Drew Barrymore is launching three new fragrances.

The 39-year-old actress is teaming up with Stephen Nilsen from Swiss manufacturing company Givaudan to create a trio of scents for a collection, and she's glad that she's finally found the time to carry out the venture.

Speaking to WWD, she said: ''A singular celebrity fragrance - I was never interested. Also, there was never really a time or venue to do it. I was told when I was seven, don't promote everything, because after [movie] 'E.T.' there was so much stuff coming my way.''

The fragrances, which are named 'Cherished', 'Radiant' and 'Sultry', each represent the different stages of life and have a personal connection to the blonde beauty.

She explained: ''This collection of fragrances is actually about a story and has an emotional association. The story really is about a woman who is multifaceted.''

She added: ''We always use the word nuzzle for 'Cherished'. The nuzzling nature of when a woman is with the thing that is most important to her and her family and in her home.

''Once women have to leave that home and support what [they've] created, women have to earn a living whatever that might be. 'Radiant' is something that will carry you. Feeling fresh throughout the day is a beautiful necessity.''

Whereas 'Sultry', she explained, is a scent to wear when there is ''hopefully romance in our life''.

Meanwhile, the perfumes will launch in the US in October in more than 3,000 Walmart stores.