Skip Nav
Hair
7 Brand Spankin' New Beauty Products That Debuted Backstage at Fashion Week
Hair
10 Things Girls With Curly Hair Are Sick of Hearing, as Told by GIFs
Hair
The Ultimate Guide to Picking the Right Shade of Blonde For You
Models
Models Reveal Their Skincare Routines During New York Fashion Week

Beauty Interview Cate Blanchett Perfume Quotes

How to Smell Lovely, According to Cate Blanchett

Oscar winner At a recent event to celebrate Giorgio Armani's next fragrance, Cate Blanchett opened up about beauty with an eager audience of editors. As the face of the new scent, the had some choice words on the topic of perfume. Here's what we learned listening to Cate the great:

On her greatest memory related to scent: "I used to love dressing up in my mother's clothes when she was gardening or out somewhere. I would often close myself in her closet to be in the darkness with her scent. The smell was so exciting and alluring to me because I knew that a lot of these clothes would be worn out at night somewhere that I couldn't possibly imagine in my 6-year-old mind."

On her favorite way to spritz perfume: "I like to put [perfume] on my pulse points, but I also love the way you can sense it — there is an atmosphere that comes from releasing a scent in to the world — it's a primal thing. I spray around me, not just on me, and it lingers in the room after I leave." 

On wearing multiple perfumes: "I often have a few [scents] depending on if I'm playing a character. The character may be wearing a scent that perhaps I wouldn't wear. We've all got different moods and ways we want to express ourselves; scent is a very powerful way to let people in to your secret life."

On an emotion having a scent: "Absolutely, I think that is where a scent is so powerful because it harnesses our memory and our memory is a very emotional place. I do like the smell of excitement."

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
More From POPSUGAR
Join The Conversation
Mandy Moore's Fringed Headband at NYFW
What Kind of Eyelash Extensions Should I Get?
Jessica Alba on Her Ethnicity | Video
Tinashe Beauty Interview
Kylie Jenner With Orange Hair | February 2017
Lady Gaga With Pink Hair | Grammys 2017
Kat Graham's Makeup at the 2017 Grammys
Cleavage Makeup Tips Grammy Awards 2017
Katy Perry's Blonde Hair and CoverGirl Makeup 2017 Grammys
Lady Gaga's Metallica Tattoo Before the 2017 Grammys

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds