A Lab on Fire is the new indie perfume label created by Carlos Kusubayashi who defines himself as "the new frontman of "the world's smallest fragrance house," Shaping Room" where he started out by taking over the job of olfactory experimentalist Nobi Shioya, after the latter left in 2009.
The inaugural scent of A Lab on Fire is titled L'Anonyme ou OP-1475-A. "OP" are the initials of the perfumer who composed the fragrance, Olivier Polge, the son of Jacques Polge at Chanel and a prize-winning nose, and "1475-A" is the code the formulation is filed under at fragrance company IFF. All the trappings of a very confidential, purist, yet instantly identifiable fragrance art project are there...
L'Anonyme had reportedly a "small debut at Colette" yesterday; the Parisian concept store is also considered to be a good clearance zone for meaningful perfume launches.
The Eau de Toilette features notes of bergamot / geranium / blonde woods, white amber, suede leather. The style is given as being both "spiritual" and "minimalist."
The 15 ml flacon is priced at 24€.
If you want to make sure you are not buying just a commercial juice, you can start here. Of course, you'll still need to smell how it feels to the nose.
Via press release