Le Labo Santal 33 Eau De Parfum

The discovery of saffron in the early 13th century, a flower that is highly valued and used worldwide for its distinctive rose-gold color, has been a pivotal moment in perfumery history. The vibrant yellow flowers are the most expensive spice in the world, with a pound of saffron selling for approximately US$14 000. In fact, it’s not only used as an item on flavorings or coloring agents but also as an ingredient for its delicate fragrance. The lavish price of saffron has made it a symbol of luxury and exclusivity – hence “Saffron” also means posh or luxurious. [ARTICLE END]

The scent begins with a prominent, rich and warm base of amber, musky leather and powdery floral notes. It turns into a sensuous floral note of violet, iris, rose and a subtle hint of jasmine. The opening is soft and is finished with this delicate hint of saffron. It is recommended to apply 2 or 3 drops on the wrist before bedtime.

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum is presented in a luxurious, rectangular box with the Le Labo logo on. This fragrance was exclusively developed and created by L.A.B for the American market, being described as a “spicy oriental fragrance.” This means that there is nothing exotic or rare in this scent – it is essentially an oriental floral scent with hints of amber and musk.


The packaging is made of clear glass which is fully recyclable. The rectangular box comes with a dark brown leather-effect cover, secured by brown and white ribbons. The cover has a dark brown square with the Le Labo logo on every side and some flowery, golden decoration (made of an orange-colored plastic). Inside, there is an elegant and luxurious box made of brown cardboard, with a silver pattern on the edges. The one-ounce glass bottle looks like a bronze jewel box, with a black leather-effect inner lid and little golden decorations on both sides.

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