The nostalgic scent that reminds Lila Moss of her mum

“What’s that smell? It’s so familiar.”

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / April 11 2023

She may be the face of Marc Jacobs’ new fragrance ‘Perfect’, but the scent that Lila Moss can’t get enough of is actually one that reminds her of her mum, supermodel Kate Moss.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the teen model admitted there’s a particular scent she associates with her mum at a very specific and special time in her life — when she was pregnant with Lila.

“I went into my mum’s bathroom one day, and I was, like, ‘What’s that smell? It’s so familiar,” Moss told the publication.

The scent in question was rose oil and ylang ylang oil, which Kate was mixing with her moisturiser; “she said she did it when she was pregnant with me. I hadn’t smelled it since.”

Though Lila loves unexpected subdued scents like her mum, the rest of her beauty stash includes some cult-faves that everyone can get around for a healthy, fresh face.

We’re talking skin care heroes like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and Embryolisse moisturiser, paired with a bit of Too Faced Better Than Sex waterproof mascara,“for when you want extra-long lashes on the beach.”

Lila’s not the only one who covets nostalgic scents. This is the cologne that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley keeps stealing from her husband.

Main image credit: @lilamoss

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).