Jasmine Sanders is the kind of disarmingly beautiful that makes you unsure of your current beauty regimen. She’s also the kind of warm and down to earth that makes you unable to feel any disdain about how much gorgeous is wrapped up in her one person. It’s one of the reasons we fan girl for her. It’s no wonder that lifestyle brand Vince Camino tapped the model as the face for their summer campaign. Last night, she helped the brand debut their newest fragrance, Illuminare.

“Illuminare’s powerful message to ignite a woman’s inner strength is special to me and I am thrilled to add this captivating scent to my beauty routine,” she said. “It reads for a wowan who can really enter a room and take it over.”

The perfect face for the fragrance, she’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and uber sexy—just what you get in the perfume. It’s perfectly layered, with a light musk and fruity notes that linger after you’ve left the room, in the best possible way.

“It’s great for that girl that needs that extra bit of oomph or that extra bit of confidence. We all need it. Some days you just don’t feel good,” she told ESSENCE. “I’m a girl who doesn’t feel [complete] until my perfume’s on. Once I’ve done that I feel like I can really conquer the world.”

Illuminare Vince Camuto Eau de Parfum, $98, vincecamuto.com
(Courtesy Vince Camuto)

And conquer the world she shall. Just last week Sanders was officially announced as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s Rookie of the Year for 2019. It’s safe to say the self proclaimed Golden Barbie is having a good summer.

In hopes of absorbing some of the model’s fabulousness (can you do that by osmosis?), we caught up with Sanders at the launch of Illuminaire to talk about her beauty must-have, her relationship with fragrance, and what makes her feel her best. 

Where did your relationship with fragrance begin?

My mom is a makeup artist and she collects these mini fragrance bottles. I remember being really young and she had this triangle frame that hung on the wall with sections that held different fragrances. I was like 7 or 8 and I would play in her fragrances all the time and clean them up. She also had a massive suitcase of stuff and I would dig in there all the time and she’d find it in my cabinets and with my stuff.

What’s special about this new Vince Camuto perfume?

Fragrance smells different on everybody. I like walking into a room and seeing how the room reacts. I feel like this is one of those products that ladies know that they can spray on right before a date, or right before an important meeting, or for me a casting, and it gives you a little extra something.

Vince Camuto Illuminare ad
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What makes you feel the most beautiful?

Highlight! I don’t go anywhere without a little highlight on because I feel like it just wakes up your face. I’m also addicted to rosewater so I spray that on every day, all day.

What’s your summer look?

Lately I don’t like too much makeup. In the summertime I like to be a little more natural and let my curls show.

What’s your daily beauty mantra?

I try to do less is more because I hear my dad in the back of my head. I used to put on so many products, even with perfume. I’m the girl who would spray it everywhere, spray it in the room, walk through it, put it in my hair. I want you to smell perfume in whatever I’m doing. So now I’m less is more but whatever makes you happy makes you happy. If you feel like a better more confident version of you if you have on red lipstick or a certain fragrance then do that. Just shine!

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