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Saturday, August 18, 2018

My Love Affair with Le Labo: The Noir 29



I first fell in love with Le Labo, a cult favourite, when I stayed at the Refinery Hotel in New York City. They used the Santal line for their bath amenities and it was love at first smell. Since then, I was on the quest to add their line to my growing perfume collection. I have decided to talk about perfume on my blog to change things a little bit. Scents are powerful when we want a trip back to memory lane. As a perfume addict, purchasing a bottle is an intimate and personal experience because it reflects your mood and personality in some ways.

One of my recent perfume purchases is The Noir 29, which has an interesting story behind it. Before  our trip to Osaka, I had already made a mental note that I had to go to Le Labo. When it was time to buy it, not one sales lady had a clue what Le Labo was but I had a feeling they had it. (I mean, the site said so!) After asking a few people, I had resigned myself to the fact that perhaps the department store did not carry it. Was the site wrong? Just when I thought my luck had ran out, my olfactory cells came to the rescue. This was mad skill. Coming down from the top floor via the escalator, this familiar woody aromatic scent slowly filled my nose. It was unmistakably Le Labo. I told my friend and her son that we had to follow that scent. Within less than a minute, I saw the distinct Le Labo store! Hallelujah! The Noir 29 was calling my name. 

I am pleased to say that Le Labo The Noir 29 is heaven on my skin. It is the perfect blend of bergamot, fig, bay leaves and black tea leaves. It also has a combination of hay and tobacco as middle notes and base notes of cedar wood, musk and vetiver. It is a sensuous and fresh smell that leaves you wanting to spray more! But, there's no need since the the smell last for 10-12 hours! 

If you want to get this fragrance, check www.lelabofragrances.com. 

(P.S For my next purchase, I will be talking about Tom Ford's Fucking Fabulous perfume, my first blind buy in the country)






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