Friday, October 11, 2013

Robert in Austrian Magazine ''Step Up Your Life''

Robert in Austrian Magazine ''Step Up Your Life''

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Since his role in the vampire saga ''Twilight'', Robert Pattinson is part of Hollywood’s A-list of actors. Therefore it is hardly surprising that he was chosen to bethe new face of Dior Homme. STYLE UP YOUR LIFE ! met with the trendy filmstar for an interview.

Smells often trigger memories of certain things.What do you associate with certain smells ?
I remember very clearly that my father always used towear ''Brut de Fabergé''. Do you remember that fragrance ? He still owns it today and it reminds me of my early time at school. It‘s anchored very deeply in my memory and to this day I remember exactly how it smells. When I started getting interested in girls (at about age 12), I decided it was cool to wear perfume. On a holiday in Portugal I watched some teenagers go into a bar. To convince them I was older, I put on some Eau de Cologne (laughs).

Are there landscapes or towns you associate with certain smells ?
My father is from Yorkshire, where you get a lot of heather in the moors. That smell is simply unbelievable. We used to go there at Christmas and although I haven‘t been there for a long time, I still remember that smell.

Do you have a favourite smell ?
 It doesn’t necessarily have to be a perfume. I like the smell of people ! (laughs) It is really strange and I‘m sure it has to do with pheromones. We like people because subconciously we like the way they smell. I always find this very interesting to observe.

You are 27 years old. Do you wear perfume to feel comfortable or to seduce ?
It still feels like something very grown up. If you use perfume when going out, you‘re going out for a very specific reason (smiles).

Which woman could wear Dior Homme in your opinion ?
A free thinker ! A headstrong woman who refuses to smell ''pretty''. She never does exactly what you would expect of her. It certainly would be a woman with a very specific image of feminity.

Do London (where you have lived), New York (where you shot the campaign) and Paris (home of Dior) have their own smell ?
Apart from my family I miss the smell of London after I trained the most. The airports Heathrow and Gatwick are surrounded by fields. When you land there you immediately smell wet gras and it really always rains when I land there. New York is totally different. For me the town smells of food, because it’s available at every corner. Strangely enough I never associate France with food although it is a large part of the French culture. It’s more of a visual thing, a certain feeling. Paris IS a feeling. To describe Paris is a bit like describing Dior. It’s a very different world. I really love strolling freely through a town in which films are still respected as an artform.

Source => Robsessed

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