The new Bond no. 9 store on Bleecker Street in the West Village of New York City opens officially tomorrow, and the first 100 customers will get a free cupcake from the Magnolia Bakery next store. Read all about it in the New York Times.
UK perfume boutique Scent Systems has started a bespoke fragrance service. Owner Hiram Green, working in conjunction with George Dodd of Aroma Sciences, will create a custom scent for £150. The price includes a 30 ml bottle of perfume; refills are £120. (via responsesource)
I visited the New Bond store last Monday. Small but nice with floor to ceiling mirrored displays.
I had to buy my own cupcake.
LOL — hope the cupcake was worth the trip
V, in the picture of the store there is something displayed all along one wall that looks almost like CD discs, what is that???
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Hiram from Scent Systems is a friend of mine and his store is certainly worth visiting. I have not experienced his bespoke service but have certainly been treated to sniffing his fabulous collection of Aftelier perfumes.
The Scent Systems store has a great selection & I would love to visit in person….have smelled only a few of the Afteliers myself.
I didn't see the picture, but my guess is it was just the outter boxes, maybe of the smaller bottles. White with the gold round logos.
OMG! I'd so love to do a custom w/ George Dodd. He's the most fascinating man. If you call to speak to him, he will enthusiastically talk forever about creating scents – tremendous knowldege. A real joy to hear that sort of love for one's art.
Thanks V, that must be what they are!
Thanks for commenting, I hadn't heard of George Dodd. Glad to know they have someone knowledgeable. I do think it is a reasonable price as custom fragrances go.