Bond No. 9 – I Love NY For All
I Love NY for All is a citrus, floral spice blend with a hint of cocoa powder and marron glacé that is a perfect combination for the gourmand lover.
Introduced in September of 2011, its debut marked the tenth anniversary of the September 11th tragedy. Part of the original set of the I Love New York line, this unisex edition holds a special place amongst the Bond fragrances.
- Brand: Bond No. 9
- Fragrance: I Love New York for All
- Release: 2011
- Gender: Unisex
- Perfumer: International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF)
- Top Notes: Pepper, Bergamot, Lily of the Valley
- Heart Notes: Marron Glacé, Cacao, Coffee
- Base Notes: Vanille, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Woodsy Notes, Leather
What Does I Love NY For All Smell Like?
I Love New York is an amber, vanilla fragrance with warm spice, sweet, and woody accords.
The black pepper and cacao powder aromas mixed with a familiar coffee scent give this EDP its spicy and sweet fragrance. The hypnotic sandalwood combined with other woodsy notes balance out this blend with a velvety smooth finish.
The cacao, coffee, vanille, and marron glacé (a chestnut with sugar syrup and glaze) join to create a lovely gourmand scent.
This is a perfectly unisex smell, and you will be pleasantly surprised by this incredibly well-made fragrance.
How Long Does I Love NY For All Last For?
I Love New York is a very long-lasting scent with a strong sillage.
Just as the peppery top notes fade, the coffee aroma begins percolating and lasts about two to four hours. Here, you’ll find the cacao and marron glacé scents that appeal to the gourmand fragrance lover.
The woody dry down brings out the leather, vanille, and woody notes and will last for about two more hours.
When Should You Wear It?
Love NY’s robust and spicy scent makes it ideal for the cooler months of autumn and winter.
The strong aroma of woody and gourmand fragrances helps you face the colder days.
Just like the warm, comfy clothes of winter, you’ll want a reassuring scent to follow you through the day.
Eau de parfums, like I Love New York, work fabulously in cold weather because they have a high-intensity essence which ignites those frozen senses.
Where Should You Wear It?
The comforting smells of coffee and chocolate have a bakery-sweetness aroma which will put you at ease.
An excellent choice for events with a relaxed mood, this eau de parfum brings the feelings of comfort food with you wherever you go. You can also add some extra spice to holiday parties with this pepper-cacao mix.
Since I Love New York for All is mainly a winter fragrance, you can spritz a bit onto a scarf for daily wear. The heat from your body will make the fragrance last longer, and you can easily remove the scent when you’ve had enough.
Presentation and Value For Money
I Love NY comes in a black bottle. The shape of the container is a square with the sides pulled in, reminiscent of the curves of a guitar. The bottle design is a staple of the Bond No. 9 brand.
The familiar “I 💓 NY” logo sits on a white square. A seal in the bottom right corner reads “Bond No. 9” in the outer circle and “NYC” in the center.
The outside box bears the same logo and seal.
I Love NY is a costly scent and sells for about $270 for 100ml and $115 for 50ml.
The Bottom Line
I Love New York for All is a nice scent that mixes the smell of ground coffee beans with bergamot and leather to capture the essence of a New York coffee shop.
This is the ultimate first fragrance to invest in if you’re looking for a unisex EDP.
Perfumes that Smell Like I Love NY For All
Choco Musk by Al-Rehab: With main accords of vanilla, chocolate, and warm spice, this unisex scent counts itself as one of the sweet gourmands.
It’s a much cheaper option than I Love NY – a 50ml bottle is typically between $5 and $20.
Spiced Cocoa by Meshaz Natural Perfumes: With slightly spicy cacao, natural cardamom, and vanilla, Mesha Munyan’s fragrance is another unisex amber-vanilla scent.
Coffee Break by Maison Martin Margiela: This is another mix of citrus, spicy, and sweet created by Jacques Cavallier in 2019.
Milk, Siam benzoin, and a strong coffee note add flavor to this aromatic fragrance.