Laboratory Perfumes Story
British scent specialists 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 is run by Aaron and a small, dedicated team based in London.
We are all proud of the fact that everything we create is as sustainable as possible. Back in 2011, we have to admit it was necessity rather than foresight that dictated we sourced all our ingredients and packaging components within a 130 mile radius of our home (we couldn’t afford to go anywhere else), but today we still make sure we do away with anything unnecessary, keep our supply chain small, and produce everything in accordance with the same Hippocratic principle underpinning modern medicine: ‘First, do no harm’.
At Laboratory Perfumes, we try to look after the world. After all, it’s where both the inspiration and the ingredients for our fragrances come from. We know that by creating and selling scents and candles we’re not going to save the planet, but we work hard to ensure that we do the least damage possible.
Eco & Ethics
All our scents and candles are made in the UK using socially-conscious, environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients. We don’t test on animals and our scents are created in our laboratory using mostly essential and fragrant oils. All of them are skin-kind and free from parabens.
Our products are fully compliant with the International Fragrance Association Standards. Laboratory Perfumes’ fragrances are made with non-animal-derived ingredients and therefore vegan, and our scented candles are made with paraffin wax – with the exception of Atlas (our lab tests showed that this particular fragrance has to be infused into beeswax in order to preserve the integrity of the scent).
We demand the same ethical and environmental standards of everyone we work with – our supply chain is small, transparent, located entirely within the UK and fully adherent to ISO 9000: 2008. All glass, card and paper used in Laboratory Perfumes packaging is sustainably sourced and widely recycled.