Reminiscing With…Diane Von Furstenberg
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Diane von Furstenberg, designer and philanthropist
The Product: “Scent is so powerfully connected to memory. It’s a very personal thing. I still remember my mother’s perfume—it was called Bandit and it was very woodsy. The first scent I wore myself was Joy by Jean Patou and I loved it because it smelled like jasmine. I was a teenager at the time, and from when I was very young, I always wanted to be grown up. Perfume made me feel like that older, sophisticated woman I wanted to be. I have always applied perfume to the places where my skin comes together—my neck and the curves in my arms and legs. You want it to mix with your own skin and become a part of you. I still have the old bottles of Joy, but now I wear my own fragrance, Diane, every day, and now for summer, Sunny Diane. My first perfume taught me how powerful it could be and inspired me to create my own. It is really a weapon for seduction. It is all about confidence and that has always been my style!” —As told to Kari Molvar