While I was in London my dear friend, Alexandra Carl, took me to a perfumery called Le Labo. She has been wearing a perfume for years that I keep commenting and it was of course from this place. It is a tiny little place located in Shoreditch, who creates their fragrances in the back room - yes I’m not kidding! I love this idea of making it more personal, intimate and of course luxurious by doing it the handcrafted way. Each of the perfumes is built around a main ingredient – Bergamot, Rose, Orange blossom, Patchouli, Iris, Ambrette, Jasmine, Labdanum, Ylang Ylang or Lily.
I didn’t find it difficult to choose one – Santal 33 – this might be one of the best perfumes I’ve ever tried and surely also an investment, but you won’t find many girls along your way who wears one from Le Labo – they even customise the label on the bottle with your initials or a personal quote. This place is definitely worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood, just to see how it’s done the oldschool way.