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Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Deborah Lloyd


The Pro: Deborah Lloyd, president and creative director of Kate Spade New York.

The Product: “My aunt was a model and one of the most glamorous women I knew. She dated pop stars in London and traveled all over the world. She had this rich red hair and was fantastic. For many years, she lived in Bali and was married to a member of the Balinese royal family. One of her favorite things during her hippie years was the Roger & Gallet Sandalwood soaps. When I was old enough to travel, I would bring her boxes of them in my suitcase, and the smell still reminds me of her. It was the smell of her—exotic, woodsy, very sensual. She actually had a sandalwood fan that she carried and her husband had a huge collection of keris ceremonial blades, which he kept from getting rusty with sandalwood oil. So this scent was a theme that ran throughout her life. I’ve always loved beautiful packaging and old-fashioned soaps—I’m not into liquid soaps—so I keep these same Roger & Gallet soaps in my home today. They’re wonderful to put in the bathroom since the fragrance is not too strong; you get a little scent every time you wash your hands.” —As told to Kari Molvar

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