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 much more to offer in the way of its oil-based unisex scents beyond just its best-seller—and I’m here to walk you through where to even begin.
It’s easy to see why the brand has become so popular; each of the fragrances are layered with an intoxicating medley of notes and since they’re oil-based, one spritz can last you all day. I know they can be pricey, but in my opinion, the cost-per-wear makes it well worth the spend. For my own fragrance mission (and yours too), 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, mostly because I like putting on perfume even if I don’t leave the house just to feel something, but also because I wanted to give you my honest reviews of the best Le Labo perfumes.
Since fragrance reviews tend to be hard to decipher with their technical descriptions of all the layered notes in a scent, I approached each of these with what I think is a more user-friendly description of perfumes. Here’s my opinion on how wearing each of these fragrances made me feel, what mood they put me in, and what occasion I would wear them for. 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.