Actress Susan Sarandon wears a different fragrance for every role she plays to help her get into the character.
“I also choose a scent for every character and that really helps me to instantly become that person. I mean for ‘Feud’ I researched and knew that Bette Davis wore a certain perfume, but it was just horrible,” Sarandon told Hello! magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She added: “I tried to wear it, but it drove me crazy, so I chose something that was from that period and went for Guerlain Shalimar. For Sister Helen (in Dead Man Walking) I chose Jean Nate because it smelt clean and inexpensive.”
The Thelma & Louise star has said that she has left a lasting memory with her co-stars because of the scent she has worn when working on a project with them.
“Absolutely, and sometimes leading men say the same thing. For example, Jimmy Spader (we did White Palace together) now says that when he smells Chanel No. 5, which I wore because my character loved Marilyn Monroe, he instantly thinks of that time in his career.
“And whilst filming Bernard and Doris with Ralph Fiennes, I wore a scent called new Harlem and that became so familiar to him that he now associates it with me and that film,” she said.
However, Sarandon prefers to spritz herself with men’s aftershave because it is not as “highly floral” as other female scents.