The Sweet Scent of Urban Renewal


Bond No. 9
The World’s First Railroad Perfume. The scent of wildflowers, green grasses … and urban renewal.

Anyone wish to douse themselves with the scent of a construction site? Or the Hudson River?? *Which possibly is not a habitat for ‘sea moss’. How quaint. They DID manage to monetize a culturally significant experience. But then again, what hasn’t been monetized once its determined to be culturally significant?

“The scent starts off with a prairie grazing weed- purple love grass- mixed with citrusy bergamot and zesty Indian rhubarb. The perfume’s floral heart is red-leaf rose, Lady Jane tulips, and grape hyacinth. Its lingering base notes combine bur oak- from the sheltering tree that thrives here- with imported sea moss, to evoke the Hudson’s River proximity, along with musk and teakwood, to remind us that Bond No. 9 High Line is a metro- perfume.

Notes: Bergamot, Purple Love Grass, Indian Rhubarb, Red Leaf Rose, Tulips, Grape Hyacinth and Bur Oak.”

Still, I imagine it’s intoxicating and delicious… mmm bergamot.

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