Colin Farrell: ‘I don’t like heady scents on women’

Colin Farrell likes a light fragrance on a woman rather than something too overpowering.
Colin Farrell
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Colin Farrell likes a light fragrance on a woman rather than something too overpowering

The Irish charmer is known as a bit of a ladies’ man, and his good looks have won him scores of admirers around the world. Colin has now given a hint about what he likes on the opposite sex fragrance-wise.

“When it comes to women’s scents I’m really not into anything overwhelming,” he admitted to Britain’s Marie Claire. “I like simple, light fragrances. Fragrances smell differently on people and it’s really about finding one that works just right for you.”

The same goes for his own aftershave choices, with the 39-year-old favouring smells that aren’t too heavy.

“I never used to wear fragrance at all,” he confessed. “And, then I smelt Dolce & Gabbana Intenso. What I really like about it is that doesn’t over power you. It’s masculine but not musky and it doesn’t feel like it has the density of a cologne, it’s lighter than that.”

It’s no surprise he’s a fan of Intenso, as the star is the face of the famous scent. As well as his new found appreciation for fragrance, Colin is also big on pampering. He admits his day-to-day beauty regime only involves using whatever is in his bathroom cabinet, but when he gets to a spa it’s a different story.

“I love massages and using saunas,” he smiled. “There’s a Russian bathhouse that I go to regularly in Los Angeles. Going to a sauna house is a nice way to kill a couple of hours. Life, for the majority of people and in the majority of cities around the world, can be quite hectic.”

Don’t expect him to indulge in any waxing though: “I have never been asked to have my back or chest waxed for a film. Never! And I hope it will never happen!”

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