Beauty Shelf: On You and With You

 

For a limited time, Barneys recently carried Le Labo’s City Exclusives - scents created for a particular city. The exclusives are only sold in the Le Labo boutique of the city they belong to, nowhere else. I jumped at the chance to get Tokyo’s Gaiac 10, my current fragrance crush. Understated and soft, this is true to Japanese style. It is as minimal as a perfume gets but at the same time its delicate potency really sticks to you. I love putting on a sweater days later and still catching this scent on it.

 
Photos by me.

Photos by me.

 

I’m also a fan of Le Labo’s Santal 33, Gaiac’s spicier and sharper cousin. The nice thing about Santal 33 is that it also comes in a body wash, which I wish was available for Gaiac. I’m just thankful that the city exclusive scents are refillable all year round at any location, you just have to save the original empty bottle.