Bond No. 9 New York Fragrances is a perfume house founded and created by Laurice Rahme in 2003. Rahme is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman who took active interest in art at an early age which led her to pursue art history studies at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. She had a dream to travel the world and realized that the only way to make that dream happen is to enter the beauty industry in Paris which welcomed her with open arms. Eventually, she made an incomparable career in the field of beauty and never looked back.
Rahme worked at Lancome, Annick Goutal and Creed spanning from 1973 to early 2000. In 2003, she established Bond No. 9 New York Fragrances which became the one and only niche fragrance company armed with a mission to provide each and every New York City neighborhood a representative scent. The name of the company was derived from the address of its first boutique at 9 Bond Street New York, NY 10012.
The fragrances created by Bond No. 9 are reminiscent of the popular places and landmarks found in New York City. Some of the brand’s popular scents are Broadway Nite (2003), Bryant Park (2007), Central Park (2004) and Saks New York Oud (2013).