10 Le Labo Scents That Are Low-Key Better Than Santal 33 (There, I Said It)


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Look, I'll be the first to admit that Le Labo's iconic Santal 33 scent smells really good. In addition to owning a bottle myself, the fragrance has become so wildly popular over the years that it's basically a calling card for in-the-know millennials. Basically, if you know, you know. But the Brooklyn-based perfume brand has so much more to offer in the way of its oil-based unisex scents beyond just its best-seller—and I'm here to walk you through where to even begin.

It's easy to see why the brand has become so popular; each of the fragrances are layered with an intoxicating medley of notes and since they're oil-based, one spritz can last you all day. I know they can be pricey, but in my opinion, the cost-per-wear makes it well worth the spend. For my own fragrance mission (and yours too), I asked Le Labo to send me samples of their best-selling scents, and they kindly shared their Discovery Kit filled with 17 sample-sized spritzes. Over the past few weeks, I've been switching up my scent on a daily basis, mostly because I like putting on perfume even if I don't leave the house just to feel something, but also because I wanted to give you my honest reviews of the best Le Labo perfumes.


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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.

Shop the Le Labo Discovery Set:

Shop the Best Le Labo Fragrances:

1. Neroli 36

2. Jasmin 17

3. Fleur d'Oranger 27

4. Ambrette 9

5. Bergamote 22

6. Baie 19

7. AnOther 13

8. Rose 31

9. Thé Noir 29

10. The Matcha 26

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

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.