

Have you tried Central Park West? What did you think? Do you have any other favorites from Bond No. 9?

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  • Bond has the most beautiful scents – thank you for the honest review, I am going to try out Chinatown πŸ™‚ Hi Sabrina!

  • I haven't tried it yet but I have a couple of their little sample vials and they all smell so good. I'm definitely gonna have to pick this one up.

  • Nothing as personal and complicated as fragances.

  • I love Chinatown as well…that's such a gorgeous unique fragrance…

  • Angeli

    Hi Sabrina!

    My faves from Bond No. 9 are Scent of Peace, High Line and the Signature scent. Scent of Peace is definitely not a "mature" scent, but I don't see anything wrong with more mature people wearing it. High Line is a lovely floral and Signature is just very classic. I'm excited to try Central Park West, but I'm really hoping I don't love it…. because then I'd have to spring for it…. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the review!

  • bisbee

    My favorite is Saks Fifth Ave. for Women. I've actually gone through a large size spray and purchased a second time (which is unusual for me). I'm terrible at describing scents – but people comment on it all the time and ask what I am wearing! The notes are "Jasmine, tuberose, gardenia, vetiver, vanilla" – makes sense, since I love gourmand fragrances and gardenia as well!

  • This review is why I am a subscriber and never miss your blog. Honest without offending anyone, thank you!

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  • Lovely review, just wish I could wear any of them but I can't.
    Unfortunately they contain too many chemicals which I can't use. I have to stick to products just using essential oils. Lucky you!

  • princessglee

    Love, love, love Bond No. 9. I love assertive fragrances with stillage that last all day and/or night. My favorites change from day to day but at the top of the list is always Chinatown and Andy Warhol: Success is a Job in New York. Wearing Central Park West now. Love at first smell! I can distinguish the gardenia, jasmine and musk and I always like those notes. Something medicinal almost developing in the background. Curious to see where that goes.
    Few minutes later:
    Citrus is more prominent now than "medicinal almost." Very beautiful, floral and summer-y.

  • LOVE Central Park West!! I have been wearing Black Orchid by Tom Ford for several years – people follow me down the street and ask what I am wearing. Central Park West has that same enticing smell. The is is the best gardenia/jasmine I have smelled.