Why We’re Wearing What Ansel’s Wearing
Fragrances are like time travel, but way better since time travel isn’t a real thing…yet. Stick with us now—we’re not the first (& we won’t be the last) to tell you that scent is a thing of power.
Even a split-second, passing whiff of the perfume we far-too-generously doused ourselves in for the greater part of middle school takes us right back to those crowded, sweaty, awkward halls, where braces & basically all-out bodily confusion reigned supreme. We’re betting you have a similar throwback to your first fragrance.
Which is why we’re totally on board with Ralph Lauren Polo’s new cologne Red Rush. First & foremost, it smells like a fresh citrus & mint explosion that is coincidentally happening inside an intoxicatingly woody cedar closet. Trust us, it’s a hybrid scent worthy of deep breathing & heavy wearing.
But second, Ansel Elgort is the face behind it all & he’s far more than a face (although, hello to quite the face). We rapid-fired a few questions at Ansel during the Polo Red Rush launch party & quickly realized we’d forever shower in the scent just to remember our 15 seconds next to fame—for real, Ansel is a really cool guy.
THE Q & A:
Q:What’s the best part of your life right now?
My work & my girlfriend.
Q:What’s the theme song to your life?
Talking Heads: “Home is where I want to be…”
(Side note from us: yes, he actually sang it & it’s officially called “This Must Be the Place.”)
Q:Hidden party trick talent?
Q:Do you listen to your voicemail?
Q:TV show you’ve watched over & over?
Rick & Morty
(Side note from us: pretty sure Ansel would be into these tees.)
Q:Most worn item in your closet?
Q:What did your first crush smell like?
That’s a long time ago…like pillows.
Do what you like to do.
Q:What are you doing after this?
I am going to go meet my girlfriend.
Q:Do you blow-dry your hair?
Q:Cone or cup?
It realllllly depends.
Q:Beach or pool?
Beach then pool.
Q:Bears, tigers or lions?
Q:Bubbles or tap water?
Q:Describe the fragrance.
Bold, robust & spicy.
I have too many. I want the Bentley SUV though in pink. That’d be crazy.
Q:What gives you a rush?
I went to a carnival the other day & I rode the rides. It was awesome.
Ansel’s last words: