In an industry that has long been dominated by men, we are the first American parfumerie to be headed by a woman--our founder and CEO, Laurice Rahmé, who oversees every aspect of Bond No. 9--from creating the New York-centric concept behind our eau de parfum collection, to guiding the development of each fragrance and bottle design, to designing the interior of each Bond No. 9 boutique.
Beyond a brand, Ms. Rahmé has made Bond No. 9 a singular force to be reckoned with in the world of luxury goods.
After all, while perfumery has always been about head-turning. Bond No. 9 has turned perfumes on their head.
Not only is our prizewinning repertory of eaux de parfum honored around the world for its wide, stunning, intoxicating range of women’s, men’s and shared eaux de parfum. But we are all about firsts.
- Our scent collection (named for our founding headquarters at 9 Bond Street in Noho) is the first to pay homage to a great city--New York, our beloved, always inspiring home town. And while we were at it, we gave our scents a dual mission: to restore artistry to perfumery, and to honor our bedazzlingly multifarious city by giving every New York neighborhood a scent of its own.
- In 2015, Laurice Rahmé became the world’s first perfumer to win the coveted United Nations’ Women for Peace Award, presented to her for campaigning for and spreading peace internationally and raising funds for the cause via our universally loved Scent of Peace.
- Bond No. 9 is unique in maintaining its staunch independence. No corporate takeover for us. Just as much as we treasure our expansive customer base, we value our unfettered freedom to innovate and stretch our limits.
- We are the first parfumerie to introduce civic scents. Our bestselling Scent of Peace-with a men’s as well as a women’s eau de parfum--celebrates world peace. And our Liberty Island honors freedom, liberty and multiplicity.