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Bond No. 9
Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-6pm
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
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New York neighborhoods can be categorized by geography, by train route, by look and by sound. Now, they're conveyed by scent (in a positive sense, of course). Bond No. 9, one-time source of Creed perfumes, now exclusively stocks their house line of Manhattan-centric fragrances like Nuits de Noho, Madison Soiree, Wall Street, and Gramercy Park. In notes that complement both men and women, the eaux de parfum are sold in 1.7-oz. and 3.3-oz. star-shaped bottles that make an artistic addition to any vanity. For clients who swing between districts—are you a little bit Park Avenue, with a dash of Nouveau Broadway?—Bond No. 9 will mix-and-match neighborhoods to taste, drawing scented drams from the tall flacons in the center of the store and pouring into the colorful suede, leather, or crystal-adorned atomizer of your choice. (True connoisseurs: A personalized scent created by a top nose can be yours for a price.) The large, loft-like space also offers coordinating scented candles, vintage perfume bottles and jewelry and an area suitable for events. Outside, a white, perfume-stocked English cab—with liveried driver, of course—stands by to whisk special clients to and from the store.Extra
Bond's Bon-Bon Box sampler includes 18 foil-wrapped, travel-sized fragrance sprays in a presentation box.
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