Jennifer Aniston: ‘I’m very anti-cologne on men, I love… their own eau de sweat’


As we discussed yesterday, Jennifer Aniston is launching her third perfume, Near Dusk, at Kohl’s. The ad campaign for Near Dusk is absolutely tragic, but hey… at least Aniston is doing interviews about something other than SmartWater, Living Proof and Aveeno. Obviously, Aniston had to do an “exclusive” interview with People Magazine to promote Near Dusk, and it’s just as silly as you would expect. Some highlights:

Why Near Dusk? “I’ve been wanting to do more of a nighttime fragrance, something a little sexier. The others are a little lighter and more daytimey.” She says it’s great for “date night.”

She loves the smell of jasmine. “I grew up in New York City, so I wasn’t around flowers that much. But when I’d go to my friends’ houses in the country, it was one of those smells I loved. It gives you a feeling of butterflies … the anticipation of something really wonderful and fun approaching.”

She loves the smell of Ellen DeGeneres’s house. “It’s delicious. I can’t put my finger on it. It’s really earthy.”

She loves the smell of church: “I love the smell of church—any church. I’m not religious in any way, but I do love all of those wonderful incenses.”

The scent of a man: “I’m very anti-cologne on men. I love the way they smell naturally. Their own eau de sweat.”

What she likes Justin Theroux to smell like: “I like him in natural oils. He does a sandalwood kind of smell. Maybe that’s one of the things that drew me to him. He has those come-hither sandalwood pheromones happening.”

[From People Magazine]

What we always say about Aniston is that she’s stuck in the 1990s, and I feel like her olfactory glands are stuck there too – in the ‘90s, incense made a huge comeback and so many people wore essential oils instead of cologne or perfume. I still like the smell of some cheap essential oils, although a little bit goes a long way. What bugs me is her thing about liking the smell of a sweaty man – gross. Even when it’s specifically Justin, that just makes it grosser. Justin is the guy who wears his skinny jeans and boots in NYC when it’s 90 degrees. He wears heavy jorts to the beach. You know he’s got some funky-smelling sweat happening.

Also: Life & Style’s cover story this week is about how Justin and Jennifer got secretly married. It’s so obviously a lie because if Jennifer got married, she would have gotten the cover of People Magazine. But what’s interesting is the denial – Gossip Cop went to Justin and Jennifer’s people and the first denial they got was from Justin’s rep, who said that Justin has been in Austin for two months (as in, he hasn’t been in LA to get “secretly married”) and the wedding story is “false.” Interesting, isn’t it? Justin really wants to distance himself from the wedding rumors (if not Jennifer) completely.


Photos courtesy of Near Dusk ad, WENN.

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  1. Luca76 says:

    She’s giving all types of Mary Kate and Ashley photoshop lameness in that top photo.

  2. Kitten says:

    Come on. I don’t buy that Theroux doesn’t layer on the cologne.

    Honestly, I wish my man would wear some…just a little bit of something light/fresh.
    But he is staunchly anti-cologne.

  3. Jaded says:

    Jennifer you dumbass, all churches do not smell like incense.

  4. Crumpet says:

    I’m stuck in the 90′s too, but gross Jennifer, really? Did we need to know any of these things?

    I heard that one of her perfumes was actually quite nice. I’m not really into perfume, so I never tried any of them.

    • Kiddo says:

      Crumpet, as I recall, (it was a Sephora freebee a couple of years back), the first one reminded me of Coppertone or some other tanning lotion. It wasn’t offensive, but it wasn’t a complex, different noted, scent that you might find with other sophisticated fragrances.

  5. lisa2 says:

    OMG.. I remembered something Jennifer Lawrence said after she met B. Pitt.. how he smelled of Sandalwood. .. hmmm very interesting.

    • dottie says:

      Ding ding ding, lisa. LOL. Yeah, Unlike the trashrags and their lies and the imbeciles who live by the lies, jenny knows what Brad’s scent was when he was with her. She knows its sandalwood. Other people who have smelled him have also said this. Thats why she loves that smell on a man. Because her raison d’etre is that one day Brad will be coming back to her. She leads a pack of idiots just like her, who prop her up in this belief, Some of them were on this thread spreading the ‘Brad smells’ meme. Lets call a spade a spade: jenny has been stalking Brad and his wife and family for nigh on 10 years now. Brad has beefed up his security accordingly and when he’s not with Angie, he makes sure the bodyguards are on high alert.

      • epiphany says:

        dottie, heaven knows i’m no fan of aniston, and snark on her with delightful abandon at every opportunity, but even i don’t buy that she’s stalking brad. i don’t really think she cared that much for him when they were married. what aniston misses is the attention and prestige of being half of an a+ list power couple. aniston loves fame- that’s what she misses about brad, not brad himself.

      • lisa2 says:

        Well in order to miss that you have to associate it with a person. And that person is Brad.

        I don’t know if she is stalking…but damn these things just keep popping up. All the time.

  6. Lilacflowers says:

    Given that they are rarely on the same coast, Justin must be really bathing in the sandalwood oil

    • Ally.M says:

      I read these comments often. How would any one know where they are geographically and how much time they spend together, their private schedule isn’t made public as far as I know and they don’t have a film crew following them.

  7. meme says:

    does she ever talk about anything of real importance? has she ever?

  8. Heat says:

    Justin seems more like the type to smell like patchouli, in my opinion.

    Also, my first thought when I saw her photo in the ad was – photoshopped Juilianne Hough.

  9. Zigggy says:

    Old Spice deodorant is where it’s at. And Nivea Men shave gel, mmmm.

  10. Ally.M says:

    I suffer with MCS so perfurmed products are toxic to me, I find men’s aftershave the worst offender, they make me very ill, give me good old sweat and body odour any day. As long as a person baths regularly the natural smell is okay.

  11. Maya says:

    Can’t believe I agree with Jennifer about something but I don’t like cologne or heavy smelling stuff either.

    I personally love the smell of sandalwood and coconut oil.

    PS: I thought JustJen shared the same publicist. Well it does seem that there are some miscommunication between them because the replies were different.

  12. Carmen says:

    This woman cannot open her mouth without saying something stupid.

  13. Velvet Elvis says:

    I love men to have a clean soap and deodorant smell. Very simple and you can still smell the essence of the guy. I think that’s what she’s trying to say, not that she likes the smell of sweat.

  14. GoOnGirl! says:

    well why didn’t she just say she loved the smell of soap and water?

  15. Ang says:

    Gross , I don’t like over kill with colone but some is way better than nothing cause guys can stink, I make my 7 year old son wear spray after each shower and before school it’s part of a routine. He smells good

  16. snarknado says:

    Whatever it takes to stay relevant. She gets interviews regarding man musk & the neverending engagement? I have way better material.

  17. iheartgossip says:

    She is too thirsty for me.

  18. ann says:

    She’s going to look pretty stupid standing next to that ad looking 30 years older with a bigger chin. Doesn’t even look like her anymore.