You know you’ve discovered an exciting, unique vegan luxury perfume and body care line when the website includes a manifesto. It contains such quotes as “We believe that fine perfumery must be irreverent”, and “We believe the soul of a fragrance comes from the intention with which it is created and the attention with which it is prepared.” This New York-based company was founded on principles of veganism, fairness to employees, organic ingredients, and overall excellence.
You’ll be impressed by their website, www.lelabofragrances.com. Their various links will take you on a tour of their dizzying array of products. Who can resist the scent of mandarin? You’ll feel blissful after washing with Le Labo’s Mandarin Shower Gel ($11.00 for a “travel-friendly”, 2.5 ounce bottle). Fortified with sunflower and sesame oils, this luxurious elixir will give a sparkling start to your busy day. The addition of geranium offers additional freshness. The scent will intoxicate and delight you. And the lather is so rich, you’ll never want to leave your shower!
Since we love the forest, we were drawn to their intriguingly-named “Tonka 25 Eau de Perfum.” This woodsy, intoxicating scent comes in a variety of sizes. Prices range from $189 for a 1.7 ounce container to $998 for the 16.9 ounce size. Described on the site as an “addictive, dark fragrance”, this perfume is tantalizing and mysterious. A little dab is all you need. This is just one of the many perfumes Le Labo offers. You’ll be tempted to try them all.
The company lavishes the same meticulous attention on their shampoos. Their basil shampoo ($28.00) contains notes of verbena, and is strengthened with macadamia and rice extract. This stimulating product is paraben-free, phthalate-free and artificial colorant-free. Their nourishing formula will cleanse your follicles and give your hair a healthy bounce! For best results, follow with the Basil Conditioner ($28.00).
Le Labo offers a wide array of candles, detergents, air fresheners, and other items designed to enhance your daily life. The ingredients are pure, vegan, cruelty-free, and organic, just like all of the company’s excellent products. Everything is hand-crafted to the highest possible standards. Gift cards are available, so if you want to treat a friend or relative, and don’t know her/his favorite scent, don’t despair! S/he can choose from the many fine offerings on Le Labo’s website. They ship all over the world! It would be hard to find another company with such meticulous standards of quality. Sure, their products are a bit spendy, but sometimes you just have to pamper yourself! Aren’t you worth it?