Laboratory Perfumes creates unique, evocative fragrances that are crafted from environmentally friendly and cruelty-free ingredients.
Inspired by the natural flowers, herbs and aromatic botanicals of Britain, as well as trips to the south of France and the mountains of Morocco, the range of scents and candles are carefully crafted in a laboratory to react to the wearer and evolve during the day. It’s a new way of making perfume the old-fashioned way. The scents created by Laboratory Perfumes don’t dictate age, origin or gender. They allow your journey to remain your own.
Amber follows the wearer through their day, evolving as the hours pass and bringing out different component notes as the tempo changes. Its dynamic burst of grassiness and greenery matches the energy of morning, subtly maturing into rich spice as the day continues. Closing notes of warm, earthy wood and ambergris bring a more subdued, reflective tone.
Exotic and indulgent, Tonka is the fourth fragrance from Laboratory Perfumes. The peppercorn scent paired with the zing of mandarin and added a layer of depth and richness with warm woodland aromatics. The finishing touch is provided by the vanilla-tobacco notes of the tonka bean – its captivating earthiness holds the scent together and gives the fragrance its name.
Nostalgia is a form of time travel for the emotions, and scent can be the most powerful way to trigger it. For Laboratory Perfumes, a whiff of pipe tobacco can be enough to unleash a fond flood of childhood memories into the hippocampus. So, when it came to determining the base for our fifth fragrance, we chose something very personal – that earthily aromatic tobacco note.
Laboratory Perfumes was founded by Aaron Firth in 2011. Having worked as a menswear retailer for many years, and become disillusioned by how transient fashion had become, Aaron wanted to create something more permanent. The appeal of fragrance was not only its longevity but the way a scent manages to be both personal and invisible.
Laboratory Perfumes tries to look after the world. After all, it’s where both the inspiration and the ingredients for their fragrances come from. They know that by creating and selling scents and candles they’re not going to save the planet, but they work hard to ensure that they do the least damage possible.