Rodin 'Lavender Absolute'

The soothing scent of lavender is having a fashion-forward moment with these fragrant new oils by stylist Linda Rodin 


New York fashion stylist Linda Rodin (right) won a devoted following for her heavenly jasmine-and-neroli-Olio Lusso scented oils when they launched nearly a decade ago. We predict a similar stampede for the new ‘Lavender Absolute’ versions, for face and body, in sleek glass bottles. The scent of lavender is well known for its relaxing and sleep-inducing properties, but Rodin has dialled it up a notch by blending two different varieties, tapping into the oils at the stem as well as in the flowers themselves for a softer, richer aroma. Contained within a cocktail of jojoba, evening primrose, argan, apricot kernel and sweet almond oils, this scent is intensely restful and wonderful to use on a cold winter night.

For Christmas, Rodin has produced a limited-edition set of the oils featuring snazzy 'Holidot' polka dot packaging, reflecting her passion for collecting spot-print clothes and curios. ‘Polka dots just make me happy,’ she says. What’s inside makes us happier still.

‘Lavender Absolute’ face oil, £105 for 30ml; body oil, £80 for 120ml. Available in the UK from