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Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Linda Rodin

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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: Linda Rodin, stylist and founder of Rodin

The Product: “I started wearing Le De Givenchy fragrance when I was about 18 years old. Up until that point I had worn L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci, which was every girl’s fragrance in my high school in Roslyn, Long Island. Then, I became aware of Audrey Hepburn and everything changed. I found out that she wore a Givenchy fragrance—it was not Le De, but that’s what I found and I fell in love with it. It was by Givenchy and that was good enough for me! I have no idea how I afforded it at the time. I probably used up all my babysitting money. The bottle was so beautiful. It was very plain, just a tall rectangle with rounded shoulders and a gold top. The scent was light, fresh, airy, and evocative. It made me feel so chic, sophisticated, and grown up. I would watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s time after time and imagine that I smelled just like Audrey in that film. The fragrance [bottle] was discontinued, but I still have [one] from about 40 years ago that I’ve kept. When I open it—there is hardly any perfume inside—I get a flood of wonderful memories and a whiff of my youth.” —As told to Kari Molvar

Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

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