American actor Dylan O’Brien has enjoyed a career of cult-favorites in his acting career, from teen drama Teen Wolf to movies like the Maze Runner series and Love and Monsters. One question on fans’ minds is what exactly the actor smells like.
Dylan O’Brien has never stated which cologne, if any, that he uses. Despite being asked multiple times on social media, he has never responded to any of the questions inquiring about his fragrance of choice.
Despite the fact that he’s never actually come out and expressly stated which cologne he uses, maybe we can do a little bit of digging and find out ourselves. There’s a wealth of interviews and articles out there about him, if we can’t get the answer from the source maybe we can glean it elsewhere.
For you fans out there of the show Teen Wolf, which spanned all of six seasons between 2011 and 2017, you’ll be sure to remember the main character’s best friend and sidekick Stiles Stilinski. Dylan O’Brien was the actor who assumed that role, and in doing so it was one of the biggest characters that he had ever played.
As the show’s title suggests, O’Brien’s character was in a world that was occupied by a diverse array of mythological creatures, including the eponymous Teenage Werewolf. One thing that werewolves are particularly well known for is their sense of smell, so we’re sure if O’Brien actually existed in that world he’d have to be very picky with his choice of cologne.
He wouldn’t want to risk offending the olfactory sensibilities of his main companion, Scott McCall. On that basis, we imagine that he’d want to go with something subtle and not too overwhelming, perhaps a choice of lightweight cologne.
Or maybe something powerful is actually what’s needed, especially if you consider the amount of drama and teenage angst that the show was naturally brimming with. With all those teenage hormones flying around then the overdeveloped sense of smell of a werewolf is probably the last thing that you’d want.
A Maze of Colognes
Since he starred in Teen Wolf, one question that his gaggle of fans has had on their mind is exactly what cologne he must smell of. He has been asked many times on Twitter to divulge the information, sometimes for some rather comical reasons.
Unfortunately for everyone out there who’s wondering what he smells like, O’Brien has never personally dished out any information about what products he uses. There has certainly been a lot of speculation about it, to varying degrees of believability.
One fan on Twitter speculated that he might smell of “good cologne and fresh laundry and toothpaste,” but that doesn’t get us any closer to picking out which brand of cologne might suit him best.
People have been after the answer to this question for so long that they have even taken to asking other actors on Dylan’s projects about what it is he smells like. One example of that was during a radio interview for a movie that he had starred in.
The movie in question was Maze Runner, which was actually a trilogy of films released between 2014 and 2018. During an interview with two of his co-actors on the final movie in the series, the question was posed about what Dylan O’Brien smells like.
None The Wiser
More disappointment ahead, as if you’ve watched the clip you’ll now know that we still don’t have any clue about which cologne or deodorant he wears. One unfortunate anecdote in the interview, told by Ki Hong Lee, was the fact that the only other place he had smelled anything like O’Brien was a hotel bathroom.
We’re sure it was a very nice bathroom, and that Lee didn’t mean O’Brien actually smelt bad, but that little snippet of information is the most we’ve ever heard from anyone close to O’Brien on the topic of his smell.
Although it might seem like we’ve run out of road on our journey to discover what O’Brien smells like, there might still be one little bit of hope left. That hope comes in the form of celebrity candles!
If you’re not familiar with these products, what they do is pretty much all in the name: It’s a candle that smells of a celebrity.
One candle suggests that he smells of citrus, marine, bamboo, lily, amber, patchouli, and “musk.” We’re not sure which cologne could fit that bill, but at least it’s a place to start!