We’ve all seen the headlines. The former ‘BFF’ between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart is now firmly in the past. On the heels of their public breakup, the actor has de-cloaked the smell of his most recent relationship. In an interview with British Vogue, the “Good Time” singer said that while he is indeed wearing Twilight perfume, it is not necessarily geared toward his former flame. “It’s probably for the best that we don’t see each other any more,” he admitted. “I’ve moved on. Life is for living, and I’m happy where I am in life.”
The news of Robert Pattinson’s new romance first broke in October 2017 when the actor was spotted canoodling with his new girlfriend, Sara Solovitch, at the Berlin Film Festival. Since then, it’s been an on-off relationship with the English actress. However, it seems that their affair has not been entirely platonic. Rumors began to swirl that Pattinson was in fact wearing Twilight perfume when he canoodled with Solovitch at the Berlin Film Festival, and now this perfume is becoming a trend among the fashion set.
Why Are People Wearing It?
It’s not hard to see how people are gravitating toward the smell of Twilight. Since the movie came out in 2012, Robert Pattinson has been open about his affinity for the perfume, which was created by Victoria Beckham. In a 2015 interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said that he wears the scent “just to be myself,” but that it was also “a way of life for [him] and [his] girlfriends.” The actor went on to add that he also wears A.k.a. ‘Arpilles’ and ‘L’Eau’ by Hermès, and that these too are “for [himself]” and “for his girlfriends.”
It seems that Robert Pattinson is not just wearing Victoria Beckham perfume, he is also sharing the love. In September 2017, fans of the ‘Twilight’ franchise were treated to a special collaboration between the designer and the actor. During an Instagram live stream, Pattinson unveiled a luxurious leather jacket in Beckham’s signature scent, which bears an image of a grey panther from the movie. The following month, a matching set of matching handbags and backpacks were unveiled, and this was obviously not a coincidence. The designer calls these pieces “Beggar,” and the name is certainly appropriate. This is a jacket, a handbag, and a backpack that will make a poor person cry out, “God, I wish I had some money.”
What Is The Trend?
It is no secret that celebrities are very fashionable people, and it appears that they are taking an interest in the scent of Robert Pattinson. Since the beginning of this year, searches for “Twilight” have increased by 66% in the U.S. Google Search interest for the scent has increased by 94% in the U.K., according to Google Trends. Searches for the movie’s two most prominent scents, Ambience and Amouage, have increased by 1176% and 1626% respectively.
The Twilight saga has been a commercial and critical success, earning over $11 billion at the box office and becoming one of the most popular film franchises of all time. It is safe to say that thanks to this success, people are interested in trying to replicate this wonderful fragrance. The question is: Do they want to purchase a bottle, or are they looking for a more DIY approach?
Where Can You Buy It?
Victoria Beckham’s perfumes are not cheap. They retail for £60 a bottle. That’s about $83 at the current exchange rate. If you want to purchase a smaller bottle, it will cost you about £40, or $56 at today’s rate. For a celebrity fragrance, those are extremely pricey bottles, and you’ll certainly be looking at paying at least twice that amount for a single bottle of perfume.
Is It Worth It?
It is always subjective to say what is “worth” something, but in this case, we can clearly see the appeal. A bottle of Victoria Beckham perfume will set you back a considerable amount of money, which puts it in a different league to most other celebrity perfumes. On the other hand, you’ll only need a few sprays for your jacket, and it will last for a good few hours.
Whether you are a fan of the ‘Twilight’ series or not, it is clear that this particular scent has become the symbol of an offbeat fashion trend. With prices like this, it is clear that you’re not just paying for the fragrance—you’re also paying for the fashion status that comes with it. Even if you do not mind spending a few hundred dollars on a bottle of perfume, you may want to consider shopping for accessories instead. After all, you’ll look great and feel great, and who knows—you may even find yourself falling in love with the person you’re smelling.