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HALLE BERRY has an in­ti­mate en­counter with sto­ried lin­gerie la­bel Scan­dale Paris.

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When it comes to cul­ti­vat­ing siz­zle, some women (bon­jour, France) have that je ne sais quoi. But you don’t need a pass­port to speak the lan­guage of French lin­gerie—just ask Halle Berry. The 49-year-old ac­tress and for­mer model re­cently re­vived high-end la­bel Scan­dale Paris (orig­i­nally founded in 1932) with a mod­ern makeover and an af­ford­able price tag. Berry, co-owner and cre­ative di­rec­tor, dis­cov­ered the time­less un­der­gar­ment brand while vis­it­ing the City of Light a few years ago. Launch­ing in Canada this Au­gust, ex­clu­sively at La Vie en Rose out­let stores and on lavieen­rose.com, the col­lec­tion in­cludes clas­sics like two-toned lace demi-cup bras and match­ing leop­ard print sets, as well as sportier op­tions with a side of sexy, such as the navy lace racer-back bra. Bot­toms leave lit­tle (thongs) or much (boy shorts) to the imag­i­na­tion, depend­ing on per­sonal pref­er­ence, though Berry be­lieves no lin­gerie col­lec­tion is com­plete with­out a pair of lace-back panties. “They’re for what I call a good walk­out,” she says.

As for bras, she likes to stay con­nected. “I was taught to wear one 24 hours a day, even while I slept,” she says. “It’s some­thing I learned as an ado­les­cent, that wear­ing a bra and keep­ing your­self sup­ported would pay off as the years went by—I have to say, it cer­tainly has.” (Ex­pect Op­er­a­tion Ooh-La-Lift to com­mence tonight at 2300 hours in bed­rooms across the coun­try as women suit up to wage the war against grav­ity.) Berry’s go-to style is the seam­less T-shirt bra, a main­stay in the col­lec­tion fit­tingly named the Dream. “It’s al­most as if you’re wear­ing noth­ing,” she says. Scan­dal, in­deed.

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