Lily James is the star of My Burberry Black, the new fragrance campaign from the iconic brand.
The 27-year-old star discussed working with photographer Mario Testino for the shoot, “I was nervous to meet Mario Testino because I admire his work so much and he’s worked with such incredible models and actresses. It’s intimidating but also inspiring. He was so funny and so charming and naughty and I just immediately felt very at ease in his company. Mario was great at getting me to be me in that environment. He made me feel really free and confident.”
She added about the scent, “With My Burberry Black I like that it has this floral feel but then the darker sensual note of the amber, which feels stormy and a bit seductive. I really overspray perfume, I use a lot! But I like when people are like: ‘Ooh I can smell you.’ I spritz it in the air and walk through it, spritz it on my wrists, on my neck… The other smell I really love is lavender – my granny loves it and so I always get her lavender gifts.”