5 Best Bond No 9 Men’s Colognes (and One to Avoid)

Bond No 9 fragrances are generally unisex – but I prefer my colognes to have a more masculine tilt.

So earlier this year, I took a trip to the store with the mission to find the best Bond No 9 cologne for men.

These eye-catching stars are each stylized around a New York neighborhood. Each fragrance reflects a particular pocket of the city, with a different feeling, ethos, and mindset to match.

Best for Nights Out
Top Pick
Compliment-collector
7Gents Rating:
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7Gents Rating:
4.5
4.8
4.3
$289.99 ($87.88 / Fl Oz)
$242.54 ($73.50 / Fl Oz)
$205.00 ($62.12 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Burnt-banoffee sweetness in the top notes, underpinned by an irresistibly creamy drydown.
  • Compliments galore from this Bond No 9 men's cologne.
Pros:
  • Beautiful masculine pineapple with a little less smokiness than Aventus.
  • Top-tier longevity and projection. You’ll get a full day's wear without issue.
Pros:
  • A designer cologne in its own right, with incredible balance and quality.
  • Very similar to Silver Mountain Water, but with a streak of vibrant lemon.
Best for Nights Out
7Gents Rating:
4.5
$289.99 ($87.88 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Burnt-banoffee sweetness in the top notes, underpinned by an irresistibly creamy drydown.
  • Compliments galore from this Bond No 9 men's cologne.
Top Pick
7Gents Rating:
4.8
$242.54 ($73.50 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Beautiful masculine pineapple with a little less smokiness than Aventus.
  • Top-tier longevity and projection. You’ll get a full day's wear without issue.
Compliment-collector
7Gents Rating:
4.3
$205.00 ($62.12 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • A designer cologne in its own right, with incredible balance and quality.
  • Very similar to Silver Mountain Water, but with a streak of vibrant lemon.
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My top pick, Scent of Peace for Him, is a sophisticated and gentlemanly scent that pairs smoky pineapple with a cedar base in a way that’s very similar to Aventus. It’s like a fresher, more aquatic version of the Creed classic.

It’s closely followed by New York Nights – which girls seem to love. It’s got burnt-banoffee sweetness in the top notes, underpinned by an irresistibly creamy drydown. This is the sort of scent you’d wear for an upmarket date night. Maybe you’re in a suit at a swanky cocktail bar.

So let’s work out which Bond No 9 men’s cologne is right for you.

TOP PICKS

Best Men’s Bond No 9 Cologne

The Scent of Peace for Him – Best Overall

New York NightsBest for Evenings Out

Bond No 9 HamptonsBest for Compliments

Chez BondBest for Spring

Bleecker StreetBest for Winter

FiDiBest for the Office

And one to avoid…

Wall StreetSalty seaweed…


The Scent of Peace for Him – Best Bond No 9 Cologne for Men Overall

The Scent of Peace for Him is a polished and sophisticated fragrance, versatile enough to take you from the boardroom to drinks and dinner afterward.

It smells as though you’re delving into a cedar crate, pulling out a pineapple, and giving it a sniff to see if it’s ready to eat. 

Bond No.9 The Scent of Peace For Him
$242.54 ($73.50 / Fl Oz)

Beautiful masculine pineapple with a little less smokiness than Aventus.

Top-tier longevity and projection. You’ll get a full day's wear without issue.

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Occasion: Versatile sophisticationLongevity: 8 – 9 hours
Age Group: 25 – 40Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 5/5
The Scent of Peace for Him – Best Bond No 9 Men’s Cologne

This woody masculinity and energizing pineapple is a characterful yet professional blend. It’s perfect for showing the world you’re in control and can handle business, while also having some fun and expressing yourself. 

This pineapple top note has shades of Aventus (the best Creed cologne) if you’re looking for it, but it’s a smokier representation here.

It’s similar, but certainly not the same, pared down by fresher notes that move it closer to the “blue-er” end of the spectrum than Aventus 

As the hours go on, this pineapple note fades, and with it the association with Aventus. By the end of the dry down, you’re left with a purely aquatic blue scent. 

This is an easy-going and appealing fragrance that stands firmly on its own two feet. If you wear Aventus you’ll smell great, but run the risk of smelling like everyone else in the room. With Scent of Peace for Him, you can bring something unexpected, but not out of place, to the table. 

Longevity and projection are comparable with other high-end houses, and you’ll get a full day’s wear without issue. Often fresh and aquatic fragrances can lack potency, but that’s not the case here. 

Note ProfileBond No 9
Top NotesPineapple, Juniper Berries, and Bergamot
Middle NotesCurrant Buds
Base NotesCedar and Vetiver
The Scent of Peace for Him Fragrance Notes

New York Nights – Best Bond No 9 Cologne for Men on Evenings Out

New York Nights smells like banoffee pie that’s been slightly burnt around the edges. It’s a unique and enjoyable fragrance that is gourmand but without being too rich.

It’s just a delicious, creamy blend that will make you smell good enough to eat.

Bond No. 9 New York Nights
$289.99 ($87.88 / Fl Oz)

Burnt-banoffee sweetness in the top notes, underpinned by an irresistibly creamy drydown.

Compliments galore from this Bond No 9 men's cologne.

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Occasion: Seductive sweetnessLongevity: 8 hours
Age Group: 21 – 35Projection: Light/Moderate
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 5/5
New York Night – Best Bond No 9 Men’s Cologne

New York Nights for the sort of guy who wants to smell good, not aggressive. It’s one of the best colognes to attract ladies, by the way. After a hug, I always get compliments about how delicious I smell. 

There’s a drizzle of rich caramel, and it smells as if there’s coffee brewing nearby. The patchouli grounds the decadence and prevents things from wandering off into sugary-sweet territory.

New York Nights, as the name suggests, isn’t for blazing sunshine. This is a comforting and cozy fragrance best deployed as the night draws in, ideal for crisp winter or fall wandering. 

I get really good longevity from it as well. For the first couple of hours, you’ll carry a strong scent bubble, with at least 8 hours of intimate fragrance. Yum.

Note ProfileBond No 9
Top NotesGardenia, Jasmine and Carnation
Middle NotesPatchouli, Flowers, Sandalwood and Sea Notes
Base NotesCaramel and Coffee
New York Nights Fragrance Notes

Bond No 9 Hamptons – Best Bond No 9 Men’s Cologne for Compliments

If you’re looking to fly under the radar, look elsewhere. This is a serious compliment collector. A true neckbreaker when you walk by.

Bond No.9 Hamptons
$205.00 ($62.12 / Fl Oz)

A zesty designer cologne of incredible balance and quality.

Very similar to Silver Mountain Water, but with a streak of vibrant lemon.

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Occasion: Zesty freshnessLongevity: 8 – 9 hours
Age Group: 22 – 40Projection: Light
Season: Spring/SummerValue for money: 4.5/5
Hamptons – Best Bond No 9 Men’s Cologne

The opening is fresh and zesty lemon paired with woodsy/floral tones, with the introduction of lime blossom after the first 20 minutes or so. It feels incredibly clean and elegant.

Then, these lighter citrus notes make room for fresh sandalwood and powdery amber in the dry down.

Beyond the fading of the initial citrus, Hamptons is fairly linear and consistent throughout its lifetime. The woodsy base brings some masculinity that feels equal parts confident and elegant.

It’s a blend with a noticeably soft projection that entices rather than asserts.

If you’re a fan of lemon accords, Hamptons is your best bet on this list.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime Blossom, Lemon, Sage and Cedar
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Turkish Rose and Magnolia
Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood and Amber
Bond No. 9 Hamptons Fragrance Notes

Chez Bond – Best Bond No 9 Cologne for Men in Spring

Chez Bond is a fresh and natural-smelling green fragrance, best worn by a mature Gent. This musky, classy blend is perfect for cutting through the cold on spring mornings.

I can picture a high-class gent, perhaps a member of the aristocracy, overlooking his land and calling in his dog for breakfast. Perhaps a puff of a fine cigar as he strolls around the land he has worked for and takes it all in. 

Bond No.9 Chez Bond
$178.14 ($53.98 / Fl Oz)
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Occasion: Natural-smelling sophisticationLongevity: 7 – 8 hours
Age Group: 30 – 45Projection: Moderate
Season: SpringValue for money: 4.5/5
Hamptons – Best Bond No 9 Men’s Cologne

There’s a brief opening of sweet citrus, which then shifts towards more prominent green notes of grass, vetiver, and tea. The tea and musk are classy touches that help differentiate Chez Bond from generic green scents, and lend it an air of class and elegance. 

This is not the sort of fragrance I’d recommend to everyone. It’s a niche cologne that captures smells of soil, grass, and natural freshness.

It smells “good”, rather than “pretty”.

It’s very similar to Creed’s Green Irish Tweed, which has a loyal cult following. However, Chez Bond is a little more office safe and better for casual use. It’s not quite as daring with the earthy soil-like notes, for example.

If you’re a fan of Green Irish Tweed or natural green smells in general, it’s definitely worth giving Chez Bond a spin.

Note ProfileBond No 9
Top NotesSparkling Citrus Tones and Leafy Greens
Middle NotesHerbal Tea Accord and Violet Leaves
Base NotesVetiver, Cedarwood and Sandalwood
Chez Bond Fragrance Notes

Bleecker Street – Best Bond No 9 Cologne for Men in Winter

Bleecker Street is a sweet, masculine fragrance best suited for cooler weather. It’s clean and fresh, but difficult to pick apart.

This would be a great choice for an inimitable signature scent. It’s a pleasant blend, but mysterious.

Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street
$208.89 ($61.44 / Fl Oz)
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02/27/2024 11:01 am GMT
Occasion: Subtle, sweet masculinity Longevity: 8 hours
Age Group: 22 – 35Projection: Moderate
Season: WinterValue for money: 4/5
Bleecker Street – Best Bond No 9 Men’s Cologne

This slightly-sharp, slightly-woody fragrance is an excellent balance between natural masculinity and silky sweetness. As such, I’d recommend it for a well-groomed Gent in their early to mid-twenties rather than anyone looking for a blast of rough, alpha energy.

There’s a green backbone for sure, but with sweet gourmand elements that are difficult to pick out. I get blueberry and jasmine vibes, but they’re not listed as official notes. 

The musk and oakmoss add enough maturity and heaviness to the green notes to cut through the cold while still feeling vibrant and energetic.

While not groundbreaking, Bleecker Street is full of mass appeal. The blend is creamy, vibrant, and sweet, with a base of musk and suede holding everything down. When it comes together, it’s a little like a bright golden tobacco leaf. Rich and sweet, but with depth and masculinity.

Note ProfileBond No 9
Top NotesViolet Leaf, Blueberry, Cassis and Thyme
Middle NotesCedar, Cinnamon and Jasmine
Base NotesOakmoss, Suede, Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla and Caramel
Bleecker Street Fragrance Notes

FiDi – Best Bond No 9 Cologne for Men in the Office

FiDi is named after the Financial District, but it’s not as dry as it sounds. This cologne is keener to reflect ambition, energy, and youth than spreadsheets or taxes.

Bond No. 9 FiDi
$380.00 $182.95 ($55.44 / Fl Oz)
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Occasion: Professional slicknessLongevity: 5 – 6 hours
Age Group: 22 – 40Projection: Light
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4/5
FiDi – Best Bond No 9 Men’s Cologne

The New York neighborhood is in transformation, with a young population of trendsetters moving in over the last decade. 

“For me, the excitement is always downtown… I like that feeling of something new—in an old place. It’s the contrast New York offers.”

Bond No. 9 president and founder Laurice Rahmé. 

The blend is similarly modern, and not afraid to buck trends. A traditionally masculine base of cedar and musk is the bedrock for vibrant blueberry and vanilla to twist and shake. It’s similar to the sweetness in Bleecker Street, but without the grassier green notes. 

There’s a hint of spice from nutmeg and heart and a pinch of pepper in the opening. I get a couple of hours of good projection from a few sprays before it settles into a skin set for a further 3-4 hours.

FiDi is interesting enough to keep you engaged throughout but subtle enough to wear in the office, for sure. 

Note ProfileBond No 9
Top NotesBlack Pepper, Bergamot and Mandarin Orange
Middle NotesLotus and Nutmeg
Base NotesMusk, Cedar and Vanilla
FiDi Fragrance Notes

Wall Street – One to Avoid…

WARNING: Wall Street is NOT for everyone. This is a real “love it or hate it” fragrance that’s distinct, audacious, and polarising. 

I find it too vulgar, strong, and aggressive to handle – but I know some people who love it. Go figure.

Bond No.9 Wall Street
$180.93 ($106.43 / Ounce)
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It opens with a bitter orange rind that’s pleasant, before shifting into a salty, seaweed heart that I can’t stomach.

The leather and pistachio described in the notes are, to my nose, completely absent. 

It does mellow throughout the dry down with a musky, lavender base – but that salty brine is still there. For me, it’s too little, too late.

Wall Street has loyal supporters who have been buying it since 2004, but this is probably not a fragrance I’d recommend as a blind buy.

Note ProfileBond No 9
Top NotesCucumber, Seaweed, Lemon and Orange
Middle NotesLavender, Pistachio and Leather
Base NotesMusk and Vetiver
Wall Street Fragrance Notes

Best for Nights Out
Top Pick
Compliment-collector
7Gents Rating:
7Gents Rating:
7Gents Rating:
4.5
4.8
4.3
$289.99 ($87.88 / Fl Oz)
$242.54 ($73.50 / Fl Oz)
$205.00 ($62.12 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Burnt-banoffee sweetness in the top notes, underpinned by an irresistibly creamy drydown.
  • Compliments galore from this Bond No 9 men's cologne.
Pros:
  • Beautiful masculine pineapple with a little less smokiness than Aventus.
  • Top-tier longevity and projection. You’ll get a full day's wear without issue.
Pros:
  • A designer cologne in its own right, with incredible balance and quality.
  • Very similar to Silver Mountain Water, but with a streak of vibrant lemon.
Best for Nights Out
7Gents Rating:
4.5
$289.99 ($87.88 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Burnt-banoffee sweetness in the top notes, underpinned by an irresistibly creamy drydown.
  • Compliments galore from this Bond No 9 men's cologne.
Top Pick
7Gents Rating:
4.8
$242.54 ($73.50 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Beautiful masculine pineapple with a little less smokiness than Aventus.
  • Top-tier longevity and projection. You’ll get a full day's wear without issue.
Compliment-collector
7Gents Rating:
4.3
$205.00 ($62.12 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • A designer cologne in its own right, with incredible balance and quality.
  • Very similar to Silver Mountain Water, but with a streak of vibrant lemon.
02/27/2024 10:40 am GMT

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7Gents – Fond of Bond

So, that’s our trip down Bond Street finished. There are definitely some top-tier colognes on offer, particularly Scent of Peace for Him and the lady-magnet New York Nights.

Just stay away from Wall Street. That’s good advice generally by the way, not just for Bond colognes.

I’ve included links to the best prices I could find for all the colognes, so check them out!

Until next time,

Joe – 7Gents

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