Oscar de la Renta Confirms He Had Cancer

At the launch for his latest fragrance at his gorgeous country home in Kent, Connecticut, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who celebrated his 79th birthday on July 22, admitted that his experience with cancer inspired his gorgeous new scent, Live In Love.

"it's given me a warning to fully appreciate life, love, and nature," said the iconic half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican designer, who had been diagnosed earlier this year and is now cancer-free. "The name really represents my life now. It's about loving yourself and loving life."

The fragrance, a beautiful green scent with lush floral notes of lily of the valley, rose, and jasmine, will launch in mid-October.

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