Willow Smith has an Instagram account that is worth following. You will see that she loves ethereal and mystic themes. Her Instagram account is full of goddess tributes. She has a cosmic tattoo in her upper arm and, most recently, was named the face for the iconic Alien Goddess scent by Mugler.
Willow returns for round 2. She is the face of Alien Goddess Intense’s next issue. This edition continues the story of divine feminineity with a fresh concoction full of heavenly sounds.
Willow calls herself an “acquired flavor” but admits Alien Goddess Incense is far more than that. “I think upfront it’s a pretty soothing and pretty beautiful smell,” she says over Zoom.
Willow claims that Alien Goddess intense is like specific smells. It can evoke images and memories, just as scents of certain places or memories. Notes that have earthy or flowery undertones are what the singer loves. “I love the floral vibe of it. It just gives me magical garden feels.” The enchanted garden she describes is shaped by the center notes of jasmine grandiflorum and jasmine tea. After the fragrance settles, the scent opens with a blast of Bergamot and coconut, which gives it a vibrancy. Then, the warm musky notes vanilla, benzoin and cashmere close the deal.
Willow speaks out about the continuing story of Alien Goddess intense and her evolving definitions of femininity. She also discusses staying positive throughout it all.
Are you an avid reader of otherworldly topics? What is alien to your mind?
For me, Alien means “out of this world”, or outside the confines of reality. To me, alien is transcendental and distinct and uniquely mine.
How do you interpret the term goddess?
For me, the Goddess represents everything. Goddess represents mother nature, all that is good and perfect, as well as the entire universe. My mom is a goddess that I associate with when I think about a goddess. My view of women is not based on their appearance, but how they live, what they think, and how much they give back to the world.
Did she introduce you to perfumes?
When I was a little girl, my mother loved oils and candles. So she passed on her passion for fragrances to me. There were a lot of essential oils in her collection and she would mix them all up to make a variety of cool, new things.
How did you feel about these new notes, now that you are the Alien Goddess’ face?
The scent is both strong and feminine. Alien Goddess is all about the redefining of femininity, and shining light on what it means to be a woman. Mugler always finds innovative and inspirational ways to accomplish this, I think.
The “mystical femininity” theme is the focus of both fragrances. What does it take to bring out your feminine side?
Wearing a perfume that makes you feel connected to your scent will make you more confident. You are expressing the energy that you desire to be associated with in every aspect of your life. Now you have your clothes that express how you wish to be perceived, then it’s time for you to add the makeup and fragrance. This scent, I believe, is the cherry on top. Wearing it makes me feel connected to nature, with other living creatures, and in a magical place. It takes me there.
How has your concept of femininity changed over time as you get older, 21?
Understanding that femininity doesn’t have to be one thing is how I see feminity. I see many types of women, all with different freedoms. All of them are lovely and divinely feminine to me.
What city is your favorite to have Alien Goddess Intense encapsulates, now that you are on the tour?
Oh, wow. Because of the beautiful architecture, nature and magic gardens in Singapore, I often think about Singapore.
What song would you choose to be the music for this fragrance?
Most likely “Like a Bird”.
The title of your previous album was Lately I feel everything. Which emotions are you experiencing these days?
I just try to keep positive and do my best for myself. It’s exciting to see that each day brings me opportunities for a new way of being and thinking. It is my choice to go higher, to accept others more and be compassionate. I am constantly being tested by life and given more opportunities. It’s not a test, but I would call it one. Opportunities to be a better me.
Is there a summer beauty or skincare secret that you are most excited about?
The key to my summer beauty secrets is to drink tons of water. Just drink so much water—drink a gallon a day. That was what I did for two to three weeks and it was amazing.
This is a lot of peeing.
It’s a lot of peeing that I do. However, it is very, very good.