Best of Boston

2017 Best Fragrances

Le Labo

With signature fragrances hand-blended and packaged right before your eyes, it’s clear why this parfumerie’s name translates to “the lab.” The simply appointed Back Bay store’s distressed apothecary cabinets and metal lamps make it easy to focus exclusively on the olfactory, and focus you should: The Audrey Hepburn-inspired “Iris 39” will transport you to a forest footpath dotted with violets, the “Bergamote 22” to a citrus grove planted in musky soil.

129 Newbury St., Boston, 857-263-7542,