Angelina Jolie felt she was a “match” for Guerlain.
The 41-year-old actress was announced as the face of the beauty brand’s Mon Guerlain fragrance in January this year, and the star believes her partnership with the company was a natural progression because the label “spoke to her” as she has been fond of the brand ever since she was a child and her mother used their products.
Speaking about her latest venture, the brunette beauty said: “It was a brand my mother loved and that I knew from my childhood. It spoke to here, as it does to me, of beauty, history and quality. It’s one of the oldest perfume houses in the world, from France – a country I love and feel connected to and spend time in.
“As I talked to Guerlain about the artistry they devote to the making of the perfume and the way they work in communities, sourcing their ingredients, the pieces came together and I felt we were a match.”
The ‘Maleficent’ star – who has Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – has revealed she has always associated Guerlain products as being “feminine” even as a child.
She told Hello! magazine:
“My mother was a very natural woman. She never spoiled herself, hardly wore make-up and wore modest jewellery, but she always had a few special items for when she wanted to feel like a lady. One of those special items – and I remember it because it seemed so elegant – was her Guerlain powder [Ladies in All Climates]. I think it speaks of all women having those few special things that make the feel feminine. And so when I was a little girl I would associate Guerlain with that.”