Fall's Best New Beauty Products
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the September 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
This season, what's most exciting at the perfume counter is the allure of retro fragrances. Givenchy relaunched two of its 1950s scents: Le De (from the "de" in Hubert de Givenchy) smells of sunlight on hayfields and the textured floral of lilies of the valley; L'Interdit is a marvelous rose and jasmine blend with a depth unparalleled by many newer scents. Others worth revisiting (or meeting for the first time) are Clinique Aromatics Elixir (born: 1971), Chanel No. 22 (1922), and Guerlain Mitsouko (1919). They are all imbued with an ingredient that's impossible to innovate: the glamour of times past.
From left: Guerlain Mitsouko, $107, Saks.com; Chanel N°22, $190, Chanel stores; Clinique Aromatics Elixir, $50, department stores; Givenchy L'Interdit and Le De, $85 each, Sephora.com
— Chandler Burr
Stylist: Marissa Gimeno for Halley Resources