Truth is, Baie 19 should have been called Water 19. Not that it smells like nothing (though nothing smells like it), but it has this crisp, wet, drenched effect that water gives to the earth after the rain… And there’s a word for that, by the way: petrichor.
It’s that magical feeling during heavy rain after a long dry spell, and it’s one of the most beautiful olfactive phenomena in nature. There are many reasons for this, including the ozone in the air, the negative ions, but most importantly the release of oil secretions from certain plants, accumulated after a long dry period.
This is what Baie 19 is about: the dry juniper berry (baie is berry in French), the patchouli, the green leaves. All soaked by a beautiful, luminous, magnetic rain after a long drought. And the joy that comes with it.
From 50ml | €155
Le Labo Baie 19 is available thru SKINS COSMETICS
About Le Labo
Le Labo was born in Grasse, the capital of perfumery located in the French Riviera. The brand was raised in New York, the city where Edouard Roschi and Fabrice Penot opened the first lab in February 2006 on Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Le Labo works with a community of craftswomen and craftsmen who contribute to and shape the brand’s world: the perfumer, the lab technician, the candle pourer, the rose harvester.
Le Labo works to make the lives of people more beautiful by creating unique sensorial experiences. Its craft is deeply rooted in slow perfumery. In the Le Labo labs, every fragrance is freshly hand-blended and each label is personalized. Each location is designed as a fragrance lab open to the public where it offers the possibility to smell and touch raw materials to awake the olfactory system.
The core of the collection is the 18 unisex perfumes and 11 soy-based wax candles. Le Labo also offers body formulas and a genderless grooming line.