Chances are you know Michelle Pfeiffer from her long list of iconic roles (perhaps Scar face ring the bell?). Her latest movie, French exit, was released earlier this year, but these days she is still busy off screen. The actress launched her perfume brand, Henry Rose, months before the pandemic hit, and it hasn’t slowed down since.
With Henry Rose – named after daughter Claudia Rose and son John Henry – Pfeiffer hopes to fill a huge market gap: clean fragrances. Like many parents, she is aware of what is in her products when her kids were young. “I started looking at the ingredients and their safety and my frustration as a consumer is that I can’t find a product that is both effective and safe.” she said The glamour. “And then decades went by and I finally said, ‘The technology is there and the consumers are there. The need is there. So why didn’t this happen? ‘” Since then, the market has caught up with demand and she has been able to replace her entire process with “cleaner” counterparts—except in the case of aroma. In response, she created a line of sophisticated, gender-neutral skin care and fragrance products that she could feel comfortable with.
The brand is largely inspired by memories of Pfeiffer’s scents, especially the latest launch, Flora Carnivora. She said the fragrance, which is the brand’s first floral and took almost three years to form, was inspired by a specific childhood memory of sneaking into her elderly neighbor’s back garden, and mesmerized by the scent of flowers. “It reminds me of a movie,” she said. “They are this old couple, I’ve never really laid eyes on them, but I’m sure they’re peeking at me and wondering what this naked, barefoot, hairy blonde is doing in their flower garden.”
“I had the guts to steal a bunch one day, and I ran home, threw them in a Tupperware and used something to crush them,” she continued. “And that was my first foray into perfumery. Smelling the carnivorous plants takes me back to that time.”
In honor of the launch, we caught up with Pfeiffer to chat about her love of perfume, her beauty essentials, and the women who inspire her. Continue reading the latest round of The glamor‘NS The big question about beauty.
Gamour: What’s one beauty rule you swear by?
Michelle Pfeiffer: That is no rule. Beauty is a personal thing for everyone. Depending on what your facial features are, your skin type, your hair type, not everything is right for everyone. That also applies to fragrance; it’s a personal thing. I think the rule would be to try not to notice trends.
What else do you think is a beauty rule, sir?
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