August 26, 2015
Main image: lelabofragrances.com
Cult New York perfume company Le Labo is one of the coolest scent makers we’ve come across, because they hand-make your fragrances in front of you, then stick on a personalised label on the bottle before presenting it to you. Talk about a great customer experience – perfume-buying really doesn’t get more intimate than that.
Another really cool thing about Le Labo is their City Exclusives collection, a range of nine scents inspired by the cities that the brand has standalone boutiques in. The thing about each scent is it’s only available in the city it’s inspired by and nowhere else, with the Le Labo site even bearing this disclaimer: “our teams do not take phone or online orders”. No exceptions, besides just one month a year in September, when the entire collection is made available across Le Labo stores and counters across the world.
So from next month, the collection will be available in Singapore exclusively at escentials Paragon. Since Singapore isn’t represented in the range, it’ll be your only chance to get a hold of any of the scents at all. Remember: this only takes place once a year, so act fast.
Le Labo City Exclusives Collection
Tubereuse 40 (New York): Tuberose, bergamot, tangerine, orange flower, white floral, cedar, sandalwood, oak moss, musks and ambrette
Poivre 23 (London): Bourbon pepper
Musc 35 (Los Angeles): Vetiver, ambergris, musk, synthetic civet
Gaiac 10 (Tokyo): Gaiac wood, musks, cedar, incense
Baie Rose 26 (Chicago): Pink pepper, clove, cedar, aldehyde, eternal rose absolute, musks, ambrox
Limette 37 (San Francisco): Bergamot, jasmine, petit grain, clove, vetiver, tonka beans, musks
Cuir 28 (Dubai): Leather, wood, natural vanilla absolute
Vanille 44 (Paris): Vanilla
Benjoin 19 (Moscow): Incense, amber, cedar, musks
Le Labo City Exclusive Collection, $454 each. Available exclusively at escentials #03-02/05 Paragon from 1 to 30 September 2015. lelabofragrances.com