Caudalie Founder Mathilde Thomas getting a spritz from fashion designer L’Wren Scott
The French Pharmacie is a magical place. My eyes lit up with excitement every time I saw one of those illuminated green crosses in the streets of Paris. I searched the internet far and wide to prepare myself for my first trip to a French pharmacy, gathering the beauty secrets of Francophiles everywhere. The common thread? Caudalie Beauty Elixir. While widely available in the U.S., this cult favorite serum meets toner mist was born a legend in the French Pharmacie. For good reason, too. Caudalie developed the elixir—a blend of rosemary essential oil, lemon balm, peppermint, rose, grape and orange blossom—as a modern version of the face brightening blend used by the Queen of Hungary, circa 1600. It’s like a spa visit in a bottle. And that bottle just got a swanky new design. Designer L’Wren Scott teamed with Caudalie to create a specially-designed Beauty Elixir, which she’s been using since 1997 when she discovered it herself in a French pharmacy. I love this quote that Scott gave to the Telegraph newspaper about the collab, “About fifteen years ago, I was in Paris and it was hot… A pharmacist suggested Beauty Elixir to moisturise my skin…Ever since then, I’ve been using it when I wake up in the morning to set my make-up, and several times throughout the day, like when I need a refreshment. It’s part of my travel ritual, too; I use it on aeroplanes to moisturise my skin.”
Aeroplanes, guys. Her quotes are even as chic as her design. I can’t think of a better time to stock up on a few minis! The L’Wren Scott x Caudalie is here just for a limited time – in the aforementioned mini and full-sized versions.