Le Labo’s City Exclusives Scents Offer an Olfactory Tour Around the World
Olfactory memories hold transporting qualities—a sensual power that’s oh-so welcome, as international travel remains on hold amid the pandemic. City Exclusives, an ever-expanding collection from cult fragrance company Le Labo, capitalizes upon our nostalgic, wanderlust desires with a set of scents inspired by various locales around the world, from Amsterdam and Paris to Miami and Tokyo. Typically, Le Labo stores only sell each scent in its respective city location. There are 14 fragrances to date—all available online for the month of September only—and the latest addition, Citron 28, celebrates the South Korean capital of Seoul. A blend of lemon, ginger, and jasmine notes, grounded by cedar and musks, the refreshing concoction pays homage to “an alpha city with its own contradictions, rooted in tradition and history yet at the forefront of all that is modern and forward thinking.” A tantalizing thought.