Bond No. 9 spreads across the map of the city, with the latest neighborhoods to be assigned scents: Cooper Square and Washington Square. The two downtown haunts - one square an enclave of buildings surrounding the Cooper Union, and the latter a historic city park - will join the ranks of Bond's trademark NYC locale-themed scents. The perfumer has covered a lot of ground with its fragrances, which span Uptown (Madison, Park and Riverside Drive each get their own), Midtown (Central Park, Bryant Park and Saks Fifth Avenue represent) and Downtown (every 'hood from "Nouveau" Bowery to Bleecker Street, Astor Place and even Brooklyn lends its persona to a bottle). There's also a group based on the beaches of New York, including Coney Island, Montauk and the Hamptons.
The new Cooper Square scent is a cologne (but can be unisex), with notes of patchouli and cognac, while the women's scent, Washington Square, marks the perfume brand's second collaboration with the Parks Department (the Highline was the first). It'll launch in conjunction with the park's re-opening on November 1.
It's uncertain what elements have been blended to capture its fragrance, but sunny days and unfettered youth would make for nice descriptors.