As for me, I was busy smearing wax on my neck, totally intoxicated by the scent of the candle. I begged the guys to make a wearable version, but they wouldn’t listen. “We ignored the few friends, including you, who said, ‘You should go for a perfumer version,’” remembers Penot. “We were too busy keeping the boat afloat.”
— Jane Larkworthy on Le Labo Santal 33, in New York’s Cult Fragrance Wouldn’t Exist If It Weren’t for Me at The Cut.