The ac­tress shares her daily beauty rit­ual and the se­crets to find­ing the per­fect scent

WHO - - Beauty -

Why did you de­cide to be­come the new face of Par­fums Givenchy?

They ap­proached me know­ing that I had been a great ad­mirer of the brand for many years. Givenchy has al­ways been my favourite brand and I’ve al­ways felt I could re­ally be my­self wear­ing their clothes. It seemed like a per­fect part­ner­ship. And ob­vi­ously the fact that the orig­i­nal L’in­ter­dit was Au­drey Hep­burn’s per­fume fas­ci­nated me. It felt very spe­cial to be asked to be part of bring­ing the fra­grance back to life.

What’s your vi­sion of the Givenchy woman?

A woman who is con­fi­dent, in­tel­li­gent, clas­sic, but also some­one who pushes bound­aries and marches to the beat of her own drum.

What does per­fume rep­re­sent for you?

I think scent has great power. Cer­tain fra­grances can evoke all sorts of mem­o­ries and feel­ings.

What does the L’in­ter­dit per­fume evoke for you?

It evokes the past be­cause it is rooted in the brand’s his­tory and the scent is solid and clas­sic. It also evokes the fu­ture – how far we’ve come, and how much far­ther we need to push bound­aries and break ta­boos and step into the new. So, for me, the fra­grance feels quite rooted in some­thing sto­ried – an age-old de­sire to be bold and to push for­ward – but it is also quite modern. Ev­ery­thing about the Givenchy brand has al­ways felt like that to me.

What is your daily beauty rit­ual?

I don’t have much of a beauty rit­ual, but I al­ways wear sun­screen and I use mostly nat­u­ral prod­ucts and oils.

What are your favourite beauty prod­ucts?

True Botan­i­cals Calm Pure Ra­di­ance Oil, rose water, Ev­ery­day Oil, Cara­soin Cold Fu­sion In­tense Mois­ture cream, and Olio E Osso, and Virtue hair care prod­ucts.

What makes a woman beau­ti­ful?

Be­ing self-pos­sessed and com­pas­sion­ate. What causes are clos­est to your heart? An­i­mal rights is one of the clos­est to my heart; plus Uweza and Hekima Place, both foun­da­tions that help or­phaned and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in Kenya; and any or­gan­i­sa­tion that gives as­sis­tance to refugees.

“Clare’s [ Waight Keller at Givenchy] de­signs are ut­terly ro­man­tic but also feel modern and edgy.”

$108 Chantecaille Pure Rose­wa­ter $44.95 Olio E Osso Balm/ Stick in No.4 Berry clean­beau­ty­mar­ket.

fea­tures and Mara shares the del­i­cate Au­drey Hep­burn. time­less beauty of$10 Mario Bade­scu Fa­cial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose­wa­ter IN GOOD COM­PANY

$181 for 80ml Givenchy Par­fums L’in­ter­dit Eau de Par­fum

$169.95 True Botan­i­cals Pure Ra­di­ance Oil, Calm the­labor­gan­ics.

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