Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Bond No.9 Little Italy
There's nothing spectacular here and because of the price point of the house, it makes for a difficult decision when trying to decide on Little Italy. The sillage and longevity are average and I have no complaints about them.
This fragrance is all about Orange. I have tried others from Bond No.9 that featured the orange note, but not like this. I wouldn't go as far as saying this is a one note wonder, but it's close. The rendition of orange used here is subjective to the wearer. Real orange? Orange candy? Popsicle orange? Synthetic orange? You read the reviews and get numerous opinions and descriptions.
Personally, I don't care what "type" of orange is being implemented as long as I enjoy wearing it because it smells good. Little Italy accomplishes this. It's not great and the price truly is a deterrent. However, if I didn't know what scent it was nor the price and wore it completely blind, I would enjoy the wearing.
Little Italy defines a linear wear. To me, the orange note smells like orange, period. I'd love to tell you I was carried away to a grove in the Mediterranean with the aroma of orange and leaves swirling around my head. I wasn't transported anywhere and it doesn't matter. This is a fragrance, not a magical potion.
I have to give Bond No.9's Little Italy a neutral rating only because of the price point. It smells good, has acceptable sillage and longevity and the orange rendition is nice. Are there other, dominant orange releases that are as good, yet cheaper? I believe there are, but you could do worse.