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A rose by Liv Tyler's name

By Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY, June 23rd 2005

As the face of the French cosmetics and fragrance line Givenchy, the actress and new mom just had a rose named after her. The flower, officially dubbed the Liv Tyler Rose, is one of the components of the new Very Irresistible Givenchy Sensual Eau de Parfum, which Tyler introduced at an event last week and which will be available at Macy's this August.

Yes, Tyler acknowledges being just a wee bit overwhelmed by the blossoming honor.

"It's this big, beautiful pink rose," she says. "Maybe I can get them to give me a bush so I can plant it in my garden."

Tyler, 27, shares that downtown Manhattan garden with her musician husband, Royston Langdon, 33, and their son, Milo, 6 months. So besotted is Tyler with her child that she puts him on the phone to say hello while cooing to him that she's busy doing an interview. "I must say, he's quite the looker," the proud mom says. "We waited to know if he was a boy or a girl because we wanted to be surprised. He came out and was so amazing and perfect and beautiful."

In his looks, Tyler says, Milo carries on her famous pouty family legacy, which she shares with her dad, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. "He has big lips," she says. "He has blue eyes like I do and blond hair like Roy. Giant hands and feet, like me. The nurse was so shocked, when I gave birth, about the size of his feet."

Tyler says she "always dreamt of being a mom, but it's so much more than I ever imagined it would be." Pregnancy and motherhood, she says, has "given me a new feeling of confidence that I've never had in my entire life."

Aside from promoting Givenchy, Tyler is taking it easy the rest of the year. Somewhat to her relief, August Rush, the fantasy love story she was scheduled to start filming in August, was pushed back to next year.

"I had to be a prodigy at the violin and I was obsessively going two hours a day to violin lessons to learn violin in a month, and I don't think that was realistic."