Monday, March 10, 2008

Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Union Square

Notes: lily of the valley, green stem notes, freesia, white birchwood, amber, silver-cloud musk accord

The second in Bond No. 9’s series of Andy Warhol-inspired scents is a scrumptious green floral. “My favorite smell is the first smell of spring in New York,” Warhol once said. That elusive scent, of greening trees and spring flowers amid the concrete and steel is present in Union Square. There’s a bright floral note, strong but not overpowering or cloying, and lots of green. But not the green of grass or trees; definitely the green of stems. Perhaps stems that have been submerged in a vase of water, for there is an unusual watery quality in Union Square. I say unusual, as it’s not quite the typical marine or aquatic note (which makes me run for the steel wool in order to rub it off my skin) but a gentler variety, non-salinated, that of still water from the tap. New York’s Finest, perhaps.

The floral opening never quite disappears. There is a hint of woods and amber to round out the scent, and lots of very light musk at the end.

Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Union Square is a bright, cheerful floral that should make lots of people happy this spring and beyond. I predict it will be a big hit.


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