He’s Obsessed With the Smell of Rain
“I like the smell of rain because it reminds me of multiple places,” Regé-Jean shared with InStyle. “It rains everywhere, but it just rains differently. The smell of rain in London is the smell of people on the bus with wet coats warming up; it’s people on the tube. Whereas the smell of rain in New York is very multi-faceted. And then the smell of rain in California is very different because it’s also so rare.”
How He Uses Cities to Get Into Character
When it comes to his acting roles, Regé-Jean often takes the locations into account while filming.
“The environments in which we work, in which those characters live, particularly if you’re shooting on location, can be very evocative,” he told the outlet. “I still remember the smell of a lot of Baton Rouge [where Roots filmed], beyond any weather.”
Regé-Jean Page Is Drawn to People Who Are Comfortable and Confident
As the new face of Armani’s Code Parfum, Regé-Jean was asked if there is a certain scent he likes on others. He shared that a specific smell doesn’t come to mind, but when it comes to being confident in your skin, Regé-Jean can smell it.
“For me, it’s bit like when people are comfortable in their outfit,” he explained. “I think when someone feels comfortable in this scent and in front of other people. That’s a very abstract idea, but I get a very specific feeling when someone’s scent is comfortable.”