The perfect gift – le labo

le labo store on elizabeth street, new york city

each winter the task of gift hunting weighs upon us and we run around new york looking for that perfect gift. this last winter I met the frenchman, fabrice le labo, one of the founders of le labo fragrances. charming as you’d expect from a young frenchman, but also quite intellectually aware and a lovely candidate for a drink, at least in my book.

the shop on elizabeth street is unassuming, like most shops on my old street where I lived for 12 years before i moved to tribeca. but inside you’ll find a dashing selection of scents not only custom made but also bearing your very name. i had one of my dear clients from LVMH here from paris and guess what she asked for upon her arrival? to have her favorite scent picked up for her at le labo. our intern of course obliged. the reason? the only place le labo is available in paris is at the overplayed glam store colette. But now you can walk into their NY or Tokyo stores and get the full experience. for unfortunate uptowners there’s barneys but who shops there anymore? maybe mark borthowick ; ) by uh