Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory: I’m a Femme Fatale

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 I tried a few Bond No 9s in the past and was unimpressed.  This may have been because a) I wasn’t paying attention and b) I was breaking my golden rule of one at a time. Today I spent some time alone with Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory, and Reader, I can honestly report that this is true love. I am captivated.

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You may recall my earlier review for Comme Des Garcons Series 3 Incense Avignon and how deeply I fell for it.  Silver Factory has similar incense, except that the incense here smells unholy rather than holy.  There is a whiff of sex and scandal, of Madonna and Whore (don’t mix those two up, she’ll sue). It encapsulates the era and it’s almost impossible to smell it without thinking of beautiful half naked pot smokers trying to find the answers through pleasure and hedonism.

There is Iris in a form I actually like i.e feminine and opaque, with no dry rooty nonsense going on. There is warm Amber, rich deep resins ( a very Sixties vibe, man) and a  girly soupcon of violet and lavender, like a distant conversation in the background.

I could happily wear this every day. It has made me want to revisit Bohemian parties of my past, with the much missed Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground in the background (not in person, sadly) as I stand around in a divine Woodstock-y fug, a social butterfly with a drink in my hand. Sheer Heaven, my friends.

EDIT: This has sadly been discontinued, but In have it on good authority that Tom Ford Plum Japonais gives you a similar fix.

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6 thoughts on “Bond No 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory: I’m a Femme Fatale”

  1. Interestingly, I had a decant of Silver Factory leak in my makeup bag once, so I DID end up smelling of it every day for quite a while. I think that is actually the acid test of a perfume – can you live with it when you haven’t chosen to wear it? And you know, I still like it.
    Damn fine stuff.

  2. Dearest Iscent
    You have me intrigued for I too have been largely unimpressed by this brand overall (that gauche packaging may be ironic but it is de trop for The Dandy).
    Yet I love Avignon (city and scent).
    I pre-Christmas lemming I then.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    1. Dear Mr Dandy

      If you like Avignon ( and all the greatest people do), you are sure to like this one. I thought it wonderful, although the brand is a little out of my price range pre-Christmas.

      Your friend
      IScent

      1. Dearest Iscent
        Oh those words…’What what you like for Christmas?’, music to The Dandy’s ears… if they really love me then surely they can afford…Tee hee.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      2. Dear Mr Dandy

        What I would like for Christmas would be a list of scent as long as my arm. What I am getting is one good bottle of something decent! My son’s wish list is 65 items long, but he does know he’s not getting them all.

        Your friend
        IScent

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