Baie 19 Eau de Parfum
Le Labo newest creation Baie 19 should have been called Water 19. Not that it smells like nothing - though nothing smells like it - but it has this crisp, wet, drenched effect that water gives to the earth after the rain.
There's a word for that: petrichor. It's that magical feeling during heavy rain after a long dry spell, and it's one of the most beautiful olfactive phenomena in nature. There are many reasons for this, including the ozone in the air, the negative ions, but most importantly the release of oil secretions from certain plants, accumulated after a long dry period. This is what Baie 19 is about: the dry juniper berry, the patchouli, the green leaves… all soaked by a beautiful, luminous, magnetic rain after a long drought.
For the ultimate perfume experience, apply the perfume to warm skin, i.e. pulse points such as your neck, wrist, inner part of your elbows and the back of your knees. For perfume spray: Diffuse a 'cloud' of perfume in the air and walk through, your hair is an excellent perfume carrier (however, never spray directly onto the hair).