What smells reminds you of…
DIOR HOMME? ”Irises. It isn’t overpowering, which is major for me.”
YOUR MOM? ”Potpourri. She was obsessed – the aroma filled our house.”
VAMPIRES & WEREWOLVES? ”White makeup and brown makeup.”
YOUR FIRST GIRLFRIEND? ”Laundry detergent. She was obsessively clean, and freshness always lingered on her clothes.”
LONDON? ”Wet grass and rain. Heathrow is in the countryside, so it’s the first thing I smell when I land”
SUCCESS? ”Cash an In-N-Out Burger. It’s the greatest smell on the planet!”
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It’s the same interview from Elle France, but in English.
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Robert Pattinson in Sunday Style – Australia
Translation thanks to @Ailana169
Robert Pattinson & Dior Homme
Synopsis: Titled 1000 lives, it’s the road movie of two lovers in permanent flight forward.
Is it true you suggested the director, Romain Gavras?
I wanted to work with him for a while, but he ignored me (laughs). Until I told him I wanted him to film an ad for Dior. I’ve been a little obsessed with him… he has a visual language very different to any other.
All his previous work has raised some controversy…
He is amused by those opinions. They say his films boast pointless or endless violence, but isn’t that the world right now? I think his vision is very current and that’s why I wanted to work with him. Romain is a genuine subversive and he can get anything to be relevant. He loves throwing a bomb and watching the reaction.
Do you have memories related to fragrances?
My father always wore Brut by Fabergé. In fact, he still keeps a bottle somewhere which reminds me of my first years of school. At 12, when I started dating, I thought wearing perfume was the best. I remember being on vacation in Portugal and thinking that if I wore cologne, I’d get into bars. And it worked!
What do London (where you were born), New York (where the ad was filmed) & Paris (Dior’s headquarters) smell like?
What I miss the most about London, aside from my family and friends, it’s the smell of rain. Both Heathrow and Gatwick are surrounded by fields and when you land you can smell wet grass. New York is completely different. To me, its smells like food, there’s lots of it everywhere. And Paris is a different world. More than a scent, I associate it with something more visual. It’s pure energy. I love getting lost in its streets.
Transcript of the parts where he talks about Rob, you can read his full interview in the scans
Why did you shoot the commercial in black and white?
Robert Pattinson has such an iconic image, that of the dreadfully pale Twilight vampire, a “dark” character living in a world full of colour. By shooting in black and white and cutting his hair shorter than usual, we have produced a modern and yet timeless effect.
How did you approach Robert Pattinson? Did you know him?
No, he put my name foward. He’s friends with Harmony Korine, who’s also one of my friends. Before you meet him, you imagine all sorts of things associated with huge stars, that he collects swords or walks around stark naked at home, but in fact, he’s very professional, very straightfoward, and very normal. He’s one of the new breed of stars, who’s become famous overnight because of one role in a franchise, and is aware that has two or three years ahead of him to position himself as an genuine actor with real talent. I didn’t actually realise before I went onto the set with him just what it meant to be the type of star who creates a riot everytime he goes anywhere. There were paparazzi on top of the nearby buildings and we had to cover the windows so we could work in peace.