Fragrance Report: The Latest Trio Of Exotic Gulf State Scents Turns Bond No. 9 Dubai Into A Full-Fledged Must-Have Collection

The first intoxicating Bond No. 9 Dubai scents (Indigo, Emerald, and Ruby) debuted in 2015 as a one-shot and were an instant success. So the company followed with Citrine, Amethyst, and Amber. Again, they, too, were smash hits. Like the Gulf State metropolis inspiring these scents, they mingle the ancient with the ultra-new: centuries’-old Eastern essences (exotic resin, musk, tropical spices) with ultra-contemporary fragrance notes (seaweed, raspberry, plum). Now the debut of Bond No. 9 Dubai III (Black Sapphire, Jade and Garnet) has turned Bond No. 9 Dubai into a full-fledged highly coveted collection.7326751-logo1

Dubai Black Sapphire holds an obvious masculine appeal, yet has a mellowness that will compliment an assertively feminine woman. Its top notes—citrusy neroli blended with spicy-mellow saffron and beeswax—are followed by the only floral, resplendent Turkish rose, surrounded by balsamic gurjun, resinous cedarwood, and a hit of pungent pepper. The scent dries down with incense-rich oud and Siam benzoin, soothing sandalwood, cinnamon-like tolu balm, and earthy vetiver. Retail Price: 100ml, $550

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Black Sapphire holds an obvious masculine appeal, yet has a mellowness that will compliment an assertively feminine woman

Dubai Jade blends sparkling florals with languid incense. Starting off with violet leaves, tart raspberry, and warming cumin, it segues into floral heart—rose, lily, and jasmine—played out against crisp, clean cedarwood. A mélange of syrupy base notes— amber and ambrette, sensual musk, oud, and leather-like birch tar—add a powerful resonance. Retail Price: 100ml, $550

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Vibrant and high-energy, Dubai Jade blends sparkling florals with languid incense.

Dubai Garnet. A romantic floral bouquet starts with a brisk wakeup call: citrusy bergamot, musky blackberry, licorice-like cardamom, invigorating seaweed, and pink pepper. Rose is a major mid-note, accompanying magnolia, jasmine, and lavender, along with succulent plum and spicy cumin. Classic base notes—musk, amber, myrrh and vetiver—give staying power, while oak moss adds a creamy-soft hint of chypre. Retail Price: 100ml, $550

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Dubai Garnet: A romantic floral bouquet gets some unexpected partner notes of invigorating seaweed, pink pepper and oak moss.

The Dubai scents –the previously-released six (Indigo, Emerald, Ruby, Citrine, Amethyst, and Amber) and the three new additions (Black Sapphire, Jade and Garnet) — are housed in the Bond No. 9 bottle decked with Arabic starbursts on a gold background, while an arched door bearing the gemstone name of each scent beckons front and center. Retail Price: 100ml, $550 eachhero-null-hr

The Bond No. 9 Dubai Perfume Fountain (42-ounce) recalling an ancient amphora, provides ample doses of rose-magnolia-sandalwood-civet-scented Dubai Ruby and rose-patchouli -sandalwood-laden Dubai Indigo. Retail Price: $4,500

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The Bond No. 9 Dubai Treasure Chest ($4,500.00): A sumptuous three-tier midnight blue velvet jewel box, fitted with each of the original nine Dubai eaux de parfum.

The Bond No. 9 Dubai Treasure Chest is a sumptuous three-tier midnight blue velvet jewel box, fitted with each of the 9 Dubai eaux de parfum. Retail Price: $4,500

Dubai Black Sapphire, Dubai Jade and Dubai Garnet will be launched worldwide November 1st 2016 and will be available at Harrods in London, Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States and online at www.bondno9.com 

(Dubai Indigo, Dubai Emerald, Dubai Ruby, Dubai Citrine, Dubai Amethyst, and Dubai Amber is available immediately for purchase at www.bondno9.com.)

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