How does Julia Restoin Roitfeld finish her look perfectly? She adds a spritz of Aqua Motu Eau de Toilette from Comptoir Sud Pacifique, her favorite scent. Julia describes it as, "The smell of hot sand, the ocean, and sunscreen. I have been wearing Aqua Motu from Comptoir Sud Pacifique for almost 15 years — and that's what it reminds me of… I sometimes wear other perfumes, but feel like I’m 'cheating' and always go back to my good old one." In the photo below captured by Into the Gloss, Mademoiselle Roitfeld's own bottle of Aqua Motu can be seen on the top shelf of her beauty cabinet.
Launched in 1993, the light and clean fragrance of Aqua Motu is sunny and relaxing, enveloping one in a blend of notes reminiscent of sea breeze and warm sand. With a base note of kelp, followed by marine, lily-of-the-valley, and sand topped with helichrysum, Aqua Motu is the ideal summer fragrance, evoking the season with each spray. Julia Restoin Roitfeld heightens her experience by bathing in the scent as well: "When it’s just me in the shower, I exfoliate my body with Comptoir Sud Pacifique Gentle Exfoliant. It smells kind of like the beach to me — I’m obsessed with it."
Julia Restoin Roitfeld photos via intothegloss.com and telva.com. Aqua Motu images via Comptoir Sud Pacifique.