Summary: I generally have a rough time with Bond no.9 fragrances. I find most of what I have tried to be more about flash than substance ... and to be fair I have only sampled about a dozen from the line, not having direct access to them where I live. I have some fabulous community friends who have spoiled me with samples :). Strangely enough, Cooper Square tickles my recently rekindled fancy with Patchouli.
Summary: Listed notes: Juniper berry, vetiver, Cognac, lavender, patchouli, and ciste labdanum. What I get on my skin:Leathery green vetiver. Very masculine but I find I love it anyway. Sadly there's nearly no sillage and it's faint on, even while still wet. I have to press my nose to my wrist to actually smell much, but still, a lovely scent. Would LOVE this on my husband. Lasted okay for longevity, but it's so faint it seems a crime at this price point.
A Sophisticated Labdanum-Lavender-Woody-Myrrh for Men and Marlene
13 September 2012
Summary: My nose must have been clogged the first time I wore Bond no 9 COOPER SQUARE. Or perhaps I was sniffing under dashed expectations. I was barely able to detect the lavender, usually a strong note to me, or the labdanum, one of my favorite notes. Today, for whatever reason--perhaps the heat and humidty?--the lavender and labdanum seem every bit as important as the myrrh, with the end result that this composition is far more likeable than I remember it having been.
Summary: I first smelled this on a paper card and it was nice. Then the bond lady told me to try it on my skin and wait a few minutes. All I could say was WOW. The fragrance is subtle, refined, and sophisticated. Works great with No. 9 Oud.
Summary: I ordered this by mistake, I meant to order Washington Square (which I love). I have been wearing Bond fragrances for years and this scent though not suited for me would suit a Mature Man very well. The most prominent note is Cognac, I love masculine fragrances but this was just not me.