It was all about ‘Encounter’ this week for Alexander Skarsgård: an interview with the Esquire, the launch party of the Calvin Klein fragrance and maybe he was even wearing ‘Encounter’ himself.
Esquire.com asked Alexander about his scent preference, Calvin Klein in Sweden and shooting the commercial with Lara Stone. You can read the complete interview on Esquire.com.
ESQUIRE.COM: Do you have a favorite scent?
ALEXANDER SKARSGARD: Well, I have one that’s pretty odd. I grew up in south Stockholm, and it used to be a working class neighborhood. It’s become trendy but not when I was growing up. There was this sausage factory a block away from my childhood apartment. It didn’t smell nice, like chorizo or something, it was pretty foul. Just nasty. But that smell reminds me so much of my childhood, because every morning when I was going to school I would smell that. So if I ever find myself near a sausage factory, I like it. It reminds me of my childhood.
ESQ: Is there a scent that you hate?
AS: I don’t like those artificial air fresheners. They just smell so fake. It’s too much. I know that it’s weird to say that you don’t like the smell of those but like the smell of sausage.
ESQ: Was the Calvin Klein label big in Sweden when you were growing up?
AS: Yeah. I mean, the Kate Moss campaign was pretty huge. I remember when that came out. I mean, she was so hot. When I was a kid, there was only two state-run channels in Sweden, and there were no commercials. Now there are hundreds of channels but we still have those state-run channels, like the BBC in England, and they’re still commercial free. You weren’t exposed to advertisements. It’s not like when you’re in Los Angeles and you see all these billboards, Sweden wasn’t like that. There was nothing. But when you took the subway, that was one of the few places you actually saw advertisements and C.K. was the big one. I remember all the kids were running around wearing Calvin Klein underwear.
Alexander attended the global launch party of ‘Encounter at the McKittrick Hotel’s new rooftop garden bar, Gallow Green, on Thursday (September 27) in New York City, where he hung out with Olivia Wilde and Jack McBrayer.
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