In every James Bond Movie, a constant is a bevvy of sexy beauties, including one “Bond Girl,” steals hearts. But while James Bond is sexy and masculine, and he steals hearts as well, I always wondered what kind of fragrance this man of intrigue and danger (the Bond Man), would wear. The answer, apparently, is James Bond 007, a brand new, soon to be released, fragrance created in homage to this male icon.
James Bond 007, by P&G Prestige, is a “manly” scent but it also is fresh and modern. The fragrance, if you can categorize it (because who can pinpoint 007?) is an “aquatic fougere.” For those of you who aren’t certain what that means, the aquatic notes are fresh with a hint of water or the ocean, and the fougere means “fern” or herbal. Lavender, moss and coumarin give the fragrance that rugged feel, while vetyver amd crisp apple bring out the British “cool” in James Bond. But the sensual side of the iconic man is represented by sandalwood. Bond’s a lover as well as a fighter! The end result is a scent that feels all male, but has some herbal and even vanilla-y feel that makes it not harsh or obvious, and a bit hard to define (just like the man himself). And, like we all know, Bond has staying power (need I say more)?
James Bond 007 arrives in a matte charcoal grey carton with a bold band of metallic matte silver in the middle. The bottle is a sharp oval with an embossed cross-hatch design that I thought might represent the cross hairs of a gun. However, the design is actually inspired by the magnum meshing on some of Bond’s sleek cars, created on a stunning, almost opaque, charcoal glass bottle. “007” in bold numbers is embossed into a band across the middle of the front, to remind whomever uses it that this fragrance is for the daring, and for those who would like to be! The top is matte silver. It is an all in one top with a charcoal grey cross-hatched band that swivels down to reveal a matte silver spray diffuser (like a missile silo– James Bond has found himself in more than one) . It can be swiveled back up again when not being sprayed.
Obviously, James Bond 007 is tied into the new James Bond movie SKYFALL Like many movie icons, James Bond represents the man who is not just debonair and daring, but smart and sensual. He can do it all and he will. Men who want to gain confidence will want a “bit of Bond” on their bodies. Women who wish their men were more Bond and less “blah,” will want to get it for their guys.
Get James Bond 007 for your “Bond Boys” and “Bond Men” as a timely gift now and as a fabulous holiday gift The best news is that is is only $30.00 for a nice 1.6 fl. oz. bottle at Kohls and Kohls.com