B9 by Bond No 9

B9 by Bond NO9B9 by Bond No.9 is a fairly new fragrance from the house of Bond No.9. The inspiration for the name and scent of this perfume comes from the brand’s first store address in New York, 9 Bond Street.  The perfume bottle showcases the new logo for their brand, it is star shaped, the signature look for Bond No.9, and, purple colored. This unisex fragrance is very fresh, fruity and very long lasting.

The Fragrance is a well-balanced mixture of the following notes:

Top Notes

Citrus, Saffron

Heart Notes

Gardenia Leaves, Jasmine, Orchid, Agarwood

Base notes

Amber, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Musk, Vetiver

What others are saying about it:

“Thank you Bond!!!! I feel as though this was created specifically for me. I’m addicted to the smell of Chanel Gardenia (Exclusif), but it is too feminine for me to wear. B9 is the perfect fix. It has the elegance of the gardenia but is strengthened by the amber and musk. These big bottles usually last me a very long time, but I’ve been spraying on B9 everyday since I purchased it. Safe enough for the office, prestigious enough for special occasions and sensual enough for date nights. Another winner from Bond no 9!!”   – A.R

“B9 is a complex and disarming floral-woody fragrance that cultivates a deep friendship between feminine floral notes (gardenia, jasmine, orchid) and masculine woody/mossy notes (sandalwood, oud, and vetiver are very noticeable). It’s an unusual take on the fleshy gardenia motif, rendering it a swagger and a sensational genderless beauty. Here are traditional notes presented in an innovative and exquisitely nuanced way that had me fielding all manner of inquiries as to its name.”  -Chromatic



Atelier Cologne 101

Atelier Cologne is a relevantly new brand of perfume. In 2009 Sylvia Ganter and Christophe Cervasel co-founders of Atelier Cologne created the Cologne Absolute family. “Genuine pure perfume exalting the magical freshness and elegance of citruses with exceptional lasting power thanks to very high concentrations of essential oils.”

At MaxAroma we offer 18 perfume from Atelier cologne’s different collections.

  • Amber Nue Atelier CologneAmber Nue

Fragrance notes are Green madarin, bergamot, tajete, orchid nigritella rubra, cinnamon, benzoin, cistus labdanum, patchouli, and tonka bean.

  • blanche Immortelle Atelier CologneBlanche Immortelle

Fragrance notes are Bergamot, Mandarin, Mimosa, Immortelle, Jasmine Sambac, Turkish Rose, Patchouli, Vetiver, and Sandalwood.

  • Bois Blonds Atelier CologneBois Blonds

Fragrance notes are Tunisian Neroli, Pink Pepper, Moroccan Orange Flower, Incense, Blond Woods, Musks, and Vetiver.

  • Cedrat Envirant Atelier CologneCedrat Enivrant

Fragrance notes are Moroccan Cedrat, Lime, Bergamot, Chinese Mint, Egyptian Basilic, Juniper Berries, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, and Elemi.

  • Cedre Atlas Atelier CologneCedre Atlas

Fragrance notes are Sicilian Lemon, Calabrian Bergamot, Blackcurrant Bud, Atlas   Cedarwood from Moroccan Rif, Jasmine, Apricot, White Amber, Indian Papyrus, and Haitian Vetiver.

  • Figuier Ardent Atelier CologneFiguier Ardent

Fragrance notes are Calabrian Bergamot, Anise, Cardamom, Fig Leaf, Salty Fig, Pepper, Virginian Cedarwood, Tuscan Iris, and Tonka Bean.


  • Gold Leather Atelier CologneGold Leather

Fragrance notes are bitter orange, saffron, rum, plum, artemisi, eucalyptus, cedar, guaiac wood, agarwood (oud) and leather.

  • Grand Neroli Atelier CologneGrand Neroli

Fragrance notes are Orange Blossom Flower, Herbs, Musk, and Vanilla.

Mistral Patchouli Atelier Cologne



  • Mistral Patchouli

Fragrance notes are Pomelo, Black Pepper, Star Anise, Iris, Incense, Geranium, Heart Of Patchouli, Benzoin, and Haitian.

  • Oolang Infini Atelier CologneOolang Infini

Fragrance notes are bergamot from Calabria, Tunisian neroli, freesia, oolang tea, jasmine from Egypt, blond leather, tobacco flower from the Balkans, gaiac wood from India, and musk.

  • Orange Sanguine Atelier CologneOrange Sanguine

Fragrance notes are Blood Orange, Bitter Orange, Jasmine, Geranium, Amber Woods, Tonka Beans, and Sandalwood.

  • Pomelo Paradis Atelier ColognePomelo Paradis

Fragrance notes are Pink Pomelo, Calabrian Mandarin, Blackcurrant Bud, Moroccan Orange Blossom, Bulgarian Rose Essence, Mint, Haitian Vetiver, Tuscan Iris, and Amber.

  • Rose Anonyme Atelier CologneRose Anonyme

Fragrance notes are Bergamot from Calabria, Ginger from China, Turkish Rose Essence, Turkish Rose Absolue, Incense from Somalia, Velvet Oud Accord, Patchouli from Indonesia, Papyrus from India, and Benjoin from Laos.

  • Santal Carmin Atelier CologneSantal Carmin

Fragrance notes are Bergamot, Limette, Saffron, Sandalwood, Gaiac Wood, White Musk, Papyrus, Cedarwood, and Vanilla.

  • Silver Iris Atelier CologneSilver Iris

Fragrance notes are Tangerine, Pink Pepper, Blackcurrant, Violet Leave, Iris Pallida, Mimosa, Patchouli, White Amber, and Tonka Beans.

  • Trefle Pur Atelier CologneTrefle Pur

Fragrance notes are Bitter Orange, Cardamom, Basilic Clover Absolute, Violet Leaves, Tunisian Neroli, Patchouli Moss, and Musk.

  • Vanille Insensee Atelier CologneVanille Insensee

Fragrance notes are Lime, Cedrat, Coriander, Jasmine, Vetiver, Oak Moss, Vanilla, Oak Wood, and Amber.

  • Vetiver Fatal Atelier CologneVetiver Fatal

Fragrance notes are Bergamot from Calabria, Lemon from Sicily, Heart of Bigaradier from Paraguay, Orange Flower Absolue from Tunisia, Violet Leaves, Black Plum, Heart of Vetiver from Haiti, Cedarwood from Texas, and Dark Oud Accord.

And up to March 30th, you can use the coupon code 5AT to get 5% off of  Atelier Cologne. 


Amouage Sunshine for Men

Amouage sunshine
Amouage Sunshine for Men & Styling Tip

The composition for Amouage Sunshine for Men:

Base Note: Cedar, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

Middle Notes: Clary Sage, Juniper Berries, Bergamot

Top Notes: Immortelle, Lavender, Orange, Brandy


Amouage Sunshine for men may not be what you expect of this perfume house. It is not
as oriental, heavy or woody as their other men perfumes.  Thanks to vanilla and Tonka beans it is a very sweet and easy going scent for men. However, it gets more subdued as the time goes by.

The longevity is exactly what you would expect from Amouage, very long lasting with a moderate sillage.

I should warn you not to spray too much because in the first hour it will be cloying if you do.

This is how Amouage describes Sunshine Men:

“Sunshine Man is a spicy and aromatic fragrance expressing a retro-chic interplay of freshness and sensuality.”

To simply put it, if you like sweet scents this is the fragrance for you!




Top Niche Perfume Brands That Need Your Attention Right Now

Niche Perfumes Brands

A very important part of your persona and identity, niche perfumes communicate much more than your demeanor or clothes. As you speak, lounge or try to impress, these fragrances attract the attention of others, even before they get to know you. Good smells impact human sensory experiences, give off certain vibes, and evoke memories too. Because of this, desirable or otherwise, fashion brands are inextricably weaving fragrances into their brands, employing models that impress, and trying their best for luring in new customers. Acqua di Gio, Polo Sport, or Light Blue…. The list of niche fragrances is indeed endless.

Here, we round up some of the most coveted contemporary and centuries-old houses that are known for their customized, popular, as well as made-to-measure scents. So, if you are still hooked on to Axe, it’s time to move on dude!

Annick Goutal


Annick Goutal, a well-known name in French High Perfumery, boasts of experienced own in-house perfumers. This brand sticks to the highest metrics of authenticity and quality by making everything, from conceptualization of scents to packaging, in France (exclusively and on their own). The niche perfumes offered by this brand are the handiwork of expert craftsmen.

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Laudano Nero by Tiziana Terenzi


This amazing Oriental-Spicy offering from the house of Tiziana Terenzi is one of the best refined and complex Ambery-based fragrances in the market today!

 Laudano nero by Tiziana Terenzi (Extrait de Parfum 2014):

Top Note:  Wormwood, Cognac, rosemary, tobacco, myrtle and amber.

Heart Note: Red Rose, sandalwood, cedar, ash, slate, black locust honey & Iris.

Base Note: Musk, vetiver, oak, camphor, incense, vanilla, oud, labdanum and laurels.


(SOS) Snippet of the Scent:


 Laudano Nero – An oriental spicy fragrance for men & women, intriguing, strong, opulent and sophisticated. A warm smoky sensual & mysterious  scent for those daring and confident individuals. Suitable for evening-wear and colder seasons. A must have for the amber lover!




White Fire by Tiziana Terenzi Extrait de Parfum

White Fire by Tiziana Terenzi Extrait de Parfum


This astonishing Woody-Aquatic composition from Tiziana Terenzi is very compelling, easy to wear,  great for all year round and as a signature scent, definitely unisex, grab the bottle, spray some on and wait for the compliments galore!

White Fire by Tiziana Terenzi Extrait de Parfum :

Top Note:  Green leaves, Watery notes.

Heart Note: Fern, White amber & Chinese jasmine.

Base Note: Sandalwood, dark amber & Musk.


(SOS) Snippet of the Scent:


 White Fire –  opens with bergamot and a some crisp green notes that almost smells to me like I was smelling wax florals sprayed with a faux scent.  Soon enough some jasmine comes in with some clean/fresh linen smelling musk.  And there it sits, a clean, crisp and fresh musky scent! As the perfume wears, the warmer notes become dominant, creating a cozy glow on the skin that is hard not to notice, this one is a keeper.




Galloway by Parfums de Marly


This amazing Parfums de Marly release from 2013 is a unisex Citrus Aromatic scent, that is definitely great for Spring and Summer days as this composition is more on the gentle and relaxed spectrum of things!

Galloway by Parfums de Marly :

Top Note: Citrus Notes(Bergamot, Amalfi and Sicilian lemons, Red, black and Sichuan Peppers.

Heart Note: Iris and Orange Blossom.

Base Note: Ambergris and Musk.


(SOS) Snippet of the Scent:


Galloway fuses iris and orange blossom notes into this amazing unisex floral and musky heart. The iris is warmed by the sunny and bright orange blossoms, taking away its cool aloofness. The blossoms are brighter thanks to the regal iris’s smooth green earthy overtones. After this rousing ride, the finish of golden amber and musk exude a sweet inviting and intriguing aura. Finally Galloway dries-down to a warmed amber and exhilarated sensuous soft musk. This is definitely a stellar fragrance for both genders and great for the warmer days! A great addition to any fragrance wardrobe for sure!

Projection & Sillage:  Are above average! and Longevity: is Very good!


Oajan by Parfums de Marly (Arabian Breed Collection)


Oajan by Parfums de Marly is an amazing offering from the Arabian Breed Collection. This Oriental Spicy fragrance for women and men offers:

Top notes of cinnamon, honey and osmanthus;
Middle notes of benzoin, labdanum, ambergris and artemisia;
Base notes of patchouli, musk, vanila and tonka bean.

(SOS) Snippet of the Scent:

This opulent composition is deeply sweet while exuding timeless grace, perfumer Shyamala Masondieu balanced each level of this offering development exquisitely. Osmanthus lends a delicately floral apricot aura to the opening, flanked by cinnamon, to add warm woodiness, and honey oozing heavy and golden. It trots steadily to the gate, puffing hot breath from its nostrils, as it shakes it silky mane. A resinous lover’s paradise awaits in Oajan’s heart of labdanum fused with amber and benzoin, then brushed and rubbed down with davana. The dark booziness captures the fragrance’s strength and power, as the resins accent the powerful strides when the scent is truly airborne while in full gallop. The gourmand-tinged, very eastern dry down shows more of the Persian influence on the breed, while maintaining its intrinsic beauty and Arabian heritage with a delicate touch of oud. This leapt across the finish line in a cloud of crumbly resin dust and spiced musk. Sillage: is great and Longevity: is excellent!
This Oriental gourmand delicacy is the the same vain as glazed almonds, marzipan or amaretto, reminiscent of such delectable delicacies! This one is a MUST for any fragrance lover and a fan of the modern gourmand genre!


Parfums de Marly Herod

Exuding a combination that is both royal and exotic, this amazing composition: Herod is truly a masterpiece. That echoes on the stunning reputation of the prestigious house that is Parfums de Marly!


Parfums de Marly Herod

The Parfums de Marly fragrance collection, named after the famed French Marly castle, draws inspiration from the legacy of Louis XV and his love of breeding thorough pure blood stallions and creating perfumes. Each bottle reflects this rich heritage with an embossed crest and rich accents. Herod is a smoky, tobacco and vanilla scent named after a famed stallion of the 18th century.

Classification: woody spicy

Notes are:

– Top: cinnamon, pepperwood.

– Middle: osmanthus, tobacco leaves, frankincense and ciste.

– Base: vanilla pods, cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli and cypriol musk.

Herod opens with a mere second of sweet cherry pipe tobacco then quickly moves into a layer of cinnamon and sugar. Then after a few minutes more. the fragrance gets drier and more woody. Still yet, a warmed rum note sits in play, but its not heavy and thick but instead it’s creamier, opulent and contained, it’s a very pleasant surprise!

At around the ten minute mark, the tobacco note begins to come to life embellished by vanilla and the frankincense. It’s nice and mellow one of a kind of pipe cherry tobacco sweet scent… Herod stays in this very controlled stage, elegant and sophisticated, lovely light vanilla sweetened woody tobacco bliss that dries down to an amazing delicious and luscious fragrance that is a must for any lover of luxurious and regal scents!


Opus V by Amouage!

Opus V is an amazing Oriental Floral unisex offering from the Royal house of Amouage!



When you first spray this Regal juice onto the skin, it explodes with a nice boozy note that tickles the nose, the accord attributed to a fabulous rich rum note, then the florals create a spark that showers down over you like an olfactory fireworks!

The woods are creamy and develop fairly soon, and they feel even creamier because of the civet which smells natural and thick comes to play. The agarwood ”Oud” is rich and pervasive; just gorgeous and natural.


This is where the fragrance starts to feel very cozy and cashmere-like, it grows a thick coat of fur, very majestic and warm. The orris is very earthy, dark and opulent- just the way it should be. The “dry wood” accord is not overly dry, in fact, the moist presence of the civet helps the woods to not disperse too quickly.

Over time, the civet and Oud are all that’s left (with a tiny touch of rose), and it really starts to meld into the skin in the most sensuous and seductive way.

The sillage of Opus V is not too strong- it wears fairly close to the skin, but the longevity is unbelievably good (12-24 hours depending on how much you spray)!

This is what I would consider to be a ‘personal perfume’. Definitely signature scent worthy!