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I know I have a million things to be working on (2 episodes of Hen Lab, concert reports, etc...) but I thought I'd share with you my findings from a night where I couldn't sleep and decided to look some very important stuff up.

I haven't really seen talk about it among foreign fans at all but in Japan it's quite common for fans to "investigate" into what colognes/perfumes celebrities use (I've had Japanese friends just casually ask me what perfume [insert Johnnys I like here] wears as if it's just common knowledge). If you've been to Japan you may have seen some stores that sell perfumes putting photos of celebrities next to certain ones (I see this quite often in Harajuku), this means that that people have figured out that that celebrity uses that perfume. ANYWAY, basically lots of Japanese fans like to know what perfume their favourite idols use.

So lately I've been having difficulty sleeping what with my plethora of mental health issues and one night when I was lying awake as usual at 4AM I started googling around for what perfume/cologne NEWS (& other Johnnys) use and since I've never seen foreign fandom discuss it I thought I'd share it in case anyone is interested (I know it's creepy but?????? Somehow fascinating, like THIS IS WHAT THEY SMELL LIKE, THEY ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS!!!!! Okay yeah, I know, I'm creepy)


Incanto Charms by Salvatore Ferragamo
{ amazon link }
Comments: ... this is a women's perfume... and I kind of really want it (it sounds like it smells really good - "floral-fruity fantasy", there's passionfruit and honeysuckle and roses, gaaah it sounds like everything I love in a fragrance)


Jovan White Musk
{ amazon link }
Comments: Page says it's "floral and citrus crisp and fresh". I was surprised at how extremely cheap this is (1000 yen/10$USD!?)


Jeanne Arthes Sexy Boy
{ amazon link }
Comments: Koyama's said before he doesn't usually wear any fragrances and only uses it during concerts (FYI people usually find out what fragrances they use based on the smell of the towels they throw to fans at concerts) so he wouldn't be wearing this often, but still. ~the smell of concert Koyama~


Insense Ultramarine by Givenchy
{ amazon link }
Comments: Apparently this is a floral scent but ~still manly~. It's the most expensive one out of these 4, as expected of our pretentious Shige-sensei. This cologne is pretty popular among Johnnys, I saw it come up a lot

So yeah, do with that information what you will... I'm currently very tempted to buy the one Tegoshi uses just because it seriously sounds so nice!! and it's cheap!! I'm super into fragrances and floral/fruit ones are my absolute favourite so

※ SOURCE: I looked at various Japanese fansites and they all listed the same stuff, but here's the main source I was looking at, and here is another that lists those of Arashi, Kanjani8, NEWS, Kisumai, and Hey Say Jump and includes a few other ones not listed on other sites (I guess some are inconsistent across time which is understandable)

Date: 2016-07-28 10:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aiza05-j.livejournal.com
If Im not mistaken, Massu also uses Anna Sui Dream, the blue coloured one. I also love the Incanto Charms one :3

Date: 2016-07-29 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] double-parka.livejournal.com
yeah that one came up on another fan blog! I'm not sure which one is most recent, or maybe they just switch between different brands every now and then hahaha

Date: 2016-07-29 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aiza05-j.livejournal.com
Yeah haha

Date: 2016-07-28 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] presentiment-xx.livejournal.com
Whoaw! My mom uses incanto too! But i think a different scent though. Thanks for sharing! :)

Date: 2016-07-29 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naichi.livejournal.com
it feels so nice to know more about them, even the smallest thing ^^
thank you!

Date: 2016-07-29 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lehime.livejournal.com

I want tooooooooooooo

Date: 2016-07-29 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mckee16-88.livejournal.com
interesting, I've been wondering what perfume they use too. Thanks for sharing!

Date: 2016-07-29 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ednelle.livejournal.com
I can vouch for the jovan musk being that cheap! I work in a pharmacy and we sell it for around $12 AUD

AHAHAHA is it bad I'm not surprised that Tegoshi uses a women's fragrance ?! but also I would love to smell how the members smell like (there was no normal way of saying that)

Thanks for the hard work (-:

Date: 2016-07-30 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] double-parka.livejournal.com
woah, I wonder if it's just they don't care about ~expensive~ fragrances or does Johnnys really pay them so poorly they can only afford these cheap ones? LOL
but looking at Arashi members' colognes there's like Sho with a 100$+ Tommy Hilfiger one and Ohno with a 60-90$ Armani one and Nino with a ~130$ Bulgari one, and omg in Kanjani Hina with a 400$ Gucci one, and Kisumai members also have some expensive ones in there. I guess NEWS just don't have expensive tastes LOL

I'm glad there are other people who find this fascinating, was worried people would respond with telling me I'm crazy

Date: 2016-07-30 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ednelle.livejournal.com
I just also made the connection with the times Koyama would sniff Tegoshi telling him he smelt good AHAHAH Koyama is attracted to a woman's scent, that is Tegoshi's OH THIS GROUP KILLS ME

we all have to be a bit crazy to have dedicated time to keeping up with our fandoms! so we're al in this together :-)

Date: 2016-07-30 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tegophilic.livejournal.com

Omg. Amazing~ i used Incanto before. It is really super nice. (Hehe) but i dont normally wear perfume. Sensitive sinusitis shit. Huhu

Date: 2016-08-02 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tego-matsushita.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing this info with us! Really, I had no idea it was common to know that in Japan hahahahaha But I can quite understand why, knowing the scent your idols like is good to have some basis on how they smells hehehehe I'm not a fan of perfumes and colognes, I get tired of them quickly, but when it comes to our special ones, I think it works differently xD (And I think the fragrances suited them very well somehow o.o)

Date: 2016-08-04 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sienteuk.livejournal.com
If somehow you accidentally know they change their perfume please update us because I think I wanna buy all of theirs haha esp Tegoshi's since it's for woman lol

Date: 2016-08-05 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arlennebusunako.livejournal.com

Is this really common in Japan? XDD Thanks for sharing this ♡ I found especially interesting that they know it because of the towels that are throw in the concerts!

Date: 2016-08-06 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] double-parka.livejournal.com
yes, it really is! hahaha
There's most likely more ways people find out (easiest would be if they've ever just mentioned the one they use somewhere, but I doubt that happens often because of copyright and stuff) but yeah, people definitely smell the towels to find out (as creepy as it is)

Date: 2016-08-19 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucki13ear.livejournal.com
Thank you for the share! This is a super interesting post! I have to admit that it is kinda weird on how fans found out their perfume. I am glad they share that information with other fans. They are amazing to be able to identify the exact brand and scent. It is one mystery solved for me now I can go to a perfume store and associate a bottle to NEWS members.Also, thank you for including an amazon link! I am so tempted to get Massu's perfume because I am so curious of what it smells like.

I wouldn't be surprised if the boys have different cologne associated with them. I, myself, change perfume around because I get tired of the same scent or I found something better. But it would never be anything over $100.

Date: 2016-08-21 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] double-parka.livejournal.com
I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds it interesting! :D I was expecting people to tell me I'm creepy LOL
I've still been meaning to go find them all in a store just to smell them, but haven't been able to find them where I live in Canada ;__;

Date: 2016-09-05 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mocoharuma.livejournal.com
Guzen! a fan of Salvatore Ferragamo here yay incanto! Tegoshi! Great!

Date: 2016-09-05 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princessrinyuki.livejournal.com
Yah I found sth similar too

And if you are a Koyama fan you should really use Tegoshi's perfume because Koyama said he like Tegoshi's scent best among the members soooooo lol go get it

Date: 2016-09-07 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tm-kanae.livejournal.com
ohh this is interesting!! Tegoshi's one sounds like a perfume I would use! Now I'm curious to smell this perfumes (this is creepy I know but I can't help but feeling curious lol). I'm surprise this perfumes are very cheap! I was expecting them to use expensive ones, like their wallets or some private clothing are quite expensive lol I guess when it comes to perfumes they don't really care xD

Date: 2016-10-15 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kimoola.livejournal.com
Wow pretty good info thanks a lot for this!!!! <3

PS. I wish everything goes well for you :)

Date: 2016-10-16 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sukapedia.livejournal.com

Thank you for sharing the information 😀😀😀

Date: 2016-10-17 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ireallylovenews.livejournal.com
ohhh!! thanks for sharing this info!!

i will have to give one to my bf (maybe Shige's perfume) so i can imagine NEWS! ahahah

Date: 2016-11-08 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alinavgo.livejournal.com
This is weird but interesting... thank you so much for sharing!!!


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