I have always been a fan of perfumes and fragrances. Since my childhood, my mother was obsessed with perfume so naturally, I have inherited that love for fragrances as well. For me, my fragrance is just as important to my identity as my go-to pieces of jewelry, my hair, and my choice of wardrobe. Scents have a way to trigger old memories that were tucked away and filed and replay them again for me in real time. The sense of smell is an emotional experience, so it is important to choose the right one for you.
Every season I alternate perfumes because the temperature of skin effects the chemistry of the scent on my body and the perfumes work differently on me during the warm months and cold months. That was until I recently discovered Le Labo: Thé Noir 29, which works well anytime of the year– day or night. Inspired by black tea, with intoxicating base notes of black rose, black pepper, and amber, “Thé Noir 29 combines depth and freshness, softness and strength through permanent oscillation between the light of bergamot, fig and bay leaves and the depth of cedarwood, vetiver, and musk.”
Now I will only warn you once, Thé Noir 29 creates such a gorgeous chemistry with the natural pheromones of your body that you will feel helplessly irresistible to yourself, and especially others. And once you are hooked, you must try the shower gel, body lotion, and body oil too. To make this gorgeous scent last all day long, begin with the shower gel and then layer on the body lotion and lastly, finish off with a few sprays of the perfume, even spray a little on your hair.
Le Labo Thé Noir 29 ($265)