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Cate Blanchett Smells a Little Like Armani, a Little Like Sweat

Photo: Armani

In an interview with WWD, Cate Blanchett explains that she uses fragrance to get into Academy Award–winning character “because scents operate on such a psychological, aspirational, dreamlike part of ourselves.” As the new face of Si — Armani’s new fragrance launching Stateside this fall — Blanchett revealed that she has, depending on her character, smelled like fear, desperation, and Fracas:

Jasmine smelled of fear and desperation and sweat. When we were doing ‘The Maids,’ Isabel’s scent was Fracas. It wasn’t a scent that I personally would wear, but I wore it every night on stage.

So, next time you go in to hug Cate Blanchett, you just won’t know what you’re going to get.

Cate Blanchett Smells Like Fracas, Armani, Sweat