This Just In: Bond No. 9 Sag Harbor
May 22, 2012 | Style & Beauty
Bond No. 9’s newest ode to the Hamptons, Sag Harbor (100ml, $230; 50ml, $175), hits counters Memorial Day (May 28) and it’s no surprise that it holds a special place in founder Laurice Rahmé’s heart. Rahmé opened her first East End shop in the picturesque fisherman’s village last year and hopes to capture the uniquely quaint kick of Sag Harbor with this scent.
Sag Harbor is the fifth in the brand’s series of New York marine-inspired fragrances (others include Hamptons and Andy Warhol Montauk). Its top-note is a Sag Harbor Bay accord surrounded by citrusy bergamot and tart, evergreen ivy leaf, plus flowery mid-notes balanced out by Long Island grapes. The fragrance is finished off with notes like incensey oud, and sandalwood in honor of Sag Harbor’s trading-post past.
“This is the first time a fragrance combines marine notes with precious wood, in this case, Arabian oud,” said Rahmé. “This fragrance represents everything that I love about Sag Harbor: the wood of the yachts, piers, and town houses, the authentic old-world touch, and the ocean that's part of life and whose scent is woven into everything.”
Unlike Bond No. 9's ubiquitous bright packaging, Sag Harbor is housed in a clean white bottle topped with a navy blue pattern-repeat of the brand's logo. Incidentally, the bottle ties in well with the summer-white East End store. 45 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-7467