Designer Stella McCartney on her latest fragrance, L.I.L.Y
How does wearing L.I.L.Y make you feel?
It's a personal and emotional fragrance for me, but also a celebration. It's not a fragrance that tries to dictate who you are. You own it. It becomes a part of your life, a part of who you are. L.I.L.Y belongs to you.
What is your most personal scent memory?
I love the smell of my children's breath in the morning! It's really odd. I always ask them to breathe on me and they think I am mad and yell, “But mum!”
How do your two fragrances, L.I.L.Y and STELLA, compare?
Both are inspired by nature. STELLA was my very first fragrance. It bears my name and expresses a vision of a modern, confident femininity that I still cherish and believe in today. L.I.L.Y is its evolution into another chapter, a different journey.
What was your first self-chosen fragrance?
Giorgio Beverly Hills.
How do your fragrances tie into your fashion designs?
For me, it's about finding the correct balance so it feels comfortable and natural. I am always interested in finding the right moment, whether it is in the balance of scales between masculine and feminine in fashion or in fragrance between lily of the valley and truffle.
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