When it comes to fragrance, Le Labo is one of the most enjoyable shopping experiences you can have. Literally translating to ‘The Lab” in French, this is a clinical process from start to finish. Stark white interiors are offset by vintage industrial pieces, recreating an old-school science lab environment. And that’s just what this is: science. Ingredients are mixed on the spot by your personalized ‘lab assistant,’ who is effectively compounding your perfume to order. Each bottle has its own special label, printed with your name, date of creation and lab location. This makes Le Labo fragrances the perfect gift for a loved one, or a beautiful memento for your time in New York.