Yesterday Barneys had an intimate gathering for the ever-charming Fabrice Penot, one half of the founding team of the cult-favorite fragrance line
-Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite Le Labo scent is Neroli 36, and he buys tons of it at Colette in Paris.
-Perfumes should be kept in the refrigerator to maximize their lifespan.
-Most mass market perfume brands launch three new fragrances per year. Le Labo has launched only two new scents in the last five years.
-Simon’s “idiot boyfriend says [he’s] not allowed to wear patchouli” even though he loves it. His words not ours. (The “idiot boyfriend” is, of course, Jonathan Adler, and we can assure you that it was said very affectionately.)
-Men can, and should, wear rose scents. We dare you to try. As Simon pointed out, pink was a color for boys until the 1930s, when girls claimed it. So reclaim it, boys!
You can snag a freshly mixed bottle of Santal 33, or any of the other Le Labo scents, at Barneys online. Better check with your idiot boyfriend first, though.