Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown locale, or a city-wide sensibility. With new introductions every season, Bond No. 9 infuses the island of Manhattan with scents. It was created and founded by Laurice Rahme in 2003.
Two candles in the range reach out to those desiring a less floral, more gender neutral home fragrance. The lovely New Haarlem Scented Candle ($98) is billed as androgyny in a purple glass. Notes include lavender, bergamot, green leaves, coffee, cedarwood, amber, vanilla, tonka and patchouli.
Also intriguing is the New York Amber Scented Candle ($140) touted as a “metro-perfume candle” by Bond No. 9. This one, a little stronger than the New Haarlem, features bergamot, saffron, nutmeg, white peppercorn, magestic rose, jasmine, osmanthus, oud, amber, sandalwood, musk, myrrh and benzoin tears. Both feature sturdy gold caps to cap off the fragrance for future usage.