Bond No. 9's Chinatown is a seductively dynamic eau de parfum. Its topnote is a burst of peach blossom, blended with creamy-sweet gardenia and sultry tuberose and a hint of patchouli adds a spiky note to the other florals. On one side of the bottle, the flowers are the color of irridescent pearl on a deep fuschia background. Turn it over, and in yin-yang style its the same design with the colors reversed. A feminine scent perfect for her.
Like most people born and raised in Grasse, the center of the perfume universe, Aurelien Guichard had an early introduction to fragrance: his family''s business involved growing the roses and jasmine used by the major perfumers. His father had already made the jump to the perfume side of things, and Aurelien followed in his footsteps by training at the Givaudan school. Upon graduation, he took a job with Givaudan, and he has worked on fragrances for companies as diverse as Bond no. 9, Davidoff, Robert Piguet, and niche favorite Ego Facto.
Bond No. 9 is an American fragrance company that pays tribute to the city of New York through the art of perfumery. Founded in 2003 by perfume industry veteran Laurice Rahmé, and named for the address of its headquarters and boutique at 9 Bond Street in NoHo, the company's fragrances immortalize iconic New York landmarks and geography, with colorful packaging and innovative scents. Bond No. 9 fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Laurent Le Guernec, David Apel, Maurice Roucel, Laurice Rahme, Michel Almairac, Aurelien Guichard, Vera Vanore, Francis Camail, Robertet, Rene Morgenthaler, Laurent le Guernec, IFF, Claude Dir and Stephen Nilsen.