There’s a reason why seemingly half of the fragrance-wearing population names Le Labo’s iconic (and best-selling) fragrances as their signature scent — the unisex colognes smells pretty damn amazing on virtually everyone.
As we all know, the same fragrance can smell wildly different from person to person, and while this is also certainly the case when it comes to Santal 33, it’s also surprisingly universally flattering.
However, they're not cheap, and if you opt to wear it on the reg, you do also run the risk of smelling slightly similar to half of the bar on any given night when you go out — at least in LA, that is.
Unfortunately, finding solid Le Labo dupes wasn't exactly easy, as the legendary perfumery likes to keep their proprietary blends uber exclusive (despite the massive cult following they’ve clearly attained).
If you're equally as obsessed with Le Labo scents, here are some similar — albeit more nuanced — alternatives to try instead. The options below smell strikingly similar to the O.G. gender-neutral cologne / perfume , and they’re also a lot easier on the wallet. It’s a win-win situation.