Rugged, woody, and evocative – common words used to describe Santal 33, the perfume that Le Labo intended to be the enfant terrible of the perfume world. However, the perfume has catapulted its way into the hearts of the world’s glitterati and literati alike, amassing a cult-like following, and now it's finally arrived in The Dubai Mall.
Brainchild of New York duo Eddie Rosci and Fabrice Penot, Le Labo is a luxury perfumer that has captured hearts all over the world. With an array of selectively-designed scents, cosmetics, candles, and home accessories (including scented notebooks, interestingly enough), the brand is backed by boutique hotels, celebrities, and other establishments known for their discerning tastes – Dubai’s own Fairmont The Palm being one.
If you’re looking to try out one of their fragrances, Santal 33 is as good a place to start as any (and if you really liked it, you could even get the matching detergent). Other favourites include Thé Noir 29 and Rose 31 – or if you’re in the market for a unique new signature scent, head to their boutique at the Dubai Mall for an even more immersive Le Labo experience.
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