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Fragrance of the Month: Bond No. 9 and Hermes

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Each month the beauty examiner is going to feature two fragrances: One for the ladies, one for the guys. Check back monthly for fragrance updates to find the one that best fits your fragrance personality.

This month’s fragrances are two unique options that will get you ready for the spring that is about to come and warm us up.

If getting lost in a patch of gardenias is your ultimate fantasy then Bond No 9 New York Saks Fifth Avenue ($200) is the perfect fragrance. This special blend for the ultimate New York shopping mecca is the ultimate fragrance. It is 99% sweet with a 1% dash of spice that makes it so special and a showstopper. The main note is gardenia, which is perfectly balanced with jasmine, vanilla, and vetiver. It is available at Saks Fifth Avenue locations and Bond No. 9 New York stores.

That patch of gardenias just happens to start where the forest ends and your man is wearing Terre D’Hermes ($81). This woodsy fragrance from the fashion house of Hermes is a perfectly masculine cologne. Its fame translates to of the earth from French which is why woodsy is what registers first with some mineral facets that are then enhances with citrus scents. The citrus helps to keep it fresh, the perfect fragrance going into spring. Terre D’Hermes can be found wherever fine fragrances are sold.

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