Jones Beach is the latest Long Island-based destination to be converted into a perfume by Bond No. 9.
Laurice Rahmé could not forget Jones Beach’s wide stretches of sand or its 2-mile boardwalk. So 43 years after her first trip, she bottled the Nassau beach into its own scent. Sand, surf, sunshine. Bare skin and bare feet. Carefree weekends. concerts by the water. Real people, real moments, real New York. Jones Beach is a retro-chic fragrance with a fresh orange flower note. Rahmé said the new fragrance blends scents including salty sea and orange flower with white musk and amber wood to evoke a sense of nostalgia and youthful passion.
Rahmé said her inspiration for the $350 unisex scent, which comes in a 3.3 ounce bottle, stems from her first visit in 1976, part of a summer weekend away from New York City. “It was the first beach I went to when I was a young girl and first came from France,” Rahmé said. “I thought, ‘It is amazing that there is this beauty so close to the city." Jones Beach is the latest Long Island-based destination to be converted into a scent by Bond No. 9. Previous inspirations for fragrances include Montauk, Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, Fire Island and the Hamptons, and have also included New York City locations, including Little Italy and Central Park South. Notes include Calone (Sea Notes), Orange Flower Absolute, Ambrox Wood of Violet and White Musk.