New York’s Madison Square Park was the height of fashion in the Gilded Age. Today it’s back — in hip-and-cool revival mode. So now is the time for a neighborhood eau de parfum and Bond No. 9 does the honours with Madison Square Park, an arresting, super-bright mélange of romantic florals and crisp greens.
Starting with springtime top notes — intoxicating, musk-like grape hyacinth paired with tangy huckleberry and delicately spicy prairie dropseed grass — the scent soon segues into a heart of voluptuous red leaf rose, traveling with its sidekick, Red Hunter tulip. And for its finale, these lush and vibrant florals at last give way to calmer, deeper, darker teakwood and vetiver root.
The Madison Square Park neon pink and green bottle – Bond No. 9’s most otherworldly yet – mirrors the scent’s floral-and-green motif. Likewise, the neighborhood’s new fashion smarts are evident both in the bottle’s almost-fuchsia Schiaparelli Shocking-esque exterior and in the removable colour-contrasting grass-green Deco-Moderne rose-blossom bracelet that’s wound around the cap. Wear its double rows of beads on your wrist, or detach the vintage-style rose centerpiece, to use as a brooch. Ah, perfume and jewelry! Totally love that combination.
As an added bonus, the collection also offers up a stunning candle, to envelope you in rose-and-hyacinth perfumed air. It comes encased in a re-usable frosted fuchsia-pink glass sleeve that will be perfect, when the time comes, for serving your margarita!
Price: US$240 for 3.4 ounces; US$170 for 1.7 ounces; US$90 for silver pocket spray; US$110 for candle