Navigation Menu

Shop sephora.com

The Highlighter

News

10.26.12

LETTERHEAD: Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y.

LETTERHEAD: Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y.

Find out the meaning behind the name of the new Stella McCartney fragrance.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney’s second scent—a Sephora exclusive—is one of our new favorites for fall for its balance of earthiness and freshness. The name, Stella McCartney L..I.L.Y, refers to both its middle note, lily of the valley, and for the nickname her famous father, Paul McCartney, had for her mother Linda, in which case it stood for Linda I Love You. L.I.L.Y is not the only product name in the beauty world that needs decoding. In fact, the beauty industry is getting OOC (out of control) with acronyms:

DDF: Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula
GHD: Good Hair Day
OCC: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
MUA: Make Up Artist
BB: Beauty Balm
AHA: Alpha Hydroxy Acid
EDP: Eau De Parfum
EDT: Eau De Toilette
HD: High Definition
OPI for SEPHORA: Odontorium Products Inc. For SEPHORA

SHOP STELLA MCCARTNEY HERE ▸