Revealing her festive wish list, tricks to being the perfect party guest and the one beauty item she doesn’t leave the house without, Hollywood siren Scarlett Johansson speaks exclusively to Emirates Woman.


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“I always look for a present that my friends want but would never ask for themselves. I’ve got a knack for picking the right things. One gift I’ll definitely be getting for my male friends this year is the new The One for Men Collector’s Edition bottle by Dolce & Gabbana – it smells as regal as it looks. I’ve added the female scent to my personal wish list as well so I hope my husband picks up on it.”



“I prefer to go to other people’s house parties because when I host them, all I do is clean up the whole time! I am a great guest though, I always bring mistletoe and a bottle of bubbly, it keeps things interesting…”

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“I travel so frequently for work that I really look forward to the holidays as I get to see my whole family in one place. We usually all congregate in New York and hope for snow.”



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“I make sure I hit the gym a lot before the holidays so I don’t feel too guilty about indulging in all the hearty food.”



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“The smell of rice pudding or the traditional Danish dessert with cherry sauce my father makes always reminds me of the festive season. We usually spend the day baking and watching old films. Home Alone 2 is a particularly popular request.”



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“My go-to party look is fresh skin with a striking, red-hot lip. I’ve been carrying around Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in Devil for years now and it continues to be my ultimate shade. Plus, you can’t deny it looks festive!”



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“Nothing gives me that festive feeling like listening to old crooners like Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby. I love them both.”


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