Le Labo

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Le Labo
IndustryConsumer goods
Founded2006; 13 years ago (2006) (New York City, New York, United States)
FoundersEddie Roschi
Fabrice Penot
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, United States
ParentEstée Lauder Companies

Le Labo (French: "the laboratory")[1] is a luxury perfume brand based in New York City.[2] It was founded in 2006 by Eddie Roschi and Fabrice Penot.[3][4] Esteé Lauder bought Le Labo in 2014.[5][6][7][8] The Le Labo "Manifesto" states that "the future of luxury [...] lies in craftsmanship" and includes a line from Hafiz and mentions of Wabi-sabi and Thoreau.[9]


Henry David Thoreau is mentioned in the Le Labo "Manifesto"

Le Labo produces 16 fragrances and 8 ambient room scents. The formulations do not include animal products, paraben, preservatives or coloration, and are not tested on animals. Fragrances are compounded at the time of purchase with the client's name printed on the labels of the boxes and the perfume bottles. Le Labo also retails items such as tote bags, detergents, and note books online. The brand produces 11 City Exclusive scents which are available only at specific locations. For example, Vanille 44 is sold in Paris and Gaiac 10 in Tokyo. Le Labo never pays any media for advertising, instead focusing on word-of-mouth.

Perfumers who have created fragrances for the brand include Michel Almairac (Ambrette 9),[10] Annick Ménardo (Patchouli 24)[11] and Maurice Roucel (Jasmine 17 and Labdanum 18).[12][13]


  • Another 13
  • Santal 33
  • Santal 26
  • Rose 31
  • Thé Noir 29
  • Bergamote 22
  • Vetiver 46
  • Lys 41
  • Fleur D'oranger 27
  • Neroli 36
  • Iris 39
  • Patchouli 24
  • Ambrette 9
  • Jasmin 17
  • Oud 27
  • Labdanum 18
  • Ylang 49

City exclusives[edit]

City Exclusives sample sizes are available only August through September.[16]


The first store opened on Elizabeth Street in New York's Nolita neighborhood. The brand has standalone boutiques and corners in department stores in countries including the US, UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Hong Kong, UAE, Kuwait, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, South Korea,[17] Thailand, and Australia.[18]

In popular culture[edit]

In Beyoncé's 2016 visual album Lemonade, the singer was depicted burning two Le Labo Santal 26 candles during the sequence for "Sandcastles".[19]


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