Actress Léa Seydoux is the face of Prada Candy fragrance. (You might have noticed her playful spirit in Candy’s first campaign.) This week, as Prada Candy L’Eau hits stores on Saturday, Seydoux tells us what fragrance means to her.


My mother has always worn Trésor de Lancôme. A lot of women wear it, but for me it’s so linked to my mother.

What was your first fragrance?
As a little girl, it was a Disney Cinderella fragrance! I was 10 years old and I loved the sweet smell of it.

Do you wear fragrance every day?
Yes, I wear many fragrances. I change my scent depending on my mood, and I usually change it between day and night.

Do you ever use fragrance to help get into character?
As an actress, I generally choose a specific perfume for the character I play in a film. It definitely gives me further insight into the character I'm playing.

What are your favorite non-perfume smells?
I love the smell of rain, but also the greedy scent of chocolate in oven.

What drew you to Prada Candy L'Eau?
My great sense of humor! And, also, because I’m really similar to Candy’s character.

What message do you hope to convey for Prada Candy L’Eau?
The spirit of joie de vivre.

Related: Five Minutes With Léa Seydoux