Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue (2008) {New Perfume}

Lexington-Avenue-Bond-No9.jpgNew-York-based niche perfumery Bond No. 9 will launch a new creation in the biographical Andy-Warhol series next month with Lexington Avenue, named after one of his early lodgings located at 242 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood.

Bond No. 9 is a brand dedicated to retracing an olfactory map of New York City and with the Andy Warhol venture, celebrity and biographical twists have been added to the basic concept.

Going the way of luxury and fashion accessory is another venue the perfume house continues to explore with its ongoing collaboration with jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris who previously designed a silver necklace for Union Square, the second scent in the series....
A girly coquettish shoe theme was explored also on the perfume bottle and is developed in the sterling silver pendants made for the 400 deluxe limited-editions with the eloquent quote by Warhol, "Beauty is shoe, shoe beauty"

Lexington Avenue was composed by perfumer Claude Dir of Givaudan and is categorized as a floral and woody chypre. It features "top notes of blue cypress, fennel and cardamom; middle notes of pink peony, Florentine orris, crème brûlée and pimento berry, and base notes of patchouli and sandalwood."

It seems to offer a kinship with and is somehow reminiscent, just by reading the notes, of the subtle gourmand treatment of the orris in the heart of Love in Black by Creed as well as of its fresh green departure juxtaposed on a woody background.

The fragrance will be available in two sizes, a 100-ml. bottle for $195, and a 50-ml. size for $135 in August 2008 in the US at Bond No. 9 boutiques, Saks Fifth Avenue and museum gift shops. International distribution will follow in September 2008.

For the holidays, "...Bond No. 9 will introduce an Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue limited edition set in a fiberglass shoe, which will feature three 50-ml. pure perfumes in white, fuchsia and lavender bottles. The shoe set will be introduced in November and will retail for $1,100."


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