One Direction’s New Perfume Ad Proves One Direction Knew Zayn Was Leaving Last Year

One Direction goes to the ends of the earth to create their new perfume, with Niall’s contribution in particular having One Direction fans swooning.

But as it turns out, far more is revealed in this commercial and its accompanying behind-the-scenes video than the One Direction boys intended.

As People Magazine reported, the One Direction members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan “visit all corners of the globe for special ingredients for their perfume,” putting together an interesting and funny commercial that will have One Direction fans running to buy their new perfume.

One Direction’s new fragrance is called Between Us, and has contributions from each one of the guys in the commercial. Harry Styles climbs the highest snow covered mountain to pick the perfect flower for it, Liam Payne submerges himself in the deepest ocean to find the amber for it, and Louis Tomlinson dresses the part of an astronaut to find a space apricot. Finally, Niall comes in and places the last ingredient in the tube, a single tear.

But here’s the kicker: as Yahoo Celebrity UK reported, when the commercial was released, One Direction also released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the commercial, which fans went crazy for. But it wasn’t long before astute fans realized that there were some pretty important discrepancies between the One Direction members shown in the behind-the-scenes video compared to the way they are now.

Have a look at the quick behind-the-scenes video here.

Now, let’s review the facts. Zayn Malik quit One Direction part way through their One Direction tour in March, 2015.

Prior to that, both Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson added new pieces of body art to their already impressive collections of tattoos back in October/November, 2014. Harry added a mermaid tattoo to his left forearm, while Louis invested in a new dagger tattoo.

The behind-the-scenes video very clearly shows both Harry’s and Louis’ arms, and there is no denying the fact that those tattoos just plain aren’t there.

So what does all this mean? It means that the four remaining One Direction members filmed the perfume commercial, and the accompanying behind-the-scenes video, prior to November, 2014 – and therefore prior to Zayn announcing that he was leaving the group. Why would a group of five members intentionally leave one member out of an important project, such as the video commercial for the new fragrance?

The most likely solution appears to be that Harry, Louis, Niall, and Liam knew that Zayn was planning on leaving months before it actually happened.

Why would the One Direction then act surprised when Zayn eventually announced his departure so many months later? They must have their reasons, but it’s a shame that they haven’t revealed those reasons to their loyal fans.

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