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 fragrance has become so wildly popular over the years that 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.