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Remember back in the day when most olfactory associations with Meatpacking District veered toward the noxious side of the spectrum? Now the area is better known for its super fancy designer stores (threatened by a possible invasion by an Urban Outfitters, however), so what better time for the posh Bond No. 9 to open up in the area. On Saturday, the chic perfumer—famed for its New York-themed fragrances—will open up its sixth satellite outpost on Washington Street between 13th and 14th Streets—right across from the first phase of the High Line.
Back in 2009, Bond No. 9 released the High Line eau de parfum which boasts an aroma of "wildflowers, green grasses ? and"
gentrification "urban renewal", so a Meatpacking locale was the next logical step. The 900 square foot Washington Street boutique is twice the size of the Bleecker Street and Madison Avenue spots and offers 43 eaux de parfum selections, plus loads accompanying fragrant soaps, aromatic candles and sweet-smelling body lotions. If you're feeling creative, the custom-blending service is on hand to whip a New York nabe-based fragrance of your own. We call dibs on "Manhattan Valley" and "ProCro".
The layout of the shop was inspired by the Bond Street flagship and boasts a chandelier-accented perfume salon in the front and a relaxing library/tearoom/bar in the back for complimentary tea sippage while shopping. For all you drunk shopping practitioners, get pumped as this location also offers extended hours. Note: Racked Senior Drunk Shopping Researchers have not yet concluded studies on how one martini too many will affect your olfactory senses. Proceed accordingly.
· OMG! Urban Outfitters Might Open Under the High Line [Racked NY]
· Bond No. 9 [Official Site]