Bond no. 9's next fragrance release will be Coney Island, scheduled for release in June:
What is the smell of fun—and how do you bottle it? That was our mission at Bond No. 9 when we decided to capture the essence of Coney Island and turn it into an eau de parfum. Why Coney Island? We were intrigued by the vintage allure of this century-old fantasy-land with its honky-tonk chic, its Mermaid Parade, its incomparable hotdog haven (Nathan’s Famous) fronting the Atlantic Ocean along Brooklyn’s southernmost edge. But we wanted to celebrate its future, too, just as a formidable revival is getting under way.
Coney Island isn’t just any amusement park. In its early 20th century heyday, New York’s premier people’s playground was a rowdy, mind-numbing pleasure-mecca that more than matched the energies of the city that contained it. Its daredevil rides—the legendary nine-hill Cyclone roller coaster … the Wonder Wheel … the freefall Parachute Jump—set a fevered, frantic pace, while its bathing pavilions were more like phantasmagorical gilded palaces that shimmered in the air. Not to forget the raucous nightspots.
Bond no. 9 Coney Island features notes of margarita mix (with tequila), melon, guava, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, musk, vanilla, cedar and sandalwood. The blue bottle is to represent sea and sky; the gold neck, the "the thousands of electric lights that once lit up [Coney Island's] night sky". It will be available in 50 and 100 ml, or by the ounce at the Bond boutiques. (via press release from Bond no. 9) Update: Coney Island is a unisex scent, and the perfumer was Michel Almairac. Update 2: oops, Bond no. 9 was developed by Richard Herpin. Update 3: see a review of Bond no. 9 Coney Island.