Le Labo was launched in New York in 2006 and is praised for its unique take on perfumery. Soul is at the heart of all Le Labo fragrances, with the brand believing that hand-formulated scents that evoke memories are the most powerful. Le Labo prides itself on creating perfumes that evoke memories by reworking classic notes into something entirely original. The brand’s simple, chic aesthetic and penchant for masculine notes makes it a favourite with men and women alike. Here we take you through Le Labo’s top 5 perfumes.
Le Labo Santal 33 eau de parfum, €148
Santal 33 is undoubtedly a cult fragrance, with a loyal following of fans who have catapulted it to icon status. Smoky, spicy and leathery, Santal 33 is the epitome of a fragrance that captivates both sexes. The unisex perfume is a fusion of cardamom, iris, violet and sandalwood, all designed to evoke the image of an open fire, soft smoke and the sense of freedom.
Le Labo Bergamote 22 eau de parfum, €148
Le Labo uncovers bergamot’s complexity with its Bergamote 22. The initial code name of the fragrance was ‘Fire Cologne’, which gives an idea of the sparkling, vibrant nature of the scent. Bitter grapefruit combines with the sweetness of amber and musk and floral accords of petitgrain for a great unisex fragrance with bergamot at its heart.
Le Labo Rose 31 eau de parfum, €148
Lovers of rose perfumes should be sure to check out Le Labo’s tribute to the Grasse rose in Rose 31. A symbol of unqualified femininity, the rose note has been redefined by combining it with warm, spicy, woody notes such as cedar and centifolia rose that turn it into something more masculine and alluring. The unisex scent is an intriguing way to wear an old favourite.
Le Labo Thé Noir 29 eau de parfum, €148
Thé Noir 29 pays homage to the tea leaf and the craft that surrounds it. The distinctive scent combines the lightness of bergamot, fig and bay with the darker, headier notes of cedarwood, vetiver and musk. The tea-leaf note is used to bring a sensuous quality to the fragrance, taking Thé Noir 29 into new territory.
Le Labo Another 13 eau de parfum, €148
Another 13 is the result of a collaboration between Jefferson Hack, editor-in-chief of AnOther Magazine and Le Labo. Composed of 13 ingredients, including jasmine, moss, ambrette seeds and ambroxan, the fragrance Le Labo describes as an ‘addictive dirty potion’ has been compared to the smell to fresh magazine paper – a fitting tribute to its origins.