Fragrance Review: Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Union Square

by PJ on Saturday, March 29, 2008

in -Bond No. 9, fragrance

(Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Union Square)
(image from Bond No. 9)

After Silver Factory, Union Square is the second fragrance from Bond No. 9’s Andy Warhol series.

Andy Warhol’s two Union Square studios, in one of which he created the portfolio of colored flower screenprints, inspired the name of this fresh floral scent.

Top Notes: Lily of the Valley, green stem notes
Middle Notes: sweet blue freesia, white birchwood
Base Notes: amber, silver-cloud musk accord

This vibrant yet elegant scent is appropriately described as a green floral. As the scent opens, the floral note from Lily of the Valley is merged with the cooler green notes. For me, the two top notes create a harmonious balance. As I don’t particularly enjoy floral fragrances that are overly sweet, I find this delicate balance very appealing.

As the scent develops, it takes on depth with subtle touches of woody and musky notes, which provide a great backdrop for the floral notes. This seamlessly coordinated partnership is able to continue right to the end.

For me, it is a wonderful early-spring fragrance that exudes fresh energy. It is also one of those scents that get better and better as the notes unfold themselves. This makes the scent especially pleasant to wear, explore, and appreciate.

(Andy Warhol Union Square Flowers Portfolio,
consisting of 10 different 100ml bottles)

Bond No. 9 has also launched a recycling initiative in the US. When you bring an empty perfume bottle (from Bond No. 9 or any other brand) to the Bond No. 9 boutiques or Bond No. 9 counters in Saks Fifth Avenue stores, you can receive a refillable pocket spray, free with any purchase.

(For a great overview of Bond No. 9, please visit Autumn Masquerade.)

Related Posts:

Bond No. 9 The Scent of Peace
(one of my favorite Bond No. 9 scents)

Bond No. 9 Coney Island
(getting ready for summer)

Sheer Stella 2008
(new member to join the Sheer Stella family)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

mateo Wednesday, December 31, 2008

nothing beats new haarlem!!!


PJ Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hi Mateo,

Thank you for your comment! I will certainly give New Haarlem a try! :)


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