Angelina Jolie: 'Fragrance makes me feel feminine’

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie feels empowered and feminine whenever she uses perfume.

The Oscar-winning actress, who is the face of Guerlain's latest scent, Mon Guerlain Intense, has insisted in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar that even a spritz of fragrance can enable busy women to have a few moments of self-indulgence.

"I think it’s important not to forget that side of ourselves. As women, we’re very busy, so sometimes putting on perfume might be the only moment we have to ourselves that day,” she told the publication. “It makes us feel female and it helps to remind us there’s something about us that deserves to be nurtured. I think that is more important than I realised when I first joined this campaign.”

Jolie went on to recall a sweet story from her childhood about her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who kept a precious Guerlain powder that she only used for special occasions.

"My mother didn’t have much time to take care of herself. She didn’t quite know how... But the one powder she had was this Guerlain Ladies in All Climates and she wore it for very, very special occasions. It was a beautiful powder from Paris that made her feel like a lady, when she was busy raising kids as a single mom. It was one little hint of a life that she had dreamt of and wished for," the 44-year-old shared.

And the activist and humanitarian, who is mother to six children, wants other women to understand that they don't have to do everything.

"We don’t want to have to fight every day, to challenge, to prove that we can work or be tough or raise our kids and do everything at once. We want the right to be soft. It is our true nature, along with being very wild and everything else we choose to be," she stated.

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