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Andy Warhol's Silver Factory


“Another way to take up more space is with perfume. I really love wearing perfume.” — Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol had a profound effect on the art world in the 60’s and 70’s and his studio at 231 East 47th Street in New York was where all the cool artists hung out - Paul America, Ondine, Taylor Mead and Billy Name.
It was nicknamed ‘The Factory’, because it was where the art was made – silkscreens were produced on an assembly line, while other artists were painting, filmmakers were making movies and music was being written and performed.

Billy Name, had the idea of ‘silvering’ the studio with tin foil, silver paint and shards of broken mirror. It was soon nicknamed ‘The Silver Factory’.
True to its mandate of celebrating neighbourhoods in New York, Bond no. 9 had Aurelien Guichard create Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory to celebrate the artist’s impact and the art scene in NYC in the 60’s and 70’s.

It opens with bergamot, grapefruit and lavender, so crisp and clean it has an alcoholic astringency – something akin to vodka. Soon incense emerges and tempers the opening with rich, smoky warmth. Against this background, a trinity of florals - jasmine, iris and violet – appears, taking up where the lavender left off. The iris and violet combine together to shoot a metallic chill right through the heart that is warmed at the base by amber, resin and dry cedar wood, with amber adding a note of sweetness. The experience is of cool florals enrobed in warm, smoky incense. Now, this is art!

Does it smell of the sex, drugs and rock and roll that really defined the Silver Factory? Eeewww! Not even close! Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory does capture the idea of cold silver warmed by the pulse of creativity, but it’s the way it smells on warm skin that makes it a standout and so FBW.
Notes: bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, incense, jasmine, iris, violet, amber, wood resin, cedar wood.
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Aurelien Guichard

Price: $4.00