Before I met Emily Ratajkowski, I just had a feeling she'd be a perfume person. Maybe it's her impeccable fashion sense or her affinity for trying and starting hair trends (see: her red hair color I showed my colorist last year). My suspicions were confirmed when she partnered with Viktor&Rolf last year as the face of Flowerbomb, the iconic warm and spicy floral perfume that's been a best-seller since its debut nearly 20 years ago.
Fast-forward to now, and Emily's the face of a new version of Flowerbomb: Flowerbomb Tiger Lily, a bright, fresh floral that's perfect for summer, which is exactly why I'm currently covered in it). I got to chat with Emily one-on-one at the stunning New York Edition Hotel to get the inside scoop on the new scent and her perfume habits, upcoming hair plans, and how she makes herself feel confident on an off day. Keep reading for our exclusive interview:
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
How would you describe Flowerbomb Tiger Lily to a friend?
It's tropical. It's like you just were on vacation with your girlfriends, you've been in the sun all day. You shower, you got that tan, and you put this on with a sick dress and think you're Rihanna.
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Tiger Lily Eau de Parfum, $180 (approximately P10,000), Victor&Rolf's official website