Keira Knightley prefers masculine fragrances

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 20:50 PM IST

London: Actress Keira Knightley says she preferred wearing masculine fragrance before discovering Coco Mademoiselle from Chanel.

"Before Coco Mademoiselle I wore men`s fragrances. I didn`t want something light and flowery - I`m not that kind of girl," she said. "One of the things I love about it is that although it`s extremely feminine, it gives me this feeling of power."

The 25-year-old actress is the face of Chanel`s Coco Mademoiselle perfume and has shot a raunchy commercial for it, directed by Joe Wright. Knightley admits the advertisement made her feel like a "superwoman", reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"It`s the first perfume I tried and thought, `Yes, that fits.` It`s the mixture of strength and subtlety. It doesn`t overpower but it makes you feel you can stand up straight and that`s important to me," Knightley told a newspaper.

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