Le Labo, a new perfumery in New York City, offers an interesting twist on ready-made fragrances:
When customers buy one of Le Labo’s 11 scents, a maturated essential oil blend is mixed with alcohol and water to create a finished fragrance. The process is designed to take about 10 minutes, ample time for visitors to browse shelves of raw ingredients in the 600-square-foot shop…
The maturated oils are composed by one of eight perfumers, all of whom work for fragrance suppliers: Alberto Morillas, Annick Menardo, Daphne Bugey, Maurice Roucel, Frank Voelkl, Françoise Caron, Michel Almairac and Mark Buxton.
By keeping the essential oils refrigerated and blending at the very last minute, Le Labo ensures that the fragrance is fresh at the time of purchase. The shop is located at 223 Elizabeth Street in Nolita (212-219-2230), and custom fragrances are also available. (via Women’s Wear Daily) Read more about Le Labo at Thrillist.