It can be a bit daunting to keep track of all the Bond No.9 launches as they have now clearly branched off from their initial strict olfactory mapping of New York City and gone more commercial- rather than arty-minded...
If it might make sense to use similar names for fragrances from the standpoint of a brand, for consumers, you tend to get a blur in the end. The Scent of Peace for Him however is clear enough: it's the masculine pendant to the feminine one - their bestseller.
"The best fragrances have a well-known calming effect on a deep psychic level. One spray, one sniff, and you're instantly transported somewhere soothing. But back in 2006, Bond No. 9 decided to raise the ante on the feel-good sensations that scents produce. Specifically, we devised the world's first eau de parfum with an overtly civic message—an homage to and a quest for peace. On a macro scale, that meant peace and conflict resolutions among nations; on the micro scale, it meant harmony and equilibrium on personal level. Quickly the grapefruit-lily-cedar-scented Scent of Peace became our Number One best-seller—among women."
The eau de parfum is said to be "a soothing and assured modern masculine blend, composed of both contemporary and traditional fragrance notes."
The fragrance opens with bergamot, pineapple and juniper berry leading to a heart of blackcurrant, calming cedarwood and smoky vetiver. The base rests on patchouli, amber, musk and moss.
Prices: $180 and $250 for 50 ml and 100 ml respectively.