“I’ve always worn rose perfumes, but I think of this as a city rose,” she explains of the scent, which she dreamed up with Régime cofounder Ezra Woods, whom she has known since he was “a young charmer” in high school in L.A., and his eventual business partner, Alia Raza, with whom Sevigny used to make Warholian video shorts. The duo knew about Sevigny’s taste for rose perfumes, despite their reputation for being “old lady,” and they wanted to create a modern update for her. “Basically, we wanted to make her ultimate signature scent,” Raza says.
[…]”I’ve always been obsessed with perfume,” Sevigny explains as we continue ambling through the garden. “When I was a kid growing up in Connecticut, I collected vintage perfumes—I loved the bottles. I used to keep them on this mirrory silver tray and was so captivated by the way they caught the light.” These flacons were like emissaries from the urban world of glamour and cool she longed to break into. “Of course, now that I actually live in the city,” she notes with a laugh, “I want something that kind of takes me out of it!” Little Flower abets the escape—no planes, trains, or automobiles necessary. “You walk around, you get dirty. . . and it instantly makes you feel refreshed. . . . I can’t see why I’d wear anything else.
Chloë Sevigny has joined the cast of HBO’s upcoming We Are Who We Are series. More from Variety:
Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga, Grammy-winning rapper Kid Cudi, Jack Dylan Grazer and Tom Mercier, who made a splash as the lead of Berlin Golden Bear-winner Synonymes, are among the key cast announced by HBO for Luca Guadagnino’s first TV series, We Are Who We Are.
The Call Me by Your Name director is set to start shooting this month on the eight-part HBO-Sky original, which centers on a group of American teenagers living on a U.S. military base in Italy.
Other cast members with main roles are singer-songwriter Jordan Kristine Seamon, actor Spence Moore II (Five Points), Corey Knight (Nobodies, Not Black Enough), Francesca Scorsese, Sebastiano Pigazzi, and Ben Taylor, who are all young U.S. artists. British stage actress Faith Alabi also stars.
Guadagnino is serving as showrunner and director on We Are Who We Are, which HBO described as a coming-of-age story about two American youths that looks at “friendship, first love and all the unknowns of being a teenager.” The cabler added that it “could happen anywhere, but in this case, happens to be in this little slice of America in Italy.”
In May, Guadagnino told Variety that the lead characters are two 14-year-olds, a boy and a girl named Fraser Wilson and Caitlin Harper. The two become close amid their posse of teenage friends, who think they’re a couple. But Fraser is experiencing confusing feelings about his identity and develops an innocent romantic connection with an older soldier.
Production was meant to start earlier but ran into a snag when the U.S. Defense Department refused permission to shoot at the Caserma Ederle U.S. military base in Vicenza, northern Italy, after reading the script, sources said. That forced shooting to relocate to a former center for migrants in Padua, which has become a stand-in for the U.S. army base.
Since things have quieted down for the moment, here’s something to keep you entertained. The gallery has been updated today with a ton of new stills, posters and promos from some of Chloë Sevigny’s most recent movies and TV shows, including Lizzie, The Dead Don’t Die, Bloodline and The Act. Enjoy!
Check out Chloë Sevigny alongside Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and Selena Gomez in Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. Now in theaters!