My shower is sadly lacking in Le Labo, what's with that? If the shower fairy happens by, do have her drop off some shower gel (shown left and right, Fleur d'Oranger 27 and Bergamote 22, $52 for 237 ml) plus some Body Lotion (Ylang 49, $68 for 237 ml) and perhaps some Bath Oil (Lys 41, $68 for 120 ml). A bar soap (not shown, but I'll take the Neroli 36, $48 for 226g) would not go unloved either. All can be found at good old Saks Fifth Avenue.
I received my “I Woke Up Smelling Like This” T-shirt in the mail and the scent was so strong I could smell it through the box and the plastic bag it was wrapped in. Although I felt a bit like a better-smelling version of Charlie Brown’s Pig-Pen when I wore the shirt consecutive days without washing it, no one seemed to notice. Friends leaned in for more lingering hugs than usual, while telling me that I smelled “fantastic.”
— Hiro Clark and Le Labo are back with more T-shirts scented with Le Labo Santal 33 (you can see the 2015 editions here). Read more at Ignore Basic Hygiene and Still Smell Good Thanks to This Perfumed T-Shirt at New York Magazine, or buy the shirts ($128 each) here.
It has been wholly embraced by the fashion flock and A-list celebrities alike (everyone from Alexa Chung and Emily Weiss to Justin Bieber and Emma Roberts wear it), and nearly everyone who follows them. As the GQ designer Griffin Funk recently tweeted, “At this point it’s weird if someone doesn’t smell like Le Labo Santal 33.”
— Read more at That Perfume You Smell Everywhere Is Santal 33 at New York Times.
Quick fragrance reviews of Le Labo Thé Noir 29 and Nomenclature iri_del.
Le Labo Thé Noir 29
We all know better by now than to expect anything from the perfume names at niche line Le Labo: they’re named for the note in greatest concentration, NOT for the note that “stars” in the fragrance. And I do know that, but I just can’t help myself. I was hoping for a big black tea (preferably a nicely smoked Earl Grey) from Thé Noir 29 and was consequently disappointed by this fresh, pale amber-y wood with hints of fig and a slight rose-y floral note…