Today’s review is going to be another one from Bond No. 9. Specifically, from its I Love NY line of scents that they came out with 5 or so years back. This review will be of the men’s fragrance, I Love NY for Fathers. As usual, I will cover what notes it has, how it smells, how long it lasts, when it should be worn, and if it’s worth a purchase or not.
Notes include: musk, lime, lavender, amber, basil, and sage
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The opening of I Love NY for Fathers is like an animalistic soapy kind of scent. The musk note and lavender seem to be the stars at the beginning with a subtle citrus scent provided by the lime plays the background. Now, the lime not in this isn’t a really intense lime like that found in Set Sail St. Barts, for example. In fact, I don’t even think I would have been able to identify it as an ingredient if I hadn’t looked up what this cologne consisted of.
A few minutes in, I begin to catch a much more herbal aroma from basil and sage, that is quite mellow and subdued. It is fresh and clean but really not all that attention grabbing or unique for that matter. I feel like it’s similar to hopping out of the shower having used a bar of soap that is available at any local grocery store and not something that would set you back over a hundred bucks per bottle.
The projection is fairly good. New York for Fathers isn’t an intense cologne and eventually develops into a skin scent but I found it pretty noticeable for the most part. I’d say that the longevity is somewhere in the 5-7 hour range, especially when I wore it indoors. Not great but not terrible either.
A very casual scent that will perform best in the warmer months of the year. It reminds me of a spring day and it’s whole tone would fit well within that framework. This is not a sexy or romantic wear type of scent.
Overall, would I recommend I Love NY for Fathers? Not really. It’s not awful but it’s nothing special either. For the price, it’s not a good deal at all. There are plenty of colognes or bath soaps out there which could produce the same effect for a fraction of the cost. I really don’t see the point of owning this, unless you collect these scents or this is just an exact reflection of your personal style. No real personal appeal for me.