JOE spins the Tombola of Truth with acclaimed actor Richard E. Grant 4 years ago

JOE spins the Tombola of Truth with acclaimed actor Richard E. Grant

Wait, what?

You're telling us that Richard E. Grant, the world-famous actor and star one of JOE's favourite and most-quoted films, Withnail & I, makes his own unisexy, orgasmatronic fragrance called Jack Covent Garden which is available to buy in Ireland in Brown Thomas stores now?

Yes. Yes he does.


Wait, what?

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Ever since he was a young whippersnapper, the Swaziland-born star has had an obsession with smelling everything in sight, hence the reason he missiles his nose into anything and anyone nearby, JOE included.

We rank as a 7/10 on the Richard E. Grant smelly scale in case you were wondering, much better than we were expecting to be honest.

Jack Covent Garden is an exploration of the actor's life-long love affair with scent and, as he says himself, "it's my second unisex fragrance (after Jack) and is made from an exuberant combination which conjures up the essence of the historic fresh fruit and vegetable market celebrated in My Fair Lady, and the traditional home of theatre in London."

*JOE immediately throws out our old bucket of 1998 Eau de BO*

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Jack Covent Garden is made from a mixture of ingredients, or 'notes' as they're called in the perfume business, including orange, lime, ginger, pink peppercorns, rose, pimento, carrot, orris and musk.

What you really want to know though is, "does it smell good?"

And the answer is a resounding yes.

Believe us, Richard sprayed us down in Jack Covent Garden so we're speaking from sweet-smelling experience.

The awesome actor was kind enough to let us spin the JOE Tombola of Truth with him when he was in Brown Thomas on Grafton Street recently, where we discussed all manner of things including what it's like to look at the world through the eyes of a crocodile and naked escapades in Dublin Airport... but not before we embarrassingly spilled our balls all over him.

As Richard himself said, we went about the process "very indelicately."


For more information on where to purchase Richard E. Grant's new fragrance, Jack Covent Garden, head over to Brown Thomas by clicking here, and you can also find out more on the official website here and the official Twitter account here.