What’s that smell?

My brain works in strange ways…so follow me closely here…
This week son #2 had a timeline assignment for 2nd grade.  List your birthday then four major events in your life. Yeah…middle child, we were stumped.  You were born, your older brother liked you to the point of deadly hugs and smothering.  then your younger brother was born when you were 2 yrs and 4 mos 4 days old and you haven’t stopped being pissed off since.

Obviously that wouldn’t do, so I was frantically looking for anything that resembled a baby book or scrapbooking pile for kid#2.  Not a lot to choose from.  Luckily I used to journal a bit and LOL when I found a note telling me that at age two, he heard something strange but his two year old brain could only come up with “what’s that smell?”  Obviously he meant “what’s that sound”, but I found it so endearing that I wrote it down and it makes me laugh to this day.  This phrase is, however, very often spoken in our house of 3 young boys.  Rarely it’s them…usually I am asking.  When they ask, usually it’s an unfamiliar scent of a cleaning product 😉 , or mom is trying out some new beauty product.

Which brings me to perfumes. (Did you follow that and appreciate the amazing segue?).

I cleaned out the under-the-sink cabinet and found 4 perfume samples.  Tempted to try all four, I regained reason and picked one.  Flower Bomb. It’s strong, kinda like a wine can be fruit forward and spicy.  Something fun to try.  But the little test tubes aren’t very cute on the bathroom counter.  Which then made me think of Bond No. 9 fragrances and of how stunning and colorful their bottles are.  I’ve only tested a few of their scents on a long ago trip to NYC, but long to have a pretty bottle on my vanity.

Of course you can find them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BondNo9 and I was absolutely gobsmacked that the founder is following Haute Weekly!  So do  me a favor and let’s show some Kansas City (and Midwest) love to Bond No 9 and give them a FB like.  The bottles are pretty and they have a faboo recycling program.  What more do you need?

Eco: Everyone is invited to bring any and all empty perfume bottles to Bond No. 9 stores or fragrance counters—that’s correct, they don’t have to be Bond bottles. (Nature, the ultimate equalizer, does not discriminate, and neither do we!)

The fragrant reward for recycling customers: a free purse spray with purchase. That’s what we call Making Scents of Eco-savvy.

For more information, contact us at contactus@bondno9.com.

About: The name of this fragrance collection is Bond No. 9 (which is also the address of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo) and is an homage to a great city. The city it celebrates is none other than — could be no other than — New York.