Bond No. 9
Perfumery has always been about head-turning. For the first time in fragrance history, a full-blown fragrance collection pays homage to a great city. Named in honor of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street in Noho, the city it celebrates is none other than New York. The Bond No. 9 collection of over 50 men’s and unisex eaux de parfum has a dual mission: To restore artistry to perfumery and to mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own. Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown or uptown locale or a citywide sensibility. While each Bond No. 9 fragrance is unique, all of them share something in common with the city in which they were created: They have an edge. From the most audacious to the wittiest and most whimsical, they all convey a courage and gutsiness that captures the uncompromising spirit of this grand-scale, fast-paced, hard-working, hard-living kaleidoscopic city. We are the first parfumerie to introduce civic scents. Our bestselling Scent of Peace-with a men’s as well as a women’s eau de parfum–celebrates world peace. And our Liberty Island honors freedom and liberty.
Parfums de Marly
During the reign of King Louis XV, known as ‘Louis the Beloved’, France became the centre of the perfume industry.
Recreating the splendour of the Eighteenth Century, Parfums de Marly delivers outstanding fragrances that bear the names of dignified breeds of horses – equestrianism was the pride and glory at King Louis’ fashionable Versailles court, with the King owning over 600 horses including 8 Godolphin and Darly Arabian horses from the King of Tunisia, which he bred with his European breeds to create superior racehorses.
Sourced from around the globe, Parfums de Marly’s fine fragrance blends rekindle this very same spirit. Producing male, female and unisex perfumes alongside scented candles, the house’s premium craftsmanship offer ultimate olfactory luxury.
These days, when the perfume industry is increasingly dominated by heavily advertised international brands, it comes as a refreshing surprise to discover that there still exists a discreet, 250-year-old, family-owned perfume house dedicated to the creation of highly original fragrances of extravagant quality.
Operating from it’s luxuriously appointed boutique in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement, the House of Creed has been for many years one of the best kept secrets of the perfume world, patronised by the seriously rich, chic and famous.
From Heads of State to celebrities from the film and music industries, Creed’s client list reads like an international Who’s Who. Over the years the Creed family has produced over two hundred perfumes, all original and hand-made, often creating fragrances for the exclusive use of their wealthiest customers.