6:36 pm - 04/11/2012

Selena talks fragrance, Spring Breakers and The Getaway

With two decidedly grown-up film roles, her first fragrance and a summer apparel collection on her plate, Selena Gomez is determined to defy perceptions that she is a one-note teenage celebrity.

“I’m enjoying doing things that allow me to stretch my abilities,” said Gomez, who will celebrate her 20th birthday on July 22. “I want to continue in that direction.”

Gomez is finishing postproduction work on the indie film “Spring Breakers,” due next year. “It was a very different type of role for me,” she said. “I play a religious girl named Faith. Her best friends aren’t the best influences, and want to go to spring break but can’t afford it. So they rob a convenience store and get away with it — and go on spring break. We end up getting busted by the cops and going to jail, and James Franco’s character, a rapper-drug dealer, bails us out.”

Later this month she will begin shooting “The Getaway,” an action film co-starring Ethan Hawke. “We’re being chased in a car the entire movie,” she said. “[As the plot goes] he stole my car, and I got in the car because I wanted it back — and I end up in the midst of all of this drama. His wife is being kidnapped by this person that’s following him.”

The summer collection for Gomez’s apparel line, Dream Out Loud, hits Kmart doors on April 15, and she speaks excitedly of Postcard on the Run, a mobile app in which she is an investor. “It lets users snap a photograph on an iPhone or Android and instantly send it as a real printed postcard,” she explained.

But first, there’s her debut fragrance — a project that will be launched exclusively at Macy’s and in mid-May. It is slated to begin rolling out to wider, to-be-determined distribution in August.

The scent, which Gomez created with Givaudan, has top notes of orange, pineapple, peach and raspberry; a heart of purple freesia, Cosmone musk and dewberry, and a drydown of amber, vanilla, chocolate and coconut. Eaux de parfum in two sizes, 1.7 oz. for $45 and 3.4 oz. for $55, will be sold.

Gomez said she picked out her top five or six ingredients for the top, heart and drydown of the fragrance, and allowed her fans to vote on them. Gomez and the perfumers picked three possible combinations, and then Gomez flew in groups of fans to smell the finalists in person.

The bottle — in the shape of a swirly purple gown — was difficult to pull off, Gomez noted. “I knew I wanted a tall bottle, because I feel like it can kind of stand up with all the other fragrances,” she said. The ad visual, shot by Greg Kadel, is of Gomez in a deep purple gown, underwater. It will begin breaking in May and June books.

While Gomez and her fragrance licensee, ID Perfumes (a division of Adrenalina), declined to comment on projected sales, industry sources estimated that the scent could do upward of $10 million at retail in the U.S. in its first year on counter.

Gomez said she hopes this scent is the first in a series of fragrances bearing her name, and said her scent brand will evolve as she does. “Each will represent me as I am at that time,” she noted. “It’s kind of me winging it. I definitely like to wing things.”

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chibiyunie 11th-Apr-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
My bb looks beautiful <3
fuckingsookie 11th-Apr-2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
"We’re being chased in a car the entire movie...he stole my car, and I got in the car because I wanted it back"

gurl, just hail a cab tbh. this kinda sounds ridic from that short little summary but i love ethan hawke and i have hope he wouldn't attach his name to something that wouldn't at least be ~alright.
theoracle9 11th-Apr-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Some sites are saying it's a remake of the 1972 version, but I dunno.
wilddude11 11th-Apr-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
This is what I think it is. Havent seen the original so idk if its any good.
teenagedreamxxx 11th-Apr-2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
It reminds me of Robert Pattinson's movie when he in a car the whole movie. Lol
watch_mex0x0 11th-Apr-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
it reminds me of excess baggage with Alicia Silverstone
teenagedreamxxx 11th-Apr-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
The Getaway sounds ok.
Still think she should of did Hot Mess or The Sky is Everywhere first .
I hope her perfume does well
teenagedreamxxx 11th-Apr-2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
my friend read the book and said it was good. idk I've never read it, have you?
swifterland 11th-Apr-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
ia. the whole falling in love with dead sister's boyfriend just isn't right
theoracle9 11th-Apr-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
After just reading the synopsis I thought it sounded ridiculous too, but if you read some reviews it becomes clear that's not really what it's about.

It's more about grief/coping with loss rather than what boyfriend to choose.
teenagedreamxxx 11th-Apr-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
yeah, i agree with you about Hot Mess. fingers crossed she'll play Raven
watch_mex0x0 11th-Apr-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
it's a great book
amazedbysel 11th-Apr-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Finally more info on the Getaway. So I assume Selena will appear like in the middle of the movie, it sounds weird they're all the time in a car lol. But let's see
trent 11th-Apr-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, The Getaway sounds like it will be awesome!
swifterland 11th-Apr-2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
omg same like they'll forever remain teenagers in my head
teenagedreamxxx 11th-Apr-2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
I still haven't accepted that i just turned 20 and i still look 16. Where is time going tbh?
lomhm 11th-Apr-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
ikr I'm the same age as her except i turn 20 in june, it blows MY mind. i remember when we were all 16! i don't wanna grow up :( she's lucky she looks so young though.
swifterland 11th-Apr-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy that she's taking on as many roles as she can with well-respected actors/directors so she can build her career up again.
wilddude11 11th-Apr-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
I forgot that she is turning 20, so she should stick with movies like The Getaway and Hot mess since shes getting kinda older for roles like Sky is everywhere and 13RW(which she plays 18 and younger in both)
smackyouwithmy 12th-Apr-2012 01:44 am (UTC)
even though I agree with you about sticking to movies like The Getaway actors even in their late 20s still play teenage high school kids; i wouldn't shut down a project because of the age Ill be portraying.
ph0nesex 12th-Apr-2012 10:09 am (UTC)
I agree. Just because she is turning 20 soon doesn't mean that the roles she plays have to be that age from now on lol. She's 19, playing an 18 year old isn't that big of a leap.
ph0nesex 12th-Apr-2012 10:12 am (UTC)
I wouldn't say she's getting too old for those type of roles. I don't think an 19/20 year old playing an 18 year old is that big of a stretch.

You have 25 year olds playing 17 year olds on most of the tv shows. Selena looks younger than 19 aswell so she can get away with playing a little younger still.
watch_mex0x0 11th-Apr-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited for the next years for her career
attemptingpiano 11th-Apr-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
her black hair is hot
windypoppies 11th-Apr-2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
when is Spring Breakers coming out? Can't wait to see Selena & also James Franco as a kfed clone
davidnolan 11th-Apr-2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
she's so gorgeous i love the black hair tbh
sweetchild92 11th-Apr-2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
great minds etc

now what is the context of ur icon?
sweetchild92 11th-Apr-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
lmaoooooo ty!


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sweetchild92 11th-Apr-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
here for the fragrance ad look

sweetchild92 11th-Apr-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
not a fan of the black hair :/

in shooting “The Getaway,” an action film co-starring Ethan Hawke. “We’re being chased in a car the entire movie,”

And if she's not in a low cut shirt fuck that movie
cammyr12 11th-Apr-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
the getaway sounds great! i wish her all the best with that
merdepur 11th-Apr-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
really white skin + black hair = nagl Her brownish hair suits her best imo.
breakouttx 11th-Apr-2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
her hair is so fucking shiny.
smackyouwithmy 12th-Apr-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
That gif of her spitting irritates me so much and i dont even know why. Lol
Out of all of her movies I really want to see The Getaway because its a more "grow-up" film she has done although it kinda does sound like a snoozer
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