The Nose Knows
photo courtesy Le Labo
On a recent trip to San Francisco my husband introduced me to Le Labo (try Barney's in Seattle). He was very excited because he thought it smelled like Scotch.
I went on to have the Patchouli 24 (it's unisex) made up for him. They blend the parfum right there and personalize the bottle for you. It doesn't smell like patchouli at all - it's more approachable with scents like smoke, leather, birch, and vanilla.
Le Labo describes the scent as:
A scent filled with danger for those of us who like to walk a tight rope...
Another scent I picked up was This Works: deep calm bath and shower oil .
You smooth this oil on your body before the shower. The heat from the water activates the essential oils and - voila - your own aromatherapy session. The scent lingers all day and the coconut oil leaves your skin super soft.