The Art of Le Labo > Field to Fragrance Creation
Following my visit to Grasse where I witnessed the signature Le Labo fragrance, Rose 31 harvest, I wanted to see how each individual perfume is compounded in store, and then hand labelled or engraved if you choose one of their clever travel tubes.
The brand works with a community of craftspeople in addition to their in-house teams at their boutiques in New York, Berlin, London. Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, San Francisco, LA and Washington. For example the candle pouring and soap makers in Mississippi, or metal workers who hand turn the travel tubes, are all noted by the brand via their company manifesto.
The Travel Tubes allow you to keep a 10ml spray with you at all times. You can also personalise your tube with up to 3 initials at the base of the tube. Mine goes everywhere with me.
Le Labo collaborated with a paper brand Siwa, to create a Japanese paper design (washi) as part of the perfumes packaging. The perfume bottle also carries the same washi paper which has become a blueprint of the perfume bottle’s components.
To find your closest store click here, where you can watch the boutique teams compound perfumes, or help you to decide on your first or perhaps second Le Labo fragrance.
Images c/o Le Labo