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Colin Farrell: Elizabeth Taylor was queen of perfume

Colin Farrell keeps a bottle of the late Elizabeth Taylor's perfume to remind him of his late friend.

Colin Farrell has never met anyone who smells as good as the late Elizabeth Taylor.

The actor is into fragrance and has teamed up with Dolce & Gabbana to become the face of its Intenso scent. While that keeps him smelling sweet at all times, there's one person who did it better than all others - movie star Elizabeth.

"The best-smelling actress I've ever met was my friend Elizabeth Taylor," he smiled to Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine. "I still have a bottle of the fragrance she wore - it takes me back to the times we shared."

While Colin is keen on his perfumes, he doesn't pay much attention to other areas of grooming. If he's not changing his image for a film or TV show, he'll just let it all go.

"If I'm not working, I let my hair grow out," he grinned. "Grooming for me is brushing my teeth! But I like Dolce & Gabbana Intenso. It's one of the first scents I've worn in years."

The relaxed actor did have to change his look for TV show True Detective, in which he sported a moustache. Luckily he's never been asked to trim his body hair though, as waxing his chest or back is one of the things he'd least like to try.

He also put on weight for True Detective, which was a completely new experience for the star who's usually asked to buff up.

"When I shot Total Recall in 2012 I had to lift weights in order to put on muscle," he previously shared to "That was for a film but mostly I just try to take good care of myself. I enjoy eating well and doing yoga which makes me feel fit. I try to hike as much as possible – something LA is great for."

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