Robert Pattinson says he smells like crayons

17 February 2020, 11:46

Sophie Thompson

By Sophie Thompson

The most handsome man in the world according to science, apparently doesn't smell too...erm, handsome...

When someone is named "most handsome man in the world" and it's back up by actual science, we expect them to smell like a musky, yet baby-fresh ball with top notes of sandalwood - but not Robert Pattinson. According to himself, anyway.

The newest addition to the Batman franchise sat down with Allure, where he got into the nitty gritty of his body odour.

"Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon," he said. Pattinson was then asked, "Like you're made of wax?" To which he replied: "Yes! Like I'm embalmed."

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Robert Pattinson. Picture: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty

Yep, we smelt the smell upon reading that sentence too - like a fresh pack of Crayola. Although, Robert did play himself with this one, as the art supplies are actually made with beef fat to give them their waxy consistency. Tasty.

Despite being the face of Dior, he also admitted that he doesn't really wear cologne and lets all that natural body goodness out into the open: “I hardly ever wear fragrances,” he said. “If I wear a fragrance, I find it quite overbearing.” We're going to need FKA Twigs and Kristen Stewart to confirm.

While on the topic, he also of course had to bring up what it was like topping Brad Pitt and David Beckham to be named the most beautiful man ever. The Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – a rating scale of physical beauty the ancient Greeks developed using maths – gave the actor a 92.15% attractiveness rating, after Bella Hadid was named the most attractive woman at 94.35%.

Despite knocking some major contenders out of the park, the Twilight alumni says he was surprised, as he was never considered attractive in the industry: ‘It’s weird. I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people,’ he admitted.

‘My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.’

Well, there you have it. Your favourite vampire-meets-superhero has managed to simultaneously be named the most handsome man in the world and yet, still smell like a children's play date. Pretty impressive work, Rob.