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I Love New York for Marriage Equality Bond No 9 for women and men

I Love New York for Marriage Equality Bond No 9 for women and men
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Bond No. 9 is launching a new I Love New York fragrance in honor of the Acts of marriage equality signed on 24th July 2011. The fragrance is delicate and sensual woody - spicy. It opens with juicy notes of mandarin and gourmand plum, nutmeg and cinnamon. It leads to the "wedding" bouquet in the heart of rose, jasmine and ginger lily. Cashmere, sandalwood and amber are in the perfume’s base.

Available as 50 and 100 ml EDP. I Love New York for Marriage Equality was launched in 2012.

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Nutmeg Cinnamon Mandarin Orange Plum

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Jasmine Rose Lily

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Cashmere Wood Sandalwood Amber

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I Love New York for Marriage Equality Fragrance Reviews

Tardigrada
Tardigrada

This one is really nice.
The opening starts with a slightly straightforward nutmeg, as if deliberately trying to appear unfriendly, quickly turning to a sentimental and realistic precious wood. As if you hold a box in your hands that is made of some precious dark wood. And as you hold it in your hands, you realize it's truly ancient and filled with lingering scents of precious resins from the various parts of the world. The smell, created of all these vibrations is as gentle as the softest fur coat. And as you contemplate on the secret it kept inside for so long, the box vanishes and you try to sniff your fingertips, as the nutmeg again overpowers the whole scene.
6 of 10

Sep
22
2014
punitshalyal
punitshalyal

Wonderful Fragrance. cashmere wood is sooooo good here. a combination of cashmere wood , amber and nutmeg gives an incensy vibe in a good way. there is a little plum roaming around it but not as fruity. sandlewood comes in the dry down and makes it more amazing. its a perfect woodsy fragrance for me. Gets compliments and lasts forever. A must buy in my list.

Jul
20
2014
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

I wish the composition would've been a tad bit more interesting.

It's most definitely a crowd pleasure, for sure. There's a nice, smooth spiciness that goes well with the floral notes. It sets my olfactory senses on edge trying to discern just which gender stereotype they're trying to pander to with this one.

They've got quite a bit going on here, so it takes a while to really understand what's going on on my skin. The plum, sandalwood, and cashmere combination sensual, but then there's the crisp spiciness from the cinnamon and nutmeg…and random flowers that merely peek in every now and then.

The composition would've done much better to have more of a cohesive body to it, since it's a bit all over the place.

For the price, I'll have to pass…though I adore the concept.

And wesleyhclark? I'll make sure you're not invited to my wedding.

May
12
2014
K1
K1

Well these days it's quite normal for me to see my reviews deleted regularly! I simply post them again. Hope there's strong proof and logic behind this constant dislike campaign!

I’m not a fan of Bond No 9 normally for the faint milky aquatic accord at the base of every release of the house but I fell in love badly with this one.
NY For Marriage is a spicy fresh opener that transmits to woody dry tenderly smoky air plus heavenly zesty plum passion that in overall smells like premium woods in a carpentry ready to make a luxurious jewel box! I worked with cashmere wood; this is the best cashmere accord I’ve ever got. But beyond these all, what is beauty is the plum/wood/amber combination empowers the blend and presents really nice vibe: dry, smoky, woody and calm. People who enjoy incense series of Comme des Garçons and powdery woody scent would like it too.

May
09
2014
harlemmal
harlemmal

@dolcethadon. What I am talking about is two fragrances that have some commonality to me. Not anyone else. I could have sworn this website states "add your review"

Apr
24
2014
Kharnak Rex
Kharnak Rex

LONG longevity, tried this out at the mall. The Cashmere wood and Sandal stays to the very very end. At first i thought it was patchouli, but it's quite a refreshing new almost medicinal wood. This note.... reminded me EXACTLY of the main accorde of Black Afgano by Nasomatto, which had a dry earthy soil smell.
It stays for nearly a whole day, even after a bath. Very pricey though.

Mar
14
2014
dolcethadon
dolcethadon

@Harlemmal .. What are you talking about? iIt does not smell anything like Gucci Rush, there is nothing in common.. That is like saying Polo for men smells like Aqua Di Gio .. This smells like a spicy frankincense and Gucci Rush does not even containg ANY SPICES! The only reason why it is listed as similar is becuase there is a scam artist with multiple fake profiles on fragrantica , skewing votes for his own reasons .. "Isobutyl"

Mar
04
2014
harlemmal
harlemmal

This is a great scent. I receive many compliments on this. The nutmeg is dominant and the wood and cinnamon are present. I would not say it smells like Gucci Rush but something does remind me of it but if it was not mentioned I might not have picked up on it. I think its the combination of the spices.

Mar
04
2014
dolcethadon
dolcethadon

I have a decant of this, and all I will say for now is that there is not any similarity to Gucci Rush whatsoever.. Isobutyl and his many profiles are at it again, making fake profiles to skew reviews and votes.. 100% completely different from Rush.. NO SIMILARITY!

Jan
04
2014
poppyseed1
poppyseed1

I loved the concept and was very excited when I got a few samples of this thrown in with my purchase of Flowerbomb, but it just was not for me.

It is supposed to be unisex, or so I was told, but it felt too masculine for me with dominante woods and something that felt too close to a musk on my skin.

I like a sent with personality and I Love NY for Equality has it by ten fold, but I just felt as if I'd tripped and fallen into a pool of my uncle's calogne. Perhaps it should be reclassified as something on the softer side of a men's fragrance.

Oct
27
2013
babygurl72
babygurl72

This is my favorite Bond No 9 so far. I love the incense that is very prominent and just overall smells great. Longevity is good too, about 6 hours, great projection. I spray my clothes for even longer projection.

Oct
01
2013
claytron
claytron

This was recomended to me by the Perfumista at Nordstroms. He was spot on with this one!! The title had me really wondering what it was going to smell like. Its an extremely woody scent. I love sandalwood in fragrances so this one hits a homerun.
The sandalwood and cashmere are the most prominent in this perfume. I love the way that the rose calms down the wood and spice in this. The plum and manderine are very mild and are almost undetectable after 2 hours or so. It all ties together very well.
This is also the cheapest perfume in Bonds lineup I believe. I have gotten many compliments with this scent and will be buying a bottle soon.
Longevity: 10+ hours easy
Projection: 4 feet
Sillage: 4 hours at least

Update: I have a few samples of this and have finished my first one. The second sample smells different. It smells more Christmas like, thats the only way I can explain it. Still absolutely gorgeous! This makes me wonder if my other samples will vary slightly as well...

Update: got a bottle of this as a christmas gift. Does not smell christmasy like my second sample but smells better than ever. Again, very woody and the dark fruit is more prominent. Projection and everything is great! This is a beast on me all day with 3 sprays. Love it.

Sep
26
2013
Jwaks
Jwaks

Dry woody spicy scent with a hint of dark fruit. A bit like sawdust and warm, almost hot, cinnamon and spice. Like mulled apple cider spices. A pleasant cold weather scent with a touch too much wood and hot spice for me. More fruit or something to sweeten this would make this awesome. Projection, sillage and longevity are all awesome as is expected with any bond fragrance.

Score 6/10

Jul
21
2013
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

This is a real beauty and a surprise to me because I do not like most of the Bond No. 9 line. The woods are dominant here, but so nicely blended with the spices and amber. Gorgeous sandalwood that is not too "in your face." I definitely smell the nutmeg and some cinnamon, the fruit notes are very faint, the florals very hard to detect, but they do help balance the woods so that the overall effect is a soft, lovely warm scent that will make you feel good all day long. I don't get a lot of sillage from this one, but it does remain as a nice skin scent for hours.

Jun
29
2013
MegaKirk2000
MegaKirk2000

I don't know if people are very familiar with Labdanum Absolute on here, but that's what I smell. It is the single most overpowering note in this frag, and everything else is built around it. Gorgeous, my favorite labdanum scent!

Mar
02
2013
rzetzm
rzetzm

As with most Bond No 9s, this one took several sprays at Saks (there's some alliteration) before I took interest. Yes, the initial spritz is wood, wood, and more wood! But in the background is a floral, almost incense-y aroma that deepens with the drydown.

It's the drydown that makes this scent (and most others). You have to be willing to enjoy that incense, myrrh/frankincense odor - and I do - to really love this.

It is a bit quizzical to me that this was launched in the Summer. I think it's more of a wintry fragrance. It's a high of 55 degrees today and windy, and I need something strong that can stand up to that. I don't know how this would fare in the heat, but if it was released in July in New York, well, it's very hot in New York then. I feel the deep woodsy aroma with the incense complements cold weather well.

If you're a fan of Cooper Square (I am, and own the bottle) then give this a try.

It's a very good scent. I can see why it's unisex, but I do believe it tends to lean more masculine. Just my opinion, though. The longevity is good. Probably 4-6 hours. Sillage is decent as well.

And of course the bottle has a beautiful rainbow heart on it - perfect for those who support marriage equality. =)

**Update - So this cologne apparently mixes very well with other woody fragrances. So far, my favorite pairing is Marriage Equality with Great Jones, in a 2:1 fashion, respectfully. Formal, classic, yet playful!

Dec
20
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I own this now and wanted to write a second review. Now that I can take liberty in spraying all over, I must say that this is a marvelous woody perfume. I just adore it! I get very little in the way of plummy fruit or spice. I have to try really hard to smell cinnamon. I think it's there, but it's so subtle no one would ever know if they didn't see the notes. I have never smelled a single flower on my skin either. It's wood, wood, and more wood with a touch of orange and a lil' amber in the drydown. And it's quality wood, no particle board here! Sillage and longevity are excellent--it radiates from my body all day long. If you are looking for a natural-smelling, medium bodied wood fragrance that's not so dark and brooding like oud perfumes, Marriage for All should be on your test list. It's mellow and smooth; perfect for all year long, day or night.

Being San Franciscan, I fully support gay marriage, so I like the bottle.

Oct
20
2012
iMaverick
iMaverick

Perhaps I had to try this on skin. Testing it on a blotter just made me confused on what it was all about. It smelled as if the notes were fighting each other. It smelled like a cosmetics boutique alongside a hair salon, perfumed notes versus chemical notes. Hopefully there's a bit more harmony on the skin.

Oct
10
2012
Scentrist
Scentrist

So I was anxious to try this one, and the description of the notes evoked curiosity, so when it became available I sampled this.

The plum notes in the top are similar to Andy as someone had mentioned, but that's where the similarity ends. Where Andy is an experienced marked in Oud (isn't everything these days?), Marriage Equality is a more subdued and subtle experience, the fruitiness at the opening not overpowering and at first I wanted to ask, "Where did it go?" The spices and plum do give way to a very rich floral that, again, is nice yet understated. It's hours later that this really opened up and revealed the power of the woods and amber base. Wow! then you realize how nice this is, it comes up by surprise.

This is one of those perfumes that comes up and hits you as if to say, "Hey, this is really good and not challenging me to find something likable about it." It's a very easy scent. When I compare it to Andy, it's a much more challenging experience with the Oud and plum along with the other notes competing for attention. Marriage Equality doesn't have quite the pedigree or high-end ingredients, but it winds up better than the sum of the parts. Of all the I Love NY line, this is easily my favorite.

Jul
28
2012
gregmech26
gregmech26

Smells too "perfumey" for a guy to wear. It's like a cross between Gucci pour Homme and Dirty English. It tries too hard to be unisex. I didn't care for it.

Jul
24
2012
Francop
Francop

I am trying a sample this week...

So far...so good but in my mind and nose this is a nice spicy warm summer scent with lots of plum and nutmeg similar to Visit by Azzaro (men`s) in the top notes; the heart is full of ginger and the basenotes come up quite quickly with lots of sandalwood and ambery notes.

The whole experience is pleasant but nothing really special if you are used to better stuff.

Good longevity but I layered it with better stuff after a while as the whole experience needed more soul...

Is this a commercial scent to appeal to everyone out there? I think so...

Does it move me? Not really...

Medium Thumbs...

PS: Bond, please give us a better scent for "Arthurs and Marthas"...we know you can do better...and in this life, we all live and learn...don`t we?...xxx

Jul
18
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I wasn't expecting this to be my favorite of the I Love New Yorks, but it is. I'm surprised at what a beauty this turned out to be, after starting out smelling mostly like citrus (?) and patchouli. The drydown is just gorgeous. This fragrance leans towards the masculine end of the spectrum yet remains perfectly unisex. The subtle fruity notes make it stand out among a sea of dry, woody perfumes. Rather than smelling sweet and fruity, they enrich the smooth cashmere wood, creating a luxurious effect. Very rich and cozy--perfect for snuggling up by the fireplace with your love ;)

p.s. personally, i don't detect cinnamon

Jul
15
2012
Akahina
Akahina

(A more thoughtful review after wearing this several times.)

This scent starts off with a noticeable note of Mandarin Orange and nutmeg with the slight presence of plum. The basenote of sandalwood is apparent from the very beginning. As the orange fades the white flowers become evident but never overpowering. As for the floral notes, for the most part I smell ginger lily and jasmine but according to the published notes there is rose here too. Mostly the white flowers done in a minimal fashion that complements the sandalwood and other woody notes so well. I would swear there is a touch of cinnamon too. As the scent ages on the skin a wonderful amber accord is added to the mix.

This is not a flowery scent but it is at the same time; just enough to round out the spices and amber. Mostly this is a sweet sandalwood spice mix with a bit of delicious floral added to the heart with that mandarin and plum at the beginning.

One could say the floral aspect of this perfume would make it feminine but the woody and spicy nature would make it masculine. Verdict: Unisex. Can be worn by anyone.

I find taht longevity is average or better for me at about 5-6 hours. I would guess that I either become immune to the scent or that the concentration in the "I Love New York" series is not as high as in Bond's regular line which would make sense given that the price point is lower. Perhaps the best in the I Love New York line from Bond so far.

I have blown through two sample vials and have ordered a full bottle. I even carried a sample vial with me last night and offered a spray to those that complemented me on the fragrance and this one did garner complements from both men and women.

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I was asked, "is this frag at all like Andy Warhol?"

I wondered the same thing earlier today and since I have Andy Warhol I sprayed one arm with Andy and the other with ILNYFME about 3 hours ago. Upon first spray I thought they were indeed very similar, at least inhabiting the same fragrance "space" for lack of a better term. The main difference at the top that I could discern was the presence of mandarin in ILNYFME. But after the top notes dried off the two presented themselves quite differently. Andy had that almost sour and medicinal "band aid" note of oud which could be enhanced by the plum note. ILNYFME on the other hand evolved to a sweeter and spicier space with a more definite sweet sandalwood/amber modified with a hint of sweet white floral. So my first impression was yes, quite similar, but after a white to two evolved into quite different scents. This may sound strange, but now when I smell the two next to each other the first thing I think about with Andy is "sour milk". I never thought that before! And it really does not smell like sour milk so I can't really explain that reaction...

I liked Andy enough to buy a bottle, but ILNYFME is better for me today, at least somewhat sweeter. Loving the sandalwood note quite a bit.

Jun
23
2012
Dougczar
Dougczar

Initially, this reminds me of a more potent version of Dirty English. When I wear this I get a nice comfortable campfire / incense vibe from it (is it the plum + nutmeg that is registering as incense to me?). This has very good longevity, and would be great for a nice fall evening.

If you can still find a bottle of Dirty Engligh, I would recommend you grab a bottle of that and save your money for one of the other amazing scents Bond No. 9 has in their lineup.

Bond No. 9 products are very expensive. Oftentimes, they are worth the extra price - this is one of those times.

Follow-up: I still find a lot of similarities to Dirty English during the first 30 - 60 minutes, after that, this really becomes a deep and rich plum / wood fragrance that lingers on and on... I have recently purchased a bottle of this and I am sure it is going to be one of my most worn fragrances that I own.

Jun
08
2012
gypsy parfumista
gypsy parfumista

I received samples last Saturday, but have yet to do a full wearing.

On paper this is definitely unisex with the spiciness echoing things like La Mome and Sira des Indes, etc. only more modern and "metro" feeling...

I find it a delightfully fruity (those of you who avoid the plum note in perfumes need not fear) balance of spices, flowers and it has an almost oriental incense/resin like quality!

I would be honored to wear something like this to walk down the aisle, and I love how the bottle has the rainbow heart and celebrates same sex marriage becoming legal in New York state.

Also wonderful was the very first 100 same sex couples who presented their marriage licenses at the flagship store at 9 Bond St. will receive a 100 ml bottle of this (or so I have heard)!!

KUDOS ALL AROUND!!

Edit-23 June 2012: After talking with the Bond marketing department, a couple weeks ago, I learned it was actually I Love NY for ALL that was given away to the first 100 same sex couples last year (2011) and not THIS. Sorry!

May
29
2012
nattonline
nattonline

I want to like this but I just cannot get pass the top layer of dry spices, cinnamon, and plum. These ain't my favorite things to smell so I guess I will never really get to know ya. :(

May
24
2012
JRhind
JRhind

I think the bottle is awesome and what a fantastic cause to promote through fragrance :) Not only that but the notes sound Great. All the things I love :)

May
11
2012
jonr951
jonr951

I simply cannot wait to try this one! I'm SO looking forward to it. I've already asked my ladies at Nordstrom to call me right when they get it in. Haha. I'm loving everything about it. Cinnamon, mandarin, plum, and amber! Delicious! GO Bond No. 9. : )

May
11
2012

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