Screen siren Halle Berry is quickly approaching the big 5-0, but you wouldn’t know it to look at her. The Extant and X-Men star is hot as ever in a new ad campaign for her latest fragrance, Wild Essence.
Halle is absolutely smoldering in a steamy, jungle-themed pic promoting Wild Essence, her own branded fragrance that, according to its ad copy, has a “sparkling, multi-floral’ aroma meant to evoke “the sensual essence of a woman in nature.”
Whatever that means, it’s beside the point. The point is that Halle Berry looks like a woman half her age in a sheer black dress with slits that go all the way up the thigh. That light sheen of sweat doesn’t hurt either.
Halle reportedly added hair extensions to her pixie cut hairdo in order to do the shoot, and the resulting look, we’ve got to say, is pretty wild. Halle says that the wild and natural aspects of the perfume and the ad were her ideas.
“The essence of a woman is in body and soul and becomes more sensual in nature,” Halle told the Daily Mail. “With my newest fragrance I wanted to go deep into the rainforest where I could capture the primal richness of nature in an effortless scent.”
“I love the idea of creating a fragrance that will allow women to connect with nature through perfume,” Berry added.
Wild Essence is Halle’s sixth fragrance, following Exotic Jasmine, Closer, Pure Orchid, and her eponymous Halle perfume. Wild Essence, which reportedly smells of Sicilian bergamot, black currant and mandarin zest with hints of sandalwood bark and white patchouli, costs about $28 for 30ml.
Besides the new fragrance, Halle’s also got a new series that’s been drawing attention. Extant focuses on Berry as an astronaut who returns from space with a mysterious pregnancy. The real life Berry has two children of her own, a six-year-old daughter and a one-year-old boy.
Berry doesn’t appear to let the fact that her 50th birthday is just a few years away slow her down. Asked how she felt now that she’s 48, Berry told the Sunday Mirror that she has “felt more self-assured” and self-confident since turning 40.
“I’m always learning,” Halle said, “but I would say a magical thing happened when the big 40th birthday came.
“I felt like a light kind of just went on… I felt more self-assured, more confident. Like I had the right to really be who I want to be.”