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fromjleeha

10 days ago

Went to the Ginza store in Tokyo. Told by the SA that Gaiac 10 is Le Labo's most popular city exclusive and therefore 350 Yen for a 50 ml bottle. The larger 100 ml bottle went for 500 Yen and they were sold out of the perfume the night I was there. Returned the following day when the 50 ml was in stock. This was a gift for a friend as I am not familiar with Le Labo. Told by the SA that …Read more

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Age36-43

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5.0
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Sep/04/2018

Gaiac is a minimalistic masterpiece.I first tried this at Barney's and it did not sit well with me for the first couple of times I sampled it. I got ...bacon. Hickory smoked bacon. Incense and bacon. The SA did have a good laugh !

However, I was able to move past that .I do love Le Labo . I took an expensive chance last year 2017. I bought a 50 ml bottle of Gaiac over Mousse de …
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Age44-55

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5.0
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Sep/01/2018

I don't know how to feel about spending $300 on a bottle of perfume, but the problem is that I connected with this scent on a spiritual level. I read about the different notes and technical specs... to me there is something irresistibly, inherently familiar and comforting about it. I can't adequately describe how wonderful it makes me feel and how good it smells. You just have to go …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

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5.0
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Aug/23/2012

I'm a Maitre D at an upscale restaurant in Manhattan, this fragrance is pure reassurance and tranquility in a bottle, and believe me, it's a pretty high stress job. Deep, tranquil woods, surrounded by radiant musks. perfect, it makes people want to lean closer. I should write it off on my taxes for work expense. Vanille 44 and Gaiac 10 are pretty much all I wear.

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Age44-55

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fromenya

May/05/2011

i bought a full size bottle when it was available online for the charity cause (red cross for japan), and i had high hopes given all the raves about it. lovely fragrance, but it just doesn't stay. virtually can't be detected in less than an hour's time. can't afford paying a fortune for sth that's gone in no time!

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Age36-43

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5.0
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May/01/2011

Mmmm. This scent is divine and I briefly considered paying $290 for 50ml while it's available (proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross) outside Japan until May 15, but I'll resist.That said, Gaiac 10 is a comforting, sensual, clean woody incense with just the barest hint of soft, sweet musk. If I had my preference in the limited Le Labo full bottle range I would probably cave on the …Read more

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Age30-35

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fromMoBo

Aug/01/2010

Dang I love this fragrance. Usually I don't have a problem with words...but I'm not sure how to describe this. I guess it's not surprising that I like this because I'm seeing that, as I try more and more different scents, I tend to gravitate towards more 'unisex' and possibly woodier scents (but not so spicy). For example, while an iris scent, I truly love …Read more

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Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

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4.0
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Jun/26/2010

This authentically smells like the living wood of a forest. It has the dark, rich, deep sweetness of the wood from which an oboe might be made. It reminds me of the smell of African blackwood. It has a resinous tinge to the middle notes and leaves a warm, spicy, almost masculine wake. Overall the lasting power is good, about 6-7 hours, the perfume wears close to the body, yet still enough to …Read more

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Age25-29

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5.0
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Jan/22/2010

There are a handful of fragrances that I will never part with and Le Labo Gaiac 10 is at the top of the list. Gaiac 10 knows no seasonal bounds- light enough to wear in the summer heat yet the woodsy cedar works well in winter months.I am not a fan of musks but Gaiac 10 settles on the skin lightly yet will last many hours with out being over bearing.. To describe this elusive scent is not an …Read more

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Age44-55

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5.0
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Nov/11/2009

I'm sure there are a lot of fragrances out there which smell fairly close to Gaiac. Unfortunately, I don't know what these would be. I guess what I'm trying to say is it doesn't smell unique or challenging. So one would think that the $400 price tag is unwarranted. And one would be mostly right. However, there is something so bewitching about this scent, as other reviewers …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesHazel