We have talked you through the beauty of Le Labo as a perfume artisan and of its unique City Exclusive collection, which is a limited edition surprise only available in Malaysia in the month of September.
And now, we wanna talk about our favourites among the 14 Le Labo City Exclusive scents, each inspired by a global city but instead of talking about nuances and fragrance notes, we wanna illustrate our favourites through a travel diary-like experience by our editor.
Keep up and join our journey below!
CITRON 28, SEOUL
The latest addition to the City Exclusive, which is freshly launched in 2020, the Citron 28 is a scent inspired by the beautiful city of Seoul.
And if you know me well, you know I am addicted to this stunning city that has some of the best arts and culture experiences in Asia.
With the Citron 28, a whiff of it will take you straight into Yongsan-gu, the free-spirited neighbourhood loved for its delectable cafes, art galleries and also home to the Le Labo boutique in Seoul.
Think of a brisk, sun-lit walk down the cobblestoned slopes of Noksapyeong and Itaewon on a chilly morning (early winter or late autumn) as you head to your favourite cafe for a cup of coffee.
It is simple, refreshing and energising, while accented a calming sense of stillness in the air that warms the body and soul. That is what I got when I experience my first spritz of Citron 28.
TUBEREUSE 40, NEW YORK
New York has been like a second home to me ever since I first stepped foot in this concrete jungle a good 10 years ago. And as of the past few seasons (pre-pandemic), this is a place I frequent for fashion week.
And that's exactly what Tubereuse 40 feels like: a fleeting, colourful and electrifying moment as you rush through the Big Apple under the bright neon lights that keeps the city alive 24/7.
No matter where you are, be it SoHo, Times Square, Brooklyn or Central Park, that unmistakable New York vibe permeates through this scent. Definitely a perfect way to relive my NYFW moments at home.
GAIAC 10, TOKYO
Have you ever dreamt of waking up in a dark misty forest and decided to take a calm stroll through the sea of trees as birds' chirping and the rustling sound of little creatures echo throughout the space? Or maybe a calm dip inside the therapeutic hot springs in Hakone as you sip a cup of sake?
That's what I'd think of when I take a sniff of the Gaiac 10 fragrance inspired by Tokyo.
It's a rather Zen experience that takes you outside of Tokyo city and into the brimming nature of the surrounding outskirts of the city.
Mysterious and calm with a hint of adventure that will excite you every step of the way.
The Le Labo City Exclusive fragrance collection is only available exclusively in Malaysia for the month of September at the Suria KLCC boutique.
You can now find out more about the Le Labo City Exclusive fragrances on www.lelabofragrances.com or visit the Le Labo store at Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.