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Natalie Portman: The Actress as Multitasker

The Oscar-winning actress takes a quick break from motherhood to talk about her latest gig

Natalie Portman has discovered a big perk of life in L.A.: a garden that blooms year-round. “There are all these oranges blossoming in my garden,” says the Oscar-winning actress. “It’s an amazing night fragrance.” Not that Portman has much time to stop and smell ’em. She has been juggling family life (she has a son, Aleph, with her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied), a white-hot film career (she just wrapped back-to-back Terrence Malick films) and brand-ambassador duties as the face of the Miss Dior fragrance. This spring, her plate is particularly full: Portman will be promoting the newly redesigned scent, which Dior‘s in-house nose François Demachy created. With top notes of Bulgarian rose, blood orange and Tunisian neroli oil, the perfume is as lovely its spokesmodel. Almost.