By Sarah Walter
Sep 08, 2014 @ 1:46 pm
Phillip Friedman; Courtesy Gucci

We expected Blake Lively, the face of Gucci Première eau de toilette, to gush about the new fragrance. What we didn't expect? That she'd have so many thoughts on ways to wear it.

1. Mix it with a guy's scent.

Sure, this fragrance is balanced enough to wear on its own, says Lively, but she's also a fan of combining it with other fragrances. "I like to layer the more heady, feminine notes you find in women's perfumes, like rose and jasmine, with masculine ones, such as leather," she says.

2. Leave it as a souvenir.

"When I'm home at Christmas, I'll spray my fragrance on an old sweatshirt for my mom before I leave," Lively says. "The scent of a loved one is such a comforting thing, you know?"

3. Spritz your hair.

Yep. Lively's that girl-the one who sprays the air then walks through the perfume cloud. "I get a diffused dose that works for daytime," she says. Lively also mists her signature thick mane. "I think a scent is better when it's coming off you" and not clinging to you."

See the star's changing looks in our Celebrity Transformation gallery!

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