Jillian Ruffo
December 10, 2015 08:10 PM

Life isn’t only about glam photo shoots and fashion for Gisele Bündchen. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel likes to be out in nature. She also likes to play the guitar and can sing. (Seriously, is there anything she can’t do?)

Courtesy Chanel

In two new videos for Chanel fragrances, Bündchen (a long-time face of the beauty brand) strolls around the woods of her east coast home — aka the country house of our dreams — and explains what nature and fragrance mean to her.

“As long as I’m in nature, I feel like I’m in my element,” she muses. “I love the smell of nature. After it rains, the smell of the earth is my favorite smell. ”


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The 35-year-old mother of two (she has a son and daughter with her husband Tom Brady) says that she relies on “that moment by myself before my kids wake up” every day.

“For me, Meditation and yoga have been unbelievable tools. The only time I’ve found peace was within,” she shares. “So you have to know who you are and you have to connect with that place within yourself that knows who you are, knows your essence, knows that you come from love. That I think keeps everything joyful.”

She adds that fragrances help her keep memories alive, like a whiff of a loved one that can bring her back 20 years.

“I remember my mom’s perfume — I remember her scent, so I hope my kids remember my perfume,” she laughs. “Maybe a mom’s scent is not something you can forget, right?”

Can you relate to Gisele’s love for the outdoors? Tell us below!

— Jillian Ruffo

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