(image source Bruce Mozart)
Perfumer Michel Almairac.
Fire Island by Bond no 9 has one goal: to emulate a memory of euro sun tan lotion. It succeeds. It’s funny that this scent memory can be generalized. Fire Island doesn’t smell like any particular brand of sun tan lotion, but on smelling it, I instantly recognized the qualities that make up the lotion notion.
For those too young to remember the days of fostering skin cancer skin cancer by laying in the sun and baking, Fire Island is a creamy, musky sweet floral of no particular consequence. But for us old folks, Fire Island is the second-hand smoke of the perfume industry.
Aaahhhh, the good-old, bad-old days.