Welcome to Take the Edge Off, a collection that breaks down the sweetness and self-care routines of influencers, CEOs, consultants, and celebrities. Learn how they unwind and decompress, whereas taking a better take a look at the holy grail necessities they’re presently raving about.
Singer, producer, and entrepreneur Billie Eilish has completed extra in her 20 years than many individuals dream of doing in a lifetime. From incomes 17 Grammy nominations and 7 wins, to receiving her first Oscar, the star is well-known for her creativity and immense expertise, which has most just lately prolonged into the sweetness realm.
In November 2021, Eilish debuted her first namesake perfume, which options vanilla-forward notes with a delicate mix of spices, cocoa, and musks that complement its amber base. “I needed it to really feel like a heat embrace,” she noted at the time. “It is a scent that I have been chasing for years and years and years.” With the success of Eilish Eau de Parfum, the singer is gearing as much as launch her second perfume subsequent month, aptly named Eilish No. 2, which is moodier and extra mysterious.
A slight departure from her first perfume in each look and scent—this model options an all-black bust versus Eilish Eau de Parfum’s signature gold tone—and such, the upcoming launch serves as the following part within the star’s entrepreneurial journey. “I needed to take Eilish the unique and play with it, utilizing authentic notes from that perfume and make No. 2 really feel prefer it’s from the identical household, just a bit darker and extra grey,” Eilish tells us.
Forward of the official launch of Eilish No. 2, BAZAAR.com catches up with the star for a better take a look at her inspiration behind the perfume, the sweetness and wellness staples she makes use of to remain grounded (together with a ride-or-die philosophy on the subject of Olaplex), and her go-to technique for spritzing on fragrance earlier than a present.
I perceive that you simply had been guided by synesthesia whereas creating No. 2. Are you able to briefly describe that course of and a few of what you noticed and felt?
Issues I used to be eager about for this one had been rain, water, and type of a silver, metallic-y darkish world. And I simply needed rain and water, and dripping and misty—something that resembled one thing moist, primarily. And I had lots of inspiration from darkish, type of abysmal-looking locations, and that is what I noticed in my head. I additionally actually preferred the concept of pine, woods, pepper, and issues like that, which had been my predominant Eilish No. 2 inspirations. I’ve all the time had an iron deficiency, and so once I was youthful—and truthfully nonetheless to today—I actually preferred the style of metallic. It has this particular, virtually candy, however darkish, chilly style, and I needed Eilish No. 2 to really feel a bit of like that in a bizarre method.
For those who needed to describe Eilish No. 2 utilizing solely two phrases, what would they be?
I feel sultry is an effective one, additionally possibly mysterious? Or one thing alongside the strains of drawing you in—intriguing or one thing like that I feel can be a great one.
Did your expertise creating the primary perfume change the event or design course of for the second?
It was simply good to already know what I used to be moving into and know what was to come back so I used to be ready for the entire issues, the entire little steps within the center. I feel that was primarily simply useful; it wasn’t even like, “Oh, that is going to be totally different this time.” I used to be similar to, “I do know what I am doing now,” you understand? So I type of went in understanding that, and once we bought the samples of it, I made positive to put on the fragrance in the suitable locations on the proper instances and with the suitable mindset.
I would additionally produce other folks put on it and scent them to see how my mind reacted to the scent with out understanding what it was at first, as a result of I feel that is actually an vital factor. Once you placed on a fragrance—not less than for me once I’m placing on a perfume—I am eager about how the bottle and emblem seems to be, and the way I feel the scent feels. However then that scent may scent utterly totally different to somebody who’s simply seeing me for the primary time in a pair days who then hugs and smells me.
It is actually vital when making a perfume to scent it randomly on your self, another person, a bit of clothes—actually wherever. I used to be in Zurich, I feel, for considered one of my final reveals in Europe, and I wasn’t carrying Eilish No. 2, and I placed on these arm heaters that I had worn on tour a pair weeks earlier than, and it all of a sudden smelled like Eilish No. 2. and I used to be like, “Oh, my God, that scent! I do know that scent!” I at first could not place it, after which realized it was Eilish No. 2, however the feeling of the way it smelled at first with out understanding what it was, I used to be very drawn to. In order that was a great inform for me.
What are a few of your go-to bathtub or bathe merchandise?
Nicely, I am an enormous Olaplex nut—I exploit No.3 earlier than I bathe, their shampoo, conditioner, No.6, the oil, No.0—a number of Olaplex. After which, I exploit lots of Davines, particularly the Minu shampoo and their Naturaltech assortment. These are the hair issues I have been utilizing for years, and I like how all of them scent. I imply, that is an enormous factor; hair merchandise gotta scent good, you understand what I am saying? After which, I will use a physique scrub—truthfully, I will use something, I like bathe merchandise. I additionally love utilizing a number of physique lotion, just like the Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Physique Crème, and the opposite one I exploit known as Crimson Flower that has a palo santo scent that is so good.
My lady Ashlie Johnson who does my nails quite a bit makes these candles, physique scrubs, and a cuticle oil that each one have this scent that she designed that I like, so I exploit her oil on a regular basis—it simply makes me really feel good for the remainder of the day. After which, I will spritz on actually Eilish No. 2. I’ve so many pattern bottles of it in my bag proper now, they usually’re virtually all empty; I’ve worn it all over the place a lot.
Is there anyplace in your physique particularly that you simply favor to spray Eilish No. 2?
Nicely, I gotta do my wrists, all up my arms, however I overdo it, particularly as a result of I put on it quite a bit throughout reveals and I’m going out into the group. And I would like it to final, so I am placing it on earlier than reveals, that are round an hour and 40 minutes so it has to final that lengthy. And Eilish No. 2 does, which is de facto sick and an enormous precedence for me. So I will overdo it: I will go throughout my arms, I am spraying my neck like a motherfucker, I will go below my shirt and throughout my chest, typically on my, like, sternum or no matter. After which, typically I will spray my hair as a result of it stays in your hair—I do know you are actually not supposed to try this, however I do it. Generally I will spray the entrance or again of my shirt, my thighs—I do not know, I simply go loopy on fragrance, dude.
I like that. Do you utilize any self-care or magnificence merchandise to fight Zoom fatigue?
I exploit Biba skincare virtually solely. She actually modified me and my brother Finneas’s lives, in order that’s, like, my factor. I get house and do a full, in depth, very therapeutic facial routine with lots of Biba merchandise, Aquaphor, and Q-Ideas, and all of the issues that I exploit.
Talking of lotion, do you’ve gotten a favourite hand sanitizer, cleaning soap, or cream proper now?
I’ve by no means, ever preferred hand sanitizer, after which COVID occurred, and I used to be like, “Oh, that is form of a sensible factor.” And I began getting random hand sanitizers—as a result of all of us had been getting random hand sanitizers—and I bought one which I do not even keep in mind what it was referred to as. However it was this little tin spray bottle, and I saved it in my automotive, and I’d use it on daily basis after I used to be exterior all day and touching issues. It smelled so good, form of like Christmas in a method, but in addition similar to the woods and forest. After which I used to be like, “Hand sanitizer is not the worst factor on the planet like I assumed it was.” For hand cleaning soap, I actually like Le Labo, and I’ve a bunch of various sorts at my home that I like and might’t keep in mind the names of, which is de facto nice for proper now.
What’s one piece of self-care recommendation that you simply’d suggest to our readers?
Listening to your intestine is an enormous one—I do know it is not a bodily self-care factor, however it’s a vital one. And likewise, it goes into bodily issues, like in case your intestine is telling you to do your face routine proper now, then do it. For me, my self-care rituals make me really feel so a lot better. I imply, even yesterday I used to be actually drained and sleepy and felt gross, and I took a bathe, did my entire hair and face routines, and I simply felt comfortable after. And it simply actually made me really feel actually good. So I’d say belief your intestine and deal with your physique, and it will make you are feeling higher.
Tiffany Dodson is the Affiliate Magnificence Commerce Editor at Bazaar.com the place she covers all issues magnificence and purchasing, together with new product drops and might’t-miss gross sales. Her work has beforehand been featured in SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue.