Since bursting onto the music scene around 2015, Austin Post AKA Post Malone has gained a loyal fanbase into the thousands – but there has been one characteristic of the rapper turned singer that has always been shrouded in mystery. His smell.
It all started in 2018 when fans kept requesting Post Malone appear in an episode of the Netflix series Queer Eye. Fab Five member Karamo Brown asked his Twitter followers “Lol why does everyone want Post Malone to be on the show? Did he request it?”
…And Posty responded, “No, they just think I’m ugly and smell lol.” This sent social media into an absolute tailspin trying to figure out Malone’s true perfume.
The good news is, we finally closed the case on Post Malone’s fragrance. In the most recent episode of It’s Been A Big Day For… we spoke to celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer about tattoos, taboos and the scents of her famous clients. Listen to the episode below:
Winzer has inked everyone from Miley Cyrus to Joe Jonas and has even lent her artistic skills to the skin of Post Malone himself, which means she’s spent a fair amount of time up close and personal with the rapper.
“He smells great, he smells fine – he smells completely normal. He just looks like he just got out of bed,” she confirms.
“I’ll tell you what…he actually gave me bronchitis and smelled like cigarettes because he smokes so many cigarettes,” she explained. “He got really obsessed with ‘smoko’ and was like ‘let’s go on smoko’ every 15 minutes, and I was like ‘okay!’”
During our chat with Winzer, she also revealed what Miley Cyrus’ new boyfriend Cody Simpson smells like. “He smells basic,” she explained, likening the scent to Lynx Africa.
Another one of Winzer’s clients is Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, who apparently smells like “florals,” perhaps a Tuberose and Sandalwood fragrance.
In our interview with Winzer, she also revealed that out of all Hollywood, she’d love to take Adam Sandler’s tattoo virginity.
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