New York State: A worldwide leader in commerce, industry, the arts – and, as of June 24, 2011, in promoting love and marriage too. Thanks to the groundbreaking Marriage Equality Act, signed into law by a bipartisan vote on that red-letter date, gender-neutral marriages are now legal throughout the Empire State.
I LOVE NEW YORK for Marriage Equality, as the scent is known, is the seventh collaboration between the I LOVE NEW YORK brand – a state agency – and Bond No. 9, the Manhattan-based perfumery specializing in New York-centric fragrances.
Soft and sensual, this modern-day woody-spicy, gender free scent opens with enticing gustatory notes – mandarin, nutmeg, plum, and cinnamon bark. These segue into a contemporary wedding-bouquet heart of classic rose and jasmine laced with ginger lily. Then, just as a great marriage gradually evolves over time, this one endures with deeper, rich forest base-notes – cashmere wood, sandalwood, and that seductive tree resin, amber.
Bond No. 9′s superstar bottle rendered here in bridal white, displays the iconic I LOVE NEW YORK logo with the also-iconic gay rainbow on its heart – a speak-for-itself dual image that debuted in July of 2011 to celebrate New York State’s progressive spirit.
I LOVE NEW YORK for Marriage Equality will debut on store shelves July 24, 2012 and will be sold at Bond No. 9′s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and bondno9.com. Price: 100ml, $175; 50ml, $105.
Source: Bond No. 9 New York