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Le Labo Strikes Oil


Since opening its Nolita boutique six years ago, Le Labo has quickly become the preferred fragrance destination of many a well-heeled New Yorker—not to mention members of the style set in London, Paris, Tokyo, San Francisco, Venice, and Hollywood, where the brand has since set up shop. Its freshly made fragrance concept, which ensures that the myriad essential oils used in its core collection of 12 scents (plus a number of city-specific exclusives) are blended with water and alcohol on site and to order, was a winner with consumers tired of the mass production of fine fragrance. We imagine its new adventures in pure perfume oil will go over equally well. Using a botanical safflower-oil base, Le Labo founders Fabrice Penot and Eddie Roschi have made their entire perfume library available in concentrated dropper form, to afford fragrance fiends the opportunity to smell their favorite scent—be it Bergamote 22, Oud 27, Ambrette 9, Santal 33, or Musc 25—that much longer.

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