Her face-framing fringe. Her award-winning performances. Her most recent role as muse for Gucci’s latest fragrance, Bloom Profumo di Fiori. All legendary — and all Anjelica Huston.
While the actor embraces having a tried-and-true fashion and beauty uniform (read on for why she’ll never grow out her iconic bangs), the new scent has earned a place in her routine. Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori’s mix of tuberose and jasmine sambac reminds Huston of how “girls now are wearing dresses from the ’50s — nostalgic, but modern,” she says.
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ALLURE: Where have you been riding out the pandemic?
HUSTON: Thirty-five years ago I bought myself a little ranch up near the Sequoia National Forest [in California], and that’s where I am now. I have nine baby piglets, 14 kittens, and endless ducks and chickens and goats. I have a new little Shetland pony that I’ve been training, so it’s all pretty cute.
ALLURE: It sounds like paradise.
HUSTON: It makes me very happy to be able to spend time here. So actually, my secret is that I’m having a good time. It was my secret until I told you.
ALLURE: I heard you traveled to Italy to shoot the fragrance campaign….
HUSTON: Yeah, right before the world crashed. The girls were great [singer Florence Welch, actor Jodie Turner-Smith, and designer Susie Cave also appear in the ads]. Alessandro [Michele, Gucci’s designer and creative director] was great. It was one of those rare moments where everyone was happy — and in Italy!
ALLURE: If Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori were a movie, what kind of film would it be?
HUSTON: It would be quite Wes Anderson-like, and the plot would be romantic. Ylang-ylang and sandalwood and all those woodsy scents, as well as sweetness.
ALLURE: What’s a smell that’s nostalgic for you?
HUSTON: Christmas trees always get me going. I grew up in Ireland. I love the smell of Irish bread baking in an oven, and of the seashore on a lovely, bright day.
ALLURE: What’s your earliest beauty memory?