Monday, November 28, 2011
Bond No.9 Great Jones
Great Jones opens with a very loud and sharp orange note. Being sharp doesn't make it unpleasant and in fact, it's really good. It's almost tangible due to its size and you can literally taste this in your mouth. I can see Fabio wearing this fragrance no problem. The orange opening is exaggerated and on the intense side. There aren't many other players in the mix other than wood and moss.
The orange is no doubt the alpha note here. Being as linear as this is, I don't find it boring or monotonous. It's not something I would reach for on a regular basis, but it would fit well in my wardrobe as a rotational spring-summer scent.
The cedar in Great Jones is positioned right behind the orange, while the moss is directly behind the wood. You can smell the evolution even though it's a simple one. Both wood and moss are there from the very beginning, but come to fruition slowly as the orange note loses its stranglehold.
The sillage and longevity are very good and I am amused that this house even made a fragrance that is a throwback. I like it. It really does remind me of something Versace would have released.
Thumbs up from Aromi for the radioactive orange woody called Great Jones by Bond No.9