Matthew McConaughey has not used deodorant or cologne in over 20 years as he prefers to 'smell like a man'

The actor revealed he's not a fan of deodorant or cologone, but that he still takes personal hygiene very seriously.


                            Matthew McConaughey has not used deodorant or cologne in over 20 years as he prefers to 'smell like a man'
Matthew McConaughey prefers to not use deodorant or cologne. (Source: Getty Images)

Matthew McConaughey's starring role in multiple romantic comedies in the 2000s such as 'The Wedding Planner,' 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,' and 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' established him as a sex symbol, though that has not stopped him from staying far, far away from deodorant and cologne.

The 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor recently made an appearance on 'The Graham Norton Show,' and the internet once again made it a point to highlight how he has not worn any deodorant for over 20 years because he prefers to "smell like a man."

McConaughey had first made the revelation in 2005 to People magazine just after he was named their "Sexiest Man Alive," an honor that has also been held by the likes of his fellow peers such as George Clooney, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Hemsworth, and several more.

He once again brought it up when asked about 2008's 'Fools Gold,' where he starred alongside Kate Hudson in a story about a recently divorced couple who rekindle their romantic life while searching for a lost treasure.

McConaughey said Hudson had begged him to wear deodorant and even brought some with her but that he just wasn't willing to compromise on his principles.

"She always brings a salt rock, which is some natural deodorant, and says, 'Would you please put this on?' I just never wore it. No cologne, no deodorant," he revealed.

"The women in my life, including my mother, have all said, 'Hey, your natural smell smells, one, like a man, and, two, smells like you,'" he continued, adding that he doesn't "like to smell like someone or something else."

But while deodorant is a big no-no to the actor, he insists he is still very serious about personal hygiene, and that to make up for the lack of product, he takes multiple showers every day.

He had explained in detail to People about his body care routine, including how he had Sonicare toothbrushes because he always brushed his teeth in the shower, and how he used shampoo, conditioner, and tea tree hair oil, as well as Regenix, to ensure his hair did not fall out anytime soon.

McConaughey is not the only actor to forgo deodorant either, with the likes of Bradley Cooper, Cameron Diaz, Simon Baker, Tom Ford, and even Julia Roberts having their own reasons for staying away. 

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