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The aroma of stardom

Friday, September 12th, 2008

During TIFF we want to look like we’ve just stepped off the cover of a glossy magazine but do you ever wonder what “celebrity” smells like? Here are our top three picks for a red carpet-worthy scent.

Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue PerfumeAndy Warhol Lexington Avenue Perfume
As a tribute to the whimsical shoe art that Warhol created in 1950s NYC, Bond No. 9 has introduced the limited edition Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue Perfume. The flacon design incorporates bright, whimsical shoes set against a black backdrop. This seductive eau de parfum is a floral woody chypre with highly coveted contemporary gourmand notes—a brew of peony, orris, patchouli, sandalwood, cardamom, fennel, almonds, cumin, and even crème brulee.

Bond No. 9
www.bondno9.com
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S. and Holt Renfrew in Canada

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The Sweet (and Cool) Smell of Pop Art

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

“My favorite smell is the first smell of spring in New York” Andy Warhol

What could be more appealing than the magnificant frangrances of Bond No. 9, combined with spectacular artwork from one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Andy Warhol Union Square, is the second in Bond’s Warhol series, made in collaboration with The Warhol Foundation.

The scent, a seductive green floral that’s simultaneously cool and warm, is housed in a slim Bond No. 9 glass flacon, displaying Warhol’s fuchsia, red and yellow coloured flowers with blue coloured blades of grass, as its surface design. Warhol’s Flowers silk-screens and Union Square itself, the second location of Warhol’s Factory (and the place where he created his Flowers), were the inspiration for this new fragrance.

If you are a serious Warhol collector, then you will be very interested in the limited-edition portfolio of ten bottles, each a different Flowers print – cost $1500.

Andy Warhol Union Square, the latest in Bond No. 9’s series of collectible Warhol eaux de parfum, will be available March, 2008.

Holiday Candles

Friday, December 7th, 2007

This Holiday enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your honey, add a little glow to an evening with friends by the fire or make a soak in the tub extra special with one of these candles.

Frasier Fir Two Candle Set ($36)
Mountain fresh and glowing with the snap of crisp Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedarwood and relaxing sandalwood, Thymes Frasier Fir sets the mood for those special moments – creating a tradition to savor and share.

Each candle in this attractive set burns cleanly for approximately 24 hours when burned in 4 hour increments.

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Bond No. 9 West Side Candle ($85)
Their most melodious eau (rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood, vanilla, musk and peony), in a gold-capped pillar.

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TOCCA Candele Da Viaggio ($42)
Features four travel-sized candles in some of Tocca’s most memorable fragrances. Each scent tells its own story and allows you to create an ambience to suit your mood, wherever life may take you.

Set includes one each of Cleopatra (cucumber and tangy grapefruit), Grace (Casablanca Lily), Havana (spicy sugarcane and rum), and Kyoto (fruity-floral), packaged in a gift box.

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Kiehl’s Limited Edition Scented Candle
($28)
This scented candle is handcrafted with a lead-free, cotton-core wick and pure beeswax. Infused with the aroma of one of Kiehl’s original Essences: Cranberry for a delightfully sweet aroma, Forest Rain for a fresh and revitalizing aroma or Grapefruit for a wonderfully refreshing aroma.

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Philosophy Memory Cranberry Scented Candle
($25)
Relax and reflect on your favorite holiday memories with this cranberry-scented candle: just sit back, take a deep breathe and unwind as you recall times of love, laughter and joy.

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Gifts of Fragrance For Her

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Fragrance and the Holiday Season fit so well together – don’t you just love receiving a special bottle of scent from Santa? Here are a couple that would make a perfect gift for a Gal Pal, Mum, Mother-in-Law, Sister or even a Niece:

Bond No. 9 The Scent of Peace ($470 3.4 oz)
Notes of sparkling – energizing grapefruit and blackcurrant are balanced by the sheer loveliness of lily of the valley – and mellow base notes of cedar wood and musk. This beautifully civic-minded fragrance is encased in a limited – edition Flacon whose dove-in-flight design is traced in Amethyst, white, and opalescent Swarovski crystals.

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Oilily Papillion Eau de Toilet ($35 50 ml)
This fragrance that is perfect for the tween girl floats through the atmosphere, breezy, light and delicate like a butterfly with an innocent awareness of its own charm. The fresh, sweet scents of peach, grapefruit and dark red cherries embody the playful pleasure of possessing that extra something.

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Betsey Johnson Purse Spray Parfum Set
($65 3 x 0.7 oz)
Uber-cool fashion designer Betsey Johnson cartwheels into fragrance with a scent that draws from all different facets of her personality. The fruity floriental juice and the small, convenient purse size spray bottle create an experience that is part boudoir pin up girl, part Pop Art rock star – and perfect for a stocking sized gift!

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Sean John Unforgivable Woman Holiday Set
($55 2.5 oz)
Containing notes and accords such as Pina Colada, Grapefruit, Neroli, Pear, Rose, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Vanilla Tears, this sensual Creamy Floral is created for the woman who oozes passion and sensuality. The Unforgivable Woman Gift Set contains 2.5 oz Scent Spray and a trio of lip glosses.

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Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint Cologne ($50 30ml)
Inspired by a sun drenched morning in an English garden, White Jasmine & Mint captures the scent of jasmine, wild rose and white blossoms with an unexpected twist of wild mint.

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Nanette Lepore
($38 1oz)
In order to capture Nanette Lepore’s whimsically romantic creations, the perfumers abandoned the traditional – weaving together a tapestry of natural essences including threads that flow throughout the entire fragrance. The notes are delicate and white, colorful and sparkling, and warm and sensual.

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Badgley Mischka Fleurs de Nuit
($90 3.4 oz)
A vintage white floral fragrance with a glamorous heart. Reminiscent of a time when silver moonlit evenings were filled with sophisticated glamour and intoxicating scents. When femininity was adored and icons were made.

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