Whether you’re a Le Labo aficionado or intrigued by the perfume brand’s apothecary-like, wabi-sabi spirit, consider this your last chance to snag your bottle of City Exclusives scents for 2020. For just a month every year, Le Labo adds this 14-perfume strong line of city-inspired fragrances to their evergreen offerings, with each scent channeling the spirit of cities they represent.
In a year where jet-setting is off limits, it seems particularly poignant that we can escape through scent with Le Labo. Leading us on an olfactive journey across iconic and unexpected locales via these City Exclusives fragrances, we zip from Hong Kong (paradoxical Bigarade 18) to Miami (smokey Tabac 28), Moscow (sensual Benjoin 19) to Tokyo (meditative Gaiac 10).
New for the year, Le Labo offers Citron 28, which channels the vibrant energy of Seoul through a melange of lemon, ginger and jasmine notes that sing over cedar and musks. Marrying freshness with structure, Citron 28 reflects Seoul’s own contradictions, and mix of tradition and modernity. Citron 28 is exclusively available at Le Labo’s Singapore lab located at Takashimaya Shopping Centre till September 30, 2020, visit in person to learn more.
Maro, former chef turned scent aficionado and soul of Le Labo Singapore interprets Citron 28 as, “Sitting by the park, on a street bench under a Jasmine tree, holding a cup of warm ginger tea. A gush of wind that brings about some lemony scent. Contrasting warm bright lemony notes with the cold air of Seoul.”
Citron 28, $450 for 50ml eau de parfum; available at Le Labo Ngee Ann City till September 30, 2020.
Le Labo Singapore lab at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road, #B1-31 Singapore 238872
Contact: 6235 6129
Opening hours: 11am to 8pm, daily