Look, I’ll be the first to admit that Le Labo’s iconic Santal 33 scent smells really good. In addition to owning a bottle myself, the scent has become so wildly popular over the years that’s it’s basically a calling card for in-the-know Millennials. Basically, if you know, you know. But the Brooklyn-based perfume brand has so many more oil-based unisex scents to offer beyond its best-seller—and I’m here to walk you through which ones to consider.
For my own fragrance-buying mission and for your fragrance-buying missions (I’m here to serve), I asked Le Labo to send me samples of their best-selling scents, and they kindly shared their Discovery Kit filled with 17 sample-sized spritzes. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been switching up my scent on a daily basis, because variety is the spice of life, and I wanted to give you my honest reviews of the nine best Le Labo perfumes.
There are plenty of fragrance reviews out there, but I find them to be quite technical, speaking to all of the different layered notes in a scent. My reviews are more about how they’ll make you feel when wearing them, the best occasions and seasons to wear them for, how versatile they are, etc. Keep scrolling if you’re intrigued and be sure to head all the way to the bottom for what I think is the best Le Labo fragrance.