Perfume company releases Shelter Island fragrance

"Shelter Island" by Bond No. 9 (Credit: Courtesy Bond No. 9)

“Shelter Island” by Bond No. 9 (Credit: Courtesy Bond No. 9)

Smell like the breeze off Gardiners Bay and the oak trees in Mashomack Preserve all year long with “Shelter Island”, the new scent from Bond No 9.

Bond No. 9 describes the new cologne, a blend of wood-derived perfume ingredient our and algae extract, as “jaunty, sparkling-clean, decidedly unisex.”

“Like Shelter Island itself, it hints of nonchalant exotica. The starter notes are fresh and sparkling citrus zest and freshly ground black pepper; together they deliver a decided punch,” Bond No. 9 said of the perfume. “Then comes a segue into seemingly contradictory mid-notes: soft and beckoning white lilies accompanied by bracing and briny algae extract. Imagine a garden by the sea. That’s the effect here.”

“Shelter Island” was released on Memorial Day and is available at high end department stores and fragrance boutiques (100ml, $260; 50ml, $195).

But what we Northforkers notice most about Shelter Island is Bond No. 9’s erroneous claim that “the East End is now fully perfumed” because they also offer a Southampton, Montauk and Sag Harbor fragrance.

We believe they might be missing an area.