Le Labo’s Limited Edition Discovery Set

Mini fragrances from the beloved brand's City Exclusives collection, usually only available in their namesake location

Usually Le Labo’s City Exclusives—11 unique and delicious fragrances—are each only available at their namesake location. So if you want to smell like the sweet Vanille 44 scent, you have to head to the Paris boutique. But this month, the SoHo-based parfumerie is making sample sizes of the fragrances available online individually or in their Discovery Set—which is a selection of five of the beloved …

The Glamorous Origins of Eight & Bob Perfume

A French perfumer's brand with a history as special as his divine fragrances

According the perfume experts at Scent Bar, the original Eight & Bob fragrance combines citrus, spice accord, violet, iris, cedar, sandalwood, gaiac, and ambergris. Created by Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet, this sophisticated combination comes with a remarkable history. In fact, the way it unfolds is much like a screenplay. Fouquet met a young John F Kennedy in Côte d’Azur during 1937. Kennedy remarked on the …

Off-White + Byredo’s “Elevator Music” Fragrance Collaboration

A concept-driven capsule collection devised around one tantalizing scent

Scent is one of many senses Off-White‘s Virgil Abloh and Byredo‘s Ben Gorham manipulate for their multi-category collaboration “Elevator Music.” And yet, the aroma is so compelling—floral but without gender, steady but not overpowering—that it makes an obscure product like hair perfume seem like a necessity. In addition to the hair perfume, Gorhan and Abloh use the fragrance in a lavish hand cream and a …

Interview: Adam Eastwood and Franco Wright of Scent Bar

The destination for independent and niche perfume shopping opens a new location in LA's new retail space the ROW

Walking into Scent Bar, egg-shaped and gem-colored The House of Oud bottles draw the eye. The Oriza L Legrand bottles evoke a historic era and Fueguia 1833 features a more modern apothecary style. But it’s what is inside all of these vessels that captured the imagination of Adam Eastwood and Franco Wright, who began the first chapter of their perfume journey 15 years ago. In …

Four Perfumes for All Genders

Fragrance has too-long been categorized, but these brands are subverting the old ways

While many brands continue to categorize (especially in online stores) their offerings, there are some products that simply need no gendering. Perfume certainly is one of the countless products that is still often divided between men and women, though there are several brands now who make fragrances for all genders—the only deciding factor is which scent the individual likes best. From Thirdman to Agonist, Apolis …