Margot Robbie wore a certain perfume to get into character as Barbie—here's what we think it is

Get ready to smell like a Barbie, as Margot has revealed a *specific* perfume helped her channel her doll realness...

Margot Robbie attends the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England. / in a pink and purple template
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Margot Robbie let slip that she used a specific perfume to get into her role as 'Barbie', and while she's currently gatekeeping the brand, we—and fans—have our guesses.

To us, Barbie smells like the epitome of pink. We imagine her leaving an aura of dreamy, gourmand sweetness in her wake—which, Barbie's director, Greta Gerwig said in an interview with MTV, is pretty much exactly what Margot did IRL on set. And, it's not the first time Margot has used a scent to get into character. Before landing the titular role in Barbie, Margot previously revealed that she wore fragrances from Play Boy to channel Harley Quinn, for example—and again brought this same method to the Barbieland.

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Alas, as mentioned, she's keeping mum on which of the best perfumes aided her Barbie transformation—though Zara's Barbie perfumes are definitely a great substitute—so, we've taken it upon ourselves to scout out which Barbie-worthy perfume it might have been...

What we reckon Margot Robbie's 'Barbie' smells like...

So, in terms of Margot Robbie's Barbie perfume, Greta gave us this clue: "I could smell her coming in the morning and I was like 'my angel is here'."

While we admit it's not a lot to go on, it did bring a few of the best vanilla perfumes and floral scents to mind...

Sadly, Zara's Barbie scent (which would have been perfect for this assignment) is still out of stock but we've found some other equally sweet and mouth-watering scents—from Rihanna's favorite perfume to signature numbers like Glossier You.

And because we're still not over this Barbiecore extravaganza, we've taken the liberty of matching perfumes to our other favorite Barbies, to help us channel their on-screen vibes.

Issa Rae 'President Barbie' perfumes

Dua Lipa 'Mermaid Barbie' perfumes

Emma Mackey 'Nobel Prize Barbie' scents

Ryan Gosling 'Ken' perfumes

And we would be remiss to not include the ultimate Kenergy-boosting perfume in this lineup, for anyone who prefers something less sweet and more of a unisex, skin-scent.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.