The President's historic—if merely symbolic—verbal blessing of gay marriage last week may have left the media reeling, but those in the fashion industry were yawning—especially in New York—where gays have been able to get hitched since last summer (just ask Michael Kors or the guys behind Costello Tagliapietra!) Sartorial tastemakers have long been in the corner of equal rights—especially when it comes to members of the LGBT community, many of whom also find themselves deeply entrenched in the fashion ranks.
Now, the fragrance aficionados over at perfumery Bond No. 9 are getting in the celebratory mood, as the one year anniversary of New York's passage of same-sex marriage quickly approaches. Available on July 24th, Bond will unveil "I Love New York for Marriage Equality," the latest of ten aromas to be made in cahoots with the I Love New York state agency. According to the brand, the scent is, "easy to wear, easy to love," and "honors New York for proudly setting the global pace in celebrating love, marriage…and civil rights." The bottle features a rainbow-doused heart on a "bridal white" background and is composed of an alluring mix of notes—from the traditionally masculine woods like sandalwood and amber to typically feminine florals like jasmine and lily. Add to it some spicy punch by way of mandarin and nutmeg, and you've got a potent combo that will remind you that while Obama may be patting his back today about his declaration, New Yorkers have not only been talking the talk, they've been walking the walk, for almost a year now.
Pre-order your bottled today at Bond No. 9.