You excelled at two things in high school: flirting in chem class and reeking of raspberry splash body spray.
Take a note from the former on the latter at Le Labo, a new perfumery-cum-chemistry lab on Fillmore.
Conceived in Grasse, France (dubbed the perfume capital), the apothecary-inspired space is the lecture hall you wish you had: industrial rolling lab carts laden with scents, beakers, and shelves of fragrant elixirs.
Choose from twelve vegan unisex scents like rose 31 and iris 39 (the digits represent the number of ingredients in each bottle), made with rare oils blended and bottled on-site. Bring the Cape Cod seaside or a smoky campfire (imagine s’mores roasting in your bedroom) to your apartment with a candle or home spray.
The personalized typography label comes with a clever expiration date.
So you nose when it’s time to get more.
Le Labo, 2238 Fillmore Street, between Clay and Sacramento Streets (415-931-3212 or lelabofragrances.com).
Photo: Jen Dessinger / Courtesy of Le Labo