Could it be that Harry Styles has a body odor problem that has been going on for years?
The most recent news is that Kendall Jenner talked about Harry Styles on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and said he had bad body odor, according to the Daily Mail. However, this is not the first time that Harry Styles has had negative reviews on his body odor.
In fact, it seems like One Direction are frequently dissed about their hygiene and appearances in general as was highlighted by a “Mean Tweets” sketch on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show. In the sketch, it was said that Harry Styles and One Direction had “gross hair and skinny jeans,” according to MTV.
Sadly, comments about how stinky Harry Styles is started appearing almost as soon as One Direction became a band. SugarScape writes on June 9, 2012 that Louis Tomlinson said about Harry Styles on Chicago’s B6 Radio that “I dislike it when Harry farts and then pretends it’s not him for literally 10 minutes.”
The fan-authored website One Direction quoted Zayn Malik in September 2013 stating “I don’t think there’s enough money on this earth that would make me sniff Harry’s socks!”
In addition to his stinky feet and rancid farts, on September 7, 2014, SugarScape reports a fan stated that Harry Styles’ breathe smelled like “fried onions and ketchup.”
At that time, fans were talking about Harry Styles’ breathe because they had stepped up to support Harry Styles, according to the Daily Star, because Taylor Swift said “he had the worst breath, like coffee, cigarettes and booze”.
Interestingly, Harry Styles fans have known what his hair smells like for several years. On October 9, 2013, PopCrush reports his stylist, Lou Teasdale, said, “Actually, it smells of a combination of the One Direction perfume, some Fudge Urban Raspberry [hair product], and Vanilla Hair Spray and tour catering.”
Adding to this, J-14 reported on August 5, 2013, that Kesha said Harry Styles smelled like “like roses and tropical lotions mixed with butterflies.”
In 2012, Hollywood Life quoted Jack Whitehall describing Harry Styles’ smell at James Cordon’s wedding. Jack Whitehall caught a whiff of Harry Styles at the wedding and described the scent interaction in the following.
“What actually happened when I ‘met’ Harry Styles was that I was a bit drunk and I grabbed him and I sort of hugged him, smelled his hair and then one of his management ushered me away. But I got a picture and that’s all that counted. His hair smells like the first leaves of autumn, that really fresh smell. And sex.”
In the end, Harry Styles may endlessly smell like his tour bus.
On August 26, 2013, Metro reported that when talking about how their new One Direction fragrance, Our Moment, smelled like, Harry Styles and his bandmates said (perhaps in jest) that the smell of the fragrance was meant to imitate the smell of their tour bus that “sometimes smells of crisps,” and “might smell damp because we always play football … it’s got a musky smell.”
At that time, One Direction might have also agreed that “there is a definite ‘man’ scent to the bus in general” — and Kendall Jenner might have named Harry Styles as the culprit… but Niall Horan might have called Louis Tomlinson “the stinkiest.”
While he has had some criticisms in the past of Harry Styles and his odors, on June 26, 2015, Liam Payne said that Harry Styles smelled like deodorant, according to Bustle.
In fact, all of One Direction share the same deodorant because it is a game for them on tour to hide it from each other and Liam explains why Harry Styles might have body odor in the following.
“In the morning, the first thing everyone asks for is deodorant, but deodorant is the one thing you always forget, especially when you’re traveling…It’s all about rubbing everyone else’s deodorant on, and then trying to hold on to it as long as you can without them taking it back. When they ask if you borrowed it, you have to say, ‘Oh, I gave it to so-and-so.'”
On September 9, 2015, Niall Horan said he was surprised that One Direction was making fragrances because of Harry Styles. In particular, UnReality TV quotes Niall Horan saying the following about Harry Styles’ hygiene habits.
“I don’t think [the rest of the band] is into aftershave. I don’t even think Harry wears it!”
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