Margot Robbie relies on fragrance to help her get into character

Margot Robbie switches up her scents on set because they help her get into character.The 29-year-old has played a diverse range of characters, from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, to actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…

Margot Robbie switches up her scents on set because they help her get into character.

The 29-year-old has played a diverse range of characters, from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, to actress Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

And speaking to Australia’s Sunday Life magazine, the actress revealed perfumes have become an important part of her preparation before she takes on a new role.

“I pick a fragrance for every character I play,” she shared. “When I go on set and apply the fragrance, I find it’s easier to get into character.

“It’s a very powerful tool!”

Margot went on to explain that the unusual method works because “certain smells can transport you to a time and place or create a specific feeling”.

The star has been a fragrance ambassador for French fashion house Chanel since 2018 and is the face of brand-new perfume Gabrielle Chanel Essence – named after label founder Coco Chanel, real name Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Oscar nominee opened up about her style, and revealed she prefers to mix up feminine and masculine pieces.

“Personally, I love beautiful things but I’m also pragmatic: I look for freedom of movement. I love a silk suit, flats and the mix of masculine and feminine style. That makes me feel powerful and feminine, comfortable but confident. I think nothing’s more alluring than confidence,” the blonde beauty explained. “We all know women are incredibly strong, but I don’t believe it means you have to hide your femininity.”

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Margot Robbie to front new Chanel fragrance

Margot Robbie is to front the campaign imagery for Chanel’s upcoming scent, Gabrielle Chanel Essence.The Oscar-nominated actress will be the face of the perfume, which marks the first time she’s fronted a fragrance for Chanel. She joins the likes of fa…

Margot Robbie is to front the campaign imagery for Chanel’s upcoming scent, Gabrielle Chanel Essence.

The Oscar-nominated actress will be the face of the perfume, which marks the first time she’s fronted a fragrance for Chanel. She joins the likes of famous faces Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart, and Lily-Rose Depp.

Back in May, it was announced that Margot had become the French house’s fragrance ambassador. She previously lead the campaign images for the Coco Neige fall collection last year, after she was named a Chanel fashion ambassador.

Gabrielle Chanel Essence was created by the luxury brand’s in-house perfumer Olivier Polge and the scent contains jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and tuberose. According to WWD, the fragrance “is meant to be an olfactory interpretation of Gabrielle Chanel”, the founder of the fashion house.

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is a longtime fan of Chanel, and the 28-year-old was a muse of the late Karl Lagerfeld. She was also the last brand ambassador picked by the legendary designer, who died in February at the age of 85.

When she was tapped to front Chanel’s Coco Neige collection, dedicated to winter sports and apres-ski, Margot confessed she was overwhelmed when shooting the campaign images.

“This shoot was one of the greatest experiences of my career. The energy and vibe on set was so wonderful and collaborative,” she told WWD last year. “One of the first things Karl Lagerfeld said to me was that we never need to take ourselves too seriously. He has such a creative mind and he knows exactly what he wants and the minute he captured it, we were moving onto the next shot. It was amazing.”

Gabrielle Chanel Essence will launch on 1 September.

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