January 30, 2023
best Le Labo perfumes

Le Labo Discovery Set
Le Labo
Discovery Set
£20

In the UK you can get a discovery set with five of Le Labo’s most popular fragrances, including Rose 31, AnOther 13, Bergamote 22, Santal 33 and Thé Noir 29. Each sample is 1.5ml.

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.

#9: Neroli 36

Le Labo Neroli 36 Eau De Parfum 50ml
Le Labo
Neroli 36 Eau De Parfum 50ml
£141

Fragrance Family: Floral

Key Notes: Rose, musk, mandarin orange

My first impression of Neroli 36 was how utterly sophisticated it made me feel. This is the kind of soft and delicate floral fragrance I can imagine myself wearing as the ultimate put-together older version of myself, you know? It’s a lovely floral that’s clean, light, and a bit sweet, but certainly not overpowering. 

More Neroli 36:
Le Labo Neroli 36 Body Lotion 237ml
Le Labo
Neroli 36 Body Lotion
£47

#8: Jasmin 17

Le Labo Jasmin 17 Shower Gel
Le Labo
Jasmin 17 Shower Gel
£38

Fragrance Family: Floral

Key Notes: Jasmine, musk, sandalwood, vanilla

I’m not normally drawn to floral scents as they don’t feel very “me” but that being said, I was instantly drawn to Jasmin 17. It offers something more complex than your basic floral scent thanks to notes like sandalwood and musk while still being really light and lovely—overall a well-balanced scent. This would be a perfect spring fragrance and it makes me want to throw on my favorite puff-sleeve dress and sandals for a walk.

More Jasmin 17:
Le Labo Jasmin 17 Shower Gel
Le Labo
Jasmin 17 Shower Gel
£38

#7: Fleur d’Oranger 27

Le Labo Fleur D'Oranger 27 Eau De Parfum
Le Labo
Fleur D’Oranger 27 Eau De Parfum
£141

Fragrance Family: Floral

Key Notes: Bergamot, petitgrain, lemon

Okay, I know I said florals weren’t typically my thing (I’m more drawn to musk scents) but wow does Fleur d’Oranger 27 delight. It’s a true orange blossom scent that’s rich and creamy and, to my surprise, was one of the longest-lasting of the florals I tested. It only began to fade after about eight hours of wear which definitely impressed me.

More Fleur D’Oranger 27:
Le Labo Fleur D'Oranger Travel Tube Refills
Le Labo
Fleur D’Oranger Travel Tube Refills
£119

#6: Ambrette 9

Le Labo Ambrette 9 Eau De Parfum
Le Labo
Ambrette 9 Eau De Parfum
£141

Fragrance Family: Aromatic

Key Notes: Ambrette seed, citrus

It’s hard to describe this fragrance since it’s such a light, delicate scent but it really pulls you in. The best way I can describe it is this: think of someone you know who just always smells really good, not like they’re wearing a fragrance, but they naturally smell good—that’s Ambrette 9 in a nutshell. It’s sort of like that fresh, clean feeling you get when you step out of the shower. It’s an immediate yes from me.

More Ambrette 9:
Le Labo Ambrette 9 Eau De Parfum Travel Tube 10ml
Le Labo
Ambrette 9 Eau De Parfum Travel Tube 10ml
£119

#5: Bergamote 22

Le Labo Bergamote 22  Eau De Parfum
Le Labo
Bergamote 22 Eau De Parfum
£141

Fragrance Family: Citrus

Key Notes: Bergamot, amber, musk, grapefruit, vetiver, petitgrain, vanilla, orange blossom, cedar

Bergamote 22 is the perfect fragrance for the dead of summer. It’s a cooling citrus scent that’s like a freshly squeezed cocktail of bergamot and grapefruit that jolts you out of the heat slump.

More Bergamote 22:
Le Labo Bergamote 22 Perfume Oil
Le Labo
Bergamote 22 Perfume Oil
£106

#4: Baie 19

Le Labo Baie 19  Eau De Parfum
Le Labo
Baie 19 Eau De Parfum
£141

Fragrance Family: Fresh

Key Notes: Patchouli, juniper berry, ozonic notes, musk, green leaves, ambroxan

Fresh and clean with hints of spice, this would be a great everyday scent to wear as it felt ultra-versatile.

More Baie 19:
Le Labo Baie 19 Body Lotion 237ml
Le Labo
Baie 19 Body Lotion
£47

#3: AnOther 13

Le Labo Another 13  Eau De Parfum
Le Labo
Another 13 Eau De Parfum
£141

Fragrance Family: Musk

Key Notes: Ambergris, ambrette, musk, pear, amyl salicylate

I may be biased because this is actually a scent I’ve been wearing for a few years now, but I will say it’s not for everyone. It’s the brainchild of Le Labo and AnOther Mag but unlike the brand’s city exclusive scents, this one was adopted into its permanent line, making it widely available throughout the year. 

My mom sniffed it once and told me she thought it smelled bad although maybe that’s on purpose as others have classified the fragrance’s simplistic scent profile as “industrial”. It’s one of those unisex fragrances that will surely earn you compliments if you can pull it off. 

More AnOther 13:
Le Labo Another 13 Shower Gel
Le Labo
Another 13 Shower Gel
£38

#2: Rose 31

Le Labo Rose 31 Eau De Parfum
Le Labo
Rose 31 Eau De Parfum
£141

Fragrance Family: Floral

Key Notes: Rose, cumin, vetiver, cedar, oud, musk, guaiac wood, olibanum, labdanum

A deep, earthy rose, I was surprised to like Rose 31 so much. It’s a departure from the overly sweet and girly perfumes of my teenage years. It’s the type of fragrance you want to keep sniffing every five seconds, it’s just that good.

More Rose 31:
Le Labo Rose 31 Shower Gel
Le Labo
Rose 31 Shower Gel
£38

#1: Thé Noir 29

Le Labo Thé Noir 29 Eau De Parfum 50ml
Le Labo
Thé Noir 29 Eau De Parfum
£141

Fragrance Family: Woody

Key Notes: Bergamot, fig, bay leaf, cedar, vetiver, hay, tobacco

I first caught a whiff of this scent on my friend Sam who is one of those people who is cool without trying and I think it describes the scent perfectly. It has this deep intensity to it that’s a bit intoxicating in the same way that Santal 33 is. It’s distinctive and sophisticated, so I would say this reads like a really alluring scent to wear on a date or out to dinner as it strikes me as being perfect for going out at night.

More Thé Noir 29:
Le Labo Thé Noir 29 Shower Gel
Le Labo
Thé Noir 29 Shower Gel
£38

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.