Launched as a homage to the Big Apple, Bond No. 9 is creating fragrances that capture and celebrate the unique neighborhoods of New York City. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT checks in at the Bond Street location, takes a spin around the city in the famous Bond Mobile, and chats with founder Laurice Rahmé about why ‘Private Blendings’ and personal service are the next conversation in luxury perfumery.
When King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England for the twice-divorced American he chose to hideaway in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT checks in at the Royal Suite to find out what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in the last 80 years.