Nearly every year in August and September, Luckyscent has been offering the Le Labo City Exclusives scents for sale in full-size bottles and also samples. This line can only be purchased in the Le Labo boutiques themselves, so the exclusivity on them is pretty tight.
Not long ago, I called the L.A.-based perfume boutique and was told that they wouldn’t be offering the City Exclusives line for sale this year. I was rather disappointed because I’d been saving a bit here and there and was seriously thinking about purchasing a bottle. The nice thing about buying a bottle is that you can get them refilled at a discount. Oh, well, I guess that’s life. Money saved for the teen’s expensive senior year of high school, and frankly, I would have experienced some major agony trying to decide which of my two favorites to buy. Plus, in the back of my head there’s a little voice that tell me, “Say what? You don’t have any business buying a full bottle of anything! You couldn’t even use up all the stuff you do have if you lived to be 100!” So there’s that.
Thankfully, Surrender to Chance offers these beauties in samples and decants or I’d really be up a creek without a paddle. I’d hate to go through a summer without the refreshing New York City exclusive Tubereuse 40, or a winter without the cuddly beauty of Vanille 44, the Paris city exclusive. And Gaiac 10 (the Tokyo city exclusive) is as soothing and calming as they come.
The mainstream Le Labo line is available online at several venues, including Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. If the line ever does appear in brick-and-mortar stores my area, I’d really like to try some of their body products, solid perfumes, etc.
What about you? What are your favorite Le Labo scents? Did you ever spring for any of the City Exclusives or are there any that you are longing for?