Bond no. 9 was founded in 2003 by Laurice Rahme, and features perfumes inspired by various New York City neighborhoods. Ms. Rahme was born in Paris but has lived in New York for over 25 years. She was formerly the president of Creed USA, and has also worked for Annick Goutal and Lancome.
Perfumery has always been about head-turning. Now, perfumes are about to be turned on their head. For the forst time in fragrance history, a major, full-blown fragrance collection is to be launched as an homage to a great city. The name of this fragrance collection is Bond No. 9 (which is also the address of it's headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in Noho). The city it celebrates is no other than--could be no other than--New York.
The Bond No. 9 collection - 31-women's, men's and unisex eaux the parfum -- has a dual mission: To restore artistry to perfumery, and to mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own. Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown or uptown locale or a city wide sensibility. With new introductions in the coming seasons, Bond No. 9 will infuse the island of Manhattan with scents.