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Friday, July 1, 2011

Beauty Shop: Le Labo Jasmin 17 Eau de Parfum


When it comes to perfume, I have a few rules of the game. First, I love the smell of jasmine flowers. However, it must be mixed with a muskier element because I hate overtly floral perfumes. Second, I despise feeling like I'm wearing something that every other girl probably has laying around on her vanity. For example, I went through a phase where I was wearing nothing but Chloe for the longest time, but then a friend of mine bought it because she liked the way it smelled on me, and then I suddenly started smelling it everywhere I went, making me reconsider ever buying it again.

Perfumes should be personal, special, almost private. They should evoke thoughts of you, and you alone. This is partly taken care of by the fact that every perfume does smell slightly different on everyone, but that only goes so far. My current perfume of choice is made by a small company from France called Le Labo that mixes up your perfume as you wait, ensuring a completely fresh batch, and then prints a label with your name on it, as well as an expiration date. I love their Jasmin 17, which uses my beloved jasmine flowers as it's central note and then mixes it with 16 other elements including sandalwood for that much-needed hit of sensual musk. I love it. You can pick your own Le Labo fragrance here. Photo by Mark Iantosca. Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday weekend! See you Tuesday. xoxo

5 comments:

  1. Ok...this is the 3rd time I've read about this place and I STILL haven't been. I need to get myself in gear and hop over there!

    www.blackandblondeone.com

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  2. You inspired me to write a post about my signature fragrance, you are so right on!

    http://saturdayswithmaggy.blogspot.com/2011/07/smells-like.html

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  3. This sounds amazing. I really want to create a unique perfume so having my own signature custom is my dream but of course with a giant price tag :(

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  4. I've heard about this place a million times and still haven't tried it. Guess it's time to finally take the plunge!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  5. I would highly recommend it Mary Lane and L! They have a ton of amazing fragrances in there. xo

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