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Rachel Weisz sports a winning fragrance

The 2006 Oscar winning actor will now sport fashion label Burberry's newly launched fragrance, London.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 19:27 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press

The public has seen a lot of mama-to-be Rachel Weisz lately. First at the Golden Globes in a gold Donna Karan gown and then at the Oscars in a sleek black Narciso Rodriguez gown. Now Weisz, who is seven months pregnant, is the face of Burberry's ad campaign for the new fragrance London. The ads were shot last fall.

The 35-year-old actress, who won an Oscar on Sunday for her role in The Constant Gardener, is a fashion-industry favourite. "I love beautiful things and beautiful fashion," Weisz told The Associated Press in a recent telephonic interview. "I like clothes that are beautifully cut that aren't too fussy." She often attends Rodriguez's show during New York Fashion Week, but it was Burberry, which shares Weisz's British heritage, that approached her about modeling.

"I'm British. I grew up with Burberry being the ultimate brand in chic, elegance and history. My granny, the chicest lady I ever knew, had a Burberry raincoat. Now it's a cool and edgy fashion house, too," Weisz said. "I was thrilled to be asked (to model). There was no hesitation."

The fragrance is light and floral with a rich undertone. Weisz said she's particularly fond of perfumes with a sandalwood base. Weisz said her sense of smell has been heightened by her pregnancy, but, so far, there's nothing that's a complete turnoff. However, she is craving cheese.

First Published: Mar 11, 2006 14:57 IST