Words: Lauren Carbran
Obsessed with Britney Spears Fantasy? Guilty. Still own the movie, Crossroads? Yup (and I’m proud). So when I got to chat with my childhood life icon, Britney Spears, about her new launch, Sunset Fantasy (the most divine mix of juicy peach, Australian sandalwood and raspberry leaves), psyched didn’t even cut it. And, trust me, here are seven things you definitely didn’t know about Queen B…
1. SHE’S JUST LAUNCHED HER NEW FRAGRANCE, SUNSET FANTASY
Boom. Sunset Fantasy is OFFICIALLY here and is the trending scent of the moment. Why? Scents inspired by summer nights are totally in, and Sunset Fantasy is all about an evening in paradise. ‘I wanted to capture the warmth and beauty of a perfect summer day with the fragrance,’ says Britney. ‘The fruity and woody scent takes me to that moment. It’s all about the citrus notes, which make it really refreshing, and the warmth of the steamed milk froth note, which relaxes me.’
2. SHE SPRAYS HER HAIR WITH IT, FOR REAL…
‘I like to spray a little fragrance on the back of my neck and then spray some in my hair, which makes it last all day,’ she says. And as hair mists are becoming a beauty essential, it’s no surprise that Britney wanted Sunset Fantasy to help hair smell luscious, too. Totally sold.
3. HER FAVE SUNSETS ARE IN LOS ANGELES
If only sunsets were on the daily agenda, hey? Well, Britney certainly has seen a fair few. ‘The sunsets on top of the hill by my home in LA are amazing on a clear summer day,’ she says. ‘I love it when the sun has almost set, and the sky is orange and pink. Just like the Sunset Fantasy bottle.’ Ahhh. *Dreams of a perfect sunset to appear in North London*
4. HAWAII IS HER SPECIAL PLACE
‘I have such a soft spot for Hawaii.’ Britney says. ‘It really is paradise!’ Um. JEALOUS.
5. SHE LOVES WORKING OUT AND DOING YOGA
Britney keeps in shape by doing a broad combination of exercises, which include yoga. ‘Dancing and performing are great ways to work out, too. And I also like to do a combination of strength training and cardio, which keeps my grounded. It’s important to find something you love doing.’
6. SUNGLASSES ARE HER SUMMER ESSENTIAL
‘I can’t leave the house without sunglasses,’ she says. And, heck, with all those sunsets she sees, you can hardly blame her.
7. SHE’S A FIRM BELIEVER IN ME TIME
When things get a bit stressful, Britney knows what’s best for her lifestyle. I make sure to set aside me time, no matter how busy my day is. I’ll get a massage or paint, to help me relax, too.’