Category: Claude Dir

Bond no 9 Manhattan, 2012

Perfumer Claude Dir Bond no 9 have set of ‘bad penny’ notes. They are identifiers and if they were pleasant, they’d be considered signature notes, like Guerlinade. They seem to fall within a gourmand, oriental, woody ambery range. They have an unsettling quality of hitting  a point in your head, toward the back of your sinuses, that feels like a crossroads…

Bond no 9 Andy Warhol Lexington Ave, 2008

Perfumer Claude Dir. I get no sense of purpose from this perfume.  It doesn’t use genre, style or its notes toward any particular point.  A confused start, a quick deflation, an off-putting sweet, musky-gourmand lingering finish. Without intention, or a strong statement of form, all one can read into a perfume is that the producer imagines that somebody out there…