Girl Talk Reviews: Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bond No. 9
Andy Warhol Silver Factory

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Tis the season for life's little luxuries. No better time for super upscale New York perfumerie Bond No. 9 to release their latest fragrance. December 1 marked the debut of Andy Warhol Silver Factory, the first in what will be a series of partnerships between Bond No. 9 and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Silver Factory is a scent that is not for the flower lovers among you. The scent is a blend of "incense, wood resin and syrupy seductive amber with a heart of jasmine, iris and violet and a handful of cedarwood." I think it sounds delicious. For the Pop Art lovers, the iconic bottle is inspired by Warhol's Campbell Soup Can silkscreen painting of 1965.

Are you loving it already? I am. But, I wanted to call in a few second opinions. I distributed samples of this posh new perfume to the members of the Stiletto Jungle Girl Talk panel and sent them on their way.

"This was my absolute favorite and I will be wearing it my next night out on the town!" gushes Po, a 28-year-old attorney. "I'm not sure I'd wear it on a daily basis, but that's only because I don't wear perfume daily. I guess I did like this perfume enough to start wearing it every day. I had tried Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Her first, and as you know, I wasn't crazy about it. I believe I expected not to like this fragrance either, so my pleasant surprise in liking it was magnified by my lowered expectation. My instant evaluation would be that this as a sexy, adult scent."

Well, Po, I think that actually makes perfect sense. Saks for Her is a very floral scent and Silver Factory is much more of a spicy fragrance. I'm curious what some of our panelists who loved Saks for Her think. Michelle, I remember that you adored Saks. What do you think of Silver Factory?

"It was ok, but it wasn't as wonderful as Saks," explains Michelle, a 41-year-old nurse from Huntington Beach, California. "Just not my thing. I tend to like more floral scents that stand out. This was a little too subtle for me."

"I tried the perfume today and it has lasted through most of my day," says Tina, a 34-year-old San Diego attorney. "When I was putting it on this morning I kept thinking this is not a scent I would pick out for myself. I find that it is a little overpowering and masculine for me. I tend to like softer scents. I think it is a nice scent, just not for me. I would not wear this particular smell."

"Well the Andy Warhol Silver Factory perfume is not my cup of tea," offers Kim, a 23-year-old from La Jolla, California. "It definitely lasts all day, but it's just way too strong for me. I appreciate a more subtle perfume to linger around me all day. So, for people who like strong spicy smelling perfume, it may be a hit. As far as me liking it, it was a no. I thought it was more of a masculine perfume with a musky smell that was stuck with me all day and night. Honestly, I was disappointed."

Well, as expected, those ladies who loved the heady gardenia scent of the floral Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Her were disappointed in Silver Factory. But, those who disliked the overpowering floral of Saks really enjoyed Silver Factory. Moral of the story? If you enjoy a spicy scent, Silver Factory may be your new fave. If florals are more your thing, check out the new Saks Fifth Avenue for Her.

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