If you’re looking for a scent that evokes everything New York City has to offer, then this guide to the best Bond No 9 cologne for men is for you!
Founded in 2003 and by Laurice Rahme, Bond No 9 is named after the company’s original address at 9 Bond Street in NoHo, Manhattan.
With fragrances modeled after and inspired by the unique and fascinating boroughs, monuments, and landmarks of New York geography, each Bond No 9 Cologne is a compelling look into the mind of the artists and creatives that inhabit America’s most vibrant city.
Perhaps most interestingly, Bond No 9 focuses on unisex fragrances across their entire line, with only a small handful of colognes and perfumes designed for men or women only.
In this guide, we’ll be reviewing the 5 best Bond No 9 fragrances for men, including both their dedicated colognes as well as intriguing unisex fragrances. Let’s get started!
5 Best Bond No 9 Cologne For Men 2021
Here are the best fragrances in Bond No 9’s catalog, complete with full notes on their aromatic profiles.
Bond No 9’s Scent of Peace for Him is at once strikingly familiar, yet somehow distinct. From its eye-catching blue bottle with a black bow tie, to a signature fruit and wood contrast, Scent of Peace for Him is truly an unforgettable cologne. In fact, we’re of the opinion that it’s probably the best smelling Bond No 9 cologne for men.
A curious combination of fresh, juicy pineapple and spicy juniper berries lead the way for this scent, quickly transitioning into blackcurrant before finishing strong with freshly sawed cedarwood. Peace for Him is definitely a crowd-pleaser, with no overly strong or offensive undertones to mask its fruity and pleasant aroma.
As well as being incredibly long-lasting, The Scent of Peace for Him extends aggressively into any room where it is worn. It’s a massive scent, capable of turning heads while it stays on clothing for well over 24 hours. Even though it’s an expensive bottle of cologne, a small amount goes a very long way when applied.
Top notes of pineapple, juniper berries, and bergamot
Packaged in an immediately recognizable leather-skinned bottle, Bond No 9’s Sutton Place is a subtly sweet and fruity unisex fragrance that’s complemented by a noticeable leather undertone. At once comforting and enlivening, it’s a great cologne for everyday wear in the spring and summer, but may be a bit too light for fall and winter.
An initial nose of blackcurrant, pineapple, tangerine, and pink peppercorns packs enough power to open your mind and your sinuses, before giving way to a richly patchouli-tinted heart. Over the course of a day, deep notes of sweet vanilla and musk will play against leather, making the fragrance both delicately masculine and assertively feminine at different points during its wear.
As with other Bond No 9 fragrances, you can expect Sutton Place to have excellent staying power — often lasting longer than a day, and taking its sweet time to reveal all the secret aromas therein. Thanks to its moderate intensity, however, you won’t run the risk of offending anyone if you wear it in the workplace.
Top notes of cassis, bergamot, pink peppercorns, tangerine, and pineapple
Middle notes of patchouli, jasmine, and lily
Base notes of leather, musk, vanilla, and amber
Everyday wear during the warmer months of the year
Named for the famous location of the nation’s stock market, Bond No 9’s Wall Street is as strange and unforgettable as its namesake location. Released in 2004, it was one of Bond’s first colognes — and still one of their most expensive, as well. But given its exceptional aroma and excellent staying power, we think it’s worth considering once more in this Bond No 9 NYC Wall Street review.
Aquatic fragrances run the show in this cologne, starting with an enticing balance of cucumber, seaweed, and ocean air that moves quickly into citrus peels. Spicy and savoury caraway seed accents the heart of the scent, where lavender and leather dance in an intriguing harmony. At the base, rare ambergris completes the oceanic scent.
You should note that Wall Street is a very polarizing scent. While some people love the oceanic tones, others may find them too overpowering — it all depends on your individual body chemistry, and how the cologne interacts with it.
Top notes of cucumber, seaweed, bitter orange, and lemon
Middle notes of lavender, pistachio, leather, and caraway
Named after New York’s Financial District, Bond No 9’s FiDi is a magnetically attractive scent that’s perfect for a confident, outgoing man — or any man that wants to be one! Even the owner of Bond No 9 was impressed by the cologne, saying that it is “very original — we’ve never done anything like this before”.
Pepper and citrus lead the way with this scent, slowly transitioning to floral and spicy heart notes. At the base, you’ll find amber, cedar, and musk, giving FiDi excellent staying power and a long development while you wear it. Take it from Rahme: “It’s not just a go-to-work fragrance, it’s a go-have-fun fragrance.”
With excellent longevity and enormous projection, FiDi is a cologne that’s meant for a man who wishes to assert himself. There’ll be no doubt that you’re wearing this intriguing scent, which can stay on clothing for well over a day.
Top notes of black pepper, bergamot, and mandarin orange
Middle notes of lotus flower and nutmeg
Base notes of musk, cedar, and vanilla
A man who wants to assert his presence in the room
The perfect Bond No 9 cologne for fall and winter, Manhattan is a warm and spicy scent that was inspired by its namesake neighborhood in New York. Described as an “oriental gourmand” fragrance, it’s absolutely loaded with sweet, spicy, and exotic aromas from top to bottom. If you’re in love with the smell of fall spices, Manhattan may be the best cologne for you.
Peach, saffron, and nutmeg form a powerful trio to introduce this fragrance, before giving way to chocolate, honey, and plum at its heart. Held fast by amber, suede, cedarwood, and vanilla, Manhattan is a fragrance with a lot to give that pairs beautifully with many skin types.
One of the longest lasting of all Bond No 9 colognes, Manhattan plays elegantly close to the vest and won’t overwhelm a room. If you’re looking for a cologne that will make people want to cuddle up with you next to a fire, this is definitely the one.
Top notes of peach, nutmeg, saffron, coriander, and bergamot
Middle notes of chocolate, plum, gingerbread, honey, beeswax, and jasmine
Base notes of oud, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood, musk, labdanum, and suede
After reading our reviews, we hope that there’s no doubt in your mind that Bond No 9’s colognes and unisex fragrances are some of the most unique and appealing scents available on the market today. And while no one fragrance can be perfect for everyone, we’re confident that you’ll be able to select the Bond No 9 cologne that suits your tastes best.