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H.O.T. Always Bond No 9 for men

H.O.T. Always Bond No 9 for men
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main accords
animalic
warm spicy
patchouli
musky
leather

H.O.T. Always by Bond No 9 is a Woody Chypre fragrance for men. H.O.T. Always was launched in 2003. The nose behind this fragrance is Robertet. The fragrance features sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, russian leather, civet and bergamot.

Fragrance Notes

Sandalwood Patchouli Cinnamon Russian Leather Civet Bergamot

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H.O.T. Always Fragrance Reviews

FaunAromatic
FaunAromatic

My boyfriend gave me some Creed for my bday, and managed to sweet talk the salesperson into including a huge handful of Bond 9 candy-wrapped testers. H.O.T Always was my favorite of the bunch. This is a perfume that confronts you with sassy attitude and then misbehaves. It's a perfume that smells you back.

May
06
2014
celadoster
celadoster

So diferent, very hot, very very sexy and deep. This scent is for detached and sensual people. The note of civet is very pronounced and leather too.
Great e modern frag.

Mar
22
2014
Petrichor
Petrichor

I think Bond should have named this one Hell's Kitchen. I mean that in a good way. H.O.T. Always is gritty and naughty, and it's everything else people here are saying it is. Patchouli? Yup. Leather? Yup. Civet? Yes, but it blends with the cinnamon quite well, creating the effect of Red Hots candies. Remember those? Sandalwood lies beneath it all, rounding it out.

This might be my favorite from Bond. I'm surprised to see it listed here as being For Men. I think it's unisex, in a sexy-badass kind of way. I could see a whip-smart sassy sort of sexy woman easily pulling this one off. I'm a guy and I wear it, but if I smelled it on a woman? Rrrrrrawr!!!

Thumbs up. WAY up!

Mar
07
2014
Castor
Castor

LOL, must be jocking. It reminded me of smells alikes of Givenchy Gentleman, of which one of them, sold under a low price, smells as complex as H.O.T. Always.

BTW, anyone knows what H.O.T. stands for?

Oct
27
2013
mse-21
mse-21

This is a Woody Chypre composition led by Civet and Patchouli: animalic and earthy. Very solid creation. Decisively masculine and 'in your face'.

Inevitably reminded me of Gentleman by Givenchy. This one apparently has higher quality ingredients and enjoys a better orchestration. However, doesn't have that 'allure' of the GG. I don't know why! Maybe I'm biased toward the ORIGINAL. Maybe I like classic 'citrus chypre' combination better...I can't tell the reason! Just take it from me that Gentleman by Givenchy has something alluring which is absent here.

Good longevity and projection. Overall: 6 out of 10.

Apr
24
2013
Chocobaby
Chocobaby

Alrhough it's supposedly a men's fragrance, I love it on. I just cannot stop sniffing myself. Although there is not much transition it is quite linear), the dry patchouli and civet is intoxicating. It is a very powerful fragrance so a spritz is all you need. This is addictive!

Mar
02
2013
ThatMakesScents
ThatMakesScents

Red Hots ( cinnamon hard candy/hot!) mixed with patchouli and civet. Other reviewers have said it first.

Definitely a nod to GG Gentleman but the civet patchouli combination in HOT doesn't come close to the brilliance that is GG.

With that said I still think this is a decent fragrance and more original than those found in most department stores. For some reason I envision a young girl in her 20's wearing shiny latex when I smell this. IMO a good clubbing scent for a woman.

Quality sillage longevity - Just average. Expect to carry a decant with you.

Feb
17
2013
Bbjr
Bbjr

A fantastic fragrance. Great longevity. One of the best in a long time.

Jan
20
2013
Cams
Cams

This smells amazing on women. I smelt this on a woman in a department store, had no idea it was H.O.T. and asked her what she was wearing.I tested it on my skin and bought it 2 hours later. Give it a try and give it about 6 mins to begin to shine. Lovely!

Dec
18
2012
iMaverick
iMaverick

When I first tried it, I thought to myself that I liked this scent, very much so. It wasn't until a couple more wearings from a sample that it reminded me a lot of Givenchy Gentleman, BUT BETTER! Why? It still smells much like of the patchouli-infused GG, reserved, yet so French, but HOT Always is the brother who decided to live in Spain--he is more sensual, sophisticated, and SEXY! HA is the sure fire winner for me because of the injection of civet in the scent, which warms and smoothes over the patchouli's sharp edges, and gives it an undercurrent of sensuality. I can't get enough of it!

The warmth intensifies a bit as the scent dries down, and it is the piece-de-resistance that I hungrily wait for when I wear this scent.

Once I'm done with the sample I own, I'm out to get a bottle!

Aug
01
2012
williamvargas
williamvargas

my first impression was giorgio for men, a classic strong masculine frag, do not need a lot but if you like that scent.. this is a take on that i think, at least that is my first impression. you will get noticed with this one..i still have giorgio for men so it is has such similarities and you can buy giorgio so reasonably that it would be hard to justify this purchase, just not enough different or better i guess, maybe for some who like this sort of powerhouse would think so, but i think if you went one good spray on each wrist would suffice. , the people who like h.o.t. would like giorgio for the same reason..such a difference in price, you would just have to have extra money to burn i think. worth sampling though. my suggestion is buy giorgio for me..that stuff rocks.

Jul
10
2012
Grottola
Grottola

A skanky-ass camphor patchouli that brings to mind vintage Givenchy Gentlemen and Giorgio for Men. Has monumental sillage and I can still smell it on my arm after one spray that I put on 24 hours ago, and I've even taken a shower since then.

I'm definitely getting this when I get the chance. If you want to intimidate people, look no further.

Jun
10
2012
eid-althani
eid-althani

Enjoyng The Top Notes Bergmote And Cinnamon Its Realy Realy Good If U lUV Givenchy Classics U Will Luv H.o.T Always there is no patchoulie in this bond Wtf fragrebcita

Sep
19
2011
alfarom
alfarom

I Sworn to God that I would never have written another review for a Bond N.9 scent...and look at me now! I decided to give H.O.T. Always a chance just because I'm into leather fragrances and wanted to see if I could find at least one perfume from this house that I like. No way! A big and loud Patchouli note positioned on a banal leather accord. Besides what Luca Turin says it totally smells like someone using a bong. Maybe a crystal, handmade one, but still a bong.

If you prefer, let's put it like this. An agè lady from the enlightened "petite bourgeoisie" who doesn't color her hair, dresses with expensive organic cotton / hemp clothes, and love macrobiotic food. The smell of a rich hippy.

Rating: 5.5-6/10

Apr
16
2011
sherapop
sherapop

I initially thought from the emanations off the top of my sample vial that Bond no 9 H.O.T. Always was going to be a rich patchouli frag. But that impression was swiftly defeated when upon application a wild beast suddenly emerged on the scene out of nowhere--or, rather, out of that forest of patchouli. This unexpected creature is similar to a centaur, well, except that it has the head of a civet cat and the torso of a bull. Hang on, you're in for quite a ride if you dare to don this powerful potion!

This is dark, heavy leather, oily and dirty, so H.O.T. (heavily over the top?) Always must ALWAYS be sparingly applied. Basically, you should conduct yourself as though this were perfume, not edp--and I dare say that a bottle will last several light years!

This stuff is like none of the other Bond no 9 creations that I have tried, and perhaps, unlike their genteel universal (or unisex or omnisex) frags, an overtly masculine elixir such as H.O.T. might be best suited for that rather narrow cross-section of ladies who adorn themselves with whips and chains, nail corsets and the like.

Okay, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but as indubitable evidence of the roughness of this diamond, I offer this: upon sniffing my wrist, my cat licked his lips! As for mild-mannered little me, I'll have to tame this beast with some rose...

Aug
09
2010
mocha43
mocha43

I have a sample of this and, to me, it's unisex, spicey with cinnamon. When I want to smell cinnamon candy, I would choose this. I like it. It lasts well, also.

Jun
20
2010
guynspfld
guynspfld

I went to Saks to buy Bleeker Street yesterday and they were out (they were out of a lot of the Bond fragrances). I had my heart set on it, but it was not to be. So I sniffed around and fell in love with this! It is very masculine and it last forever. The sales lady wanted me to get something else as she said I was too young for this, but I love the earthy qualities and it is not something anyone else will have on!!

Dec
22
2009
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

Each night I spray a little or dab on a fragrance I intend to wear the next day. One night last week, I was in the mood for something sensual. I had been enjoying the sample of Hot Always and wanted to dab on a little before bedtime. My significant other was already in bed and did not want to turn on the lights. Since my eye had not adjusted to the darkness, I miscalculated the distance to my wrist. I ended up pouring the entire content of the sample size on my arm while any remainder fell on the floor & on my gym bag.

The aroma ended up waking up my partner. The fumes from the fragrance was causing my eyes to tear up. I ended up having to sleep in a different room since this powerful fragrance was clinging on to me after trying to wash it off. The next morning my partner asked if I had broken an entire bottle of something. He was surprise to hear it was just a sample size. We laughed about it now.

I was walking to work this morning, I kept getting a waft of an amazing scent. At first I thought it was the gentleman in front of me, but then I realized it was Hot Always that had spilled on my gym bag.

Each time I smell this sensual, powerhouse of a fragrance it makes me giggle and puts a smile on my face. Hot Always evokes confidence and sexiness. I look forward to Fall/Winter to add it to my collection.

The moral of this story: Always remember a little goes a Hot way.

May
13
2009
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

I agree with thomkallor that this fragrance is not for the faint of heart. It is a powerhouse of a fragrance but welcoming. I was purchasing another Bond No.9 fragrance (Andy Warhol: Silver Factory) when I tested this one.

The sweetness comes from the cinnamon, then you are slammed with strong leather and musk (from civet) notes. The warm down is the patchouli and sandalwood notes.

I plan on purchasing this for my next winter scent. I would not recommend wearing this scent in warm weather. I look forward to adding this to my collection in the future.

Jan
29
2009
thomkallor
thomkallor

WOW! I sniffed most if not all of the Bonds and found this one to be the only one I would truly describe as "masculine." Not for the faint of heart guys: this is what I believe we call an 80's men's scent, a powerhouse propelled mainly by the twin stars of cinnamon and patchouli....animalistic civet purrs underneath. Not for the office, nor for daytime - very sexy and very, very nighttime.

Oct
21
2008

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