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Brooklyn Bond No 9 for women and men

Brooklyn Bond No 9 for women and men
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Brooklyn is a city inside city, a huge area of New York and it has its own unique atmosphere. Contemporary Brooklyn attracts artists: designers, graffiti artist, musicians...

Bond No 9 presented in March 2008 a fragrance dedicated to this part of NY. The perfume is a unisex, woody-spicy-oriental. It features cardamom, geranium leaves and cedar. The composition is refreshed with grapefruit and juniper berries. Guaiac wood and leather introduce a gentler and warmer nuance. The perfume is created by Laurice Rahme, perfumer, founder and president of the Bond No 9 Company.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Grapefruit Cardamom

Middle Notes
Cypress Geranium Juniper Gin

Base Notes
Cedar Leather Guaiac Wood

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Brooklyn Fragrance Reviews

Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

A plain, but cute perfume thingy; you can smell vanillin, a green-floral delicate and silky accord, a tad of cedar (the usual Iso-E "pencil sharpener" thing), and a light spices topping. A white, woody, conventional sweet scent with a dusty and discreet personality, a bit boring but pleasant. After a while the artificial woody side is even more prominent, always supported by vanilla, even more pale and monotone than the beginning. If Gucci pour Homme had a diabetic sister subject to frequent fainting, that would be Brooklyn.

6/10

Sep
15
2014
AZ
AZ

My fav Bond 9. I like the cardamom citrus woody smell. I usually don't like Bond 9 but and never think of buying one due to it's price but when they made special offer for Eid time in Harvey Nicholas buy 2 and get one free it was no braining to buy this fragrance. It really unique and special smell. The woody spicy in this perfume is just amazing with high quality cardamom smell. It also a very masculine smell don't let the unisex fool you.

Aug
08
2014
Erikkkk
Erikkkk

Enjoy the hype. I like this frag, smell clean, unissex, gin note is there. Try sample first, buy in a sale, because its expensive or spent your money with a real gin bottle.

Jun
06
2014
Kain
Kain

Bond No.9 Brooklyn gives us another average smell and above average quality fragrance with sky high price! something that happens many many times with fragrances of this house (my personal opinion!)
The opening is a fresh spicy and a little green scent with some woods in the background.
At the beginning I can smell a fresh, slightly sour yet juicy grapefruit note with strong dose of pepper that last only for a few seconds and settles down very quick to a smooth peppery aroma plus some cedar completely in the background and some cypress that give the scent a smooth green and a little more natural feeling.
It's pleasant with mediocre quality. it doesn't smell synthetic but neither so natural and high quality!
As time goes by the scent changed completely to a smooth woody, slightly smoky because of leather with some sweetness in the background. I'm not getting citruses that much in the mid.
The base is a very gentle semi sweet musky scent with very weak woods beside it.
Projection is average at the start that dies down to a completely skin scent only after 5 minutes and even yourself can barley smell it!
Longevity is around 5-6 hours on my skin.
All and all it's a pleasant fragrance and you can wear it all year round because it's very smooth and it has a little bit of everything to be a versatile fragrance but as a $200+ fragrance this is a sad joke!

به نظر من اینم باز یه عطر دیگه از این برنده که یه بوی معمولی و بسیار تکراری با کیفیت متوسط به بالا و البته با قیمت فضایی ارائه میده. چیزی که تو عطرهای این برند خیلی اتفاق میوفته
رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با بوی نیمه شاداب، کمی ترش و شیرین (ملس) گریپ فروت با مقدار مشخصی رایحه فلفل سیاه و کمی رایحه ضعیف چوبها شروع میشه که در کنارش رایحه خیلی ملایمی از برگهای درخت کاج هم وحود داره که کمی حس طبیعی عطرُ بیشتر میکنه
بوی خوب و دلپذیری داره ولی بوش کاملا آشناست و معمولی به همراه کیفیت متوسط
با گذر زمان اون بوی شاداب گریپ فروت تا حد زیادی محو میشه و حالا بوی قویتر و کاملا مشخص چوبها با کمی رایحه چرم که به عطر حس نسبتا سنگین و دودی میده و مقدار خیلی کمی رایحه های شیرین به مشام میرسه
البته این بوی چوبی و کمی چرمی خیلی ملایمه و جوری نیست که بشه اونو یه عطر سنگین پاییزه زمستونه به حساب آورد
رایحه پایه یه بوی نیمه شیرین و ملایم مشک هست به همراه رایحه بسیار ضعیف چوبها
پخش بوش اولش متوسطه ولی به 5 دقیقه نمیکشه که بشدت افت میکنه جوری که خود شما هم زورکی بوشو حس میکنین
ماندگاریش بدک نیست. در حد 5-6 ساعت
عطر خوشبویی هست و میشه چهار فصل ازش استفاده کرد ولی این بو و کیفیت با قیمت حدود 800 هزار تومن بیشتر یه جوکه تا عطر. اصلا و به هیچ وجه این قیمت ارزش نداره

May
25
2014
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

This is one of the better Bond No. 9 scents I've tried; on me it's primarily a wood scent. It's not the clean pine plank note of Tom Ford Sahara Noir nor is it the strongly woodsy note of Le Labo's Chant de Bois - it's more subtle than those two. I don't detect any gin, which is probably a good thing because in the Tokyo milk gin scents it sours on my skin. I also don't detect any grapefruit - once again, probably a good thing. The only respectably real grapefruit scent I've ever smelled is Hermes' Eau de Pamplemouse Rose. The others just smell badly synthetic and common to me.

Unfortunately it's not so good with longevity. It turns into a skin scent rather quickly, and then is apparent only on cotton after a couple of hours - which causes me to question the value of this rather expensive fragrance.

The bottle is... interesting. If you like grafitti.

My Dad was from Brooklyn. I suppose, were he alive, he'd wear this simply because of that fact.

Apr
15
2014
aqua_de_la_vita
aqua_de_la_vita

Anyone who has sampled Eau de Sauvage Extreme from Dior should find the similarity with Brooklyn being a lighter version. This juice is a really well made frag with a pronounced herbal notes. Juniper mixed with cardamom and geranium gives this frag a real warm vibe. The added wood notes of fir, cedar and cypress blend well together making it ABSOLUTELY attractive.
Longevity and Silage are both very good...it lasts on my skin well past 8hrs.
Overall opinion,
I really enjoy this fragrance thou it's considered unisex. This fragrance is perfect during the summer months into the late fall. I enjoy the robust aroma that this frag has and I don't find it heavy at all. Ratings 8/10 or ★★★★. Excellent....

Jan
28
2014
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I enjoy many "unisex" fragrances, and found this fragrance to be fresh, crisp, and bright. The grapefruit is like a very sharp lime-bergamot to my nose; and the cedar-juniper-cypress is very herbal, very clean and fresh. It's almost an "Irish Spring" kind of smell. In fact, as I think about the impression Brooklyn leaves, I feel that it really should be categorized as a fougere (or even possibly a citrus? or chypre?); calling it an oriental spicy really seems to be a misnomer.

My nose kept telling me I'd smelled the opening before and then I realized: it smells like "Viva" (Fergie's scent from Avon). While Viva is bergamot and lavender, this is grapefruit and cedar-cypress-juniper....different notes, but to similar effect. While Viva transforms into a lovely vetiver-musk as melds into my skin, Brooklyn starts to reveal a hint of the promised leather. The feel of the 2 scents is very similar; still fresh and clean, but lived in. I love it; it is energizing and comforting at the same time. I also think that fans of Mugler Cologne would enjoy Brooklyn; they share no notes, but do share a clean, fresh, herbal vibe that could fit either a man or a woman.

I won't be splurging on a full bottle, but did thoroughly enjoy this scent. Longevity >5 hours so far, sillage is modest.

Jan
21
2014
Cereza
Cereza

"Brooklyn" might seem to be a masculine scent, but I do think it could be worn easily by males who enjoy aromatic woody scents. The opening was very promising - fresh, aromatic cypress with the lovely accord of juniper and gin. Unfortunately for me it goes downhill from there. The main offence is that even though this actually has a long staying power (7 hours) after the first hour it stays extremely close to skin, maybe I am simply not able to smell it on myself, but it was really though to get the faint smell of aromatics.

I did not enjoy this as much as I would like, after the first hour it's neither pretty nor unique.

Dec
26
2013
fdphillips1@yahoo.com
fdphillips1@yahoo.com

'Brooklyn' really makes you stop for a moment to enjoy the moment. Subtle grapefruit, to be sure. I love the juniper berries. Understated. Thats my take. Very enjoyable.

Nov
30
2013
claytron
claytron

This is certainly not a unisex scent. I find it to be very masculine. One of my GF's very favorite scents, she melts like an M&M in my pocket every time I wear it. Brooklyn has a great contrast of bright and sultry notes.
The grapefruit mixes well with the juniper(which is the main note to my nose)and the woody, leathery base is subtle and that settles it all down to be a sexy, masculine fragrance. I have not had anyone say anything except "DAMN THAT SMELLS GOOD!"
Longevity: good 8+hours
Projection: 3 feet
Sillage: average. 3 hours and it's a skin scent.

Nov
12
2013
galoguiu
galoguiu

I have Bvlgari Man and Brooklyn and my nose are different perfumes. Both are nice and large but are not equal. Brooklyn had a taste unlike anything we have experienced to date. Lightweight and sophisticated. Very good for me. The disadvantage of this fragrance is its high price. Her scent and beautiful bottle leads thumbs up.

Nov
01
2013
Scentsofwellbeing
Scentsofwellbeing

Ovepriced woodsy and slightly citrus scent.

It smells exactly like Bvlgari Man, Same scent for a fraction of the price

Oct
18
2013
merzeng
merzeng

یک عطر چوبی خیلی خوشبو که منو به یاد لالیک مشکی میندازه و البته با کیفیت خیلی بالاتر و بوی کمی ملایم تر با بالانس عالی. از وقتی سمپل این عطر رو دارم لالیک رو استفاده نمیکنم چون لالیک با همه خوشبوییش مقابل کیفیت این عطر کم میاره. البته این هم از تفاوتهای برندهای نیش و معمولی هست.

Sep
13
2013
Germany
Germany

I agree with Genny17, previous review. Yet I quite love the smell and I don't find it smells inexpensive at all ,but this , like a few other Bonds ,should really be marketed towards men , I can see it working for a woman but its clearly on the masculine side. New Haarlem is my favourtire and also masculine but this one is too masculine for me to pull off.
It smells very refreshing and warm spicy!!! Very good actually ,I love cardamom and I do smell cedar quite strongly. The refreshing part is the gin , quite nicely done, wow!!! And then the leather note ,which is also very masculine ,is part of the dry down .All the notes I smell the most are geared more towards men. It's definitely a spicy but refreshing oriental !

Aug
12
2013
genny17
genny17

I agree this smells a lot like Bvlgari Man, Brooklyn is on the masculine side, spicy, rich, refreshing and cool at the same time...smells like a refreshing after shave, can't imagine a woman liking that one...kind if a spicy unisex scent, not much character really..
Wayyy overpriced for what you get...

Aug
07
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Brooklyn is simple yet sophisticated in its aroma.
Fresh, light, spicy, refined and perfect for me comes down to it, mix output, the fresh grapefruit with a touch shy of cardamom, which meets the juniper, both a touch fruity reconciled to gin, which is invigorating and while through alcoholic, like L´Humaniste but here along comes the cypress is somewhat wooded and giving certain density.
Background with touches of leather of a certain refinement, is well balanced in all grades, an aroma very well prepared.

Jul
29
2013
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

TOP NOTES smells very similar to Bvlgari Man .. the dry down settles down into a unisex scent.I think this is more on the masculine side but the right kind of woman can definitely pull it off! the longer it stays on your skin the better! I like it but not sure if its worth the price tag but if u enjoy Bvlgari Man but don't like the longevity issues then TRY THIS!

Jun
27
2013
angel57
angel57

This is one of my favorite fragrances, and like the city, it's sexy, edgy and not for the faint of heart. I've received numerous compliments when I wear it, and because I'm partial to spicier fragrances, it definitely works for me!

Jun
21
2013
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

Bond Number 9 "Brooklyn" is a little unusual. A thing of clarity and simplicity: clear morning light through an un-curtained window, not dusk through one velvet-draped; linden tisane in an undecorated white cup, not lapsang souchong in Crown Derby. I wouldn't have thought that I would care for it, from the notes listed, but I do like it. As far as the gin note, I tend not to notice much of the booze notes in perfumes, especially when it's gin or vodka. A vague alcoholic hint is usually all I get, and actually, that's fine. If I wanted to smell of liquor I'd simply open my cabinet and splash on a bit...I do see its point, however, as a note: it lends a vague translucency to a scent somehow. The cardamom in this is subtle, to me, in complete opposition to what I have read in other reviews. Most noticeable for me is the cypress, which I love, and the grapefruit and juniper. Geranium is there, and cedar, once it warms up on my skin, as well as a light leather scent. I don't find it especially ground-breaking, but it's very pleasant and unlike other things wafting around the public air these days. I think it should be classified as an aromatic perfume rather than a "spicy oriental"...it's not very spicy, and it doesn't read as an oriental composition at all to me. It is utterly unisex. This smells good to me layered with a touch of vetiver or even lavender essential oils.

Sillage on me is light to moderate, but duration surprised me---overnight, and still going pretty strong in the morning!

It wouldn't stop me buying this, but I must say I don't care for the bottle at all, not being a graffiti fan.

Jun
18
2013
tommyxraver
tommyxraver

Brooklyn is one of my favorite Bond No.9 fragrance

Jun
14
2013
aniwolfe
aniwolfe

Smells just like Bvlgari Man for the first 20mins. Drydown brings out leather and woods to me. Bvlgari Man is more linear and basically has the Brooklyn woodsy opening for a few hours. Overall they are very similar to me.

Jun
07
2013
dancinleroy
dancinleroy

Good GOD I love this stuff. It definitely can be offensive to some, I get it. It's very dry, very dandilion/gin-like but I just adore it. It's been my favorite for a long time now. The downfall with Niche houses is... the price. Over $200 for this at the store and still over $150 on most discounted sites. I wish someone could tell me of a cheaper designer fragrance that this smells like. OR better yet, I will swap with someone who has this and doesn't like it or wants to try something different.


Update: I just bought it for a very resonable price. It's my special occasion scent, since I cannot afford to wear this as a signature. It is by far my favorite scent in any fragrance I have ever smelled, however the projection is sub-par from how I like it. I'd rather wear less of something with a big projection than more with a small projection. The longevity is squared away though. It lasts 8+ hours easily on my skin, but it's very, very subtle after the first hour. As for bvlgari man smelling similar, I agree to an extent. Bvlgari man has the same dry, woodsy, slightly sweet factor that is similar to Brooklyn, but the longevity is nowhere near to equal. If you want a much cheaper (price and quality) alternative to a fragrance in the same genome, than go with Bvlgari man. As the description says in the box of Brooklyn, this fragrance, and all bond fragrances are considered works of art.

Mar
13
2013
RemingtonSteele
RemingtonSteele

Seems I grabbed the Tanqueray and splashed it on this morning, no wait its Bond No. 9 Brooklyn! Doesnt smell bad, opening gin note is powerful tho! Calms down to something very fresh, vague and unisex

Mar
12
2013
sekoujohnson
sekoujohnson

This cologne wasn't even on my radar, but I blind purchased it because the price was deeply discounted on Amazon ($120). Upon further research on Brooklyn, I found out that this cologne won the 2010 FiFi Award for Men's Nouveau Niche Fragrance of the Year. I can honestly say I'm happy I purchased this. Brooklyn by Bond No 9 is very unique. What makes this cologne shine is the Gin note. The gin and grapefruit opening makes this scent very interesting. However, I can see how people gripe about it being harsh. Gin is an acquired taste all together (lol). You should expect to get the gin grapefruit blast for about an hour. The gin subsides, and the grapefruit is replaced with a herbal note. For the drydown, I get a woody herbal vibe after the 4 hr mark. In terms of longevity, I'm getting 8 hrs. The sillage is about arms length away. It should be noted that I've been wearing this during the dead of winter. I can see this projecting louder in the warmer months. Overall this was an excellent blind buy for my taste, but be warned, this might not be for everybody.

Feb
13
2013
Roshap
Roshap

very awful experience for me. the overwhelming amount of cardamom smelled a bit like onions on my skin. literally, onions.

Jan
21
2013
Wano
Wano

Not for everyone. The cardamom give an original scent that is hard to explain. Maybe i need to test that one during the summer, but for now (winter here atm) its not my thing.

Dec
09
2012
jeffwithfrags
jeffwithfrags

Goodness, or rather, badness! This stuff is simply horrible, I just cannot get over the overdose of cardamom in the opening flooding the whole scent with cloying greens.

Any citrus, booze, other notes, forget it- it's all drowned, or rather- swamped by the ocean of cardamom. Nothing is inspiring here, apart from maybe the amazing way it killed a random small spider in my room so fast (fast spray)! Maybe it gets a point for just that. Super cardamom pest-killer extraordinaire.

More seriously (maybe), later on there seems to be some woods and geranium. This leads to the image of a scent devoid of sweetness. That's fine, so long as the green/citrus notes have clarity and quality. They may have *some quality, but it's all undone by the poor blending here. Everything seems like one fuzzy green whole again, and why spend this money when you can just buy Paul Smith's Story say, or LiveJazz? They're both overall the same in quality terms. Bond hasn't used it's niche status to any effect.

Balance, Bond No9 people, balance is key! Cardamom is a great note, but try a leaf out of MDCI's book, who champion the use of the note to show just how engrossing and invigorating it can be. This Bond is just not. Throwing a bucket load of the stuff over any other notes will only lead to bad things.

Very disappointing, to think what could've been a classic will end up turning your head into a huge green cardamom pod. But hooray for less spiders.

2/5. Less spiders is good.

Sample 1st always everyone.

Nov
01
2012
CoolHandLuke87
CoolHandLuke87

Will with out a doubt be my first niche perfume...
Defiantly unisex, but i could put this on at any time/ season. It is exactly how i feel i should smell. The cypress is amazing!!!

Oct
11
2012
GoodVibrations
GoodVibrations

Cypress beauty.

Jul
20
2012
Bassplant
Bassplant

I do not like the top initial scent. It's very sharp and hits you like a ton of bricks. But if you are patient, after a couple of hours or so, the dry down is a very pleasant smell. Very gentle and somewhat classic. A little sweet but not too much. Just enough ruggedness to be obviously a male scent without being overbearing or too spicy. It's just a pleasant, nice fragrance. However, your nose must be practically touching the skin to smell it. No projection whatsoever in the dry-down. The only time it projects is during the offensive initial blast. So considering all the good and bad points here, I don't see this being worth the price tag.

Jul
19
2012
Francop
Francop

In my nose this scent is weak and generic; nothing special; could have been anything you found in a market stall as a copykat of a more respectable scent.

I shall stick to Morgan de Toi pour homme which is more vibrant and energetic and costs a fraction of the price and has a cool bottle too...sorry Bond but this one is not for me...thumbs down !

Jun
12
2012
frostyicy
frostyicy

Bond no.9 totally out did themselves with this wonderfully blended fragrance. Honestly I have never smelled a fragrance like this ever.

Brooklyn is the correct name for this fragrance. The bottle is the correct design for this fragrance. This fragrance is vibrant, energetic, ruthless and in your face...AT FIRST. Then like anywhere it begins to settle and becomes a place you can call home.

This fragrance is a woody-spicy-oriental. It features cardamom, geranium leaves, cedar, grapefruit, juniper berries. Guaiac wood, cedar wood, cypres and leather. Its hard to detect all the notes at once because all of them come flying at you left and right, up and down. As it settles I definitely get the grapefruit, woods, and leather. To me these 3 are the dominant parts of the fragrance.

As far as projection and longevity this fragrance is just weird. Others have said that this fragrance has very poor longevity 3-5hours max and that projection is non-existent. I must admit when you first spray this fragrance on you will swear that that it has vanished within 30mins. YET when it hits that one hour mark this stuff starts projecting hard. I have had people 5 feet away able to smell me. The more this stuff settles on your skin the stronger it gets. I consistently get monster projection and longevity.

This is one that is really hard to describe. I would just suggest everyone to sample this extraordinary fragrance as I will not be able to give an accurate description of the goodness of this fragrance. I feel that Brooklyn is the perfect name for this amazing composition as it is bold and in your face. Representing BK to the fullest!!!!

Sillage/Projection: 9/10 (Projects for a good 5 hours)
Longevity 10/10 (12+ hours typical from all Bond no.9 fragrances)
Scent: 10/10 (Never smelled anything like it, which is a good thing)
Compliment factor: 7/10 (Will get compliments, though it may be “too in your face” for some)
Purpose: 10/10 (Can be worn for any purpose)
Season: Any season
Bang for the buck: Worthy of the price. Nothing on the market does what this does. Niche quality for sure.

May
30
2012
ABRAG
ABRAG

Wonderful

For adolescents women, men

I do not know how to describe fragrance

Is sweet and beautiful

Mar
29
2012
AndrzejK
AndrzejK

It is a very nice fragrance - wood with great juniper berries at the very beginning. Good for spring and summer although stays close to the skin, unfortunately, and loses its woody-spicy notes too quickly. Anyway, it is unique.

Jan
03
2012
SculptureOfSoul
SculptureOfSoul

There is one thing common to most Bond scents - their construction tends to be relatively simple and with that simplicity comes a clarity of structure. This is not always a good thing - the simplicity often fails to hide synthetic aroma-chemicals that have the texture or smell - or both! - of various body products such as inexpensive shampoos or body lotions.

With Brooklyn though, the simplicity and clarity of the structure is brilliant, and that is thanks to Laurent Le Guernec's carefully chosen ingredients, and the deft - and light - hand that he used to blend them in masterful balance.

The opening is airy, one might say ethereal, with juniper leading the charge with a diaphonous grapefruit note in the background along with a hint of cardamom that flits in and out of perceptibility. This is not a sharp opening though, and although it is very light overall there is a depth that is perceptible that keeps Brooklyn from feeling like so many other lesser 'fresh scents' that are overly chemical or piercing, as if someone had turned the treble control of a stereo way too high.

No, Brooklyn has depth and balance from the moment it hits your skin. It really does call to mind a gin and tonic, although much more than that, too. As it progresses the woods come into their own as does the soft leather note - which here smells more like a soft suede, actually - all the while surrounded by the wonderful juniper note that is never sharp or abrasive as it can sometimes be. The berry element of the juniper note is present and long lasting too, although Le Guernec keeps the berry note very very light and restrained and it sits in a higher register than much of the rest of the perfume, thus it is noticeable and yet never obtrusive.

Speaking of registers - or to step into a more musical analogy, octaves - Le Guernec's brilliant formula here exposes just how wonderful intelligent simplicity can be, and how it can do much to enhance the structure of a perfume. To continue with the musical analogy, the 'sound stage' of this perfume is very wide, and the separation between the notes is easily discernable.

Whereas some perfumes have such dense and obfuscated structures that they feel like the equivalent of a band with 2 (or 3!) bass players, Brooklyn is wonderfully tight trio of airy citrus/berries/juniper, woody guaic and cedar, both dry and yet neither scratchy or heavy, and anchoring notes of soft and deep suede and a prominent but soft and expansive white musk that manages to play an enchanting and continous bass ostinato that explores an almost dream-like atmosphere.

Le Guernec's style is of a calculated simplicity and while it doesn't always work for me (ie: Astor Place, which smells nice but doesn't hide that shampoo like texture/scent, which is inexcusable for a product in this price range), when it does, it is sheer brilliance (Harrods Ltd Edition, Washington Square, etc). Brooklyn joins that list of brilliance.

Nov
19
2011
Mr. Doody
Mr. Doody

Okay. First off, let me apologize from the get-go for the schoolgirl-like effusiveness. It is what it is...

OMG - I am, like, TOTALLY in love with this stuff!!!!!!

IMO, it's a classic example of a relatively straightforward list of accords put together in a really distinctive way. I'm not sure I know what to say to the reviewers who think it's not distinctive - I think it's the most distinctive thing in the entire Bond No. 9 line and distinctive in absolute terms as well! It's not overpowering and it doesn't have massive sillage. It's a scent for you and those you are close to.

I do not find the longevity to be particularly good though. However, since it's so damn yummy, I don't find that I mind having to re-apply ;-) .

Nov
18
2011
KFried
KFried

I have a sample of this unisex fragrance that I tried for myself and while I adore it, it was just a little too masculine for me. It's not too heavy, the citrus keeps it light. There is a lot of juniper and cedar, which I love.

Then, I sprayed it on my husband. Holy cow! It's like he's been outdoors chopping wood with leather gloves in wintertime. I am crazy for this on him. It doesn't last forever, I'm afraid, but while it does it is heaven.

I bought him a bottle and I'll be stealing some for myself from time to time.

Nov
13
2011
nattonline
nattonline

The start is not much of the grapefruit but I get a tiny hint of its fresh bitterness. Then here comes a strong presence of spice cardamom, which reminds me of Declaration by Cartier. Once I get pass that, it mellows out into a subtle leather with dry and sharp gin while cardamom still hangs around at the corner. Woody accord is not pronounced. Actually I can't really tell if I smell anything woody at all. At this point, its a nice light aromatic scent. No wow factor, I'm afraid. Perhaps its not a must have, but it's definitely a must try.

Nov
08
2011
Scentrist
Scentrist

On me, this is definitely a very fresh and woody fragrance - where I'd look to most woody/spicy combinations to be much deeper and almost seasonal (too heavy for summer, perfect for fall/winter), this comes across as light.

The citrus top notes are not so overbearing as to seem sharp or tart, but they feel very balanced. For someone not a fan of citrus-heavy scents, this is one I can tolerate yet it still has a freshness and light character that isn't entirely linear and carries some interest with it. I'm not sure I get any sense of leather with this, or it's just too faint to be noticed.

Overall, this is a very nice, very fresh and contemporary scent. Not my personal favorite from Bond, but nonetheless a great fragrance and for me a nice change for those days when I'd like a wood/spice but not something cloying or suffocating.

4/5. Definitely worth trying.

Oct
28
2011
twlahue
twlahue

smells good,
warm and inviting,
doesn't last very long on me,
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I have changed my mind. It does last a long time, but doesn't project very well.

Oct
17
2011
natefifield
natefifield

Nice warm smell, with a hint of almonds to me, not too spicy, but still interesting. Loses a lot of its power through the day, but blends well with the smell of the skin, enhancing it’s natural fragrance. Very nice.

Jul
22
2011
silentrich
silentrich

Not a unisex fragrance. Boring and predictable. Just like other Bonds it's flat and has no character. But it has a pretty bottle, box, and a hefty price tag to make up for it so it must be good. NOT!

Jul
07
2011
hay81hay
hay81hay

this is first time for me trying Bond No 9, my pre-impression was it just non sense expensive perfume , BUT once i smell it i totally Shocked how it is really beautiful.

not easy for me to describe it, i found it oriental citrusy fresh , like it got awesome note all the way.
its totally unique , made me feel like my pre experience in perfumes was nothing and now i am in perfumes world.

90% of my collection was online blind buy or depend on Fragrantica members review , and i am usually satisfied with, i wish i had risk blind buy it, because discover something awesome like this will give me a nice feeling , any way from now on Bond No 9 in my circle of trust.

Nov
30
2010
CourtrightHer
CourtrightHer

Yep, the bottle is cool. The fragrance is good (initially). The sillage is nice (again, initially - see a patern?). but...never develops. It's got no lasting talent. On me...gone before you can say lickety split.

For all the the coin in the realm, I would not venture forth. There are other Bonds I'd rather delve into (the wallet/ purse) here. Back to the city we go (NYC).

Nov
03
2010
sherapop
sherapop

Bond no 9 BROOKLYN is a surprisingly nice fragrance. I'm not sure exactly why I'm surprised, perhaps because Manhattanites have such a superiority complex vis-à-vis their neighbors?

BROOKLYN opens bright and lemony, a very natural lemon, which mingles harmoniously with some pretty appealing aromatic notes, above all juniper and cardamom, and a detectable dose of geranium, too.

From the very beginning, there is a leather note as well and, in the drydown, BROOKLYN really becomes a tender, only very slightly spicy leather perfume. To my nose, this would be better classified as an aromatic leather than as an oriental spicy. I've noticed that sometimes there is a décalage, as they say, between the marketing initiatives chez Bond no 9 and the actual qualities of the final product.

In any case, BROOKLYN is a very nice creation indeed, combining a variety of enticing notes in a new way. Perhaps too subtle for some, but I like this tender leather. Good for gals and guys alike!

Sep
27
2010
Lance
Lance

This is my favourite bottle of Bond No.9, very different from the others!
And damn! Why this brand is always too EXPENSIVE? :(

May
01
2010
Kankuro
Kankuro

Brooklyn was a big surprise for me. I don't expected something unusual or unique. But now, after testing it, I love Brooklyn! It starts with an unusual mix of citrus and leather. Then it besomes more soft and the leather starts to disappear. Now I can detect some woods and spices. In the drydown I smell something aquatic and woody.

Great lasting power and strong sillage!

Aug
15
2009
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

This is a BEAUTIFUL bottle, HOWEVER, I'm not feelin' the scent too much! This smells like burnt grass or something. I wish I could get a different Bond No. 9 scent in this bottle

May
28
2009
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

Let's not forget to give Laurent Le Guernec also credit for being the perfumer who assisted Laurice Rahme with the creation of this newest fragrance from Bond No.9 NYC.

Looking for a Spring or Summer fragrance with a refreshing, close to the skin notes of juniper, hints of leather and wood. This may be your fragrance.

Brooklyn EdP is one of my top 5 in my overall collection.

Mar
06
2009
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

This is my first review after wearing a sample of this EdP for an entire day.

If you are looking for a fragrance to introduce you before you enter a room, this is not the one for you.

This fragrance whispers to you: "You have arrived. No need to tell people who you are, they will remember" Brooklyn is an EdP which keeps repeating that mantra.

Just when I thought I could no longer hear the whispering, Brooklyn would say; "I am still here."

The composition of this fragrance was design to be experience all at the same time. I normally look forward to how a fragrance takes you on journey with each stage of development (top, middle & base notes).

As mentioned in my 2/24/09 review I had only worn this scent for an hour. I thought I was headed on a journey of development for each stage of the notes, as you would expect from any EdP. This was a non-stop travel. No layovers on each fragrance note. Brooklyn allows one to feel refresh and able to take on anything upon your arrival.

Added to collection on 3/03/09.

Feb
26
2009
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

I just had an opportunity to sample this scent. I have only had it on my skin for an hour now and I am loving how it develops in a subtle way.

First you will get the grapefruit notes with a little spice (maybe the cardamom). As it been warming down, it reminds me of a Gin & tonic drink.

The wood notes are just beginning to be introduced. I can not wait to wear this tomorrow and have it on all day.

Feb
24
2009
honeypoppyseed
honeypoppyseed

I hate this. It's so trendy, and usually I like Bond 9 (well mostly). This one on the other hand is like juicy but much more expensive and I wonder, why the branding of this type of scent? Why name it Brooklyn? It's sort of a last stop cash cow for the brand that coins it's self NYC. The fragrance isn't very specific I think. It's not that I don't like the scent it's self, it's not horrible, but it's not very good either and then the packaging and branding.. I just think get the juicy.

Jan
20
2009

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Brooklyn by Bond No 9 3.91 out of 5 based on 222 ratings and 52 user reviews

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