All I want for Christmas is… having a choice

Le Labo newsletter came in the mail the other day & as I tend to not read the pre-Christmas flood of e-commerce this time I read it. You see, for me Le Labo is one of those brands that I quite like and I could sport a couple fragrances from their range on a daily basis (I’m talking about you – Iris 39) but I’m just not willing to pay a hyped price the brand is asking for their perfume, even if a great one. Even the fact that Le Labo now has a scent corner in Warsaw at Galilu boutique doesn’t help.


However if your mindset is different than mine here’s something that might interest you. A new discovery set from Le Labo. What is it? A set of 4 samples, but each of them is 5 ml instead of usual 1.5 ml. But here’s the catch – you don’t have a choice! The brand chose their four bestsellers: Bergamote 22, Rose 31, Santal 33 and Thé Noir 29. The idea of having a bit more before commiting to a bottle is great but without a choice a purpose seems lost. At least my money is safe.

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4 thoughts on “All I want for Christmas is… having a choice

  1. MMKinPA says:

    $85 US seems like a decent price if you happen to want to try those particular fragrances, but a bummer if those aren’t to your taste. Money saved, right!

  2. Undina says:

    I agree with you in the part of having a choice: I understand when companies do it this way for their entire collection (kind of what FM does), but randomly choosing 4 for me would’t Work with probably any brand, even the most represented in my collection.

    Having said that, I want to disagree with you on the part of price: of course, it’s all very individual – what we perceive as “worthy” but without going into the personal preference, I just want to say that compared to many other niche brands Le Labo prices aren’t that shocking (especially when you like the juice). Once my 10 ml decant of Iris 39 that I had for probably 5 years now is done, I can see myself paying $80 for a 15 ml bottle: I won’t really need more for the next 5 years after that, I think.

    • lucasai says:

      It would work much better if customer could select fragrances they want. Or as FM did, include all- you could gift or sell the ones you don’t care for.

      Perhaps you are right about the price but you are not taking into consideration that Poland doesn’t use euro as currency. Any USD price is 3.3 times higher here while EUR price is almost a 4.5 times multiplication. Only way to save up would be buying big bottle and splitting but lately I think of that as too much trouble

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