“THE SPRAY’S THE THING: HOW ACTORS USE
PERFUMES
TO GET INTO CHARACTER”

THE GUARDIAN

Before I go on stage, says Michael Ball, I ask myself a question: “Do I smell nice for all the ladies and gentlemen?” The actor chooses a signature scent for each of his roles, from bay rum for the vengeful barber Sweeney Todd to his mum’s favourite Madame Rochas for Hairspray’s Edna Turnblad.

Ball’s not alone in deploying scent to to get beneath a character’s skin. Anne-Marie Duff has a fragrance for each role too. “If ever I smell that perfume on somebody else,” she has said, “it will remind me of a story I’ve told.” Nikki Amuka-Bird, meanwhile, says she “uses aromatherapy oils

– lavender for characters with a slow tempo, ylang ylang for sensuous characters”. …READ MORE AT [THEGUARDIAN.COM]

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Bvlgari Omnia Coral is a fruity floral scent. This bright scent opens with juicy wolfberry and bergamot. Middle notes of hibiscus and pomegranate are deliciously enveloped in a warm base of cedar and musk.

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Hei by Alfred Sung is a fresh, green woody scent. This attention grabber has notes of green leaves, spearmint, fennel, lavender, mahogany, cedar, and musk. Hei makes it’s presence known…subtly.