One direction to perfume perfection

Liam Payne talks to DOLLY about his girlfriend and kangaroos. Seriously.

Liam Payne

Drum roll, please… 1D have released a BRAND NEW fragrance! It’s called YOU & I and there’s a 99.99 percent chance you’re going to love it. The band’s third fragrance after That Moment and Our Moment, this bottle and the juice inside prove that good things really do come in threes. We quizzed Liam all about how YOU & I came to smell so pretty, that bottle we can’t stop staring at and his next visit to Australia. Here’s what he had to say…

Congratulations on your new fragrance – we LOVE it here at *DOLLY*. How it is different to the band’s first two fragrances?

“This one is actually sweeter than the last. With YOU & I, we all sat down for a meeting and realised it smelt like a lot of other fragrances on the market, so we decided we wanted a more fruity kind of smell, but one that’s not too in-your-face. I can’t wait for it to come out.”

Are you hoping your girlfriend, Sophia Smith, will want to wear it?

“I personally think she’d want to wear it. She hasn’t properly smelt it yet – or if she had, she wouldn’t remember because she forgets a lot of things – but yeah, definitely.”

We’re obsessed with the bottle. What do you think of it?

“To be honest with you, the bottle changed a lot. There were a couple of designs we saw to begin with and we ended up mixing two together and drew it the way we wanted. I like the fact it’s quite understated – the name of the fragrance isn’t on the front, which is a bit bold, but it will look nice on somebody’s shelf.”

We know you’re touring in February. Are you excited to come to Australia again?

“Honestly, we LOVE Australia. It’s so relaxed. Obviously, you guys have kangaroos as well, which is always a good selling point for a country. Plus, the 5SOS boys are from there and we get to do a lot of surfing, which is great.”

Our *DOLLY* readers love you guys too!

“We can’t wait to come down and see you all in February! It gets quite crazy down there in Oz, because we don’t get to come there that often, but every time we do come there, we love it. The crowd’s always amazing. It’s really nice that we’re finishing up [the tour] there.”

One Direction YOU & I Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml,$79, out now. Grab the January issue of DOLLY to read more about the boys! Interview by Gyan Yankovich.