I have a habit of adding things to the notebook in my phone with no context whatsoever. If you were to look into my iPhone notebook, it would read something like this “jalapeno tequila – jj eyelashes – the power of one” A stream of consciousness; a whole lot of jibberish. It’s full of books I want to read, TV shows I need to start, you get the point. The problem is that I have gotten older, I have gotten a lot more forgetful, so I put everything in my notebook… often forgetting to add context or at least the person to help me remember later. But anyway… I was cleaning out my notepad a while back and saw “Le Labo Santal 26” written in my phone. I was a little confused so I googled it, to find that it was a candle, sold at Le Labo’s Nolita boutique. So I ventured in to the store, and oh my goodness, wow.
The candle is unlike anything I’d smelled before. Santal 26 is a is one of those amazing unisex fragrances that everyone – guys and girls- will love. The best I can describe it is a little bit powdery; a little bit leathery. So good. And because I have an orange blossom addiction, I also picked up the smallest bottle of their Fleur d’Oranger fragrance, which has become my signature scent – I wear it every day and am almost halfway through the .5 oz. bottle. I’ll be back to pick up the larger one in a month or so. The fragrance is absolute heaven if you love orange blossom… and it took the perfumer three years to develop!
After a bit of asking around to my friends, I realized it was Alicia who told me about Le Labo. I have her to thank for two of my most favorite smells in the world. Thank goodness for her… and my little iPhone notebook! Also, I found out they have a store at The Ace Hotel, which is literally around the corner from my office… I can’t wait to pop in!