How to smell incredible all day


This Luxury fragrance and personal care range is heaven sent

Every time I fly, which is an awful lot, I like to buy a new luxury fragrance. I have a lovely collection of perfumes and Eau de toilettes which I buy without smelling them first. So far I have a 100% success rate for keeping the ‘blind buys’. This routine came to a grinding halt when I found the scent of my dreams, and I have not looked back since our meeting a year and a half ago. Every time I use these products people stop and ask which scent it is and where they can buy it.

At first, I was reluctant to tell people my secret find, but it is such a gorgeous smell that I have to share it with all of you! The brand is Le Labo which began in New York. They have a small selection of some of the most beautiful smells your nose will ever come across. The products I have shown here are the body lotion, the shower gel and the massage oil. If you buy one of their fragrances, they will blend it in front of you, and you can decide what you want the personal message on the table to be.

Their adorable Manifesto

I adore their manifesto here about making products which are full of soul. The Edition hotel uses a fragrance which has been specially blended for them and is not for sale. However, le Labo says that The Noir, which is the one I use, is similar. Santal 33 is their best seller with Rose 31 coming in third. I visited one of their stand-alone branches in the West End. Just going in there is an experience in itself. It’s like a magical boutique-style factory with faded shabby chic walls and bottles lined up in pristine fashion.


Why you should try it

They come paraben  free and the products are not tested on animals. The range is available in Selfridges, Liberty and Harrods too but try to go to the boutiques instead as they are much more fun. I like my showers using the gel and then I massage the lotion into my skin. The oil is good for a cheeky massage with a partner or by yourself 🙂 Slather this over your whole body in place of the lotion or just use it for those pesky drier parts like elbows and knees.

The scent lingers evocatively on the skin all day which is rare for a shower gel and body lotion! I feel like I am doing something indulgent for myself when I put them on. It is not very often that a fragrance can turn heads like this one. I hear that it has that effect with so many people time and time gain when they wear it.  It is difficult to pick out the individual ingredients but it contains things like black tea, bergamot, fig and cedar wood. Writing out the ingredients does not do it justice, you have to get up close and personal to this one.  Put a visit to Le Labo on your list of things to do when you are next in London. I promise it will not disappoint!

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  1. Charles Burbridge
    10th April 2018 / 12:59 am

    Thank you, beautiful lady.

  2. Eve
    15th April 2018 / 6:57 pm

    Thanks Lorraine!

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