Gaiac 10 is a tense formula built on gaiac wood and surrounded by musks with hints of cedar and olibanum. A unique and light scent.
Although I love designer perfumes and some of them are truly stunning I often know most of them and can recognise them on people. That is why I find myself venturing more into the niche, not so well known perfumes that are rare and that non perfume lovers wouldn’t really know about.
Le Labo is one of those niche perfume houses that make non generic perfumes that stand out. It is not all about pleasing the mass market with overly sweet perfumes that everyone and their mum will like. The bottles look simple and sleek, just how I like them. Above all Le Labo is about craftsmanship and not compromising on quality. Their perfumes are personally and freshly blended whenever you order a perfume. Their ingredients are hand picked and their perfumes have souls. Also, they don’t take this whole perfumery world too seriously, because perfume is to be enjoyed, not explained.
Founded in New York, its creators Eddie and Fabrice aimed to reclaim perfume from what they saw as a mass market of uniformity. The number in each title refers to the number of olfactory notes that compose the scent.
Gaiac 10, my first perfume from Le Labo is unique, simple and most of all it evokes feelings. This perfume to me feels like I am in a forest with a cozy fire crackling in the background. The smell of the greenish wood is so real but so subtle at the same time. It is a true smell of nature and although it is not super strong I get whiffs of it all day long. It is completely unisex and unlike any other perfume. You can smell that there is no artificial weird notes ( I know very technical terms 🙂 ) in this perfume to which I am so opposed to. It smells natural and real.
It was created with TOKYO in mind and usually you can only get it in the TOKYO boutique (another part of exclusivity I love) but I have good news guys. For September only you will be able to get it on LE LABO’s website as well as all the other city exclusives. I think it is worth at least getting a sample experience these beautiful perfumes. I myself really want to go into London to smell the London Exclusive Poivre 23 which sounds like something I would like and Vanille 44, and Rose 31 and Santal 33…. You get the gist 🙂