Sex in the City? Maybe ...
Aldehydes and violet pastilles are the "out of the gate' starters in this fragrance … punchy and immediately calling "notice me, notice me!". As one who doesn't quite care for strong Violet this should be rather repellent … strangely it is not!
The saving grace here is that the Violet is rather green, however still quite sweet! A very floral heart undoubtedly has something to do with this, especially the Honeysuckle which is evident early on in Broadway Nite's development. Ten minutes in, this fragrance becomes smooth and sweet, rather than shrill and sweet.
I'm really not sure what all of this has to do with Broadway, but I guess a throng of theatre-goers filling an auditorium may very well smell like this … who knows? The Bond No.9 aesthetic has never really appealed to me … it's always seemed rather random, but coated in a veneer of nouveau riche exclusion. That being as it may (and simply an observation on my part) I am slowly making inroads into this titanic collection (which seems to grow at a rate of knots!) and finding the occasional fragrance that I would consider wearing (now I sound exclusionary!). I find the transitions in this fragrance effortless and pleasing, while the longevity is good and the sillage excellent! The base here is my favorite part … but the journey getting there is rather fun. Many men would shun wearing something that would be considered so overly feminine but therein lies the allure for me … this would bamboozle on a guy!
I'm not sure that Broadway Nite is something that would make it into my regular rotation of fragrances … but it certainly is interesting. There is a peculiar similarity here to Stephen Jones' Millinery … but immensely more wearable.
I'm testing from a sample, but this fragrance is creeping its way towards a spot on my wish list. Curious … curious indeed!