This evening when I came home, there awaiting me was my West Side sample fresh from NYC, all wrapped up and ready to be devoured. I quickly tore into the package! My first thoughts were - This is no hang around and wait for the drydown vanilla. It is right there in your face from the start. So skillfully blended it becomes one with the rose. Aside from this ceamy rose-vanilla note there is the peony peaking out from behind. Bright and sparkling, yet you can't quite get to it, it moves ever out of reach, elusive.
Not for the timid, this is a gourmand lover's rose. Intensely creamy, foody and rich.
Top: ROSE, YLANG YLANG, PEONY
Mid: SANDALWOOD, AMBER
Bottom: VANILLA, MUSK.
Below is a link to the official press release:
West Side - Bond No. 9 - News!
Launch Date: November 1st 2006
Suggested Retail Prices:
Besides being available in its 3.4 oz. superstar bottle in a box presentation ($185), and 1.7 oz. travel size ($125), West Side may be purchased by the ounce ($45), either in a 2-ounce basic spray flacon with gilt honeycomb cap ($25), in an array of fashion colored bottles ($40 - $70) or in unique vintage or art bottles, featured in a wide variety of designs ($60 - $200).