Things to love about New York: Lafco NY

So there are a slew of stores that sell beauty wares in Manhattan. From Ricky's to PIR, Sephora, the old-school chemists (like the one on Lex and 84th or the original C.O. Bigelow's on 7th Avenue) to SpaceNK and all of the stand-alone beauty boutiques. Most of them are amazing if you're a beauty junkie. However, we don't think there are many for the luxury and beauty junkie out there.

Those obsessed with quality (not quantity), niche products (we mean really niche. They carry online 9 brands) should go to Lafco New York on Lafayette Street (or the one on Melrose Place in L.A.). They do Claus Porto, Santa Maria Novella, Eau d'Italie, Trilogy, Linari, Lorenzo Villoresi, Sapone per Cucina and House and Home Candle Collection. Now we haven't had the longest time to browse around yet, but so far our favourite products are:

Of course, we will be back there later this week, pouring over every single item on offer. As a parting comment, the lovely team at Lafco NY put me onto Sniffapalooza. If you like fragrance, check it out.